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7,500 Days of Prayer and Fasting for Sen. Daschle and his bishop are answered
CFAA ^ | 4/17/2003 | Dr. Brian Kopp

Posted on 04/17/2003 7:35:58 PM PDT by Polycarp

“Translating Catholic sorrow and outrage into Catholic action”

PRESS RELEASE

SUBJECT: 7,500 Days of Prayer and Fasting for Sen. Daschle and his bishop are answered, ending “a grave public scandal” to Catholic Faithful

April 17, 2003

Early in 2002, the Catholic Family Association of America (CFAA) initiated the Divine Mercy Prayer Project to provide pro-life individuals a means of acting as individuals, in a truly focused, high profile, united, sustained and simple way, to affect either the conversion or exposure to shame of those "Catholic" politicians whose actions are destroying innocent life, and Christian culture in the process, thus constituting “a grave public scandal” for all Christians and men of good will.

Sen. Tom Daschle was the first Catholic politician who was the recipient of this united and sustained spiritual work of Mercy, and today we are seeing the blessed fruits of this undertaking.

The project was implemented by the distribution of post-card brochures to people who would commit to prayer and fasting for the soul of Sen. Tom Daschle and his bishop. CFAA passed out 30,000 of these Divine Mercy Prayer Project cards at the 2002 March For Life in Washington DC. In addition, thousands more of these cards were distributed directly to Sen. Daschle’s constituents in South Dakota, and hundreds of individuals downloaded the Divine Mercy Prayer Project PDF file to print out and pass out on their own.

We received pledges for 7,500 Days of Prayer and Fasting for Sen. Daschle and his bishop, Sioux Falls' Bishop Robert Carlson.

Tim Chichester, President of CFAA, directly contacted Sen. Daschle’s office, as well as Bishop Carlson’s office, appraising them of our efforts to gather commitments of prayer and fasting for Sen. Daschle. Mr. Chichester respectfully requested that, barring his conversion and rejection of the Culture of Death, Bishop Carlson formally declare Sen. Daschle no longer in communion with the Roman Catholic Church.

According to the April 17, 2003 edition of The Weekly Standard:

“TOM DASCHLE may no longer call himself a Catholic. The Senate minority leader and the highest ranking Democrat in Washington has been sent a letter by his home diocese of Sioux Falls . . . directing him to remove from his congressional biography and campaign documents all references to his standing as a member of the Catholic Church. . . The directive from Sioux Falls' Bishop Robert Carlson is rather something less than excommunication--and, at the same time, something more: a declaration that Tom Daschle's religious identification constitutes, in technical Catholic vocabulary, a grave public scandal.”

We at CFAA commend Sioux Falls' Bishop Robert Carlson for his courage and leadership in taking this most urgent and necessary stance in defense of the Culture of Life and the Roman Catholic Faith. We encourage all faithful Catholics to continue to pray and fast for Sen. Daschle’s salvation and reunion with the Church, and we hope the CFAA Divine Mercy Prayer Project will foster similar positive results among the many other Culture of Death Catholic politicians. (For further details and links to other Culture of Death Catholic politicians’ Divine Mercy Prayer Project PDF files, go to http://www.cathfam.org/dmpp.html#anchor2123090 )

CONTACT:

Timothy Chichester, President

Dr. Brian Kopp, Vice President Catholic Family Association of America PO 165

Austerlitz, NY 12017

(518)392-2886


TOPICS: Extended News; Free Republic; Politics/Elections; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: catholiclist; cfaa; daschle

1 posted on 04/17/2003 7:35:58 PM PDT by Polycarp
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To: .45MAN; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; Antoninus; aposiopetic; Aquinasfan; ...
A little good news ping.

If our efforts played only a fraction of a small role in this courageous act by Sioux Falls' Bishop Robert Carlson, it was worth it.

Please consider downloading and passing out The Divine Mercy Prayer Project postcards for other Culture of Death "Catholic" politicians.

2 posted on 04/17/2003 7:39:50 PM PDT by Polycarp
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To: Polycarp
Wow! What a great example for all Christian churches to follow; if only they would!!
3 posted on 04/17/2003 7:46:10 PM PDT by Winfield
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To: Polycarp
Outstanding!
4 posted on 04/17/2003 7:51:25 PM PDT by EternalHope (France is our enemy.)
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To: EternalHope
Amen
5 posted on 04/17/2003 7:59:42 PM PDT by ClaireSolt
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To: Polycarp
The absolute correct way to do this.
6 posted on 04/17/2003 8:05:07 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: Polycarp
Wouldn't it be nice if they did the same for pedophilia in society.
7 posted on 04/17/2003 8:07:05 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Polycarp
A BUMP for Sioux Falls' Bishop Robert Carlson.
8 posted on 04/17/2003 8:07:25 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund NPR, PBS and the LSC.)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Verily.
9 posted on 04/17/2003 8:09:31 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Polycarp
Now ... about Sen. John Kerry ...

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10 posted on 04/17/2003 8:09:37 PM PDT by Geezerette (... but young at heart!-)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican


11 posted on 04/17/2003 8:10:19 PM PDT by Polycarp
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
First we need to reach out to Massachusetts, the "Catholic state" that harbors Ted Kennedy and John Kerry.
12 posted on 04/17/2003 8:17:03 PM PDT by paguch
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To: paguch
Evening, paguch. Great news, huh?

Dr. Kopp

13 posted on 04/17/2003 8:18:48 PM PDT by Polycarp
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To: Polycarp
Fantastic!
Now how do we go about doing the same for our Gov. Granholm.
It's obvious that picketing outside her church has no effect.
Maybe we need something like the "deck of cards"?
You know, draw one and pray 'til mission accomplished.
14 posted on 04/17/2003 8:24:39 PM PDT by MIgramma (FEAR= False Evidence Alleged Real)
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To: MIgramma
There's one already prepared and ready to print for Gov. Granholm at http://www.cathfam.org/ppcards/GovGranholm.pdf!

The STOP GRANHOLM CHURCH & TRUTH PROJECT provided a link to our Divine Mercy Prayer Project for Gov. Graham on their website at What You Can Do , see number 5.

15 posted on 04/17/2003 8:32:15 PM PDT by Polycarp
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To: Polycarp
Has little Tommy made any public response to this? Has Rush been notified? Anybody else think little Tommy is snowballing down the hill of political irrelevance? I am sure he is saddened and deeply disturbed.

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16 posted on 04/17/2003 8:38:13 PM PDT by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Yes, and it would be nice if ALL of the Christian churches did the same. Pedophilia is in the families and consequently in ALL churches.
17 posted on 04/17/2003 9:33:39 PM PDT by Lady In Blue (Bush,Cheney,Rumsfeld,Rice 2004)
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To: Polycarp
Paraphrase of Bush to UN: "Back up your words with actions, or risk irrelevance."

Perhaps what we're also seeing here is the "trickle-down" effect of W's bold, God-fearing leadership. The UN scoffed. Praise God, Bishop Carlson and the diocese listened.

I pray that similar decrees be forwarded to the rest (Pelosi, Kennedy, et al), and may I humbly speculate that The Lord will empower and grow His church if it "stands in the gap," and continues to show reverent strength.

18 posted on 04/17/2003 9:34:01 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist
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To: Polycarp
Woooo Hoooo!!! Gotta' respect that!!!! It is good to see that the power of God still influences our Country to such a great degree.

Our esteemed (not!!) governor out here in California could use a similar "treatment". I have heard some Catholic leaders call on Gray Davis to stop supporting abortion, or to stop calling himself a Catholic, but so far he has not. In fact, I think he has responded directly to them, telling them that he intends to do neither. I think that he even once declared something like "I am a Catholic AND I am pro-choice!!". If someone knows this to be inaccurate, please correct me, but I thought I heard him say something like that.

I am a bit concerned about some Catholic Churches themselves though. Take my own Parish here in the East Bay, for example. I was glancing through their Sunday Bulletin last weekend, and what did I see on page 2?? There was a blurb there asking for "activists" to join a parishner and some renegade priest on Good Friday morning to go out to Livermore to the Lawrence Livermore Labs (really early, like 6:00am or something). The blurb said that after celebrating some sort of service, that those who "felt comfortable" doing so should be prepared to peacefully block the entrance to the Labs, and possibly get arrested.

I couldn't believe what I was reading. I was tempted to call up the Head Priest of the Parish and complain, but decided that it wouldn't do any good, as he probably has to approve anything that goes into the bulletin anyway.

I am tempted to show up in Livermore on Friday morning, bearing a sign that reads "Catholics Support George Bush". However, that is awfully early, and I still have to go to work!! I'd love to see the looks on their faces though, if I showed up and did that!! Heck, I'd even help the Police arrest them!!

Either way, we have a long way to go. However, I'd like to believe that at least 95% of the Catholic Church is actually sane, and that these kooks are a demented abberation (who desperately need our prayers!!).

Good point earlier about Pedophiles. It is not just a Catholic problem. It is an abomination that effects all humans equally, no matter where they live, or what they believe. To refer to all/most Catholics (or Catholic leadership) as pedophiles is to succumb to the left-wing propoganda of the godless news/entertainment media industrial complex.
19 posted on 04/17/2003 10:45:47 PM PDT by Zetman
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To: Polycarp
Sen. Daschle is/was Catholic?

That is a shock.

Me, I'm just praying for our beloved National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice, to be inspired to see the truth and embrace pro-life.

20 posted on 04/18/2003 12:57:58 AM PDT by patriciaruth
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To: dansangel
(((((PING))))))
21 posted on 04/18/2003 1:36:06 AM PDT by .45MAN (If you don't like it here try and find a better country, Please!!)
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To: Polycarp
THanks for the Bump, great news.....
22 posted on 04/18/2003 1:36:32 AM PDT by .45MAN (If you don't like it here try and find a better country, Please!!)
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To: Zetman
As a former investigator for a Sheriff's dept., I can assure you that this is not just a "Catholic" problem... but you see, since the voter numbers are high in the Catholic faith, bashing the church and its members was a high priority for the "Clintonesque" regime. They have infiltrated the church here in Kalifornia, and it will be a long time before we can get it back on track and away for its new found "tolerances" of homosexuality, abortion, etc.
Let's fight back, and this post is a great example of how to do it! We also need a lot more media play...
23 posted on 04/18/2003 6:49:26 AM PDT by Terridan (God, help us deliver these Islamic savage animals BACK into hell where they belong...)
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To: Terridan
Daschle's voters need to become aware of his judicial obstruction!

Freepers, rather than waiting to see what happens with Estrada and Owen, we need to take the lead. That means presuring Senators, special interest groups, media organizations, etc. This thread is meant to be an ongoing effort to get this man confirmed. For too many years liberals have had their way on the courts. Now, President Bush is in a position to move the courts to the right. The election of '02 showed that the country is with the President. I think it's time to let Daschle, Hillary, and Pelosi know this is Bush country. Are you with me! Let's FREEP these people.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/847037/posts
24 posted on 04/18/2003 12:45:35 PM PDT by votelife (FREE MIGUEL ESTRADA!)
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To: Terridan
Let's fight back, and this post is a great example of how to do it! We also need a lot more media play...

Well, the problem is that this post is going to be read pretty much by people who already agree with us (although writing it is good therapy!!). In addition, I think the chances of the news media covering it (from a Christian perspective) are almost zero, given their leftist-secular bias.
25 posted on 04/18/2003 9:47:29 PM PDT by Zetman
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To: votelife
Done! Everyone, freep on!
26 posted on 04/18/2003 10:23:13 PM PDT by Terridan (God, help us deliver these Islamic savage animals BACK into hell where they belong...)
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To: Polycarp
Obviously, the politicians on the left value power more than their religion and their souls. I hope some Divine guidance can change their attitudes.
27 posted on 04/18/2003 10:36:05 PM PDT by doug from upland ((to Bill)"You are not fit to be commander in chief" -- father of Sgt. Shughart who died in Somalia)
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To: Polycarp
i`m sorry but this sounds to me like all the forgiven from the church to clinton,looks the same,don`t save him,burn him for heretic,now that could be good news!
28 posted on 04/18/2003 10:44:13 PM PDT by green team 1999
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To: sweetliberty
And I'm deeply disappointed!
29 posted on 04/18/2003 10:51:10 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Winfield

Indeed, My thought exactly..

30 posted on 04/19/2003 10:04:43 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (It's called "adoption" Perhaps you've heard of it?)
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To: Jhoffa_
All politicians should be Atheists.
31 posted on 04/20/2003 7:40:24 AM PDT by LT41
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To: LT41
What in the world makes you say that?

The founders put quite a bit of stock in a creator and the concept of inalienable right's as well.

32 posted on 04/20/2003 9:53:05 PM PDT by Jhoffa_ (It's called "adoption" Perhaps you've heard of it?)
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