Obama and his minions work constantly to dilute and diminish the power of authentic Catholicism

While the Obama administration cites security concerns in an email to the Daily Caller (after the September, 11, 2012 attack on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya) as the reason for the closure, James Nicholson, the ambassador to the Vatican from 2001 until 2005, described the move as a “massive downgrade of U.S.-Vatican ties … an insult to American Catholics and to the Vatican,” telling a writer for the National Catholic Reporter that the move is “turning the embassy into a stepchild of the embassy to Italy.”

Nicholson’s sentiments were echoed by other former ambassadors to the Vatican including Francis Rooney, Mary Ann Glendon, Raymond Flynn and Thomas Melady.  And although current Ambassador Kenneth Hackett, a recent Obama appointee, defended the move by suggesting that other countries operate under a similar space-sharing arrangement, former Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon dismissed such a defense saying that the importance of the relationship between the U. S. and the Vatican “merits its own location and profile.”

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Why the long face, Kathleen Sebelius? Websites for Dummies!

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During an education and outreach session in Memphis on Friday, Republican Tennessee State Sen. Brian Kelsey gave Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a book that he thought she might need: “Web Sites for Dummies.”

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William Blatty, author of The Exorcist, knows demonic activity when he sees it

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William Blatty, the Catholic author of The Exorcist which provided the basis for William Friedkin’s film of the same name, has given a rare interview to The Washington Post about the 40th anniversary of the film about demon possession in which he says with emotion that abortion is truly demonic.

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Kathleen Sebelius is the most corrupt and arrogant HHS secretary in history.

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In reality, of course, Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats who infest Congress and the Obama administration constitute the most corrupt gang of grifters ever to have descended on Washington and the hapless American electorate.

The only real question is: Who is the worst?

Many would bestow this dubious honor on Pelosi herself. Others would favor her Senate counterpart, Harry Reid. More than a few would, of course, nominate Eric Holder. And still others would push the suit of President Obama for the “most corrupt” award. All are tough contenders, without a doubt, and each has certainly earned at least a dishonorable mention. Nonetheless, for my money, HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius wins the prize.

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Sebelius just another “cog” in Obama’s lawless regime

A new report from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel notified President Barack Obama today that Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius broke the law when she advocated for the election of a candidate during a speech at a pro-abortion group’s event.

Sebelius violated the hatch Act, which prohibited federal employees from officially supporting the election or defeat of a candidate.

The report, according to ABC, indicates Sebelius broke the law when she appeared as the Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker at a February 25, 2012 event sponsored by the pro-abortion group Human Rights Campaign in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Obama Working Willfully To Undermine Hierarchical Catholic Church

To come up to speed- back a couple of years ago- I knew that the most powerful and connected Catholic Democrats in our country were interested in more than just getting more traction on Catholic social justice issues in our American political system- I would describe the agenda/mind-set of Vicki Kennedy et al for the most part as the following:

1. Obama embodies the Catholic social tradition- he’s a better guide than the out-of-touch Pope/Bishops 2. Democrats for Life leaders were not welcome – despite my own inclusion for a time- Kennedy seemingly successfully squashed the idea of Kristen Day being invited to be part of the listserve 3. The Bishops who were outspoken for advocating the primacy of the right to life for the unborn were demonized, mocked, ridiculed, and at times the idea of trying to bring on an IRS investigation on these type of Bishops was being encouraged by some ( especially if they dared to consider withholding Communion from Pro-choice Dem leaders) 4. Bishops were described as “self-designated custodians of ‘the tradition’”. 5. Catholic Dems could aptly be self-described for the most part as “intra-Catholic warriors” 6. The Clergy Scandals were to be used to help bring the end of the Bishops line of authority- teaching and otherwise 7. This authority should pass to those who know best- the secular-minded Catholic professors and their liberal political activist friends- since there really can’t be such a thing as a Holy Spirit-guided Catholic Church with Popes and Bishops playing a key role- I suppose they could still hold onto ceremonial roles like the Kings in Europe.

I can see clearly now that President Obama has been very conscious of this war for control within the Church- and his choice of Vice President and HHS Secretary- Biden and Sebelius, respectively, was a conspicuous power move to set in place the acceptability of dissenting Catholic leaders and thought into the mainstream of American societal structures and popular imaginations.

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Secretary Sebelius will be blamed for the Catholic Church/HHS Mandate debacle and will step down.

Political Prediction by Doug Lawrence:

In the wake of over 40 coordinated federal lawsuits by various Catholic organizations, including the University of  Notre Dame, Barack “the Campaigner” Obama will apologize for Secretary Sebelius’ lack of due diligence in formulating the HHS contraception/abortion mandate and the subsequent “compromise” … accept her resignation … and then happily carry on with his campaign.

David Axelrod will tell Obama how and precisely when to do this.

Kathleen Sebelius will shortly turn up as the new president of NARAL Pro-Death America.

Mitt Romney’s response will be to smile awkwardly and apologize for something, too.

Fr. Pavone: Sebelius leading the assault on religious freedom that has grave implications for the Catholic Church.

“It was outrageous when Notre Dame University awarded an honorary degree to President Obama during commencement exercises in 2009,” said Father Pavone, who was invited by pro-life students to lead an alternative graduation ceremony at the Indiana university.

“Georgetown’s decision to invite Secretary Sebelius is just as bad. She is leading the assault on religious freedom that has grave implications for the Catholic Church. By inviting her to speak, Georgetown offers the image of a Church that is, at best divided and at worst hypocritical. What we need instead is a show of unity and resolve.”

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Washington Archdiocese “disappointed” by Sebelius’ Georgetown invitation.

“Georgetown University’s response to the commencement speaker decision is disappointing, but not surprising,” the archdiocesan paper said. “When the vision guiding university choices does not clearly reflect the light of the Gospel and authentic Catholic teaching, there are, of course, disappointing results.”

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Editor’s note: I was recently disappointed when the quarter pounder with cheese I ordered was delivered cold.

Where’s the justifiable outrage and fiery response to this deliberate and flagrant Jesuit disobedience and our government’s unconstitutional overreach?

The Cardinal has the power to bring these out of control Jesuits up on charges, before the Vatican. Instead, he’s content to be merely disappointed … and leave it at that.

Is somebody putting salt peter into the coffee at the Archdiocese, or are they merely offering this luke-warm response in order to placate those who still remember how the Archdiocese wimped out and failed to support their priest, after the recent sacrilegious, Buddhist, lesbian communion affair?

Stop it, Sebelius … you’re being a real jerk!

The audience was comprised of children at the Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Washington, D.C. The students, from the 6th to 8th grade, were given black t-shirts with the “Speak Up” logo to wear at the assembly.

“What do you think is the best advice for people who are going into watching this film and anyone who is watching?” asked Lemon.

As part of her answer, Sebelius said: “I think, very important, is for kids to understand how powerful you really are. You might feel like you’re not big enough, not strong enough, not–don’t have enough tools. But just saying, ‘Stop it! You know, you’re being a jerk!’–walk away, get away from this person can make a huge amount of difference.”

“And you can really rescue somebody,” Sebelius said. “You can be a real hero.”

Editor’s note: Kathleen Sebelius … you jerk … it’s high time you stopped bullying people and stopped promoting the killing of innocent babies!

It’s hard to believe that in a country where 77% of the “poor” have either cable or satellite TV, a significant number of people can’t afford contraception.

By declaring that people are a net burden on society, Sebelius reveals that she believes that it is government that is the source of wealth and power, which it bestows on the people who are essentially parasitic — their medical care is welfare, not a return for the money they pay in premiums/taxes for example.

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Obama and minions ignored Catholic bishops, Congress, Justice Department, but worked closely with Planned Parenthood, others.

“I did not speak with the Catholic bishops,” Sebelius told Hatch. “I know that the president has spoken to the bishops on several occasions, yes.”

Hatch followed up by asking whether the administration or Obama campaign officials spoke with abortion rights groups including Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and NARAL Pro-Choice America.

“I assume some of those groups were talked to,” she said but added that she didn’t know for sure.

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Editor’s note: Never take a baby killer at his/her word!

Seen on the web: Don’t hold back … say what you mean.

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The Catholic bishops are threatening to refuse to bow down to Obama’s decree that they give free contraceptives to employees of Catholic schools, hospitals, and charities. For this long overdue fidelity to principle, there will be hell to pay.

The Obama administration has launched a blitzkrieg directly against the Catholic Church and, indirectly, against all people of faith. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of HHS, has decreed that every employer, including schools, hospitals, and charities operated by the Catholic Church, are required to provide free contraceptives if they offer a health insurance plan.

The Catholic Church believes and teaches that artificial contraception is immoral. Obama disagrees and so Secretary Sebelius has given the Church a choice: Either cancel health insurance for it’s employees, or violate it’s conscience and moral teaching. If the Church refuses to submit, Sebelius and Obama will punish it with fines enforced at gunpoint.

In issuing this decree the Obama administration has, as is their custom, simply ignored the constitution. For those who haven’t read it lately it declares that �Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…� To the extent that Obama and Sebelius’ attempt to apply ObamaCare regulations to the Church they are violating the constitution. To the extent that they are interfering with the Catholic Church’s free exercise of their faith Obama and Sebelius are violating the constitution.

This assault launched by the Obama administration against the Catholic Church is an outrage but the bishops have no right to be outraged. They have fed the beast that now threatens to consume them. They fed the beast by turning a blind eye to the scandal of pro-abortion politicians being given the Eucharist at Mass. They fed the beast by seeming to sell annulments to high-profile �Catholics� like John Kerry, Joe Kennedy, and Rudy Giuliani. They fed the beast by engaging in coverup over the child abuse scandals. They fed the beast by twisting Catholic teaching on concern for the poor into a call for greater involvement by the state. They enjoyed being included in the circles of power and drank deeply from the well of worldly approval. In seeking the approval of the secular world they unleashed the beast that seeks to devour them.

There are only three choices for the bishops. They can capitulate and include contraceptives in the health plans they offer. This would be a grave sin and enormous scandal that would drive millions of Catholics out of the parishes. The Bishops would have no credibility left on matters of morals. They can surrender the mission of field charity and close the Catholic schools and hospitals. This, too, will dramatically weaken the Church in America and dishearten individual catholics. This, too, would be a a betrayal of what the Church stands for.

Or they can fight. The bishops should fight like hell. The bishops should punch the apparatchiks in the nose. The bishops should publicly excommunicate pro-abortion politicians. Lance the boil of scandal. They should publicly excommunicate Kathleen Sebelius for her attack. They should publicly excommunicate Nancy Pelosi for saying she stands with her fellow Catholics in support of this attack.

These people cause scandal. There should be no room for doubt that they are not catholics. They should make it clear when they call the faithful to care for the poor that they are speaking about personal responsibility and not public policy.

They should organize a march on Washington to protest the anti-catholic and anti-religious bigotry that infects federal policy. They should declare that it is a mortal sin to cast a vote in support of Barack Obama who supports the horrific practice of partial birth abortion.

The bishops should do these things loudly and unapologetically. They should appeal to those of the protestant and jewish faiths who also desire to be free to live their faith without interference from the government. They should offer no quarter. The bishops need to understand that Obama has crossed the Rubicon. There is no turning back. There is nothing to negotiate and nothing that can be offered in compromise.

Even if the rule is revoked the true intentions of Obama have been revealed. There will be hell to pay. If the bishops have their pastors speak against this at Mass you can be sure they will be attacked by the IRS. Fines will be imposed. The Church will be threatened with more retaliation. Bishops will be mocked and attacked in the popular media. Individual catholics will be mocked. So be it. The Church does not exist at the sufferance of the federal government. The Church does not compromise with evil. The Church does not surrender. It is time to do penance for the sins of the past. There is hell to pay. Time to pay it and give it back.

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Somebody needs to remind Kathleen Sebelius that she’s not in Kansas anymore.


In the two weeks since the rule was finalized, setting off a predictable backlash from Catholic bishops and others, the administration has mounted three lines of defense for its decision, all of which sidestep the central issue.

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Editor’s note: Perhaps in Obama’s futuristic dreams of a “Workers Utopia” (run by him) the totalitarian government might be able to get away with doing things like this. U. S. voters need to wake up our incompetent, Marxist ideologue of a president, and promptly send him on his way. I’m sure some needy third world country could make good use of him.

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz: Sebelius “a bitter fallen-away Catholic (who) now requires…coverage for evil and grave sin.”

Nebraska Watchdog has learned that the Catholic Bishop of Lincoln is bringing politics to the pulpit this week-end, calling out the Obama Administration’s recent move involving birth control and health insurance.

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Kline: Sebelius’ appointees engaged in unethical, possibly illegal, shredding of pivotal documents at the Kansas Department of Health

Former Attorney General Phill Kline said Friday he expects the actions of a Kansas political and legal system he described as corrupt would result in the dismissal of all remaining charges against a Planned Parenthood clinic accused of violating abortion laws.

Kline, an anti-abortion activist who initiated the investigation leading to 107 charges against Planned Parenthood in Johnson County, said in an interview with The Topeka Capital-Journal that “Shreddergate” should demonstrate the depth of corruption in defense of the Kansas abortion industry.

He blamed the administration of Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, now secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for obstructing his legitimate criminal inquiries of abortion law violations involving Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri and the late Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller. Sebelius held to a pro-choice position as governor and received political help from supporters of Planned Parenthood and Tiller.

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Obama deliberately alienating Catholic voters, to show how “tough” he is.

In the past year, Obama’s Justice Department has argued in court that defenders of traditional marriage — the most visible segment of which are observant Catholics and bishops — should be regarded in law as the equivalent of racists. His National Labor Relations Board has issued rulings against two Catholic schools, St. Xavier University in Chicago and Manhattan College in New York, saying that they are not sufficiently Catholic to warrant religious exemptions from federal labor law —a stunning breach of the precedent in which religious bodies, not government officials, decide who qualifies as a member of a particular church. Those rulings followed on the heels of a highly publicized crusade by Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to punish North Carolina’s Belmont Abbey College for removing contraception coverage from its employee health plans, a move the Catholic school made to conform to church doctrine.

And just last week, Obama’s Justice Department argued before the Supreme Court for the effective gutting of the longstanding “ministerial exception” that allows religious bodies to hire and fire employees without government interference.

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Editor’s note: Obama knows it’s safe to “bully” Catholics because the majority of Catholics were so easily taken in during his run for the presidency, and he has yet to perceive a significant backlash. Any politician worth his salt knows how to exploit weakness and division. That’s exactly what POTUS is doing … with Catholics … and with the Republicans, in Congress.

Kathleen Sebelius, the public, unrepentant, Catholic heretic, speaks in Chicago

“Forty percent of unplanned pregnancies end in those women seeking abortions,” Sebelius said, then grew sarcastic: “Wouldn’t you think that people who want to reduce the number of abortions would champion the cause of widely available, widely affordable contraceptive services? Not so much.”

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Will Obama listen to his buddy, Father Jenkins of Notre Dame?

The Rev. John Jenkins wrote a letter Wednesday to Kathleen Sebelius asking the Obama administration to broaden the definition of religious employer currently under consideration to ensure the school can continue its provide health care without going against the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. He said the change in definition of religious employer is far narrower than current law and would require Notre Dame and other Catholic universities to offer prescription contraceptives and sterilization services to students and employees through health care plans.

“This would compel Notre Dame to either pay for contraception and sterilization in violation of the church’s moral teaching, or to discontinue our employee and student health care plans in violation of the church’s social teaching. It is an impossible position,” he wrote.

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Obama administration plans massive abortion fundraiser in Chicago

President Barack Obama’s top health official, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, will host a massive fundraiser for one of the nation’s biggest pro-abortion organizations next month.

With Obama’s polling numbers looking grim, the Obama administration is already cozying up to pro-abortion groups to raise the financial and grassroots support he needs from liberal Democrats in order for the president to have a shot at winning his re-election bid next year. Earlier this week, the chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama was the keynote speaker at a NARAL event. Now, Sebelius is headlining a fundraiser for the organization.

Sebelius will be the featured speaker at the 17th annual “Power of Choice” luncheon NARAL is throwing in Chicago at The Standard Club in Chicago, Obama’s stomping grounds, on October 5. The event is clearly a big fundraiser for NARAL as tickets for anyone other than college students and young professionals start at $200 and top sponsorship levels range anywhere from $2,500 to $25,000.

Register your complaints with the management of the Standard Club. Phone #: 312-427-9100.

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