I am not Catholic, so unfortunately I am ignorant as to what an ambassador is. I don’t understand why a woman would be in such a high position of authority. It seems as if this contradicts what I do know of Catholicism.
It is extremely encouraging to me to see so many posters say clearly that it would be a sin to vote for Romney on the fact of his pro-abortion legislation. There is one question that has been asked, that deserves an answer:
Please state and reference the pro-life legislation Romney has signed his name to.
An embezzler could have a change of heart, but would I put him in charge of millions of dollars? Why tempt him!
Romney may have had a change of heart...he does so frequently. What’s to say he won’t have another change of heart when influences change? Is a constantly changing heart really what we need leading the executive branch of our government?
It is time to quit playing silly little word games. There is yes and there is no. There is right and there is wrong. There is light and there is dark. A person either chooses to walk in the light or walk in the dark. There is no “half-light”.
Romney thinks there is a “half-light” position. As a Mormon he has been taught to practice this. He is a Bishop in the Mormon church. He is not an “in name only” Mormon. Just the other day, the epic “I DARE...” thread presumed to tell me and everyone at FR that our grandchildren would one day be Mormon thanks to Mitt!
Can we say, “hidden agenda” boys and girls?????? That’s the very definition of “half-light.”
Let your “yea be yea, and your nay be nay.” I fear God. I will not vote for Romney. Nor will I vote for Obama.
Anyone want to shout, “TREASON!!!!!!!” at me?
Fine. Get a rope. I will gladly die for God.
Mary Ann Glendon is not a Vatican official. She was U.S. Ambassador TO the Vatican. In other words, she was appointed BY the U.S. and represented the U.S. to the Vatican, and not the other way around.
Also, even if she were a Vatican ambassador, that's not against Catholic doctrine. Ambassadors aren't necessarily priests or bishops, i.e. ordained clergy. Ambassador isn't a priestly position, it's a diplomatic position.
However, I think nuncios (Vatican ambassadors) are usually archbishops, because they play a role of being liaisons between the national bishops' conference and the government of whatever country. Also they play a role in recommending bishop appointments. They nominate them, so to speak.