Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ASH WEDNESDAY


The President Announces New Commerce Secretary and the
Vice-President Starts Lent

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

In a message at St. Basil's Church in Toronto recently, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput warned against following blindly.

"President Obama is a man of intelligence and some remarkable gifts. He has a great ability to inspire. … But whatever his strengths, there's no way to reinvent his record on abortion and related issues with rosy marketing about unity, hope and change," Chaput said.

Katherine said...

seems the archbishop is toning down his rhetoric following his colossal defeat.

Betty said...

Here is what the Dallas Morning News says about Chaput's comments:

...his comments this week in Toronto the whiff of sour grapes: He sounds like the guy whose candidate lost, and who's having a hard time getting over it.

Albert Weston said...

The point is not whether the archbishop was sour grapes, the point is, was what he said true or untrue. Can you reinvent Obama's record?

Anonymous said...

No can Chaput reinvent his record of acting more like a party boss than the pastor of souls.

Anonymous said...

The Archbishop has been consistent in his stance and basically what he asks is a simple question.

We all know what the answer is: "of course we cannot reinvent his record to make him seem prolife" There may be a good intention in there somewhere but if there is, his actions don't follow that intention no matter how you slice it. (his appointments, his rhetoric, etc)

Anonymous said...

Also, the Archbishop would have the same words for any so called pro-choice individual no matter what the party affiliation. Don't get hung up on your party.

Katherine said...

We all know what the answer is

Yes. Even among his strongest Catholic supporters, we have acknowledged that the President has a regretable record on the legal status of abortion. Given we all know this, I'm not sure why the Archbishop thinks his remarks are so newsworthy.

It does lead one to think he just can't get over the fact that the Catholic faithful overwhelmingly rejected his dictates in the past election.

Albert Weston said...

God will remember the disobedience of those catholics that think they have a "right" to their own opinions. As a Catholic you are bound to obedience. God never asks how you vote....but did you obey?
Pride in rebellion is a mortal sin.
Jesus never asked anyone for their vote, only their obedience.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr. Weston,

You do know you are a nut and a fanatic, don't you?

Anonymous said...

I don't think the terminology "Catholic faithful" description fits. A faithful Catholic is one who is obedient. A faithful Catholic would not vote for someone who advances pro-death and anti-family legislation. A more appropriate description would be "some who claim to be Catholic" voted for Obama.

Susan said...

What on earth do you see in Mr. Weston's comments that make him a nut and fanatic???

Betty said...

Would a faithful Catholic vote to advance a pro-death mismanaged war or an anti-family assult on health care and a living wage?