While Obama is overseas and talking behind our backs, he says what he really believes. He doesn’t care for Catholic education, in fact, he believes it is divisive.
In front of an audience of about 2,000 young people, including many Catholics, Obama claimed that Catholic education divides people and blocks peace, according to the Scottish Catholic Observer.
“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” Obama said.
Catholic World News noted:
Ironically, President Obama made his comments just as Archbishop Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told a crowd in Scotland that religious education upholds the dignity of the human person. Archbishop Müller said that Catholic schools should promote “all that is good in the philosophies of societies and human culture.”
By his own admission, Obama would disagree with all religious schools. Obama grew up in Indonesia and he learned from the Koran, would he denounce Islamic schools to a group of Palestinians? Of course not.