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Will USCCB Risk Credibility Of Authority?

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More than 200,000 people, Catholics and non-Catholics have signed the petition to the University of Notre Dame to reconsider having NObama at their commencement ceremony. In conferring an honorary degree of leadership on this president whose first act was to sign authorization to fund abortions outside the United States, Reverend Jenkins, University of Notre Dame’s president elect is shouting to the world his political bias and disregard for Catholic theology.

How many alumni will stop supporting this once bastion of Catholic faith, now a pathetic kool-aid drinking secular institution?

If the the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops does not speak out against this honorarium, and I don’t mean just a few bishops with a guilty conscience or those who have a shred of moral principles still left, then the Catholic Church [aka Pope Benedict XVI] will cease to have any right to tell Catholic members of Congress, and any Catholic what they can or cannot do.

On the USCCB page, Cardinal George of NObama’s hometown is petitioning President NObama to designate Haiti with Temporary Protected Status.

In a letter dated March 19, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), urged President Obama to designate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. A designation of TPS permits nationals of a designated country to reside in the United States legally and qualify for work authorization because of civil conflict or natural disaster in their home country. Eighteen months is the longest period under law that a country can be designated for TPS, although such a designation may be renewed.

Where is Cardinal George on contacting President NObama on protecting unborn children with “temporary protected status?” Surely Cardinal George feels it’s better to speak up to protect Haitians than the millions of unborn babies. It sends a dangerous secular message to all Catholics everywhere that they can do what they want as long as they support NObama, the first black president. The irony is that black families were the targeted victims of Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood’s agenda of “eugenics.” Now the Diocese of Chicago is supporting the one person who signed his name in the blood of millions of innocent lives [a year] and sealed their fate. What are Catholics supposed to believe?

UPDATE: This makes me FURIOUS! What a piece of crappy, weak, and immoral fence sitting is the request of the Order of the Holy Cross that NObama “rethink his position.

U.S. Father Hugh W. Cleary, Holy Cross superior general in Rome, said that when Obama receives an honorary degree from the Indiana university and delivers the commencement address in May, he should take to heart the objections of Catholics who have been scandalized by the invitation.

Father Cleary asked the president to use the occasion to “give your conscience a fresh opportunity to be formed anew in a holy awe and reverence before human life in every form at every stage — from conception to natural death.”

The 13-page letter, dated March 22, was made available to Catholic News Service in Rome. Father Cleary also prepared an abridged version of the text as an “open letter” to the president, which was expected to be published on the Web site of America magazine.

Father Cleary’s letter began by congratulating Obama on being awarded an honorary doctorate from Notre Dame, and said the university was honored to have him deliver the commencement address.

The visit should be a “teachable moment” for all involved, Father Cleary said.

Think of how many women have been crucified and subject to “latae sentiatae” because of the guilt of abortions. How many were counseled to just the experience of abortion as a “teachable moment?” How many people were told by the Church that if they in any way helped to procure an abortion, they would excommunicate themselves? And the Church spokesperson is saying “Congratulations?”

This is as intolerable a position as the entire NObama presidency. My gut reaction is to say the whole lot at the head of the Catholic Church need to be cleaned out as much as Congress needs to go.

Contact information to stop the University of Notre Dame from killing more humans: letters, email, and telephone calls to the University of Notre Dame, the Archdiocese of Chicago, USCCB, and the Vatican.

Rod Blagoyevich – Liberal Government At It’s Core

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As a lifelong resident of Illinois, let me say that any Illinoisan pretending to be shocked or outraged at what our latest sleazy governor got caught doing is either a bald faced liar or about 4 years old. This state, including both political parties, runs on corruption. Politics is about power and the accumulation of wealth, period.

The Democrats (and occasional liberal Republicans like convict and ex-governor George Ryan) trade jobs and contracts for “political contributions” and the occasional bag of cash. Illinois is not more corrupt than liberalism in general, we just stopped even pretending that integrity matters. Our local newspapers, the Chicago Tribune and Sun Times, regularly endorse the most liberal, power hungry, and openly greedy candidates, then pillory them when they get caught doing what everyone knew they were going to do in the first place. The papers get to pretend to be bi-partisan in this endeavor because there are enough crooked liberal Republican politicians to allow them to endorse members of both parties.

Rod Blagoyevich did nothing that the governors, mayors, secretaries of state, and dog catchers of this state don’t do on a regular basis. He was just stupid enough to do it on the telephone.

The liberals running the educational systems in Chicago, East St. Louis, Peoria, Rockford, and others are all busy keeping black children uneducated and in poverty, to preserve the liberal voting block that will keep this state blue for decades. Meanwhile, the Reverend Wrights, Jesse Jacksons (Sr. and Jr.) and Barack Obamas get rich, famous and powerful, all while screaming how racist and otherwise horrible this country is.

The best part of this Soprano’s style soap opera is that Blagoyevich’s stupidity in getting caught on tape has created a feeding frenzy that, if special prosecutor Fitzgerald keeps his eyes open, will make Blago’s attempt to sell a senate seat look like small change.

First we have what appears to be the completely un-vetted president-elect knee deep in this current controversy. Rahm Emmanuel, another Illinois liberal hack and Obama’s chief of staff, is suddenly nowhere to be found, so that he does not have to lie outright about his involvement with the Ebaying of one of Illinois’ senate seats until the lawyers can get a common script for all the future defendants…I mean White House staff. Next, Lisa Madigan, one of the most inexperienced attorneys general in state history (whose father just happens to be a long time power broker/Illinois Senate president) is trying to shred the Illinois constitution to get rid of Blago faster than an impeachment would work; while at the same time convincing our lieutenant governor Pat Quinn to appoint himself senator, leaving the governorship open for…surprise…Lisa Madigan.

The real victim here is Jesse Jackson, Jr. who was apparently already willing to pay Blago the requested million dollars for the senate seat. But with the wire taps, Jesse Jr. will probably have to settle for his current house seat, and his share of the profits from the beer distributorship daddy extorted from Budweiser so long ago.

You want to know what this country is going to look like after the federal government takes control of businesses and industries under the guise of all the current “bailouts?” Just look to the pathetic state of Illinois. Schools that don’t teach, roads that fall apart, soaring crime rates, and politicians getting richer and more powerful , until it’s their turn to go before the grand jury. All, of course, for the sake of the children.

We Gambled And The United States Lost?

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Coincidence? Well, maybe just a little on the freaky side.

What was the Illinois state lottery winning numbers on November 5th?

You guessed it. Betting on Obama (D – IL) to change anything might have been a bad risk.

11/5/2008
Evening Pick 3

6-6-6

h/t to CK

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November 13, 2008 at 12:30 am

Obama’s Mansions, Saddam’s Money

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Daniel Pipes has an excellent expose’ in the Philadelphia Bulletin regarding the extent of dictator Saddam Hussein’s evil reach into Obama’s backpocket through Tony Rezko and Nadhmi Auchi.

Saddam Hussein’s corrupted money made it’s way to Barack Obama.

Nadhmi Auchi (left) with Illinois’ governor, Rod Blagojevich, in 2004.