posted on 04/24/2003 10:43:55 AM PDT
According to the Weekly Standard and later echoed on MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Show, Sen. Tom Daschle a member of American Life League's Deadly Dozen has been sent a letter from his home diocese of Sioux Falls informing him he can no longer publicly identify himself as a member of the Catholic Church
Pardon me, but BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
I can't stand Daschle, either, but just how does the Catholic Church plan to enforce its dictate? Cut out his tongue? Tell his mommie? Make him go to his room? What a ridiculous thing for the Chruch to say.
posted on 04/24/2003 10:51:02 AM PDT
To: topher; .45MAN; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; Antoninus; aposiopetic; ...
PRESS RELEASE : CFAA reminds Daschle: "Sin makes you stupid"
SUBJECT: 7,500 Days of Prayer and Fasting for Daschle's conversion reveals his "sinful stupidity"
5 PM April 19, 2003
In January, 2002, the Catholic Family Association of America (CFAA) initiated the Divine Mercy Prayer Project calling for days of prayer and fasting for the conversion or confounding of prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicians, and the encouragement of their respective bishops. CFAA believes that the growing clamor over Sen. Daschle's Catholicism is a direct result of this effort.
In reacting to the April 17, 2003 edition of The Weekly Standard story regarding instruction to Sen. Daschle by his bishop to stop calling himself a Catholic, Timothy A. Chichester, President of CFAA, said "Sen. Tom Daschle was the first recipient of this united and sustained spiritual work of mercy, and today we are seeing the blessed fruits of this undertaking." Commenting on Daschle's past year of noticeable gaffes, Chichester went on to say "The senator needs to understand that, to paraphrase St. Thomas Aquinas, 'Sin makes you stupid', and that his self-destructive behavior is in direct proportion to his prideful rejection of Sioux Falls' Bishop Carlson's solicitous efforts to help him regain a Catholic conscience."
The project was began by the distribution of a 4 part post-card brochure to people who would commit to prayer and fasting for the soul of Sen. Tom Daschle and encouragement of his bishop. CFAA passed out 30,000 of these Divine Mercy Prayer Project cards at the January 2002 March For Life in Washington DC. In addition, twenty thousand more of these cards were distributed around the country. Many individuals downloaded and printed the cards for Daschle and others from the CFAA web site .
Chichester directly contacted Sen. Daschle's office in February, 2002, as well as Bishop Carlson's office, appraising them of the efforts to gather commitments of prayer and fasting for Sen. Daschle's conversion.
To date CFAA has received pledges for approximately 7,500 days of prayer and fasting for Sen. Daschle and his bishop, and Chichester directly attributes Bishop Carlson's efforts to the power of these prayerful efforts.
Citing The Weekly Standard's Good Friday follow-up story on Daschle's "non-denial", in which it is reported that the bishop has written that "other than inviting people to pray for the senator's conversion, I do not believe it is appropriate for me to discuss my pastoral relationship with the senator", Chichester stated "We have provided the prayers and will continue to ask others to join the effort." He then added " It should be noted that the Daschle situation became public on the very eve of the novena to the Divine Mercy, which began Good Friday evening and completes on Divine Mercy Sunday."
CFAA asks Catholics to express their gratitude to 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 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.
Catholic Family Association of America
Austerlitz, NY 12017
Dr. Brian J. Kopp
Catholic Family Association of America
Johnstown, PA 15904
posted on 04/24/2003 10:53:27 AM PDT
("He who denies the existence of God, has some reason for wishing that God did not exist.")
Who are the twelve?
I can't stand Daschle and I am catholic, so I hate to do it but I'll say how I would worm out of this if I were him. I'd wait for the next scandal related announcement (doesnt have to be a new case, can be a lawsuit moving forward, a rehashing editorial in the NY Times, or whatever) and announce that I was so morally conflicted over the church's mishandling of this matter that I was taking the drastic step of no longer referring to myself as a Catholic, and that I look forward to a day when the church returns to the righteous path and I can once again embrace with pride the statemet "I am a catholic!". He'd probably get a bump in his polls for taking a courageous moral stand.
Perfect Example of D'asshole and his ilk:
The Pope's Hat
The Pope is visiting DC and President Bush takes him out for an afternoon on the Potomac...sailing on the presidential yacht, the Sequoia. They're admiring the sights when, all of a sudden, the Pope's hat (zucchetto) blows off his head and out into the water. Secret Service guys start to launch a boat, but Bush waves them off, saying "Wait, wait. I'll take care of this. Don't worry."
Bush then steps off the yacht onto the surface of the water and walks out to the Holy Father's little hat, bends over and picks it up, then walks back to the yacht and climbs aboard. He hands the hat to the Pope amid stunned silence.
The next morning the topic of conversation among Democrats on the hill, Hollywood celebrities, Kofi at the UN, and in France, Germany and Russia is: "Bush Can't Swim."
"you cannot be Catholic and pro-abortion"
I personally know a lot of Catholics who have had abortions. I guess they are not very good Catholics. Many Catholics also take birth control pills. I guess they will burn in hell for that as well if it hasn't been decreed that it is no longer a "sin" (like meat on Fridays). God will judge everyone. I'm too damned busy.
posted on 04/24/2003 4:57:07 PM PDT
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