By T. Carty
Based on a number of students and pundits, JFK's victory in 1960 symbolized America's evolution from a politically Protestant state to a pluralistic one. The anti-Catholic prejudice that many blamed for presidential candidate Alfred E. Smith's crushing defeat in 1928 finally looked as if it would were conquer. even though, if the presidential election of 1960 was once certainly a turning aspect for American Catholics, how can we clarify the failure of any Catholic--in over 40 years--to repeat Kennedy's accomplishment? during this exhaustively researched examine that fuses political, cultural, social, and highbrow heritage, Thomas Carty demanding situations the belief that JFK's profitable crusade for the presidency ended a long time, if no longer centuries, of non secular and political tensions among American Catholics and Protestants.
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These endorsements nonetheless subtly acknowledged liberal fears about Catholicism’s dogmatic rigidity. ’’ Also in the New Republic, philosopher E. C. ’’ A desire to respect the pluralist ideal of inclusiveness also encouraged these liberals to accept a Catholic for president. ’’32 Smith’s unique appeal for urban immigrants made the Catholic candidate particularly attractive to those Americans who sought social harmony between native-born and non-native citizens. Catholic rejection of Senator Walsh’s pursuit of the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination demonstrated how strongly Smith represented this religious group’s pluralist political ideals.
Lindley claimed that Roosevelt warned ‘‘one of the elderly stalwarts of the Democratic Party’’ that a Catholic would impair the party ticket. 57 Although FDR did not repudiate the Post story until more than a week later, the president claimed that a chief executive could not respond to every inaccurate story published in the newspapers. 58 According to Farley, even Cardinal Mundelein raised the specter of anti-Catholicism to prevent a challenge to Roosevelt’s pursuit of a third term. ’’59 Mundelein’s argument, as described by Farley, echoed Demo- Protestant America or a Nation of Immigrants?
33 Some American liberals agreed with Lou Hoover’s assessment that suspicion of a Catholic presidential candidate did not violate the political rights of that religion’s membership. Secular liberal publications, such as the Atlantic Monthly and the New Republic, even raised doubts about a Catholic president’s ability to protect the separation of church and state. S. 24 In April, the Atlantic Monthly published an ‘‘open letter to Al Smith’’ by New York lawyer Charles C. S. marriage law. S. government.
A Catholic in the White House?: Religion, Politics, and John F. Kennedy's Presidential Campaign by T. Carty