Catholics are fair game to ridicule, scoff at and handcuff to child abuse. Catholics do it themselves, hell, I have.
However, I have never sullied my Faith outside of the Faithful. Notre Dame has shamed itself and every Catholic. Notre Dame thought that it was bullet proof and above Canon Law. President Jenkins believed that he had 'Finessed' -a great word that has lost a bit of its impact in our culture as a synonym for 'bullshitting' - the invitation and the event with enough fatuous grease that no one could object - An Honorary Degree for President Obama! Notre Dame will confer an Honorary Law Degree upon the most stridently Pro Abortion Man to ever serve as President of the United States.
Notre Dame did not 'merely invite' dialogue - that is code for bullshit BTW.
Notre Dame did not merely invite the President to campus.
Notre Dame did in fact affirm Abortion in all of its many manifestations by signalling to Abortion America that killing children is Okay!
Planned Parenthood's greatest achievement in its history is the election of Barack Obama to the Presidency and the nodding approval of people who should object to Abortion.
Parsing, Lying and Obfuscation are now called Nuance. Nuance made this all possible.
The school in South Bend, Indiana should be called the University of the Neutered Dome!
Catholics can and do criticize their Church - but not their faith, nor the faith of others.That is the domain of the Media.
Now, Cardinal George has rightly and strongly criticized the simpering Notre Dame President Jenkins, who cares more about the good opinion of Salon and Vanity Fair than he does about the John and the Synoptic Gospels. Jenkins thought 'Obama is the Top of the Pizza! The Kids Will Love Having Him Here! Abortion? No Biggie! Rockne would approve of Abortion and Stem Cell Research as long as the seatsIN Rockne Stadium are filled!'
The Media hates what Cardinal George did and the Media wants all the Nuanced voices to get into full agreement with Bill Maher and the Hip! Here are some of the comments on the NBC Blog reaction to Cardinal George's statement on Notre Dame:
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catholic Today at 2:45 AM FLAG COMMENT I went to a Catholic school. They were never involved in politics. Never talked about abortion. Of course they were French Canadian. I'm sorry, this Church is turning into a joke. I'm waiting for a condemnation of going into Iraq, or Guantanamo or how the US treated prisoners. Or the civilian deaths. Guess Aquinas isn't that catchy anymore. What the heck, lets be against abortion, keep wimmen out of the priesthood. Now that's a hot topic. Francis Cardinal George needs to go on a retreat. Until, oh, Advent. If he doesn't like the separation of Church and State we have in this country, maybe he can read the Render Unto Casear bit while he's waiting for his flight out of the country. Someplace that doesn't have the Internet. So he won't have to be such a Pharisee about ND. ... MORE > joey D Saturday, Apr 4 at 12:47 AM FLAG COMMENT This guy is a joke... why doesn't he address the PRIESTS that have SEXUALLY ASSAULTED ALL OF THESE YOUNG MALE CHILDREN over the years... it is embarrassing to say that I am a Catholic.. I do not even acknowledge it any more..This guy is a joke... why doesn't he address the PRIESTS that have SEXUALLY ASSAULTED ALL OF THESE YOUNG MALE CHILDREN over the years... it is embarrassing to say that I am a Catholic.. I do not even acknowledge it any more.. squarepegroundhole Friday, Apr 3 at 11:16 PM FLAG COMMENT IT IS a crime to kill. IT IS a crime to enter the USA illegally. IT IS a crime to molest boys.IT IS a crime to kill. IT IS a crime to enter the USA illegally. IT IS a crime to molest boys. Steve Friday, Apr 3 at 10:36 PM FLAG COMMENT The Cardinal has every right to speak his mind on this, and I don't think it's a violation of church and state, but why did he only talk about innocent lives? I believe that the offical Catholic teaching is that capitol punishment is also wrong. Would the Cardinal have been as upset if George Bush or Dick Cheny were asked to speak? They actually have the blood of innocents on their hands after invading Iraq based on erroneous or fictious information. ... MORE > George Sucks Friday, Apr 3 at 8:11 PM FLAG COMMENT Isn't this guy violating IRS laws by being a non-profit but advocating for or against a specific politician? Next time I get a letter from the Cardinal asking for money its going in the trash. Thanks a lot for giving catholics a bad name Isn't this guy violating IRS laws by being a non-profit but advocating for or against a specific politician? Next time I get a letter from the Cardinal asking for money its going in the trash. Thanks a lot for giving catholics a bad name
Nice and Nuanced there kids.
These are Hip, Young and Happening People with no moral compass other than Popular Culture - they get news from the Daily Show and react to TV Coverage.
Nope, Catholics stand for somethimg - We call it the Nicene Creed that we say each Sunday at Mass after the reading of the Gospel.
. . .Et in Spíritum Sanctum, Dóminum et vivificántem:
qui ex Patre Filióque procédit.
Qui cum Patre et Fílio simul adorátur et conglorificátur:
qui locútus est per prophétas.
Et unam, sanctam, cathólicam et apostólicam Ecclésiam.
Confíteor unum baptísma in remissiónem peccatorum.
Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum,
et vitam ventúri sæculi. Amen
Here's the above in HBO standard English -
And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceedeth from the Father, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spake by the prophets. In one holy catholic and apostolic Church; we acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen
Now, the One Holy catholic and apostolic Church holds that ALL Human Life begins at Conception. That's when the rubber does not meet the road.
When is an abortion Okay? It's not. Well about about Rape? Nope. What about Incest? Nope. What about I did not mean to put a duck in her oven? Nope.
No Abortion. No how. Planned Parenthood owns Barack Obama and Barack Obama was elected the President the United States. Barack Obama is the Abortion President - more than Carter, More than Reagan, More than any President invited to Notre Dame.
Notre Dame is gutless. If you stand for nothing, you fall for anything. Notre Dame is no more different than the Media, HBO, Bill Maher. or Planned Parenthood.
Notre Dame Alumni are not happy with Father Jenkins. Who is? Knute Rockne is now played by Andy Dick*.
Francis Cardinal George is a Rock!