Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Our first and most fundamental freedom is the right to self-governance.  For all its shortcomings, democracy protects liberty better than any alternative, something the Catholic bishops did not accept in Spain, 1936. 

For all of the negative ads, comments, postings, and rants as well as the oft offered claim that we are choosing the lesser of two evils, in fact we had two very honorable and decent men running for President.  Governor Romney's concession speech was gracious and in keeping with the best traditions of our Republic.  And the President was very kind (as well as accurate) in noting that not only has Governor Romney contributed to the betterment of our nation, but also his parents, George and Lenore. 

God bless America.  God bless the President.  Best wishes to Governor Romney.  And please remember in your prayers the departed souls, especially George and Lenore Romney. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden: Catholics for Obama

Thursday, November 1, 2012



Being a holyday, I took a break from campaign work for the President's re-election to go to Mass here in Cleveland.  Nothing inappropriately political at the Mass, thanks be to God.  The dioceses of Ohio have generally been good in not politicizing the liturgy, earning them the wrath of the Right-Wing, some of whom have been sending nasty letters to the bishop.

Coming into the church, however, was a guy passing out a "Pro-Life Ballot" published by Ohio Right to Life.  You might be interested to know that opposing congressional redistricting reform is a pro-life issue.  It is "anti-life" to take away from politicians the task of drawing their own political boundaries.  Who knew?

I can say that few of the Mass attendees had any interest in the propaganda, some made clear their displeasure.  Some took the materials and quickly discarded it. I "volunteered" to clean up the church and picked up the trash left in the back so no one would mistakenly think this was authorized material.

It is an important lesson that those Catholics committed enough to attend a workday Holyday Mass have little interest in the anti-Obama, partisan propaganda put out by the Right-Wing.

Ohio is looking good.