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  • Former DIA Chief Michael Flynn Says Rise of Islamic State was “a willful decision”...

    08/07/2015 12:37:52 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 32 replies ^ | Aug 6 2015 | Brad Hoff
    In Al Jazeera’s latest Head to Head episode, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn confirms to Mehdi Hasan that not only had he studied the DIA memo predicting the West’s backing of an Islamic State in Syria when it came across his desk in 2012, but even asserts that the White House’s sponsoring of radical jihadists (that would emerge as ISIL and Nusra) against the Syrian regime was “a willful decision.” Amazingly, Flynn actually took issue with the way interviewer Mehdi Hasan posed the question—Flynn seemed to want to make it clear that the policies that led...
  • High-Level U.S. Military Official: U.S. Made a "Wilful Decision" to Support Al Qaeda and ...

    08/08/2015 8:08:42 AM PDT · by amorphous · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/7/15
    An internal Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) document produced recently shows that the U.S. knew that the actions of "the West, Gulf countries and Turkey" in Syria might create a terrorist group like ISIS and an Islamic caliphate. While the powers-that-be have tried to downplay the significance of the document, the former head of the DIA - Lieutenant General Michael Flynn - just confirmed its importance.
  • Breaking: Flynn Endorsed by Senator Ted Cruz

    07/06/2015 12:47:56 PM PDT · by kevkrom · 5 replies
    Breaking: Flynn Endorsed by Senator Ted Cruz "Mike Flynn is the kind of courageous conservative we need in Washington. When Andrew Breitbart to expose ACORN and fight back against the institutional left and the political class, he chose Mike Flynn as his lieutenant. For 6 years, Flynn helped expose the media’s lies and led many fights against the Obama Administration and Washington’s entrenched political establishment. I’m happy to endorse his campaign for Congress. With Flynn, Central Illinois will have a strong voice to uphold the constitution, defend the 2nd Amendment and stand up to the media and political elite."...
  • Mike Flynn: GOP Establishment Fighting to Quash My Conservative Candidacy

    06/22/2015 6:14:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 5 replies ^ | 6/22/15 | Kate McHugh
    Speaking to Breitbart News Sunday, Big Government founding editor Mike Flynn, a conservative activist running for the seat vacated by Aaron Shock, recounted the ways the central Illinois GOP is trying to quash his candidacy. Flynn says that, instead of making robocalls which can be recorded, supporters of his primary opponent Darin LaHood are conducting live calls and telling voters in the deeply conservative district that Flynn is a liberal Republican. “They’re saying I support amnesty, that I support banning hand guns,” said Flynn. “They’re not even testing the truth — they’re just outright lying, wholesale.” The amnesty charge is...
  • Military intel predicted rise of ISIS in 2012, detailed arms shipments from Benghazi to Syria

    05/18/2015 1:29:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | May 18, 2015 | Catherine Herridge
    Seventeen months before President Obama dismissed the Islamic State as a "JV team," a Defense Intelligence Agency report predicted the rise of the terror group and likely establishment of a caliphate if its momentum was not reversed. While the report was circulated to the CIA, State Department and senior military leaders, among others, it's not known whether Obama was ever briefed on the document. The DIA report, which was reviewed by Fox News, was obtained through a federal lawsuit by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch. Documents from the lawsuit also reveal a host of new details about events leading up to...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-08-15 : Congress Needs an Exit Interview with General Flynn

    08/16/2014 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-08-15 | Newt Gingrich
    . August 15, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Congress Needs an Exit Interview with General Flynn ===================================================== Outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, gave an extraordinary exit interview last week with James Kitfield of the publication Breaking Defense. The interview revealed assessments about the dangers facing the United States that are so unlike what we hear from President Obama or his national security team that relevant Congressional committees should conduct their own exit interview in public hearings with General Flynn when they return from the August recess. For example, General Flynn says plainly the United States...
  • Exclusive: Suspicion Surrounds Candidacy of Lamar Alexander's Donor 'Friend,' Dr. George Flinn

    04/08/2014 5:05:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | April 7, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    “Hi, I'm Dr. George Flinn,” he says on the video, in a Superman costume. “It makes it fun for you,” Flinn, a millionaire radio mogul who became wealthy through a radiology practice, explains, “You say, ‘what is he going to do next?’ Sometimes I don’t even know what I’m going to do next!” This week, what is next for Flinn is a quixotic run for senate in Tennessee, where he entered the GOP primary against incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander and state Rep. Joe Carr in the twilight hours leading up to the state’s filing deadline, with virtually no groundwork and...
  • Espionage writer Vince Flynn dies; books beloved from O'Gara's to Baghdad

    06/19/2013 7:31:22 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-19-13 | Mary Ann Grossmann
    When "Memorial Day" was published in 2004, Flynn told the Pioneer Press how elated he was when a CIA chief of operations said "you can't get into a Humvee in Baghdad without kicking a Vince Flynn paperback." "That director is a former Marine responsible for operations in all the bad spots, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran," Flynn recalled. "When he jumped up, starts pumping my hand and tells me he's a huge fan of my books, I almost fainted. He'd just gotten back from Baghdad, where the guys sat around a bonfire, drinking beer, arguing about who should play Mitch Rapp...
  • MN Author Vince Flynn Dies At 47

    06/19/2013 6:52:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    CBS Local - Minnestoa ^ | June 19, 2013 8:20 AM | staff
    Minnesota author Vince Flynn has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. WCCO-TV has learned that Flynn died Wednesday morning at United Hospital in St. Paul. Flynn has authored 15 novels centered around the character of Mitch Rapp, an undercover CIA agent. The majority of those novels have made it to the New York Times bestseller list.
  • Pro-Self Defense Sheriff Apologizes for "Embarrassing" Police Chief Testimony

    03/06/2013 9:34:20 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 7 replies
    TownHall ^ | Mar. 6, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Ever wonder why police chiefs from big, crime ridden cities are always chosen to testify before the Senate about gun control while sheriffs are often ignored? Police chiefs are appointed. They simply serve as politicians and mouth pieces for their city councils and liberal mayors. This is the case in anti-self defense Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington D.C. Milwaukee etc. Sheriffs on the other hand are elected and represent the voices of the people they serve. On Monday Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, the sheriff who sent out a public service announcement encouraging residents to learn how to use a firearm in...
  • Letter to ATF demands answers on flawed Milwaukee storefront sting

    02/01/2013 5:57:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 21 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 01 feb 2013 | John Diedrich and Raquel Rutledge
    . A bipartisan push intensified Thursday for answers from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about a flawed storefront sting in Milwaukee. A Journal Sentinel investigation this week exposed a 10-month federal operation marred by a series of mistakes and failures, including an agent's machine gun being stolen and burglars ripping off $35,000 in merchandise from the agency's phony store. Milwaukee police and ATF are still looking for that stolen machine gun, officials said Thursday. "Suffice to say, ATF and the police department both have a keen interest in trying to get that firearm back," said Milwaukee...
  • Need Help With Picking Out Books

    09/01/2012 1:21:23 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 95 replies
    9-1-2012 | Self
    I need help...I am a Vincy Flynn and Brad Thor wife has brought home from the library, and like Dale Brown books, I see right through their liberal is hard to find anything to fill the void while Vince and Brad ginn up the next me if you will with some authors who can hold my interest. Silva is ok, but I don't care about stealing a Rembrant painting...I like conspiracy, spy, etc.
  • Need Help With Picking Out Books

    09/01/2012 1:21:18 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 9 replies
    9-1-2012 | Self
    I need help...I am a Vincy Flynn and Brad Thor wife has brought home from the library, and like Dale Brown books, I see right through their liberal is hard to find anything to fill the void while Vince and Brad ginn up the next me if you will with some authors who can hold my interest. Silva is ok, but I don't care about stealing a Rembrant painting...I like conspiracy, spy, etc.
  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • Gov. Nikki Haley: NLRB should be disbanded

    09/01/2011 3:18:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/01/2011 | Tina Korbe
    After all she has learned about the National Labor Relations Board through her fight on behalf of The Boeing Company, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has come to one conclusion: The agency should be disbanded. “What you have is a rogue agency that is doing the most un-American thing imaginable to our businesses,” the governor said this morning on a conference call. “And as we are looking at President Obama to give his speech on jobs, the only thing I want to hear from him, the only thing the people of this country want to hear from him is that...
  • "Big Government’s” Mike Flynn on "Hannity" about Etheridge Attack on College Interviewers – Video

    06/15/2010 5:02:16 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 636+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | June 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Sean Hannity talking with Big Government’s Mike Flynn last night, about North Carolina Democrat Rep. Bob Etheridge’s attack on two college students who attempted to interview him on a Washington, D.C. street. Mike Flynn was the first to post this story at Big Government yesterday. Flynn said he has communicated with the two students by email, and he indicated they are considering bringing charges against Rep. Etheridge. The reaction of the Left has been telling, Flynn pointed out, as they have come to the defense of Etheridge, and have tried to villify the two young men...
  • Afghan aide's uphill fight

    11/29/2009 6:10:28 AM PST · by Saije · 1 replies · 279+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/29/2009 | Julian E. Barnes
    The peaks of the Hindu Kush mountains create a stunning backdrop for the U.S. military's Kabul headquarters, but Maj. Gen. Michael Flynn rarely notices. Sheltering Taliban fighters and American combat outposts, the mountains symbolize the old way of fighting. Flynn was sent here to help define a new strategy for the war. In a heavily fortified teleconference center at the military complex, Flynn sat before a microphone pressing his case for more Predator drones, intelligence analysts and satellites to peer beyond those craggy peaks. An ocean away in the United States, a senior officer seemed to be dragging his heels,...
  • Wisconsin's Top Criminal (Police Chief dismisses Constitution)

    04/28/2009 7:14:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies · 2,593+ views
    JPFO ^ | 27 April, 2009 | Kirby Ferris
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin Chief of Police Ed Flynn is hopefully going to be out of a job soon. This is a good thing. Take a deep breath and read this excerpt from a recent Associated Press release. MADISON (AP) — Milwaukee’s police chief said today he’ll go on telling his officers to take down anyone with a firearm despite Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s finding that people can carry guns openly if they do it peacefully. Please take the time to read the entire piece (JPFO copy) This is very important information for any gun owner. Chief Flynn then goes on...
  • Milwaukee police chief Ed Flynn borrows a page from Bull Connors' playbook

    04/24/2009 4:19:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies · 1,018+ views
    DC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 April, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Earlier this week TV News caught on video a consensual encounter between West Allis police officers and Brad Krause who happened to be open carrying a holstered handgun in public. Like the old Roman saying, the police officers' action can be described simply as: they came, they saw, they left. In states where open carry has become popular the police often don't even come anymore unless they see or are told of actual unlawful conduct. But while Wisconsin gun owners like Mr. Krause prepare to play ball with consensual police inquiries into their orderly open carrying of holstered handguns,...
  • Milwaukee police chief Ed Flynn borrows a page from Bull Connors' playbook

    04/24/2009 4:19:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 253+ views
    DC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 April, 2009 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Earlier this week TV News caught on video a consensual encounter between West Allis police officers and Brad Krause who happened to be open carrying a holstered handgun in public. Like the old Roman saying, the police officers' action can be described simply as: they came, they saw, they left. In states where open carry has become popular the police often don't even come anymore unless they see or are told of actual unlawful conduct. But while Wisconsin gun owners like Mr. Krause prepare to play ball with consensual police inquiries into their orderly open carrying of holstered handguns,...
  • Daniel J. Flynn's A Conservative History of the American Left

    09/13/2008 2:54:53 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 253+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2008 | Judith Reisman
    A Conservative History of the American Leftby Daniel J. Flynn To catch the current Obamania, we need to see its original old script. For as Daniel J. Flynn documents so brilliantly in "A Conservative History of the American Left," Obamaesqe "Change" and "Hope" rhetoric resurfaces with every generation. Flynn's account puts the modern Obama movement in historical perspective. In fact, Chapter 21, "Meet the New Left, Same as the Old Left" introduces Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, sixties bomb-throwing fanatics from whose living room Obama recently launched his political career. Says Flynn of these sixties "intellectuals" who now see Obama...
  • Boiling Point Interview with Prominent Author Dan Flynn (Conservative History of the American Left)

    06/10/2008 10:05:06 PM PDT · by TexCon · 113+ views
    Boiling Point Radio ^ | June 9th, 2008 | Joseph Dozier
    See the following links for my interview with prominent and provocative conservative author Dan Flynn whose latest book "A Conservative History of the American Left" has received much praise and press. All three segments are embedded for easy viewing at Or you can use YouTube - be sure to subscribe and check out our other interviews: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
  • Directive from Archbishop Flynn ends lay preaching at Mass (Rejoice alert!)

    05/10/2008 1:30:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 187 replies · 132+ views
    Catholic Spirit ^ | May 7, 2008 | Maria Wiering
    Father Terry Rassmussen, pastor of St. Joseph in New Hope, finished reading, closed the Book of the Gospels, and stepped away from the ambo. From the congregation, Ginny Untiedt stepped forward. Clad in a white robe, Untiedt bowed as Father Rassmussen laid his hands on her head and blessed her. She looked up, walked to the ambo and began preaching for the last time.As many as 29 parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have used lay preachers at Mass during the past 25 years. In January, however, Archbishop Harry Flynn instructed pastors to discontinue the practice. He...
  • OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS (Flynn is gone!!!)(Catholic Caucus)

    05/02/2008 9:28:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies · 100+ views
    VIS ^ | 5/2/2008
    VATICAN CITY, 2 MAY 2008 (VIS) - The Holy Father: - Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, U.S.A., presented by Archbishop Harry J. Flynn, upon having reached the age limit. He is succeeded by Coadjutor Archbishop John C. Neinstedt.
  • Pamela Smart Teen Gunman, Now 33, Seeks Sentence Reduction

    01/25/2008 5:12:31 PM PST · by metmom · 17 replies · 1,831+ views ^ | Monday, January 21, 2008 | Associated Press
    WARREN, Maine — William Flynn depicts himself as a do-gooder, a member of the Jaycees who has a wife and teenage stepdaughter and likes to play softball. At least that's how he'd like to be seen by a judge, who's considering freeing Flynn early from the 28 years-to-life prison term he got for killing his lover's husband as a teenager in the notorious Pamela Smart murder case. Since going to prison nearly two decades ago, Flynn has earned a high school equivalency degree and an electrician's helper license, gotten married and raised money for charity. He says in court documents...
  • When Hollywood wasn't insane...

    11/10/2007 5:21:14 PM PST · by drzz · 45 replies · 111+ views
    Video ^ | 11/11/07 | Erroly Flynn
    As we celebrate the day when Wold War I was ended, this videos makes us remember the time when Hollywood wasn't ruled by anti-American bastards and useless idiots, but by charismatic and heroic people who prepared the country for the difficult times ahead... The good old days...
  • WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE by James R. Flynn

    10/07/2007 5:33:52 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 28 replies · 1,646+ views
    7 October 2007 | Vanity
    WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE by James R. Flynn Reasons For This Book Review I have limited this review to three broad purposes: (1) To explore the nature of the Flynn Effect; (2) To introduce Dr. Flynn’s latest thoughts on re-defining intelligence; (3) And, to discuss the black/white IQ gap. Introduction In 1994 Herrnstein and Murray published The Bell Curve. Rising IQ test scores over time were enigmatic. Since James R. Flynn had focused attention on this finding, Murray and Herrnstein labeled this as the “Flynn Effect.” This persistent and progressive IQ increase was thought to be a result of better nutrition...
  • Hard-Line Bishop to Succeed Flynn

    04/25/2007 6:16:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies · 660+ views
    Twin ^ | 4/24/07 | David Hanners
    A lauded liturgist, administrator, New Ulm conservative also is known for controversyRoman Catholic Bishop John Nienstedt of New Ulm, Minn., a theological conservative who has taken on Hollywood, stem-cell research and people who make too much noise in church, was named Tuesday to succeed Archbishop Harry Flynn. The announcement by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that Nienstedt, 60, had been named "coadjutor archbishop" ended months of speculation over who would succeed Flynn, who will step down when he turns 75 next year. Flynn, who has been archbishop since 1996, introduced Nienstedt at the archdiocese's chancery in St. Paul....
  • 'Arrrrr!'

    07/09/2006 6:51:04 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 60 replies · 2,191+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2006 | Steve Knopper
    "When you look at the golden age of piracy, 1692 to about 1725, pirates were considered what they in fact were -- ruthless brigands, murderers, thieves," says W. Thomas Smith Jr., co-author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates." "Robert Louis Stevenson's book romanticized pirates and made them very personable. That was taken a step further with the story of 'Peter Pan,' where Captain Hook was loosely based on the image of Blackbeard -- and as we all know, Blackbeard was a horrible guy." So, Mr. Smith, who's your favorite pirate? "I would have to say, I guess, Blackbeard --...
  • The USCCB and the “Safe Environment” Programs: Safe isn’t Safe Anymore [VIRTUS]

    05/23/2006 10:54:40 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies · 462+ views ^ | 05-23-06 | Elzabeth Schwab
    The USCCB and the “Safe Environment” Programs: Safe isn’t Safe Anymore by Elizabeth Schwab   May 23, 2006 Those who grew up in the 50s and 60s may still remember their first elementary reader about the adventures of Dick and Jane. It was a simpler world back then, and Dick and Jane were as gay as could be. Gay. They were happy, carefree. Today a quite different meaning comes to mind. Amazing, isn’t it, how that one word has changed forever. Another word undergoing a similar transformation today is the word “safe.” Suddenly there is a push for safety in all forms...
  • Cover Story: Extreme makeover - New bishop quickly discards programs, people

    05/10/2006 6:26:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 640+ views
    National Catholic Reporter ^ | May 12, 2006 | DENNIS CODAY
    Perhaps nowhere in America has the transition from a church focused on social engagement and lay empowerment to one more concerned with Catholic identity and evangelization been more dramatic, or in some ways more wrenching, than in the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese since the appointment of Bishop Robert Finn.Finn has brought the diocese, for decades a model of the former category of church practice, to a screeching halt and sent it veering off in a new direction, leaving nationally heralded education programs and high-profile lay leaders and women religious with long experience abandoned and dismayed.The competing tensions in the...
  • Catholic lay leaders support embattled priest (circulate petition to rescind Altier silence)

    05/06/2006 5:45:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 344+ views
    Speroforum ^ | May 5, 2006 | Martin Barillas
    Leaders and members of several Roman Catholic lay organizations are circulating a petition addressed to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Harry J. Flynn to rescind an order silencing the popular priest, Rev. Robert Altier.  Kenneth M.  Fisher of California, founder of Concerned Roman Catholics of America, authored the petition,  which calls for the archbishop to “reconsider his unjust silencing of this good priest.”   Among the signatories currently are Mary Ann Kreitzer of Les Femmes, Georgene M. Sorenson of Romans in the Desert, Katherine Garrigan of Fidelity, and Valerie Lubitz, Michael A. Curtis, Carol Suhr – all of Los...

    03/21/2006 6:40:33 AM PST · by NYer · 28 replies · 733+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | March 21, 2006
    The following e-mail was sent to viewer Mary Grace Westman, who inquired as to why a Minnesota priest, Father Robert Altier, was no longer allowed to conduct a radio and internet ministry. The move by Archbishop Harry Flynn caused a heated controversy two weeks ago, for Father Altier had a significant following in conservative and Marian circles. The archbishop's explanation:To interested party Thank you for your recent note. I appreciate that you have benefited spiritually from Fr. Altier’s homilies. He has done much good work and is not being “silenced.”Fr. Robert Altier is a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint...
  • Archbishop’s Action Against Priest . . . Reverberates Throughout Cyber Universe

    03/17/2006 1:04:45 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies · 832+ views
    The Wanderer ^ | March 16, 2006 | Paul Likoudis
     ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Ash Wednesday, March 1, St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop Harry Flynn asked a popular St. Paul priest, Fr. Robert Altier, an assistant pastor at St. Agnes Church, to remove his homilies from a web site run by parishioners. The “silencing” has reverberated across the cyber universe, provoking nearly unanimous exasperation because Altier’s only “offense” — in the view of many — was his support for parents who object to the archdiocese’s “safe environment” programs for children. Over the past several months, Fr. Altier, a spiritual adviser to Catholic Parents Online, which is leading the parents’ movement in...
  • If High Ranking Priests Don't Resign Dirty Laundry will be Publicly Aired During Lent

    03/13/2006 4:09:00 PM PST · by NYer · 25 replies · 1,193+ views
    LifeSite ^ | March 13, 2006 | John-Henry Westen
    MINNEAPOLIS, March 9, 2006 ( - It seems like all hell is breaking loose in the archdiocese of St. Paul - Minneapolis.  In recent weeks 27 priests signed a petition against Archbishop Harry Flynn's backing for a measure to protect the traditional definition of marriage ( ).  The diocese is refusing to release those names and it has not publicly ordered the priests to be silent about their heterodox views, but it has, at the same time, silenced a faithful priest who objected to the graphic sex-ed program advocated by the archdiocese ( ).  Like many dioceses in North America,...
  • GYRATIONS IN CHURCH AS CONTROVERSIES ERUPT (includes letter from Fr. Altier)

    03/07/2006 7:56:08 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies · 442+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | March 7, 2006 | Mike Brown
    There seems to be sudden jockeying in various corners of Catholicism as the faithful wait to see where exactly Pope Benedict XVI will settle when it has to do with 'liberal" and "conservative" interpretations of liturgical norms. Was the pope, as Cardinal Ratzinger, as tough as many believe, or was he operating more at the behest of John Paul than previously recognized? That's the question of the hour: how far the Pope, widely described as a liberal before Vatican II, but stringently orthodox since, will keep to the conservative strictures for which he was famous as prefect for the Sacred...
  • Faithful Priest Silenced (Updated comprehensive list of ALL internet links and blog discussions)

    03/06/2006 6:51:12 AM PST · by NYer · 19 replies · 1,002+ views
    Church Online ^ | March 6, 2006
    Archbishop Harry J. Flynn has silenced Fr. Altier, a well-known and loved priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.Fr. Altier is the assistant pastor of the Church of St. Agnes in St. Paul, Minnesota, a parish famous the world over for itÂ’s sacred music programs, fidelity to the Christian Faith, sublime liturgical sense and architectural splendor. Fr. Altier has many credentials but the most important of them are his fidelity, humility, and holiness - an exceedingly rare combination in the Church today.The homepage of Fr. AltierÂ’s web site,, states the following: In obedient compliance with the...
  • The Hidden Truth About Joseph McCarthy

    07/09/2005 12:54:21 AM PDT · by John Filson · 26 replies · 4,858+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 2000 | Daniel J. Flynn
    The Hidden Truth About Joseph McCarthy Daniel J. Flynn     For generations of American students, the name Joe McCarthy and not Joe Stalin has been synonymous with evil. A practitioner of “black arts,” a “demon,” “ogreish,” and a “seditionist” are a few of the descriptions of him handed down to us from his first major biographer. The passage of time hasn’t tempered these hysterical reactions.    The late senator, the story goes, created a climate of fear in the early 1950s by conducting a witchhunt that called liberals “Communists” and Communists “spies.” We now know better. The witches were real. Today,...
  • Flynn denies communion to sash wearers

    05/08/2005 1:26:32 AM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies · 1,819+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | May 6, 2005 | Darlene Prois
    Responding to a directive from the Vatican, Archbishop Harry Flynn has advised all parishes in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to deny communion to anyone wearing a rainbow-colored sash. For the past four years, supporters of the Rainbow Sash Alliance USA -- a group of Catholics who are active in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community -- have worn the sashes to receive communion at the St. Paul Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, the anniversary date of the group's founding in 1998. Last year the service was disrupted when a group of 40 laymen protested the activists receiving...
  • Sash Wars V: The Archbishop Strikes Back

    05/07/2005 9:50:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies · 784+ views ^ | 05-07-05 | Tim Drake
    Sash Wars V: The Archbishop Strikes Back 05/07/05 Four years ago, St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop Harry Flynn opened the cathedral’s doors to open homosexuals who desired to change Church teaching. Every Pentecost since, members of the Rainbow Sash Alliance have donned multicolored sashes for Sunday Mass and were given the Eucharist. This year that changes. In a move that surprised both members of the Rainbow Sash Alliance, and Catholics in the archdiocese and neighboring dioceses, Archbishop Flynn sent a letter to Brian McNeill, leader of the Rainbow Sash Alliance USA, a local affiliate of the international Rainbow Sash Movement —...
  • Archbishop: No communion for sash-wearers (MN)

    05/05/2005 7:13:16 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 18 replies · 850+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 5-5-05 | STEVE SCOTT
    Archbishop Harry Flynn has told gay-rights supporters they will not be allowed to receive Holy Communion while wearing rainbow-colored sashes because the practice has come to be perceived as a protest against Catholic teaching and is unacceptable to the Vatican. Flynn's decision, conveyed in a letter this week to the Rainbow Sash Alliance USA, reverses his four-year policy of not interfering with sash-wearers receiving Communion at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Rainbow-sash supporters in St. Paul and elsewhere have typically organized their presence around the Christian celebration of Pentecost, which this year is May 15
  • We Must Stop Democrat Doris Matsui

    03/02/2005 12:32:39 PM PST · by RWGuy · 45 replies · 959+ views
    Flynn for Congress ^ | 03/02/2005 | Vanity
    Democrat Doris Matsui is trying to win election to fill the seat formerly held by her late husband Robert Matsui. Matsui recently passed away - making the seat vacant.In about 1 week there will be a Special Election. To stop Doris Matsui we need to keep her under 50% + 1 vote. We need FReepers from all over the United States to come together and take action.I recommend FReepers support John Thomas Flynn. He has new radio ads he is airing. You can learn more about him here: Flynn's Top Three issues are: * Securing Our Borders * Fighting...
  • Matsui leads the pack in election funding [Fight the Democrat Establishment!]

    02/25/2005 10:35:51 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 12 replies · 340+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 02/25/2005 | Kevin Yamamura
    Matsui leads the pack in election fundingHigh-profile Democrats back her campaign for late husband's seat. By Kevin Yamamura -- Bee Capitol Bureau Published 2:15 am PST Friday, February 25, 2005 Doris Matsui raised nearly $700,000 during the first month of her campaign to replace her late husband in Congress, more than 23 times the amount raised by her closest opponent, according to federal records filed Thursday. [snip] Her receipts through Feb. 16 range from $5,000 donations from various political action committees to $250 contributions from friends in Sacramento. Lawmakers and Washington insiders also contributed to her campaign, including former Secretary...
  • Anti-Americanism (Interview with Stanley Kurtz, Dan Flynn, Paul Hollander, Victor Davis Hanson)

    02/23/2005 3:17:17 PM PST · by nosofar · 2 replies · 455+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | November 11, 2002 | Jamie Glazov
    Anti-Americanism continues to grow more powerful and to mutate into increasingly bizarre and pathological forms. After 9/11, masses of people from all over the world not only celebrated America’s tragedy, but even blamed the victims rather than the perpetrators for the terrorist attacks. As the Bush administration attempts to build a coalition against Saddam Hussein, it becomes evident that the American President’s efforts are frustrated by the vehement strain of anti-Americanism in the international environment. And let’s not kid ourselves: anti-Americanism is no dying force in America itself. To be sure, members of the fifth column in the U.S., led...
  • Shades of McCarrick (Liar! Flynn)

    01/26/2005 9:51:33 AM PST · by ninenot · 32 replies · 678+ views
    Bettnet ^ | 1/26/05 | D Bettinelli
    What is it with American bishops misrepresenting their communication with Vatican officials? First, it was Cardinal McCarrick misrepresenting Cardinal Ratzinger on pro-abortion Catholic politicians receiving Communion, and now it’s Archbishop Harry Flynn of Minneapolis misrepresenting Cardinal Francis Arinze on giving Communion to the Rainbow Sash movement. Last month, Archbishop Flynn, who had caused a ruckus in his archdiocese when he refused to disallow the Sash-ayers from using Communion as a statement of dissent, said that Cardinal Arinze, prefect of the Congregation for Worship, did not ask him to change his policy of giving Eucharist to the Sash-ayers after he asked...
  • Cardinal Arinze denies he approved U.S. Archbishop giving sash wearing "gays" Holy Communion

    01/24/2005 10:23:17 AM PST · by Land of the Irish · 30 replies · 550+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | January 23, 2005 | Barbara Kralis
    During the past five years, at the time of the Catholic Church's most holy day of Pentecost Sunday, [1] openly 'gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender' persons wearing rainbow colored body sashes have gathered in large groups inside several U.S. Cathedrals to protest the Church's teachings and divine laws against sodomy. Scandalized and sorrow filled faithful sit watchfully in the pews as sash-wearing 'intrinsically disordered' [2] persons walk arm and arm down the aisles in an attempt to receive the Eucharist. Most all U.S. Bishops have denied them Holy Communion. Four known bishops continue to give them the Eucharist. The scandal...
  • Saint Joan of Arc (Minneapolis) pastor resigns

    01/12/2005 11:22:11 AM PST · by Drake Tungsten · 2 replies · 427+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | January 12 | Terry Collins
    Priests of 2 Catholic parishes leaving Terry Collins, Star Tribune January 13, 2005Two Minneapolis priests who have led parishes sympathetic to gay and lesbian rights have announced their resignations. The Rev. George Wertin, senior priest of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, which has clashed with its archdiocese and some orthodox Catholics in the Twin Cities, announced his retirement Sunday effective July 1. And the Rev. Stephen O'Gara, pastor at the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, said last week he's leaving March 1. Both said the timing of their announcements was coincidental, and they assured parishioners that they weren't...
  • Gay-Friendly U.S. Bishops Outed by Homosexual Activist 'Catholic' Group

    11/12/2004 7:35:42 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 25 replies · 787+ views
    LifeSite ^ | Thursday November 11, 2004
    Gay-Friendly U.S. Bishops Outed by Homosexual Activist 'Catholic' Group WASHINGTON, November 11, 2004 ( - Four of the most controversial left-leaning US Catholic Bishops have been praised by a homosexual activist group. Archbishop Harry Flynn (Minneapolis/St Paul, MN), Cardinal Roger Mahony (Los Angeles, CA), Bishop Mathew Clark (Rochester, NY) and Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton (Detroit) were named in a press release by the Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM). RSM is a group of homosexual activists which stages publicity stunts daring Catholic clergy to deny members communion. RSM members present themselves for communion while wearing a rainbow-colored sash indicating that they are...
  • Flynn letter scolds Kerry on abortion

    10/11/2004 1:07:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies · 987+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | October 11, 2004 | Glen Johnson
    BAL HARBOUR, Fla. -- Raymond L. Flynn, the former mayor of Boston and US ambassador to the Vatican, injected himself into the presidential race yesterday with a pointed letter to John F. Kerry, his home-state senator and fellow Democrat. Flynn, in an ad spreading across nearly an entire page of The New York Times, chided Kerry for insisting that, if elected president, he would appoint only people who support abortion rights to be justices on the Supreme Court. ''Removing political correctness from that statement, Senator Kerry, you have announced that you will only support people to the federal judiciary who...
  • Self-righteousness is destructive and uncharitable

    09/27/2004 6:38:12 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 8 replies · 331+ views ^ | September 23, 2004 | ARCHBISHOP FLYNN
    The current political campaign, with its fusillade of personal attacks and orchestrated charges and counter charges, is unpleasant to endure. Even partisans and those firmly in support of a candidate must grow weary of the incessant personal attacks on the candidates, their integrity and their reputations. One wonders why the Christian values of charity toward one another and the American value of fair play have been abandoned. Particularly distressing is that this uncharitable, biased and reckless substitute for what formerly was fair-minded commentary and fact-based dialogue has found its venomous way into our Catholic family. Just this past week, I...