Skip to comments.THE 2009 CINO AWARDS – NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!! (Catholic Caucus)
Posted on 12/14/2009 9:26:45 AM PST by markomalley
The 2009 CINO (Catholic In Name Only) Award Nominations are now open. Due to the sheer volume of possibilities, the 2009 CINO awards will be limited to elected officials in the United States, given their unique ability to affect and influence our lives. (I certainly encourage folks in others countries to start their own CINO awards.)
The purpose of this exercise is NOT to place ourselves in judgment of others, but rather as observers of behavior within the context of Catholic teaching as set forth in the Catechism. There is only one ultimate Judge and we are not Him. Please act accordingly and in charity.
That said, politicians who refer to themselves as Catholic assume responsibility for all that entails. To not live up to those responsibilities causes confusion and scandal to others and puts souls in jeopardy. They must either live up to their responsibilities as Catholics or stop referring to themselves publicly as Catholics. If they have questions regarding what those responsibilities are, they have a bishop who will be more than happy to help.
Meanwhile, the 2009 CINO Awards will try to identify those politicians who are presently struggling with these responsibilities, so that the rest of us might not be led astray by their example.
Please submit your nominations below, along with a short description of why this person deserves consideration. A nominee who puts up big numbers of lapses and is consistent and obstinate in his or her defiance of Church teaching carries a lot of weight with the committee but bold, stunning, jaw-dropping offenses are also worth noting.
Nominations close 12/31/09 at midnight. The finalists will then be presented here for a vote along with a summary of their qualifications.
I have a local favorite: IL Senator Dickhead Durbin.
ALL remaining Kennedys!
Pelosi should win hands down.
There lies the whole problem in the church. The pure stupidity of that statement (bolded above) alone shows why there is such a problem IN the church. In the book of Corinthians chapter 5 it clearly speaks of "judging" those IN the church. IF someone who claims to be a Christian is acting like a devil you are to go to them in private and speak of their sin. IF they do not listen to your scriptual reasoning you are to take two or three others to try to convince them to change their evil ways. IF they do not listen and are hard hearted to the teachings of Christ then you are to take it before the church and then boot their fanny out of the church if they refuse to listen!
Having said that I nominate Nancy Pelosi.
James Ingall and the entire The Liberal Catholic Apostolic Church movement.
Unfortunately, many Catholics regardless of parish are CINO.
Taking that into consideration, the CINO if the year is clearly and absolutely the Rev. John Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Dame.
I would add Cardinal Mahoney of LA and Cardinal Law, formerly of Boston to the list.
Does that make fundamentalist Protestants FINOS???
Not to mention the entire Board of Trustees of ND.
If you want to include us in the caucus, we can talk about it.
Gotta be Doug Kmiec!
One vote for John (Ketchup) Kerry!
Just line up the usual suspects, including a few governors, close your eyes and point.