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Kay Burley has to say sorry for mistaking Ash Wednesday cross on V.P Biden's forehead for a bruise
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1251794/Kay-Burley-forced-apologise-air-mistaking-U-S-Vice-President-Joe-Bidens-Ash-Wednesday-tribute-bruise.html ^ | Feb 17th, 2010

Posted on 02/17/2010 3:24:04 PM PST by TaraP

Sky News presenter Kay Burley was forced to make an on-air apology today after mistaking a tribute to Ash Wednesday on American vice president Joe Biden’s forehead for a ‘large bruise’.

The controversial Miss Burley, 49, made the comments during a conversation with the news channel’s U.S. correspondent, Greg Milam.

When made aware of her ignorance during a commercial break, Miss Burley then compounded her insulting words by saying: ‘I’ve said three Hail Marys, everything is going to be fine.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anticatholicbigotry; ashwednesday; ignorantmedia; vpbiden

1 posted on 02/17/2010 3:24:05 PM PST by TaraP
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To: TaraP

Rocket scientist.


2 posted on 02/17/2010 3:25:38 PM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: TaraP

better brush up on your religious days there twit


3 posted on 02/17/2010 3:26:47 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: vladimir998

Anyone could make this mistake with Biden. Biden a religious man???? that is just too absurd...


4 posted on 02/17/2010 3:27:08 PM PST by Fred (For Freedom)
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To: TaraP

HA! It turns out she should know exactly what a bruise looks like: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1028007/Pictured-The-incredible-moment-Sky-TV-presenter-Kay-Burley-grabbed-rival-throat.html


5 posted on 02/17/2010 3:27:44 PM PST by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: TaraP

I am a talking head...oops, I went off script. I am a talking head...oops, I went off script. I am a talking head...oops, I went off script. I am a talking head...oops, I went off script.


6 posted on 02/17/2010 3:30:06 PM PST by oust the louse (The Country has a very bad BO problem...let's use some RIGHT guard!)
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To: TaraP
I'm not defending her, but for a lot of non-Catholic Christians, not to mention non-Christians or the non-religious, Ash Wednesday is not necessarily a part of their consciousness. I am Eastern Orthodox, our Great and Holy Lent started Monday -- but we don't have Ash Wednesday. It isn't our custom. So when I see a person with the mark on his forehead, it takes me a second to realize what they are and that it is, indeed, Ash Wednesday.

Her "Hail Mary" crack was dumb, though.

7 posted on 02/17/2010 3:32:15 PM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Fred

Unless it’s the mark of the Beast.


8 posted on 02/17/2010 3:34:40 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: TaraP

‘Remember, man, thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.’


9 posted on 02/17/2010 3:35:32 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: TaraP
It does appear a though he fell head first into a bag of charcoal briquet's. Biden will always be Biden.
10 posted on 02/17/2010 3:36:33 PM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: TaraP

Or the priest can say (when applying the ashes)

“Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.”

I think that’s what I would have said to him.


11 posted on 02/17/2010 3:36:45 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Fred

Just a CINO.

(Catholic in Name Only)


12 posted on 02/17/2010 3:37:28 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
Ash Wednesday: It's Not Just For Catholics Anymore
Luxury hotel manager fired after making vulgar Ash Wednesday remarks
New York Palace Hotel boss Niklaus Leuenberger gets the door after Ash Wednesday slur
Homily for February 25, 2009 - Ash Wednesday - We just can’t live without ashes!

Remember, O Man [Ash Wednesday]
Ash Wednesday
The Day After Fat Tuesday [Ash Wednesday, Beginning of Lent]
Ash Wednesday and the Lenten Fast-Family observance Lenten season [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
Other Christians embrace Lent: "We are reclaiming a sense of history"

More Protestants turn to Ash Wednesday
Being Catholic: Sacred Things, Ashes
Ash Wednesday
Where does Ash Wednesday get its ashes?
Every Ash Wednesday comes the question about ashes: to burn or to buy?

Pope will preside at Ash Wednesday Mass, procession; act will renew ancient tradition
Ash Wednesday: Preparing For Easter
Ash Wednesday: Our Shifting Understanding of Lent
Ash Wednesday

13 posted on 02/17/2010 3:38:33 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: TaraP

Did you hear the latest joke? Joe Biden walked into a bar ... and got a bruise on his head.


14 posted on 02/17/2010 3:39:46 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Exactly. Until I married a Catholic and converted, I had no idea what Ash Wednesday was, and would not have known why he had a dark mark on his forehead. I do agree her Hail Mary comment was stupid. She should have just said, “I’m sorry, I didn’t know that. I’m glad to have learned something.” and moved on.


15 posted on 02/17/2010 3:41:25 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: TaraP

Well seeing as it was Biden it is understandable she would think it was a bruise. I wondered about it myself, forgot it was Ash Wednesday.


16 posted on 02/17/2010 3:42:18 PM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: narses

just wow


17 posted on 02/17/2010 3:42:49 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: TaraP

I would have figured Biden just fell headfirst into some of his own BS.


18 posted on 02/17/2010 3:45:53 PM PST by bigbob
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To: TaraP
She shouldn't have to apologize.

Biden supports abortion, how could he be a practicing Catholic?

19 posted on 02/17/2010 3:50:05 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Left me rolling on the floor LMAO. Joe Biden is just the kind of guy who seems to broadcast no religious affiliation at all.


20 posted on 02/17/2010 3:53:08 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: fanfan

Biden is so deep into Saturn worship (the dead baby thing) there’s all sorts of Christian brands he couldn’t be.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 3:55:12 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: TaraP

Biden is a practicing Catholic?


22 posted on 02/17/2010 3:58:27 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

Just like Pelosi, “practicing” Catholic.


23 posted on 02/17/2010 4:09:04 PM PST by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: muawiyah; Scotsman will be Free; boop

Yeah, Biden is a practicing Catholic.

He is practicing to be one, one day.


24 posted on 02/17/2010 4:14:57 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: Salvation
Ash Wednesday,1989 I went to 7:00 AM Mass in Hastings On Hudson, NY.
From there I went to my meeting at Perini Corp. around the corner, a well meaning fellow said “ hold on, you have something on your forehead”, and promptly removed the Ashes.
I explained what they represented, he was very upset and sorry, I told him, don't worry about it.
At lunch time I went back mass at the same church, receiving Ashes the same Priest said “someone wiped the “smudge” off” and winked, not the first time and won't be the last.
25 posted on 02/17/2010 4:21:20 PM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: TaraP

Ash Wednesday is not exclusively a Roman Catholic ritual. The United Methodist Church and several other major protestant denominations are having Ash Wednesday services today.


26 posted on 02/17/2010 4:25:05 PM PST by Dark Fired Tobacco
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To: Fred

I keep tellin’ ya! It wasn’t ashes! It was mold! A little chlorine bleach will clean it up!


27 posted on 02/17/2010 4:41:26 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

Yeah...it takes me a second. I always think they’ve suffered some sort of injury and feel bad for them (”Awww....poor woman/man”) until I realize what it is.


28 posted on 02/17/2010 5:56:12 PM PST by TNdandelion (While Obama plays with his balls, Afghanistan falls.)
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To: Salvation

Don’t forget the Ash Wednesday Storm...
http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/historical-storms/march1962/


29 posted on 02/17/2010 6:27:51 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Dark Fired Tobacco

Yes, United Meth. do observe Ash Wed. now. I had one prepared for this evening and we got snowed out......again. Can’t get up the hill to the church. So...We’re going to observe Ash Wed. on Sunday. I don’t think God will mind, and it will be a chance for some to experience and learn about Ash Wed. who have never come to those services.


30 posted on 02/17/2010 6:51:46 PM PST by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Too good.


31 posted on 02/17/2010 7:52:22 PM PST by BenKenobi (;)
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