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Funeral for Tony Snow Open to Public
Monday, July 14, 2008 | Kristinn

Posted on 07/14/2008 7:00:52 PM PDT by kristinn

The funeral service for former White House spokesman Tony Snow will be open to the public. The service will be held Thursday morning at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

The White House announced earlier today that President and Mrs. Bush would attend the service.

Details as announced by the Shrine:

Mass of Christian Burial for Tony Snow

Thursday, 17 July 2008

10:00 am - Funeral Mass - Great Upper Church

Open to the Public

Doors open at 8:00 a.m.
(Will Need to Pass through Security Checkpoint Magnetometers)

The Most Reverend Donald W. Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington
Presider

Reverend David O'Connell, CM
President of The Catholic University of America
Celebrant & Homilist

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017

Metro: Red Line – Brookland/CUA

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
44 Binney Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: catholicu; tonysnow; wuerl
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This is a very thoughtful gesture by the Snow family to invite Tony's friends outside of official Washington to join them in celebrating his life.
1 posted on 07/14/2008 7:00:52 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Thanks for the info!


2 posted on 07/14/2008 7:03:06 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Prayers for Jill and the children...........)
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To: kristinn

Well you know I am there, Tony was a good friend on and off air.


3 posted on 07/14/2008 7:03:46 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: dinasour; saveliberty; Bahbah; Fudd Fan

Snowflake *ping*


4 posted on 07/14/2008 7:04:22 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Prayers for Jill and the children...........)
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To: kristinn

His family is as gracious in their mourning as Tony was in his life.


5 posted on 07/14/2008 7:04:27 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Trueblackman

Tony always enjoyed when you called the show, and so did we!


6 posted on 07/14/2008 7:05:32 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Prayers for Jill and the children...........)
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To: kristinn

I read earlier that the Westboro Phelps were gonna show up.

any updates?


7 posted on 07/14/2008 7:06:38 PM PDT by digger48
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To: kristinn
I wish I could go, but I live in Los Angeles and can't afford the trip.

What scares me about a public service is the possibility that far left wackos might show up to try and disrupt it.

8 posted on 07/14/2008 7:07:07 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Only a selfish, idiotic coward thinks the way to win in politics is for his own side to lose.)
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To: kristinn

The media won’t cover the Westboro Baptist
Church freaks, so I hope someone from Free
Republic will have a video camera fixed on
them to capture their reviling trailer trash
antics. Good Youtube fodder.

God bless Tony Snow and his family.


9 posted on 07/14/2008 7:10:49 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: digger48
I read earlier that the Westboro Phelps were gonna show up.

I called the Alexandria PD...the Wash DC PD...and talked to a great guy at the Secret Service.

They are all aware of the problem and were VERY nice and supportive.

Since the President will be there, you can be assured the security will be tight.

10 posted on 07/14/2008 7:11:42 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: digger48

ya might wanna check the patriot guard website. I think they’re a little involved.


11 posted on 07/14/2008 7:11:58 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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To: Wolfstar

Oh, I agree with you. Just vision Code Pink causing a problem. They do tend to slip inside everywhere. I am concerned.


12 posted on 07/14/2008 7:13:49 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: Jo Nuvark

ping...I got a hold of a lot of people today.


13 posted on 07/14/2008 7:14:04 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: Wolfstar
What scares me about a public service is the possibility that far left wackos might show up to try and disrupt it.

The leftists from Code Pink, Moveon etc. believe that such protests are clearly indicative of some national mood when in reality even those that agree with some of the sentiments professed in these disruptions know that for every citizen that applauds such tactics nine more believe it is anything but effective.

So I say bring it on! Such a disruption would once again be a bold illustration of the nastiness/childishness inherent in the tactics of the "peaceful" left. All bun, no meat.

14 posted on 07/14/2008 7:15:16 PM PDT by torchthemummy ("The stumbles we make (Carter) just point out the path we must or must not take." Irongranpa at LGF)
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To: kristinn

Holy crap, there is nothing I can say, it’s Tony. I’m so freakin sad!! Thank you Kristinn for posting this. I just hope his family knows how much we love him.

mrs


15 posted on 07/14/2008 7:15:39 PM PDT by proudmilitarymrs (It's not immigration, it's an invasion!)
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To: kristinn

kristinn, is FReeRepublic as an organization doing anything, like flowered wreath or donation to Wounded Warriors or Dana Farber? If so, is there a separate place to donate to that?
This may have been asked and answered previously but I did not see. Thanks.


16 posted on 07/14/2008 7:16:59 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: paulat

Thanks Darlin’.

Hopefully the regulators will be there.
What’s their name... Rolling Thunder?

Westboro Cult needs to be exposed. They
do not represent my Jesus. How dare they
use the name of Christ to advance their
evil.


17 posted on 07/14/2008 7:19:33 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: kristinn

see #10. the authorities have been notified. if you need contact names, FReepmail me and I’ll tell you who I talked to.


18 posted on 07/14/2008 7:20:54 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: torchthemummy
So I say bring it on!

Easy to say when it's not a funeral service for one of your own loved ones.

I am firmly convinced that the majority of the public pays zero attention to such incidents. Of the minority who do, most just shrug. Of those who don't shrug, most already have their political leanings set in stone. So the only practical effect of such incidents is that they disrupt the grieving people closest to the deceased.

19 posted on 07/14/2008 7:24:11 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Only a selfish, idiotic coward thinks the way to win in politics is for his own side to lose.)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Thanks, Jo....

I think that because the President will be there...it will be treated like a head of state funeral, with all security employed.


20 posted on 07/14/2008 7:24:18 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: kristinn
Yes it is, Dana Perino said her office was overwhelmed with cards and letters during his battle. He will be missed from the supporters like me who never knew him personally, but looked forward to his thoughts, be it on his show or as White House Spokesman. A class act.
21 posted on 07/14/2008 7:24:41 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Wolfstar

What scares me about a public service is the possibility that far left wackos might show up to try and disrupt it.”

yes, and I pray that won’t happen. At least we can be assured that there will be AMPLE security (particularly with GW and Laura there!!) to keep any of that riff-raff at quite a distance.


22 posted on 07/14/2008 7:26:19 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: llandres
At least we can be assured that there will be AMPLE security (particularly with GW and Laura there!!) to keep any of that riff-raff at quite a distance.

Those freaks have a way of acting all normal to get inside the security perimeter, then they pull their garbage once the event starts.

23 posted on 07/14/2008 7:29:17 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Only a selfish, idiotic coward thinks the way to win in politics is for his own side to lose.)
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To: All; Salvation

Both Tony Snow and Laura Ingraham were/are Catholic converts.


24 posted on 07/14/2008 7:31:37 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: eyedigress

A class act.”

Of the highest order!!! Bless Tony Snow’s soul, and much love to his wife Jill and three beautiful children. We’ll miss him SO much, his style, grace, humor, and extraordinary kindness.

Tony, we hardly knew ‘ye.



25 posted on 07/14/2008 7:32:07 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: mojo114; paulat; kristinn

If Code Pink tries to “slip in” and disrupt Tony’s
funeral, I guarantee it will be their last slip up!

TAKE DOWN!


26 posted on 07/14/2008 7:33:00 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: digger48

Oh please no.......that can NOT happen.


27 posted on 07/14/2008 7:34:20 PM PDT by Shortstop7
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To: kristinn

I hate to say it, but I hope Code Pink scumbags stay away.
I wouldn’t put it past those sick minds to try something stupid.


28 posted on 07/14/2008 7:34:32 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: Jo Nuvark

I thought the same thing. But hopefully with the secret service there, they will not be able to pull their normal antics.


29 posted on 07/14/2008 7:35:59 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: All

Just to let you know:

I called Alexandria PD
Washington DC PD
Secretl Service

Every time I was “kicked upstairs” to a senior officer and was treated with the BEST civility.

I don’t think we’ll have to worry about miscreants. The police know this man...and he is covered.


30 posted on 07/14/2008 7:36:42 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: paulat

Good to know!


31 posted on 07/14/2008 7:38:07 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: Sun
Both Tony Snow and Laura Ingraham were/are Catholic converts.

And your point is...!?

32 posted on 07/14/2008 7:39:52 PM PDT by danmar (Tomorrow's life is too late. Live today!)
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To: retrokitten

There’s this devious side of me that actually
would like to see CP try something ... but
not at Tony’s funeral.

I wonder if “Beats Workin’” will play at his
funeral?


33 posted on 07/14/2008 7:40:18 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: digger48

from the earlier thread it seems the Westboro folks will show up at Christ Episcopal Church in Alexandria, VA ... don’t anyone let them know the change of venue!


34 posted on 07/14/2008 7:41:00 PM PDT by EDINVA ("If ...Obama doesn't win ... you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye" R Redford 7-11-08)
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To: Wolfstar
Easy to say when it's not a funeral service for one of your own loved ones.

"Bring it on!" may be not have been the best way to put it. I don't WANT this to happen. My point is there would be no better illustration of the left's inherent belief that the intention justifies by-any-means-necessary. Even if that means disrupting a funeral service.

35 posted on 07/14/2008 7:44:08 PM PDT by torchthemummy ("The stumbles we make (Carter) just point out the path we must or must not take." Irongranpa at LGF)
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To: kristinn

I’m so glad this is where it’s going to be held. The Basilica is incredibly beautiful. How fitting for Tony.


36 posted on 07/14/2008 7:45:45 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: kristinn

That is a thoughtful gesture I just hope a bunch code pink types don’t show up.


37 posted on 07/14/2008 7:47:54 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (I knew there was a reason I supported Phil Gramm in 1996!!!!)
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To: Jo Nuvark

I’m not sure if there will be time, since it’s a funeral mass. But I wouldn’t be surprised if they played a memorial gig or if there were some kind of memorial concert with a bunch of music friends.


38 posted on 07/14/2008 7:48:21 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: EDINVA

see #30


39 posted on 07/14/2008 7:48:53 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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To: kristinn

Just curious, how big is this place? How many people can it seat?


40 posted on 07/14/2008 7:49:04 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: kristinn
Mailing Address for Condolences to the Family of Tony Snow
 
Tony Snow Dead at 53, A Tribute to a Catholic Journalist [Tony Snow - Catholic Convert]
 
Tony Snow: An Integrated [Catholic] Life

41 posted on 07/14/2008 7:50:36 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: kristinn

If I were close by, I would be there. What a great gentleman, Tony Snow was!


42 posted on 07/14/2008 7:51:14 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: torchthemummy

Code Pink is horrible, but they aren’t that stupid. They’re not yet in the Westboro league.


43 posted on 07/14/2008 7:51:52 PM PDT by EDINVA ("If ...Obama doesn't win ... you can kiss the Democratic Party goodbye" R Redford 7-11-08)
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To: Sun

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2045532/posts?page=41#41


44 posted on 07/14/2008 7:53:38 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: torchthemummy
My point is there would be no better illustration of the left's inherent belief that the intention justifies by-any-means-necessary.

And my point is that the vast majority of the public will never even know it happened. Of those who do get the news, a large chunk of them will either shrug or agree with the Leftist freaks.

45 posted on 07/14/2008 7:58:04 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Only a selfish, idiotic coward thinks the way to win in politics is for his own side to lose.)
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To: All

See #30

It’s all covered...we’ve been working all day on it.


46 posted on 07/14/2008 7:59:00 PM PDT by paulat (I'd rather spend my vote on someone who CAN ACTUALLY BE ELECTED)
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47 posted on 07/14/2008 8:00:51 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: 2111USMC
Just curious, how big is this place? How many people can it seat?

From their website:

Seating capacity, Upper Church (approximate): 3,500 persons

Total capacity, Upper Church (approximate): 6,000 persons

It is the largest Catholic church in the United States, the eighth largest religious structure in the world, and the tallest building in Washington, D.C..

48 posted on 07/14/2008 8:05:42 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: mojo114; kristinn

I commented before on an earlier thread that Tony was a big supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. Could we organize something, perhaps as part of the FReepathon going on now, and make one large donation from FR to the WW’s in Tony’s memory?


49 posted on 07/14/2008 8:08:15 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Westboro Baptist Church is nothing more than a liberal front group trying to discredit Christianity.


50 posted on 07/14/2008 8:08:35 PM PDT by hope
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