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(Joseph Cao): The Jesuits Produce A Great Political Candidate
insidecatholic.com ^ | 11/19/08 | Deal W. Hudson

Posted on 12/07/2008 3:07:41 PM PST by Publius804

The Jesuits Produce A Great Political Candidate

by Deal W. Hudson

11/19/08

Joseph Cao is a Catholic lawyer and former Jesuit scholastic from New Orleans. He is running as a Republican for the Congressional 2nd district seat in Louisiana presently held by Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA), who is best known for the $90,000 found in his freezer. The election will be held December 6. Few candidates for public office are as forthright as Cao when asked about their position on abortion. “I am very anti-abortion,” he told me without hesitation. Cao would like to overturn Roe, but in the meantime, “We have to find a way to defeat Roe without having to overturn it.”

His solid pro-life credentials are attested to by the endorsement of the FRC Action PAC, among others. At age 41, Cao has been married for seven years to Hieu, also called “Kate,” and has two children, Sophia 5 and Betsy 4. Kate is a pharmacist who works to “pay the bills while I play politician,” Joseph told me. They met at a Marian festival at Our Lady La Vang Parish, a Vietnamese Catholic congregation in New Orleans. Cao was born in Vietnam but immigrated to the United States at age 8 with his older sister and younger brother. The Communists had jailed his father after the fall of Saigon in 1975, and Joseph was raised by an uncle in Houston where he attended middle and high school and was eventually reunited with his parents. Joseph attended Baylor University in pre-med, where he met a Catholic chaplain who introduced him to the Society of Jesus.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 111th; cao; catholicpoliticians; congress; election; josephcao; la2008; vietnameseamericans; williamjefferson

1 posted on 12/07/2008 3:07:42 PM PST by Publius804
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To: Publius804

Possibly another peak at the future of the Republican party.


2 posted on 12/07/2008 3:09:21 PM PST by Publius804 (Buckle up - with Obama at the controls it's gonna be a bumpy ride. God help us.)
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To: Publius804
Dostoevsky????? Holy Moly, he really is speaking Sanskrit to the masses.
3 posted on 12/07/2008 3:17:39 PM PST by widowithfoursons
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To: Publius804; Coleus; ELS; GOP_Party_Animal

Shouldn’t the title be:

“Despite the Jesuits, A Great Political Candidate is Produced”

;-)

I’m getting JUG for that one for sure!


4 posted on 12/07/2008 3:23:29 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Publius804

he has a science degree, like Jindal. I like this future of the GOP.


5 posted on 12/07/2008 3:26:05 PM PST by ari-freedom (Conservatives solve problems. Libertarians ignore problems. Liberals create problems.)
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To: Publius804

I wouldn’t give the Jesuits any credit for “producing” a pro-life EX-Jesuit scholastic!!! I think it’s far more likely that he came to see that the Jesuits is no place for a Catholic.


6 posted on 12/07/2008 3:53:27 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Incorrigible

My father was the graduate of a Jesuit law school. They turned that son of a California rancher into a world-class educated man.


7 posted on 12/07/2008 3:55:31 PM PST by GVnana ("I once dressed as Tina Fey for Halloween." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Publius804

Partial atonement for Jerry Brown? (Brown is also a Jesuit ex-seminarian, I think.)


8 posted on 12/07/2008 4:27:43 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Publius804

**His solid pro-life credentials are attested to by the endorsement of the FRC Action PAC**

A good one for the GOP

Chambliss
Cao
and one other — all Republicans elected here.

Has Obamanations’ honeymoon dimmed already? LOL!


9 posted on 12/07/2008 4:37:53 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All; Publius804

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NEVER FORGET

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After a post-WATERGATE Democrat Congress cut off all U.S. Funding for the then Free South Vietnamese to fight for their own Freedom with,

...came a most horrid:

..”JOURNEY from the FALL”..

http://www.JourneyFromTheFall.com

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1806248/posts

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1308949/posts

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NEVER FORGET

.


10 posted on 12/07/2008 4:38:18 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: Arthur McGowan

The Jesuits are changing for the better. Keep praying for them.


11 posted on 12/07/2008 4:38:50 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Incorrigible

I spent my share of time there. In fact, I knew the assignments there would be “subtract 3 from 3,000” until you got to zero. I used to just do them in classes to have them ready. After a while they got wise to it and would make it “6 from 6,000” just to screw me up!


12 posted on 12/07/2008 4:40:18 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Salvation; All

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The current highest ranking Vietnamese American Elected Official in the United States:

California State Assemblyman VAN TRAN:

http://www.assembly.ca.gov/tran

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13 posted on 12/07/2008 4:42:28 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: Publius804

New Orleans has a 2/3 black majority. My guess is that he loses to the next black Democrat nominated in 2010.


14 posted on 12/07/2008 4:42:28 PM PST by Zhang Fei
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To: Publius804

Ping to read later


15 posted on 12/07/2008 4:43:25 PM PST by Alex Murphy ( "Every country has the government it deserves" - Joseph Marie de Maistre)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

The dems bragged about cutting off funding for VN.

Damn them for their deeds.


16 posted on 12/07/2008 4:58:31 PM PST by Carley (Prayers for Sgt. Eddie Ryan)
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To: Arthur McGowan
I think it’s far more likely that he came to see that the Jesuits is no place for a Catholic.

Hah! I think he probably had a good upbrining in Houston. The Vietnamese community here is very interesting. The bulk of them are refugees from the southern part of Vietnam. They can smell communism a mile off. It's immigrants like these that will keep the country fresh.

I'm a student at Univ of St Thomas in Houston. The Dominicans have an order of nuns down here and the majority of them are Vietnamese. Some of the nuns attend classes here and they seem to be a very solid bunch. It's funny--you see a bunch of white-habited nuns with their rosaries swinging all the way to the ground, and then notice that they are all Asians! A great group of sisters, and very bright from my experiences in class. Also very faithful and orthodox. Their "up close and personal" experience with communism has left them totally immune to junk like liberation theology. They are terrific allies in the culture wars.

17 posted on 12/07/2008 5:27:09 PM PST by ishmac ("There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories." Lady Thatcher)
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To: Arthur McGowan

He should have continued his work in the Jesuits as a Catholic missionary. To the Jesuits.


18 posted on 12/07/2008 5:30:19 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: ishmac

If only we could have ten refugees from Communism for every illiterate, benighted socialist wannabe drone proletarian from Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala.


19 posted on 12/07/2008 5:40:30 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Salvation

Some Jesuits are great. In fact, any Jesuit who is a Catholic faces such persecution that any such Jesuit has to be at least courageous, if not really holy.

But I don’t see or hear of any evidence that the Society is really reforming. It’s a top-down organization, and the ambitious and faithless seized control from the top down long ago.

It’s a dying outfit, with a few Catholics in it, faithfully riding the ship down to the sea floor.


20 posted on 12/07/2008 5:43:28 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Zhang Fei

“My guess is that he loses to the next black Democrat nominated in 2010.”

Lets give thanks and learn from each miracle as it is given to us.


21 posted on 12/07/2008 6:44:13 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: Arthur McGowan
If only we could have ten refugees from Communism for every illiterate, benighted socialist wannabe drone....

If only!! In fact, if we could get a mere 3 or 4 refugees from communist nations for every 10 that we get from elsewhere, we'd be ahead of the game. I'd almost be for open borders if we could maintain a 3:10 ratio of commi-haters to socialist slugs. Three refugees from 'Nam are worth 100 slugs from elsewhere.

22 posted on 12/07/2008 10:51:18 PM PST by ishmac ("There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories." Lady Thatcher)
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To: Carley; All

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T’was Sen. TED KENNEDY who led a post-WATERGATE Democrat Congress into cutting off all U.S. Funding for the Free South Vietnamese to fight for their own Freedom with. Just as the Communist Soviet Union had given $6 Billion in Military Aid to the invading Communist North Vietnamese. Including over 600 Soviet Tanks and 1,000’s of mobile Artillery pieces to send South.

And then Sen. TED KENNEDY led that same post-WATERGATE Democrat Congress into cutting off all U.S. Humanitarian Aid to the Free South, as in Medical supplies, to treat their hordes of resultant Military & Civilian wounded with.

And from the very start of the Vietnam War in 1965, Sen. TED KENNEDY always knew better:

(See 5th Photo down of Sen. TED KENNEDY touring a then Free South Veitnam’s Central Highlands viewing in person precisely what the Vietnam War was really all about from the very start)

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm

Actions all, leading directly to a most horrid for millions of poor S.E. Asian souls:

..”JOURNEY from the FALL”..

http://www.JourneyFromTheFall.com

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23 posted on 12/08/2008 5:16:51 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Another involved was Rep. Murtha who was part of the tour of Vietnam just before the vote to cut off funding.
Great book explaining the politics - “The Palace File”
*
Keep up the great work. Thanks for your service.
24 posted on 12/08/2008 3:24:58 PM PST by tbird-james
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To: tbird-james

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Rep. MURTHA = Anti-FREEDOM

4-ALL

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25 posted on 12/08/2008 8:54:09 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com11)
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To: Publius804

CAO 2012!


26 posted on 12/09/2008 1:25:13 PM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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