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  • Vatican Backs Obama’s Global Agenda

    11/18/2009 10:31:49 AM PST · by FromLori · 76 replies · 2,202+ views
    AIM ^ | 11/18 | Cliff Kincaid
    Some pro-life Catholics reacted with shock to the news that the Vatican warmly greeted the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama, who is pro-abortion. They don't seem to understand that the Vatican and Obama agree on most major international issues. This is the untold story-how Obama and the Vatican accept major ingredients of what has been called a New World Order. Another untold story is how, despite a disagreement over abortion, the U.S. Catholic Bishops and the Obama Administration agree on major aspects of so-called health care reform. These topics are mostly taboo in the liberal and...
  • Vatican Paper Urges Obama to Remember War on Life (Practice and endorsement of abortion)

    10/14/2009 11:51:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 679+ views
    Zenit.org/L'Osservatore ^ | October 13, 2009 | Lucetta Scaraffia
    Vatican Paper Urges Obama to Remember War on Life Notes Reservations on Criteria for Peace Prize Selection VATICAN CITY, OCT. 13, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Upon accepting the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, U.S. President Barack Obama should remember not only the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also the war being waged against the unborn, according to an article in L'Osservatore Romano. The semi-official Vatican newspaper published an article in Sunday's Italian edition that responded to Obama's peace prize win. The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the news Friday, saying it recognized the president's "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between...
  • Vatican Backs Obama's Global Agenda

    10/13/2009 12:56:05 PM PDT · by editor-surveyor · 380 replies · 4,501+ views
    ChristianWorldviewNetwork.com ^ | October 13, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Liberal and conservative Catholics alike would prefer not to discuss how the Catholic Church, here and abroad, functions like a liberal/left-wing political lobby. Some pro-life Catholics are acting shocked that the Vatican warmly greeted the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama, who is pro-abortion. They don't seem to understand that the Vatican and Obama agree on most major international issues. This is the untold story-how Obama and the Vatican accept major ingredients of what has been called a New World Order. Another untold story is how, despite a disagreement over abortion, the U.S. Catholic Bishops and the...
  • The Bishop's Ax Falls on Obama. And on the Vatican Curia (bombshell article)

    10/11/2009 1:30:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies · 1,324+ views
    Express Online ^ | October 10, 2009 | Sandro Magister
    ROME, October 8, 2009 – "I will always forcefully defend the right of the bishops to criticize me," Barack Obama pledged just before his meeting with Benedict XVI last July 10. Indeed. About 80 of the Catholic bishops of the United States are in open disagreement with him on crucial questions, in primis the defense of life. Among these is Cardinal Francis George, president of the bishops' conference and archbishop of Chicago, Obama's city. And there's also the bishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput, 65, member of a Native American tribe and a Capuchin Franciscan. Last year, he published...
  • Obama vs. The Catholic Church

    Here is a video explaining Obama's disdain for normal Catholics: http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=vVN2MMuiedI&feature=sdig&et=1242466852.02
  • Vatican rejects Kennedy diplomat role (Caroline)

    08/28/2009 1:24:49 AM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies · 1,280+ views
    Irish Times.com ^ | April 13, 2009 | PADDY AGNEW
    ITALIAN MEDIA sources last weekend reported that the Holy See has rejected the possible appointment of Caroline Kennedy as US Ambassador to the Vatican. Milan-based daily Il Giornale, owned by the family of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said that the Vatican has rejected three possible choices by the Obama government for the post of US ambassador, including that of Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F Kennedy. Il Giornale claims that the appointment of a new US ambassador to succeed Mary Ann Glendon has proved difficult because of the “strained” relations between the White House and the Holy See,...
  • Obama's Vatican ambassador arrives in Rome

    08/27/2009 12:44:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 1,007+ views
    cna ^ | August 27, 2009
    Dr. Miguel Humberto Diaz Rome, Italy, Aug 27, 2009 / 12:03 pm (CNA).- This morning Dr. Miguel Diaz arrived in Rome with his family to begin serving in his new position as the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Ambassador-designate Diaz said that he and his family are looking forward to the coming weeks and that he hopes to "deepen and expand upon the special relationship" between the U.S. and the Vatican.Dr. Miguel Humberto Diaz, arrived with his family this morning at Rome's Fiumicino International Airport. Prior to leaving the U.S. he was sworn in as ambassador on August...
  • The Pope, Obama and the Mideast

    08/25/2009 8:19:06 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 299+ views
    ZENIT ^ | August 24, 2009
    PARIS, AUG. 24, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI and U.S. President Barack Obama are both calling for a "new beginning" in the Middle East. Their common use of the same term brought French philosopher Henri Hude to analyze the proposal that both men have made to bring about peace in one of the world's most troubled spots. The Pope's call (given in the context of his May pilgrimage to the Holy Land) and Obama's call (given in his speech in Cairo the following month) are the subject of an essay Hude wrote for Humanitas, a journal published by the Pontifical Catholic...
  • Cuban-Born Theologian Nominated as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican

    07/30/2009 6:34:40 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 7 replies · 697+ views
    (English-language translation) Radio Martí - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved by acclamation the nomination of Cuban theologian Miguel Díaz as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, an appointment that must be ratified by the full Senate. If confirmed, 45-year-old Havana native Díaz would be the first Hispanic U.S. ambassador to the Holy See since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1984. Díaz, the son of a waiter and a typist, was the first member of his family to earn a university degree. He studied at the University of St. Thomas and the University of Notre Dame, working as professor at...
  • The Catholic Case Against Obamacare

    07/22/2009 8:42:17 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 11 replies · 433+ views
    ProLifeblogs.com ^ | 7/22/09 | Voice in the Crowd
    I have frequently thought on many issues that the Democratic Party provides the "wrong answers to the right questions." How can we provide better assistance to the poor? How can we make sure workers are treated fairly? How can we help women with unwanted pregnancies? How can we give everyone access to needed health care... As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have told us, everyone deserves medical care, and it is a noble end goal. My own bishop, William Murphy, penned a letter to US Senate Committee on Finance on behalf of the USCCB citing: "The moral measure of...
  • ‘Smart’ Obama outreach to Catholics seeks to offset abortion concerns, commentator says

    07/24/2009 6:26:05 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 556+ views
    cna ^ | July 24, 2009
    President Barack Obama Washington D.C., Jul 24, 2009 / 04:16 am (CNA).- Catholic commentator Deal Hudson says the Obama administration is engaging in "smart" outreach to Catholics by offsetting concerns about abortion with unifying rhetoric and compelling stories. In his view, this outreach also benefits from Republican inaction towards Hispanics and Catholics.Speaking with U.S. News & World Report writer Dan Gilgoff, Hudson questioned President Barack Obama’s "common ground" rhetoric about abortion."It's very smart for Obama to actually take the advice of his Catholic outreach team. They have done a good job navigating the challenges they face among Catholics over...
  • Obama Misled Pope on Abortion, Congressman Charges

    07/21/2009 8:58:02 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 37 replies · 882+ views
    EWTN ^ | Jul 20, 2009
    In remarks on the House floor last week, Congressman Chris Smith argued that President Obama purposely misled Pope Benedict XVI when he said that he “wants to reduce abortion” at their July 10 meeting. Smith recalled the president's statement to the Pope and pointed out that Obama has repeated it several times to different audiences. And yet, Smith charged, Obama’s actions have not aligned with his words. “He says one thing and does precisely the opposite.” Now, the New Jersey Congressman said, Obama is offering a plan for health care reform that is a thinly veiled attempt to increase access...
  • Did President Obama Mislead Pope Benedict? [Catholic Caucus]

    07/17/2009 8:17:29 AM PDT · by Pope Pius XII · 18 replies · 578+ views
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | 16 July 2009 | Deal Hudson
    In the late afternoon of July 10, President Obama met privately with Pope Benedict XVI for just over 30 minutes. According to official Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi, S.J., "The president explicitly expressed his commitment to reducing the numbers of abortions and to listen to the church's concern on moral issues." On July 13 in a Senate committee hearing, Sen. Barbara Mikulski was forced to admit under persistent questioning by Sen. Orrin Hatch that the new health-care bill includes abortion coverage. Planned Parenthood's Guttmacher Institute estimates government funding of abortion increases abortion by 20 to 35 percent. There were 1,206,200...
  • Did President Obama Mislead Pope Benedict?

    07/16/2009 12:18:31 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies · 2,384+ views
    LifeSiteNews/InsideCatholic ^ | 7/16/09 | Deal Hudson
    July 16, 2009 (InsideCatholic.com) - In the late afternoon of July 10, President Obama met privately with Pope Benedict XVI for just over 30 minutes. According to official Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi, S.J., "The president explicitly expressed his commitment to reducing the numbers of abortions and to listen to the church's concern on moral issues."   On July 13 in a Senate committee hearing, Sen. Barbara Mikulski was forced to admit under persistent questioning by Sen. Orrin Hatch that the new health-care bill includes abortion coverage. Planned Parenthood's Guttmacher Institute estimates government funding of abortion increases abortion by 20 to...
  • Prominent Kennedy’s ‘bogus and embarrassing’ remarks set Obama over Pope, critic says

    07/14/2009 10:08:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 72 replies · 1,777+ views
    cna ^ | July 14, 2009
    Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Washington D.C., Jul 14, 2009 / 05:54 am (CNA).- Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s recent Newsweek editorial claiming President Barack Obama represents U.S. Catholics better than Pope Benedict XVI has been attacked by one Catholic critic as “bogus and embarrassing.”Townsend, the eldest child of Robert F. Kennedy, in a July 9 Newsweek column claimed that the Catholic hierarchy ignores women’s equality and “gays’ cry for justice” because they cannot admit they are wrong.She endorsed dissent from Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” which upheld traditional Christian teaching on the immorality of contraception. She...
  • The Pope Meets Obama: God's Law Trumps Harvard Law

    07/13/2009 4:32:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 874+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2009 | Allen Hunt
    Only three people have I ever met in person and felt small. Humility is not my greatest strength, but three people each had something about them that reminded me of my many inadequacies. And that is a good thing. Coach Owenby, my school days basketball coach, had that intimidating testosterone physical presence and demeanor. He simply commanded respect. The ever-present chew of tobacco in his cheek heightened the intimidation. I felt very small in his presence every day. Professor Meeks, my dissertation advisor, had a similar effect on me but for different reasons. His breadth of reading and his mind...
  • In wake of G8, Pope warns of “dark scenarios” for world if absolutism of technology persists

    07/12/2009 11:36:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 659+ views
    asia news ^ | July 12, 2009
    Benedict XVI returns to the principal themes of his social encyclical reaffirming the need for a global commitment to development, to eliminate "social inequality and structural injustices that are no longer tolerable." The social question has become an "anthropological” issue which implies a way of conceiving man in truth, body and soul. Prayers for Honduras and a farewell ahead of holidays in Les Combes (Aosta Valley). Vatican City (AsiaNews) - "The absolutism of technology, which finds its clearest expression in certain practices contrary to life”, could "draw dark scenarios for the future of humanity": Benedict XVI returns to warn against...
  • President gives pope personal letter from Kennedy

    07/11/2009 9:44:39 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 53 replies · 1,408+ views
    CNN ^ | 7-10-09 | Steve Brusk
    President Obama presented Pope Benedict XVI a letter from Sen. Edward Kennedy during their meeting at the Vatican Friday, and asked the Pontiff to pray for the senator, who is being treated for brain cancer. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters the president called the Massachusetts Democrat after the meeting. Gibbs said the two spoke for about 10 minutes as Air Force One left Rome heading for Ghana, "telling him he had delivered the letter on his behalf to the Pope." The letter was described as personal. According to Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough, "the contents of...
  • Pope Presses Obama On Abortion Stem Cells

    07/11/2009 7:30:33 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 8 replies · 549+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 11, 2009
    VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI stressed the church's opposition to abortion and stem cell research in his first meeting with President Barack Obama on Friday, pressing the Vatican's case with the U.S. leader who is already under fire on those issues from some conservative Catholics and bishops back home...Afterward, the Vatican said the leaders discussed immigration, the Middle East peace process and aid to developing nations. But the Vatican's statement also underscored the pair's deep disagreement on abortion. "In the course of their cordial exchanges, the conversation turned first of all to questions which are in the interest of...
  • Benedict XVI Offers Life Lessons to Obama (at Vatican meeting today)

    07/10/2009 10:15:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 42 replies · 1,862+ views
    Zenit.org ^ | JULY 10, 2009 | Aenit.org
    Benedict XVI Offers Life Lessons to Obama US President Makes 1st Visit to Vatican VATICAN CITY, JULY 10, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Abortion, conscience protection and bioethics took center stage as Benedict XVI and U.S. President Barack Obama met for the first time today. The Pope received the president, who was in Italy for the Group of Eight summit that end today in L'Aquila, for about a half hour in a private, closed-door meeting. In a communiqué issued shortly after the meeting concluded, the Vatican reported that the "conversation turned first of all to questions which are in the interests of all...