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Georgetown To Honor Pro-Abort Catholic and Vice President Joe Biden
Pewsitter ^ | April 21, 2009 | James Todd

Posted on 04/21/2009 12:49:40 PM PDT by NYer


Georgetown is honoring Vice President Biden tomorrow. Biden is a Catholic that supports abortion rights. Washington DC - April 21, 2009 - Georgetown is honoring Vice President Joe Biden tomorrow at a Symposium Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Biden will receive the Legal Momentum Hero Award.

Geoergetown’s decision to honor Biden, on the heels its acquiescence to the White House’s request to cover the IHS symbol at Gaston Hall last week when President Obama spoke, combined with the current imbroligio over President Obama’s scheduled commencement speech and honorary degree at Notre Dame, is certain to cause more outrage among Catholics.

Biden’s honor tomorrow is problematic on several fronts. It violates the USCCB document "Catholics in Political Life" from 2004. This document directs Catholic schools not to honor pro-abortion politicians. Moreover, unlike the situation at Notre Dame with President Obama where some have argued that the USSCB statement doesn’t apply because Obama isn’t Catholic – Biden clearly is. Lastly, the award tomorrow commemorating the Violence Against Women Act represents a patent hypocrisy: Abortion is a violence against women, but Georgetown has decided to honor the Vice President who is pro-abortion and therefore by definition, supports this violence against both women and their unborn children.



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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; catholic; cinos; georgetown; university

1 posted on 04/21/2009 12:49:41 PM PDT by NYer
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To: NYer

What does it mean to be Catholic anymore?


2 posted on 04/21/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
Another 'in your face' act of defiance.

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3 posted on 04/21/2009 12:51:39 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: NYer
Biden is a Catholic that supports abortion rights.

Yep, he's also an intelligent idiot.

4 posted on 04/21/2009 12:52:53 PM PDT by Mind Freed ("Every man has the right to be a fool 5 minutes a day. Wisdom is not exceeding the limit.")
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To: NYer

It’s long past time to de-certify institutions like Georgetown as Catholic when it’s so clear that they are not.


5 posted on 04/21/2009 12:53:54 PM PDT by Antoninus (Now accepting apologies from repentant Mittens.)
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To: NYer

What does Archbishop Wuerl have to say about this transaction?


6 posted on 04/21/2009 12:54:44 PM PDT by ethics
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To: NYer
Biden is a Catholic that supports abortion rights: If he supports abortion (killing of babies) he is NOT a Catholic he is a member of Satan's team.
7 posted on 04/21/2009 12:56:56 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT (I will always be a Soldier)
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To: lesko

Jesuit is not Catholic.


8 posted on 04/21/2009 12:57:58 PM PDT by steve8714 (Drill for oil, drill for gas, drill to heat water in the Earth.)
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To: lesko

It is a fact..the leaders of the Catholic colleges
and Universities, are not upholding the basic tenets
of our Catholic religion. Thery have to be pointed
out with their own facts (10 commandmends) and be
told to ..let those who would allow immoral or similar acts..be left at the doorstep. No matter who!!!! JK


9 posted on 04/21/2009 12:58:08 PM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: lesko
What does it mean to be Catholic anymore?

The Catholic Church is the same as it's always been as are Catholics. What people say about themselves, including their presumed Catholicism, is subject to the capacity of people for dishonesty. Similarly, Institutions can call themselves "Catholic" without any deference to the truth.

"By their fruits you will know them."

10 posted on 04/21/2009 1:01:31 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: NYer

The problem is not Joe Biden...he’s no more than a laughable wannabe catholic seriously in need of doctrinal instruction AND correction. The real problem is the Jesuit order that runs this university. The Pope should intervene directly with the head of the Jesuit Order and MANDATE this non-sense cease. Until that happens...happy left wing-nut priests will gladly sell mother church down the river.


11 posted on 04/21/2009 1:02:47 PM PDT by ThomasMore (Hedonism cast its vote and we ended up with an ObamaNation!)
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To: lesko

Nothing if you are like Biden, Pelosi and so on, they will be judged.


12 posted on 04/21/2009 1:07:14 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: NYer

Such blatant defiance and scandal is actually a blessing in that it will surely result in a major intervention by B16.

This is God writing straight with crooked lines.


13 posted on 04/21/2009 1:09:59 PM PDT by Notwithstanding (Member of the Long Grey Line)
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To: lesko
What does it mean to be Catholic anymore?

It means plenty ... to me and the majority of practicing Catholics. To those who do not embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ through His Church, it apparently is subject to those areas where they selectively agree. Oftentimes, on their death beds, they have a change of heart. By then, of course, the damage is done.

14 posted on 04/21/2009 1:17:33 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: steve8714
Jesuit is not Catholic.

Now, now...I still have a soft spot for my alma mater (Gonzaga). GU hasn't been perfect, but outgoing President Bob Spitzer did a great job over the past 11 years.

Of course, it didn't hurt that the Zags have had a pretty fair hoops program over the same period. ;^)

Seriously, I cherish every visit I make back to the old school. So many fond memories, and I received an incredible education.

15 posted on 04/21/2009 1:17:37 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Don't blame me...I voted for Palin!)
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To: ethics
What does Archbishop Wuerl have to say about this transaction?

Apparently .... nothing!

Bishops assigned to the Diocese of Washington are generally elevated to Cardinal within a short period of time. I see Archbishop Wuerl has not yet been called to Rome. What does that say about him?

16 posted on 04/21/2009 1:20:38 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: Notwithstanding
Such blatant defiance and scandal is actually a blessing in that it will surely result in a major intervention by B16.

It will also result in fewer admissions and a serious drop in donations. Money speaks! Perhaps, by their actions, they will get the message.

17 posted on 04/21/2009 1:24:03 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: steve8714

Thank you Steve - I was just about to make that point. I grew up with a great respect for the Jesuits - until the Berrigan brothers appeared on the scene with their addled philosophy. Not too long after the death of its founder, the order developed an inflated opinion of their intelligence, insights and own view of Catholic theology. It’s been a long, sad slide - Georgetown hit bottom a long time ago when they gave ‘BJ’ Clinton access to their campus.


18 posted on 04/21/2009 1:54:57 PM PDT by NHResident
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To: NYer

Georgetown? That used to be a hellova good school in the days before it lost it’s soul.


19 posted on 04/21/2009 1:56:02 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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Well, now it's going to be time for the Bishops to speak out against Georgetown as they did against Notre Dame!

The bishops who have so far expressed disapproval of Notre Dame's invitation to Obama (in alphabetical order) are:

1. Bishop John D'Arcy - Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN
2. Bishop Samuel Aquila - Fargo, ND
3. Bishop Gregory Aymond - Austin, TX
4. Bishop Gerald Barbarito - Palm Beach, FL
5. Bishop Leonard Blair - Toledo, OH
6. Archbishop Daniel Buechlein - Indianapolis, IN
7. Bishop Robert Baker - Birmingham, AL
8. Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz - Lincoln, NE
9. Archbishop Eusebius Beltran - Oklahoma City, OK
10. Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantú - San Antonio, TX
11. Bishop Paul Coakley - Salina, KS
12. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo - Houston, TX
13. Archbishop Timothy Dolan - New York, NY
14. Bishop Thomas Doran - Rockford, IL
15. Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty - Scranton, PA
16. Bishop Robert Finn - Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
17. Cardinal Francis George - Chicago, IL; President, USCCB
18. Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger - Evansville, IN
19. Archbishop José Gomez - San Antonio, TX
20. Bishop William Higi - Lafayette, IN
21. Archbishop Alfred Hughs - New Orleans, LA
22. Bishop Joseph Latino - Jackson, MS
23. Bishop Jerome Listecki - La Crosse, WI
24. Bishop William E. Lori - Bridgeport, CT
25. Bishop George Lucas - Springfield, IL
26. Bishop Robert Lynch - St. Petersburg, FL
27. Bishop Joseph Martino - Scranton, PA
28. Bishop Charles Morlino - Madison, WI
29. Bishop George Murry - Youngstown, OH
30. Archbishop John J. Myers - Newark, NJ
31. Bishop R. Walker Nickless - Sioux City, IA
32. Archbishop John C. Nienstedt - St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN
33. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien - Baltimore, MD
34. Bishop Thomas Olmsted - Phoenix, AZ
35. Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk - Cincinnati, OH
36. Bishop Kevin Rhoades - Harrisburg, PA
37. Bishop Alexander Sample - Marquette, MI
38. Bishop Edward J. Slattery - Tulsa, OK
39. Bishop Richard Stika - Knoxville, TN
40. Bishop Anthony Taylor - Little Rock, AR
41. Bishop Robert Vasa - Baker, OR
42. Bishop Thomas Wenski - Orlando, FL

This is from LifeSiteNews.com web site...

BTW, I truly believe that Pope Benedict is watching this fiasco at Notre Dame and taking notes!


20 posted on 04/21/2009 3:41:46 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: lesko

To faithful Catholics it means everything. To those who pay lip service to the faith, it means absolutely nothing and they will not be pleased at the outcome of their particular judgments. Quite a bit of chaff amongst the wheat.


21 posted on 04/21/2009 3:56:15 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: NYer

Are they going to take the crosses and IHS symbols down again?
Or has the Law Center already been wiped clean of any Catholic symbols
that might cause uneasiness for the VP or his staff?

22 posted on 04/21/2009 3:58:06 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: NYer

“Another ‘in your face’ act of defiance.”

Yes, this was very deliberate to the point of extremism.


23 posted on 04/21/2009 5:55:14 PM PDT by chase19
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To: NYer

Fortunately for the ex-Catholic Jesuits who run the formerly Catholic Georgetown, the Archdiocese of Washington has been vacant for years:

First, Uncle Teddy “See You At the Jersey Shore” McCarrick,

Now Cardinal Wright’s former boy-wonder paper pusher Donnie Wuerl, whose episcopal motto is: “Trite, Bright and Inoffensive.”

God knows what would happen to old Georgetown if instead of the last two card-carrying Democrats, a real, orthodox Catholic Archbishop were ever appointed!

By the way, haven’t been to Georgetown’s Holy Trinity parish in years. Are they still doing the puppet shows or do they have Mass there once in a while? Oh, and the late Congressman (Father) Drinan, a pro-choice politician like Biden who bequeathed his seat (what pun possibilities!) to Barney “The Banking Queen” Frank celebrating the Democrat Victory Mass for that conservative Catholic girl from San Francisco, Madame Pelosi, and her friends doesn’t count!


24 posted on 04/22/2009 4:23:28 AM PDT by TaxachusettsMan
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To: Salvation

42 out of how many bishops?

All due respect to the Holy Father, how long to you have to take notes before you figure out that you’ve got a collection of spineless careerists more concerned with the designs for their coats-of-arms and whether their French cuffs have enough starch?

Of all people, Andrew Greeley got it right years ago: “With few exceptions, the hierarchy in the United States ranges from the mediocre to the pyschopathic.”

Let’s hope that sometime before the 2012 election the Pope puts down the notepad and picks up the telephone - and maybe an axe.


25 posted on 04/22/2009 4:29:23 AM PDT by TaxachusettsMan
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To: TaxachusettsMan

26 posted on 04/22/2009 12:41:51 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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