Well here's something the Pope and Obama agree on:
OBAMA SECRETLY PLEDGES TO DIVIDE JERUSALEM. Will press Israel into new so-called land-for-peace
America Undecided: Catholic, Independent and Social Justice Perspectives on Election 2012
"Before he was a devoted husband and father, or a U.S. Senator, or a presidential candidate of historic accomplishments, Barack Obama took a job working as a community organizer for a group of eight Catholic parishes in one of the nations largest cities. With funding from the U.S. Bishops and working for three years out of an office in a Catholic church rectory, he embarked on a campaign to empower the lives of thousands of people who were suffering through economic circumstances not unlike what has befallen our country today. "
Kerry is Skull and Bones......and Catholic
It was discovered in 2003 by Felix Gundacker, a genealogist working with The Boston Globe, that Kerrys paternal grandparents, who had been born Fritz Kohn and Ida Löwe in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, changed their names to Frederick and Ida Kerry in 1900 and converted from Judaism to Roman Catholicism in 1901 or 1902.
A Roman Catholic, Kerry was said to carry a rosary, a prayer book, and a St. Christopher medal (the patron saint of travelers) when he campaigned. However, while Kerry is personally against abortion, he supports a womans legal right to have one, which puts him at odds with the Catholic Church. Discussing his faith, Kerry said, I thought of being a priest. I was very religious while at school in Switzerland. I was an altar boy and prayed all the time. I was very centered around the Mass and the church. He also said that the Letters of Paul moved him the most, stating that they taught him to not feel sorry for myself.
In an interview with Christianity Today, Kerry said of his faith: Im a Catholic and I practice, but at the same time I have an open-mindedness to many other expressions of spirituality that come through different religions. ... Ive spent some time reading and thinking about [religion] and trying to study it, and Ive arrived at not so much a sense of the differences, but a sense of the similarities in so many ways. He said that he believed that the Torah, the Quran, and the Bible all share a fundamental story which connects with readers.
Sounds ecumenical. Sorta like JPII and Benedict XVI.
Dont worry! Chuck Hagel is an Episcopalian, not Catholic
"Hagel is Catholic, succeeding Leon Panetta, a Catholic, while his National Security Adviser is Tom Donilon, a Catholic (and brother to Terry Donilon, Boston Cardinal Sean OMalleys spokesman). Not to mention that veep Joe Last Man in the Room with the President Biden is Catholic as is the incoming secretary of State, John Kerry."
"Oh, and Obamas counterterrorism chief, John Brennan, was nominated to head the CIA the same day as Hagel. (And the rest of the governmnet is looking quite RC, which must unnerve the Catholic bishops, who keep telling us Obama is persecuting the Church.)"
" He married, divorced, and remarried, this time to Lilibet Ziller of Meridian, Mississippi, a congressional aide whom hed met while working in Washington. He was prairie Catholic. She was Southern Baptist. As a compromise, they and their two teenage children, Allyn and Ziller, go to an Episcopal church."
And this widely-cited 2006 New York Times Magazine profile says of Hagel:
"A regular churchgoer, an Episcopalian who sends his two children to Catholic school, he thinks religion is a private matter."
"Peace and Security" coming up for Israel.
Carol Byrne is such a tradi-wack (that’s orthodox speak for ‘wacky tradtionalist’) that she even opposes Distributism - which many Catholics cherish. In other words, she’s something of a nut: http://www.traditioninaction.org/HotTopics/j036ht_CritiqueDist.html
You seem in a great hurry to defame Byrne’s book, which you admit you have not read. Unlike the noteless William D. Miller 1982 biography “Dorothy Day” and Jim Forest’s similarly undocumented biographies of Day, Byrne’s work does provide citations in the “Endnotes” as well as in her expanded “Complete Supplementary Notes on “The Catholic Worker Movement (1933:1980): A Critical Analysis,” available at “Dorothy Day Another Way,” http://dorothydayworker.blogspot.com/2012/06/not-to-be-missed-complete-supplementary.html
As for “diverging from the Pope and the Catholic Church,” Day did so with her pacifism in World War II, her misinterpretation of the Mystical Body as including everyone “because there is no time with God,” and faulty exegesis and misquotes of Scripture and papal encyclicals.
Both Day and Maurin stated that the aim of the Catholic Worker is “to make the rich poor and the poor holy.” Funny, but in over 50 years of reading Scripture, I never been able to find that.