When Baptists Were Grateful that a Catholic was Killed in Dallas. Plus a Solid Read in Politico: John F Kennedy in the 1960 Election and Facing Anti-Catholicism Bigotry by Evangelicals

When I was growing up my Dad recalled what it was like being a Catholic in North Carolina in the 1960’s when word came in that President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Dad was dismayed that Baptists were grateful that a Catholic was no longer in the White House. That made a negative impression on Dad. Plus in Politico a solid story about John F Kennedy facing evangelical and Baptists bigotry when he ran for the White House in 1960.  Continue reading

Patrick Reardon With Deep Respect I Request Please Don’t Bring Evangelical Thinking into Catholicism

In the National Catholic Reporter the other day Patrick Reardon wrote about finding God in the pain of his brother’s suicide. This blog expresses its deepest sympathy at his loss. However, this blog is also concerned about evangelical thinking bleeding into Catholicism. The last thing Catholicism needs is the evangelical modus operandi and thought process and approach to life. I say this in a sensitive manner in regards to your brother’s suicide. Continue reading

David Platt Repents for Not Preaching Against Abortion Earlier in His Pastoral Career. Here Are the Problems With Platt’s Teaching

At the March for Life rally David Platt who teaches at McLean Bible repented for not preaching against abortion more in his pastoral career when he was younger. This article discuss the issue of evangelicals and abortion. Its hard to take evangelicals seriously on abortion given their dishonest with the origins of the culture wars. Continue reading