Monday, June 16, 2008

John McCain: Catholic Bishops Conference John Carr Hikes Skirts Over McCain Meeting

The Beard -" Jaimie, have Carbron Juan Carr, pull out of the zone - Walk McCain: Ahora! - Me no gusta McCain! es un hombre muy furioso y feo, Jaimie. No es Bueno! Si, Jaimie, Tu es muy simpatico y mi compapre - siempre, Cabron!"

The American Hairless - ' Si, Jefe! Subito!'

A MEETING by McCain with several Catholic bishops, including Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, in Orlando, Fla., Friday was canceled by the Republican candidate's campaign after the US Conference of Catholic Bishops got cold feet.

John Carr, a former Carter administration official who is the conference's director of social development and world peace, questioned whether the meeting seemingly would put the church in the GOP corner. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn next privately expressed concern, which spread to other bishops expected to attend.

McCain's campaign, which has experienced trouble courting evangelicals, had made better progress with Catholic outreach prior to cancellation of Friday's meeting.

Here's John Carr! Que pendejo!
John L. Carr

For the last decade, John Carr has served as director of the Department of Social Development and World Peace of the U.S. Catholic Bishops� Conference. In this role, he assists the bishops in sharing and applying Catholic social teaching, advocating on the moral dimensions of key domestic and international issues, and building the Catholic community�s capacity to act on social mission.

John oversees the Conference�s policy development and advocacy efforts on poverty, health and housing; human rights, religious freedom and development, environment, arms control and peacemaking. He has staffed the bishops in the development and implementation of a number of significant statements: Communities of Salt and Light, Sharing Catholic Teaching, Called to Global Solidarity, Confronting a Culture of Violence, and Putting Children and Families First.

John writes frequently on Catholic social teaching and the moral dimension of public issues. He speaks regularly on the social mission and message of the Catholic Church and the demands of faith in public life. He is the editor of Full Employment and Economic Justice and co-author of Housing and Mediating Structures.

He has represented the U.S. Conference at the Vatican and in visits to the Middle East, Northern Ireland, Southern Africa, Russia, Central America and Vietnam.

For 25 years, John has been involved in Catholic social ministry, serving in the 80�s as Cardinal Hickey�s Secretary of Social Concerns in Washington, DC, as Education Director of the Campaign for Human Development, as Coordinator for Urban Issues at the USCC, and a Legislative Coordinator for the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis.

Outside the Church, John has served as Executive Director of the White House Conference on Family and as Director of the National Committee for Full Employment.

He currently serves as chair of the Board of the Center for Community Change, on the board of Bread for the World, the National Religious Partnership for Environment, and the Catholic Health Association. He is a regular participant in Preaching the Just Word retreats offered to priests around the country.

John is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and has received honors and awards from Barry University, University of St. Thomas, Crosier Seminary, the Roundtable of Social Action Directors and the Archdiocese of Washington.

John and his wife, Linda, have four children.

Lovely, John. Now, how about some Straight Talk? Bishops can't meet Republicans? They did OK meeting JFK and every Democratic Presidential Candidate since Polk.

Cut the Baloney, Carr! Your old boss Jimmy Carter nixed the meet. Great work Bob Novak.

Catholics will vote for McCain. Catholics want Vouchers and School Choice. Catholics want an end to Abortion. How about the Conference of Catholic Bishops?


Anonymous said...

Hey Pat, why dont idiots like you and your buddies shut up. You are not helping John McCain. Doesnt take much to figure that out. So why dont you do the right thing for the supreme court and conservative causes and learn how to shut up sometimes. This does not help. Maybe if you think on it a while you will figure out why.

Anonymous said...

What about both candidates talking about USURY!!!!
A real open wound in America from mortgages to credit cards to pay day loans. A real sin. Against Catholic teaching.