The DNC’s Odd Nod to Religion in Philly’s Cathedral

by BRIAN O’NEEL | National Catholic Register  |  published on July 28, 2016

Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation and being booed down at a breakfast of her state’s delegation was not an official event at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week, although given the coverage of the latest Hillary-related e-mail scandal, you could be forgiven for thinking it was.

What was one of the Dem confab’s first official events got little or no coverage. And it symbolized all that is bewildering about the Party’s approach to religion vis-à-vis the public square.

The event in question was the “Interfaith Service of Prayer for the Nation” held at Philly’s cathedral, the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul. Planning for the event began in February by the Philadelphia Liturgical Institute, at the request and on behalf of the DNC.

The prayer service was … odd.

This was not because of anything that happened at it. The service itself was fine and actually quite lovely. It featured beautiful music. The service of readings was fitting and even inspiring.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Hehe, the food fight on ANIMAL HOUSE was more civil.

  • justinwachin

    I haven’t attended a national political convention so I’m not sure how many activities are going on at the same time. Could it be that several other events were happening at the same time? Could the small crowd be caused by few people knowing of the event?

    Although I attend church several times a week I would probably skip an interfaith service. The interfaith part of the time is a big clue that this is likely to be a service involving more than just Christianity. No offense, but I have no desire to listen to a Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim or Wiccan worship. I have no desire to be in a service where they are praying to their god.

    It would be easy to use the small crowd as an excuse to bash the Democrats, but if I was attending their convention I would probably not have attended either.

  • Rodney Steward

    I noticed that Hellary had nothing bad to say about Debbie Widea$$!

  • Rodney Steward

    How did they not fall over dead, most have already sold their souls to the devil and are willing to sell our country out from under us for a dollar!

  • ADRoberts

    Lip service. Did you actually expect that these very worldly, very anti-God people were actually going to go to a prayer service. I bet if you asked Pelosi about it she would have said, “What prayer service. We have separation of church and state and cannot have ANY religious services.”
    Yes, they are blatant in their hatred for God. And just like Trump, trying to find the right words to DECEIVE those who they want to USE, this was all about NOTHING.
    The Democrats removed God from their platform in 2012. They removed their love and compassion for the weak and helpless when they so VEHEMENTLY support aborftion. They like the idea of killing the elderly as has been shown by their determination to curtail medical care as being TOO EXPENSIVE for individuals who, being elderly, no longer support SOCIALISM.

    God help us.
    Matthew said. “By their fruit, ye shall know them”.

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