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Friday, May 29, 2009

Catholics for Obama, Part XXIII

"WASHINGTON (AP) — A Hispanic Roman Catholic theologian who advised Barack Obama's presidential campaign is the Obama administration's choice to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

The White House announced Wednesday it plans to nominate Miguel H. Diaz, an associate professor of theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minn., for the post.

Diaz, 45, a Cuban-American, was a member of the Obama campaign's Catholic advisory board. Diaz was among 26 Catholics who signed a statement supporting the nomination of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic whose support for abortion rights was criticized by conservative Catholics."

Apparently, only "Conservative" Catholics are against abortion.

And by the way...Diaz received his PhD from Notre Dame.

53% of Catholics voted for Obama.

What a Catholic Priestess Looks Like


From NBC:

A reporter for a small newspaper was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One shortly before President Barack Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to depart California early Thursday.

...She said she asked a Secret Service agent to give the president her letter, but he refused and referred her to a White House staffer. Lee said she refused to give the staffer the letter.

"I said, 'I'll take my chances if (the president) comes by here,'" said Lee, who identified herself as a Roman Catholic priestess who lives in Anaheim, Calif. "He became annoyed that I wouldn't give him the letter."

Lee, who was wearing what she described as a cassock, said she protested when she was asked to leave.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Catholics for Obama, Part XXII

From the National Review:

LOPEZ: You seemed to make very clear that Catholic voters collaborated with evil when they voted for Obama. If you’re Catholic and did, do you have to confess this now that Mexico City, embryo-destructive funding, among other things, have happened?

ARCHBISHOP BURKE: If a Catholic knowingly and deliberately votes for a person who is in favor of the most grievous violations of the natural moral law, then he has formally cooperated in a grave evil and must confess his serious sin. Since President Obama clearly announced, during the election campaign, his anti-life and anti-family agenda, a Catholic who knew his agenda regarding, for example, procured abortion, embryonic-stem-cell research, and same-sex marriage, could not have voted for him with a clear conscience.

53% of Catholics voted for Obama, without a clear conscience.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Father Williams meets Sister Anastasia

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Coincidence? I think NOT!

My friend, Walter Cherrick, used to be the owner of Gamm's Shoe Store in Anna.

Today is the feast day of Saint Walter AND Blessed Matthew Gam.

Since Walter is Jewish, I'm going to say...yes. Coincidence. On the other hand....

Panic at the Altar!

In Milwaukee:

"Thousands of children will be making their first Communions in Catholic churches across the region this weekend, their first opportunity to partake in what Catholics believe is the body and blood of Christ.

But the ceremonies may not go off exactly as planned for some, as churches consider suspending the communal cup for sacramental wine, along with other precautions to stem the spread of the swine flu."

I wonder if its ever been proven that anyone, anywhere has caught the flu or a cold from sharing a chalice. My guess - no.

That being said, I am all for using the swine flu panic to get rid of this:

"Some Catholic congregations in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties had already begun making liturgical changes, such as... omitting the handshake of peace or suggesting alternative ways to offer the greeting."

And may I add holding hands during the Our Father.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Father Corapi Has Something to say about Notre Dame

As previously mentioned, Barack Obama has been invited the give receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement speech at Notre Dame University. Here's Fr. Corapi's take:

Bravo to the Bishops who have spoken out against this travesty, and shame on those who haven't. Except for our Bishop Braxton, who I'm sure has a good reason for keeping quiet.

Feast of St. Stanislaus May 8


St. Stanislaus became Bishop of Crakow, Poland in 1072AD. He got in trouble when he condemned the behavior of King Boleslaus the Bold, and backed it up by stopping Mass whenever the King showed up at the cathedral.

So Boleslaus the Bold killed Stanislaus - while he was saying Mass at a chapel outside of town.

Bold, indeed.
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