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U.S. Senator Brownback and Commentator Dick Morris Join Catholic Church
e3mil.com/CWNews.com ^ | Jun 28, 02

Posted on 07/01/2002 11:59:28 AM PDT by nickcarraway

U.S. Senator Brownback and Commentator Dick Morris Join Catholic Church

WASHINGTON, Jun 28, 02 (CWNews.com) — Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas was received into the Catholic Church on Thursday.

Senator Brownback, who was raised on a family farm in Kansas, entered the legal profession, then was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1994. Two years later, he was elected to fill the Senate seat that became vacant when Bob Dole became Vice President.

Senator Brownback was received into the Catholic Church in a ceremony at the Catholic Information Center in Washington. His sponsor was another Republican lawmaker, Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania. The Kansas lawmaker, who had been affiliated with the Methodist Church, is married and the father of 5 children.

(This article courtesy of Catholic World News. To subscribe or for further information, contact subs@cwnews.com or visit www.cwnews.com.)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholiclist; kansas; religion; senate

1 posted on 07/01/2002 11:59:28 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
I knew about the Senator but I hadn't heard about Dick Morris. Interesting!
2 posted on 07/01/2002 12:12:53 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: nickcarraway
Interesting, I thought this usually happens at Easter Time.
3 posted on 07/01/2002 12:13:00 PM PDT by ex-snook
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To: nickcarraway
The methodist vote wasn't enough for him?
4 posted on 07/01/2002 12:14:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: nickcarraway
"he was elected to fill the Senate seat that became vacant when Bob Dole became Vice President."

Bob Dole was Vice President? I must have slept through that.

5 posted on 07/01/2002 12:18:35 PM PDT by Jaxter
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To: nickcarraway
Where are the records kept?
6 posted on 07/01/2002 12:39:38 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: goldenstategirl
Quite a headline: "THE TOE SUCKER REPENTS"
7 posted on 07/01/2002 12:42:11 PM PDT by hgro
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To: Jaxter
I have to question the accuracy article given the “Vice President Dole” statement. Follow the links and you cannot substantiate the Dick Morris conversion.
8 posted on 07/01/2002 1:00:16 PM PDT by 11th Commandment
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To: 11th Commandment
Dole was Gerald Ford's vice president. Of course you and Jaxter can be forgiven for not noticing; Ford slept through it too.
9 posted on 06/12/2003 12:59:58 PM PDT by Mike Petrik
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
I hadn't heard about Dick Morris.

Does this mean that Hillary can't call him a FJB anymore?

10 posted on 06/12/2003 1:01:50 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: Mike Petrik
I believe Neslon Rockefeller was Ford's vice-president. Dole was his running mate as VP when he lost to Carter in 1976.
11 posted on 06/12/2003 1:01:57 PM PDT by RightWingNut
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To: nickcarraway; Polycarp; *Catholic_list
Is Dick Morris therefore pro-life, or is he one of 'those' Catholics?
12 posted on 06/12/2003 1:04:10 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: nickcarraway; .45MAN; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; Antoninus; aposiopetic; ...
from http://www.catholicexchange.com/vm/index.asp?vm_id=3&art_id=14239

Former Clinton Advisor Dick Morris Another Recent Convert

According to the Pro-Life Infonet, former Clinton advisor Dick Morris has also converted to Catholicism. Monsignor James Lisante, director of The Christophers, spoke at the National Right to Life convention in Pittsburgh of recent discussions he had with Morris.

Morris, who engineered President Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign and found himself the butt of jokes after he was caught with a prostitute, "made a significant change in his life recently," Monsignor Lisante said, "and has re-evaluated his faith and deeds following a conversion to Catholicism."

As a Clinton advisor, Morris told Lisante he had "fallen into a pit of moral relativism" and began making decisions, like Clinton, based on immoral personal satisfaction. But now he has turned his life over to Christ in the Roman Catholic Church.
13 posted on 06/12/2003 1:12:25 PM PDT by Polycarp (Free Republic: Where Apatheism meets "Conservatism.")
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To: nickcarraway
"The Kansas lawmaker, who had been affiliated with the Methodist Church..."

Anything to get away from the Clintons....

14 posted on 06/12/2003 1:13:16 PM PDT by tracer (/b>)
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To: Petronski; drstevej
Good question, only time will tell:

As a Clinton advisor, Morris told Lisante he had "fallen into a pit of moral relativism" and began making decisions, like Clinton, based on immoral personal satisfaction. But now he has turned his life over to Christ in the Roman Catholic Church.

15 posted on 06/12/2003 1:13:53 PM PDT by Polycarp (Free Republic: Where Apatheism meets "Conservatism.")
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To: Mike Petrik
No, Rockefeller was.

Dole was his runningmate, however.
16 posted on 06/12/2003 1:47:01 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: TontoKowalski
Nah, he's still ethnically Jewish but it gives Hillary a whole new category of slurs to use!
17 posted on 06/12/2003 1:50:09 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: nickcarraway
Wow! Over a year ago.

No wonder Dick Morris has changed so much!
18 posted on 06/12/2003 1:54:50 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
``you people...''
19 posted on 06/12/2003 1:55:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
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20 posted on 06/12/2003 1:59:25 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: nickcarraway
Dick Morris converting to Roman Catholicism is at least as believable as Hillary pronouncing that she relied on faith to get through her marriage tribulation. She may have prayed but, as usual, she avoided saying to whom. As for Morris, I hope he is a convert to the life cause, as well, or what's the point?
21 posted on 06/12/2003 1:59:35 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: Salvation
Oops -- a little too fast there!

Vatholics -- Catholics

22 posted on 06/12/2003 2:00:12 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: nickcarraway
Thanks, I didn't know that. I don't see Morris' faith coming out when he speaks on FOX, I understand Robert Novak converted a few years ago as well.
23 posted on 06/13/2003 9:35:20 PM PDT by Coleus (God is Pro Life and Straight http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/notify?detach=1)
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