Irish PM ‘c’atholic Enda Kenny – what a classy guy | Fr. Z’s Blog

Published June 16, 2013 by therasberrypalace

I read at the site of the Cardinal Newman Society (see their great RSS feed on my sidebar!), that that paragon of class the PM of Ireland Enda Kenny – pro-abortion catholic – has again stuck his nose into the Church’s business.

Irish Prime Minister Tells Church to Stay out of Politics

The pro-abortion Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who drew protests for delivering the commencement address and receiving an honorary degree from Boston College, [SHAME!] has said that personal faith should play no part in legislation, reports the Irish Examiner.

Kenny described himself as “a Taoiseach who happens to be Catholic but not a Catholic Taoiseach,” saying that personal belief should play no part in lawmaking. [He's hardly any kind of Catholic at all, in other words.]

Following Cardinal Sean Brady’s criticism of the prime minister’s support for loosening abortion restrictions in Ireland, Kenny responded:

The Constitution is determined by the people, it’s the people’s book. We live within the parameters of the Constitution and strictly within the confines of the law. And that’s where the heads of the bill are entirely focused: Within the Constitution and within the law.

Kenny made similar remarks during his commencement address at Boston College last month.

“Those privileged to lead this, or any other democracy, will do so not as Catholic or Protestant or dissenter, but as men and women guided by and beholden to nothing but the law, the Constitution and above all, the people,” Kenny told the graduates. “All the people — of all faiths and none. You will do so without fear or favour because your God, your personal faith, will sustain you.”

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Remember when Enda was checking his email during a papal audience? HERE

What a classy guy.

via Irish PM ‘c’atholic Enda Kenny – what a classy guy | Fr. Z’s Blog.

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