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  • Douglas Kmiec Back to Defending Pro-Abortion Obama to Catholics

    11/23/2011 8:39:23 AM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/22/11 | Steven Ertelt
    There he goes again. Embattled Catholic law professor and former Obama ambassador to Malta, Douglas Kmiec, is back defending the pro-abortion president to Catholics, this time over conscience issues. Writing in the National Catholic Reporter today, Kmiec essentially tells Catholics to get over the fact that the Obama administration is dangerously close to adopting new Obamacare rules that will require insurance companies and religious organizations to pay for insurance that will cover birth control, contraception, and drugs that can sometimes cause abortions. Without saying so directly, Kmiec essentially takes on the Catholic bishops and their argument that the Obama administration...
  • Doug Kmiec Gets Religion [Finally!]

    05/18/2011 10:42:33 PM PDT · by Salvation · 16 replies
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | May 18th, 2011 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Doug Kmiec Gets Religion May 18th, 2011 by Dr. Paul KengorIn 2008, Professor Doug Kmiec was the poster-child for Catholics supporting Barack Obama’s presidential bid. Call it a triumph of “social justice” over pro-life conviction. Kmiec was a public voice among professing Roman Catholics who voted Obama president. It was fitting that among Obama’s very first moves, done literally as pro-lifers were leaving the annual March for Life, was an executive order ensuring that taxpayer dollars went to Planned Parenthood International.More recently, President Obama drew a line in the sand in the budget battle, refusing attempts by Republican Speaker of...
  • Kmiec Comes Home: Ambassador Resigns Position in the Obama Administration

    04/17/2011 5:52:39 PM PDT · by tcg · 23 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/17/2011 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Readers of Catholic Online recall the series of back and forth disagreements which flowed between now Ambassador Doug Kmiec and I during the last Presidential campaign. Doug is a friend, albeit one with whom I held a very serious disagreement. His quickly written book released during the last Presidential campaign was entitled "Can a Catholic Support Him?" and subtitled "Asking the Big Question about Barrack Obama". It made a serious impact on the last Presidential election. In the forward to the book he was kind enough to acknowledge me with these words "Deacon Keith Fournier's writing and editing of Catholic...
  • U.S. Ambassador to Malta Crashes Car, Nun Killed[Baby Killer kills nun]

    08/27/2010 12:40:33 AM PDT · by topher · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 27, 2010
    CALABASAS, Calif. -- Authorities say a car driven by the U.S. ambassador to Malta crashed in Southern California, killing a nun and injuring a 94-year-old pastor. The California Highway Patrol says the nun and pastor were passengers in the car driver by Ambassador Douglas Kmiec. Kmiec also received moderate injuries in Wednesday's one-vehicle crash ...
  • Remember Doug Kmiec? Stiring The Anthill in Malta.

    02/02/2010 6:37:27 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies · 361+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | 2/1/10 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Remember Doug Kmiec? He wasn’t very well accepted in Malta. He was nearly sycophantic in his support of Pres. Obama during the campaign and after, probably because he wanted to be the ambassador to the Holy See instead of just to Malta. He was the one who said Catholics could set the problem of a candidate’s aggressive support of abortion aside and vote for him anyway. Kmiec Catholics, and others who embrace the corrosive Kmiec Compromise hold that if the candidate’s stand on other social justice issues are acceptable, then his stand on those issues outweighs his unacceptable stand on...
  • The Death of the GOP? (Dumb@ss Doug Kmiec flashback...where are you now Doug??)

    12/18/2009 3:52:33 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 15 replies · 888+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 17, 2009 | Doug Kmiec
    After barely four weeks in office, President Barack Obama signs into law Tuesday a legislative achievement that eclipses entire terms of some contemporary presidents. The stimulus legislation has the real potential of creating more than 3 million jobs, most in the private sector and many rebuilding an aging public infrastructure. The new law assists those most in need of basic health care, job training, and in the near term, unemployment benefits and food. No one could blame Obama for being a bit chagrined at the GOP’s disengagement from all this, notwithstanding the president’s charm and offers of substantive compromise. Republican...
  • Calling Out Fellow “Pro-Lifer” Doug Kmiec

    09/30/2009 4:34:47 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies · 707+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/30/09 | Joseph Meaney
    Guest Commentary By Joseph Meaney (Meaney is Director of International Coordination, Human Life International )FRONT ROYAL, Virginia September 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - It is now clear that the chief Catholic apologist for President Obama, Pepperdine Law Professor Doug Kmiec, ignoring the pastoral direction of many American bishops, has only increased his aggressive promotion of the most pro-abortion president in American history. For his successful efforts in confusing Catholics about the Obama administration’s stance on life issues, Professor Kmiec has been appointed to the prestigious post of US ambassador to Malta by the administration he helped to bring to power.The...
  • Douglas Kmiec Calls Obama's Pro-Abortion Stance: "My Catechism Come to Life"

    09/21/2009 3:49:34 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 1,512+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/21/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- In a new interview that is certain to upset pro-life Catholics, dissident Catholic professor Douglas Kmiec continues to claim that pro-abortion President Barack Obama takes a pro-life view. He says he was so excited talking about abortion with Obama during the campaign that he said Obama's views made him think his candidacy was "my catechism come to life."Kmiec, a former Pepperdine University law professor whose covering up Obama's pro-abortion views during the election drew a rebuke from Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput, receive a reward from Obama by being named as the ambassador to Malta.In an interview...
  • Maltese newspaper editor comments on Kmiec’s proposed ambassadorship

    07/08/2009 10:03:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 530+ views
    cna ^ | July 8, 2009
    Valletta, Malta, Jul 8, 2009 / 12:14 am (CNA).- The editor of a Malta newspaper has commented on President Barack Obama’s choice of Prof. Doug Kmiec as ambassador to Malta, describing the appointment as “somewhat of a poisoned chalice” and noting the controversies concerning Kmiec and his campaign to elect Obama to the American presidency.Noel Grima, editor of the Malta Independent Online, said that though Kmiec was a Catholic and a pro-life person he has “fallen foul” of some Catholic leaders for his public stances on abortion and other pro-life issues.Noting Kmiec’s past as a law school dean, a law...
  • Breaking News: Doug Kmiec to become US Ambassador to Malta

    07/03/2009 6:07:23 AM PDT · by tcg · 21 replies · 1,467+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/3/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    I was one of those who went “toe to toe” with my colleague during the last hotly contested Presidential campaign in the United States of America. For me, it was never about my being an enthusiastic supporter of the other major candidate - I was not. It was about the threshold foundational concern that reveals the very heart of Catholic Social Justice thought, the inviolable dignity of every human life. This is the key to the whole social justice teaching of the Catholic Church. I contended then and now that it must also be the door through which we proceed...
  • Obama Picks "Pro-Life" Catholic Sellout Douglas Kmiec for Malta Ambassador

    07/02/2009 1:43:05 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 59 replies · 3,142+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 2, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama has named Douglas Kmiec, the Pepperdine University law professor who has become a key impediment to pro-life Catholics as the ambassador to Malta. The move is sure to spark opposition in Catholic circles given Malta's strongly pro-life stance.
  • Catholic Obama Adviser Chides Archbishops for Not Taking a 'Catholic Approach' Toward...

    06/02/2009 6:19:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 791+ views
    CNS News ^ | 6/2/2009 | Monica Gabriel and Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) – A prominent Catholic academic and supporter of President Barack Obama says that Roman Catholic Archbishops Raymond Burke and Charles Chaput and Bishop Joseph Naumann did not take a "Catholic approach" when they insisted that prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicians should not take communion.  He also said bishops and priests who deny communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians are engaging in “intimidation.”   “Let me tell you that to be separated from the body of Christ even once is intimidation,” said Douglas Kmiec, professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. Kmiec--a campaign advisor to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008--was barred from communion by a...
  • Correcting the record: Abortions went down under Prez Bush, not up

    05/30/2009 10:27:17 AM PDT · by topher · 11 replies · 574+ views
    Jill Stanek.com ^ | May 29, 2009 | Jill Stanek
    May 29, 2009 Correcting the record: Abortions went down under President Bush, not up During last night's "discussion" between pro-life/pro-Obama Prof. Doug Kmiec and pro-life/anti-Obama Prof. Robert George, Kmiec repeated a false statement. Kmiec said the number of abortions went UP under President George W. Bush. On Fox News Sunday May 17 Fr. Richard McBrien, a pro-Obama Notre Dame theology professor, made the same erroneous claim in a debate with Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. My friend, Professor (and statistical analyzer) Michael New, wants to correct the record: The data do not bear this out. In fact the...
  • Doug Kmiec Pushes False Claim Abortions Increased Under President Bush

    05/29/2009 1:27:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 881+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/29/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- During a debate on Thursday between pro-life Princeton University professor Robert George and pro-Obama apologist Douglas Kmiec, Kmiec continued the false notion that abortions increased during the tenure of pro-life President George W. Bush.During the debate, held at the National Press Club, Kmiec went further than those who suggested abortions rose under Bush. He also claimed that abortions rose under the first President Bush.However, as University of Alabama professor Michael New explains in a new op-ed on National Review Online, Kmiec's contention is inaccurate."Data from both the Center for Disease Control and the Alan Guttmacher Institute...
  • Catholic lawyers debate Obama abortion policy

    05/28/2009 8:04:28 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 14 replies · 449+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/29/09 | Julia Duin
    Two Catholic lawyers went head-to-head Thursday night on whether the Obama administration has any common ground with the pro-life movement and came down on opposing sides on the goals of the new president. In an invitation-only forum at the National Press Club attended by more than 200 people, Doug W. Kmiec, a professor of constitutional law at Pepperdine University law school, held fast to an assertion that the Obama administration is serious about reducing abortions.
  • Kmiec: Time to get government out of the marriage business (Rely on contract law instead)

    05/28/2009 5:19:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 906+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 5/28/2009 | Ed Morrissey
    I don’t agree with Douglas Kmiec often, but this may be the exception … maybe. With all of the various legal and legislative challenges to the definition of marriage in states across the nation, Kmiec tells Catholic News Agency that government should restrict itself to enforcing contract law and leave the question of marriage to the churches. Robert George, a highly respected Constitutional scholar and fellow Catholic, vehemently disagrees (via The Corner): Doug Kmiec, a prominent Catholic who backed Barack Obama’s presidential bid, has endorsed replacing marriage with a neutral “civil license,” a proposal law professor Robert P. George called...
  • Kmiec proposes end of legally recognized marriage

    05/28/2009 6:35:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 1,318+ views
    cna ^ | May 28, 2009
    Professors Douglas Kmiec and Robert George Washington D.C., May 28, 2009 / 04:41 am (CNA).- Doug Kmiec, a prominent Catholic who backed Barack Obama’s presidential bid, has endorsed replacing marriage with a neutral “civil license,” a proposal law professor Robert P. George called a “terrible idea” that would make the government neglect a vital social institution. Speaking to CNSNews.com, Pepperdine University law professor Doug Kmiec said that although his solution to disputes over the definition of marriage might be “awkward,” it would “untie the state from this problem” by creating a new terminology that would apply to everyone, homosexual...
  • Doug Kmiec On Obama at Notre Dame

    04/14/2009 2:08:06 PM PDT · by kklein · 7 replies · 659+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say Blog ^ | 4/19/2009 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    A masterful fisking of Doug Kmiec's inane defense of Obama at Notre Dame. by Fr. Z.
  • Vatican frowns on envoy prospects [Pro-choice "Catholics" don't cut it]

    04/10/2009 12:12:10 PM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies · 596+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2009 | John Phillips and James Morrison
    ROME | The Obama administration is having difficulty finding an ambassador to the Vatican, which has informally vetoed the appointment of Caroline Kennedy and other Roman Catholics who have supported President Obama, an Italian newspaper and Vatican specialists said Thursday. "A trial of strength between Barack Obama and the U.S. church that involves the Holy See is under way," the conservative Milan newspaper Il Giornale said Thursday in a report by Vatican correspondent Andrea Tornielli. "The tenant of the White House is very criticized indeed for his choices in favor of abortion and use of stem [cell] embryos, while the...
  • Did Obama Allow Human Cloning? (George-Kmiec debate)

    03/20/2009 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 13 replies · 582+ views
    US News ^ | 3/17/2009 | Dan Golgoff
    Here's the final installment of the E-mail debate between conservative Catholic legal scholars Robby George and Doug Kmiec over whether President Obama's executive order on embryonic stem cell research authorizes federally funded human cloning. In the first E-mail in this post, Kmiec responds to George's point-by-point analysis of Obama's new embryonic stem cell research policy, arguing that Obama's policy will very likely outlaw human cloning. In the second E-mail, George closes the debate by decrying Kmiec's definition of human cloning and invites him to debate the matter in public.