Go directly to the diatribe "patronizing" Roman Catholicism part of the speech:
@ 15:40 mins. - Hillary Clinton said:
When I think about what Al Smith went through, it is important to just reflect how groundbreaking it was for him, a Catholic, to be my party's nominee for president.
Don't forget, school boards sent home letters with children saying that if Al Smith is elected president, you will not be allowed to have or read a Bible. Voters were told that he would annul Protestant marriages. And I saw a story recently that said people even claimed the Holland Tunnel was a secret passageway to connect Rome and America to help the pope to rule our country.
Those appeals, appeals to fear and division can cause us to treat each other as the other. Rhetoric like that makes it harder for us to see each other to respect each other, to listen to each other, and certainly a lot harder to love our neighbor as ourselves. I believe the way we treat others is the highest expression of faith and of service. I am not Catholic, I'm a Methodist, but one of the things we share is a belief that in order to achieve salvation, we need both faith and good works.
You certainly don't need to be Catholic to be inspired by the humility and heart of the holy father Pope Francis, or to embrace his message. His message about rejecting a mindset of hostility. His call to reduce inequality. His warnings about climate change. His appeal that we build bridges, not walls. Now as you know, my running mate, Tim, is Catholic, d he went to Jesuit schools, and one of the ideas that I have talked about is this idea from the JESUITS, of the MAGIS, the more, the better.
We need to get better at finding ways to disagree on matters of policy while agreeing on questions of decency and civility. How we talk to each other, treat each other, respect each other.So I have taken this concept to of the MAGIS to heart in this campaign, as best as one can in the daily heat and back and forth of a presidential campaign, to ask how we can do more for each other and better for each other. Because I think for each of us, our greatest monument on this Earth won't be what we build, but the lives we touch. And that is ultimately what this dinner is all about. And it is why it has been such a great honor to join you all again. Thank you.
@ 00:40 mins. through 01:25 mins., Hillary Clinton congratulates Al Smith IV for his work with Catholic Charities.
About Al Smith IV:
Smith has served as president of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in New York, 2005–2007, as a past president of Kappa Beta Phi, and he is a Knight of Malta.
Smith is the great-grandson of Al Smith, Governor of New York, and serves as the Director, Secretary, and Dinner Chairman for the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation, as well as Master of Ceremonies at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.