Jeb Bush’s Catholic Emails

Jeb’s faith is evidenced in his emails from his time as Governor. He was disgusted by immorality [1–2]. He congratulated converts [3], and he was faulted by Protestants for appearing to show favoritism to Catholics [4–5]. He seemed proud that he had “many devout Catholics in the administration” [6]. His wife had a special loyalty to Our Lady [7–9].

While their “death penalty releases [were] not a joy to receive” [10], he had strong relations with the Church’s hierarchy in Florida [11–17]. They scolded a priest critic of his administration [18]. He would receive priests’ messages and concerns [19–22]. He even took notice of smaller Catholic communities, like those of the Maronites [23–26]. He also, like his brother, gave the Church support in the midst of the sexual abuse crisis [27–28].

And I would be remiss if I failed to note that, even back in 2006, he was repeatedly urged to run for the Presidency. It was said that “BUSH” is an acronym for “Best United State[s] Has” [29].

See also: https://catholicanalysis.org/2016/03/08/hillary-clintons-catholic-related-emails/

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1. 3 April 2001, 3:36:43 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1505836-2001-2.html — p. 3,847)
2. 29 December 2002, 1:56:57 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386242-12-december-2002-public.html — p. 1,608)
3. 20 February 2000, 2:33:23 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1503228-2000-1.html — p. 4,305)
4. 5 April 1999, 12:46:37 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386292-1999-q2.html — p. 1,951)
5. 18 January 2000, 12:25:30 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1503228-2000-1.html — p. 1,907)
6. 2 March 1999, 1:18:25 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386274-1999-q1.html — p. 4,180)
7. 6 December 2002, 4:37:17 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386242-12-december-2002-public.html — p. 2,928)
8. 6 December 2002, 8:20:50 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386242-12-december-2002-public.html — p. 486)
9. 3 March 2003, 5:57:34 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386535-200303mar.html — p. 2,158)
10. 12 January 2001, 9:22:36 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1505189-2001-1.html — p. 2,012)
11. 3 March 2000, 8:23:43 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1503341-2000-2.html — p. 3,855)
12. 4 September 2000, 12:17:09 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1504840-2000-5.html — p. 4,120)
13. 20 July 2002, 3:18:55 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386263-07-july-2002-public.html — p. 3,299)
14. 8 June 2003, 10:53:00 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386236-06-june-2003-public-2.html — p. 1,600)
15. 8 August 2003, 11:56:03 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1505018-2003-2.html — p. 6,360)
16. 21 November 2003, 10:26:42 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386223-11-november-2003-public-2.html — p. 828)
17. 25 July 2006, 1:41:49 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508089-200607-12juldec-1.html — p. 988)
18. 29 September 2000, 2:58:16 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1504840-2000-5.html — p. 2,210)
19. 29 April 1999, 3:00:59 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386292-1999-q2.html — p. 142)
20. 12 April 2000, 10:22:40 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1503341-2000-2.html — p. 6,556)
21. 12 May 2000, 5:39:10 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1503654-2000-3.html — p. 4,622)
22. 29 September 2001, 7:26:20 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1506124-2001-3.html — p. 8,251)
23. 10 January 2001, 2:01:32 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1393386-2001a-ajan-jun-governf-13.html — p. 641)
24. 13 February 2001, 2:54:54 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1505189-2001-1.html — p. 5,871)
25. 20 January 2003, 12:56:18 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386206-01-january-2003-public-2.html — p. 1,109)
26. 28 May 2003, 11:11:21 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1386235-05-may-2003-public-2.html — p. 397)
27. 23 March 2002, 1:43:45 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1503306-2002-2.html — p. 1,153)
28. 24 April 2002, 1:54:22 AM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1503306-2002-2.html — p. 5,401)
29. 14 January 2006, 8:53:50 PM (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1388960-2006a-3.html — p. 62)

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