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Breaking News: Doug Kmiec to become US Ambassador to Malta
Catholic Online ^ | 7/3/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier

Posted on 07/03/2009 6:07:23 AM PDT by tcg

I was one of those who went “toe to toe” with my colleague during the last hotly contested Presidential campaign in the United States of America. For me, it was never about my being an enthusiastic supporter of the other major candidate - I was not. It was about the threshold foundational concern that reveals the very heart of Catholic Social Justice thought, the inviolable dignity of every human life. This is the key to the whole social justice teaching of the Catholic Church. I contended then and now that it must also be the door through which we proceed in making every important voting decision.

The inviolable dignity of every human person at every age and stage is more than an issue for Catholics. It is the hermeneutic, the lens, through which our entire social justice analysis proceeds. After all, our call to give a preferential love for the poor in Catholic Social teaching is rooted in our absolute insistence on their human dignity as created in the Image of God. Our call to promote peace and always resist war is rooted in our recognition of the human dignity of even those whom we consider “enemies.” Every procured abortion is the taking of an innocent human life, the life of our first neighbor in the first home, and an act of unspeakable evil.

The "Right to Life" is not some “single issue”, it is the entire framework within which we are called to help build a just society. Allowing our positive law to continue to be used to protect the taking of any innocent human life as a “choice” and then placing the police power of the State behind such an evil act threatens the entire infrastructure of human rights.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; bhostatedept; catholic; kmiec; malta; obama; usembassy
Doug Kmiec, Professor of Law at Pepperdine University and former Dean of Catholic University School of Law, will soon be the United States Ambassador for the Catholic Nation of Malta. He has become a lightning rod among many for his support of the candidacy of now President Barack Obama
1 posted on 07/03/2009 6:07:23 AM PDT by tcg
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To: tcg

>> The disagreement between Doug and I <<

Sorry, but I had to stop reading right there. If you can’t do the grammar correctly, I suspect you’re not a clear thinker.


2 posted on 07/03/2009 6:18:11 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: tcg

So that’s the going price for a soul these days — a token ambassadorship.


3 posted on 07/03/2009 6:33:25 AM PDT by subaru
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To: tcg

I only woke up for a moment because I couldn’t sleep.

So I get to find this. Doug Kmiec is the most duplicitous, despicable, rotten Catholic that has ever drawn a breath on this earth.

I know I’m whistling in the breeze, but I wish the Pope would toss his sorry ass out of the church. And I mean YESTERDAY.

He makes me ashamed to be 100% Italian and 100% Catholic.

Flamers, have at it......


4 posted on 07/03/2009 6:37:17 AM PDT by Daisyjane69
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To: subaru
Sir Thomas More: Why Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales?

From "A Man for All Seasons"

Just substitute Doug for Richard, and Malta for Wales, and you've got it.
5 posted on 07/03/2009 6:49:04 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue)
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To: tcg

Good. We can get this idiot out of our country.


6 posted on 07/03/2009 6:49:40 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Daisyjane69; nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; fatima; NYer; ELS; Salvation; elcid1970; ...

I’ll jump in the flames with you. He’s a repugnant heretic.
Luckily, his final reward is not up to us.


7 posted on 07/03/2009 7:02:40 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Daisyjane69

And Deacon Keith Fournier is not doing himself any favors.


8 posted on 07/03/2009 7:04:52 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Dr. Sivana
One of my favorite lines in this type situations...
9 posted on 07/03/2009 7:12:59 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: tcg
Let us also not forget that this man was a Campaign adviser to one Mitt Romney.

Just food for thoughtful contemplation...

10 posted on 07/03/2009 7:14:34 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: Daisyjane69

I was wondering what his 30 pieces of silver would be.


11 posted on 07/03/2009 7:24:24 AM PDT by guinnessman
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To: STARWISE; Daisyjane69
I’ll jump in the flames with you. He’s a repugnant heretic. Luckily, his final reward is not up to us.

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Agreed!

12 posted on 07/03/2009 7:31:22 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: tcg

this is the 30 pieces of silver he was promised for his work in bringing Catholics to the Obams. i also think that the fact that it’s Malta’s ambassadorship which he received, gives credence to the rumor we heard that he wanted the Vatican, was probably proposed for it and rejected by the Vatican [rumor was there were 3 proposed and rejected].


13 posted on 07/03/2009 7:48:02 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: guinnessman

i take consolation in the fact he did not get the Vatican ambassadorship, because i feel certain that is what he wanted.


14 posted on 07/03/2009 7:49:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Hawthorn

The author must have read your grammatical concern and chaged it.....


15 posted on 07/03/2009 7:56:38 AM PDT by tcg (TCG)
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To: tcg

The century-long foray of the hierarchy into “social teaching” is one vast pile of blunders. And now we have bishops, bishops’ conferences, and even the Vatican, making statements supportive of the “climate change” hoax.

Here is Catholic Social Teaching, starting at Square One:

Thou shalt not kill. (murder)

Thou shalt not steal. (theft, robbery, fraud, rent-seeking)

Thou shalt not commit adultery. (policies that promote adultery, abandonment of children, fornication, sodomy, etc.)

“Catholic Social Teaching” went off the tracks very early, following the pattern of “It is Catholic Social Teaching that everyone should have X, Y, and Z...” A “just” wage, or “adequate” health care and education. That is the road to the gulag.


16 posted on 07/03/2009 8:03:32 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: tcg

Hopefully the Maltese people will make his life miserable there.

“Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Mercieca of Malta has previously spoken out about the role Christian politicians must take in respecting life in all stages.

During a Maltese Independence Day celebration in 2004, he noted that these politicians ‘should reject abortion and euthanasia, work for sustainable economic and social development and be in solidarity with the weakest and most vulnerable.’ “


17 posted on 07/03/2009 8:40:27 AM PDT by eleni121 (The New Byzantium - resurrect it!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

““Catholic Social Teaching” went off the tracks very early, following the pattern of “It is Catholic Social Teaching that everyone should have X, Y, and Z...”

bingo.

Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s house. You shall not covet...his ox nor his ass, nor anything else that belongs to him


18 posted on 07/03/2009 8:50:05 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: eleni121
Hopefully the Maltese people will make his life miserable there.

Are there any Maltese FReepers? Perhaps we can picket his residence and yell at his windows late at night.

19 posted on 07/03/2009 10:27:14 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: tcg

>> The author must have read your grammatical concern and changed it <<

Obviously. Never thought I could have such influence!


20 posted on 07/03/2009 10:52:06 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: tcg

When Kmiec endorsed Obama, and then Sibelius,and the rest of them, he made a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad mistake. Obama and the secular, pro-abortion liberal Democrats are playing him for the useful idiot. I don’t wonder if that ever occurred to him. I know it occurred to him. I just wonder what he said to himself to convince himself it wasn’t true (or wasn’t important...)


21 posted on 07/03/2009 11:36:54 AM PDT by guitarist
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To: tcg
http://www.collinsreport.net/2009/05/19/obama%e2%80%99s-jenkinsist-catholics-scheme/

I was in Malta a few years ago. Our guide was a lovely lady who went out of her way to make the point of how Roman Catholic Malta is. She first said “Malta is a Catholic country because that's the way we want it.” Next she said “If you want to get a divorce you must leave Malta to get it because that's the way we want it.”

Finally she said “If you want an abortion you have to get off of Malta to get it.” Then she very deliberately waited until everyone was looking at her and cupped her ear with her right hand and using her left hand like a baton, coaxed us to join her in finishing the sentence. We all shouted “...because THAT'S the way we want it.”

The bus was full of fellow conservatives from a Freedom Cruise. We all cheered afterward.

22 posted on 07/04/2009 4:53:16 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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