McConaughey Oscar speech blowback: Thanking God in the midst of assembled idolaters deemed insensitive, by some.

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Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey, 44, triggered a love-hate reaction and a viral video Sunday when he thanked God profusely after winning the best actor Oscar for his role as Ron Woodroof in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”

“There’s three things that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward and another is someone to chase,” he said in the run-up to his acknowledgment of God.

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Editor’s note: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Drama Queen In Chief

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“You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son,” Obama said somberly during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. “Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

In searingly personal terms, Obama described his experience with race-based prejudice. “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store—that includes me,” he said.

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Editor’s note: Anyone who enters a department store as part of a “gang” is likely to be followed – no matter the color of his/her skin. Mr. Obama and the other members of his teenage “choom gang” were likely so spaced out from smoking dope that his recollection of the events of those days should be considered “sketchy” – at best.

The President ought to talk about the Eugenic roots of his favorite issue – birth control and abortion – which was foisted upon the American people by the U.S. Government as the cheapest (and therefore the best) way to minimize racial problems – through a long-term targeted program of government sponsored genocide.

There is no truth in this man!

Director of the cause for “Lukewarm Catholicism” makes a speech

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Cardinal Cormac summed up the legacy of Vatican II as one which held no space for prophets of doom. He recalled the Council decree on ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, and its bold proclamation that ‘there is no ecumenism worthy of the name without a change of heart … without inner conversion, newness of attitude and unstinted love’.

Suspicion, inertia and impatience were cited as the three enemies of ecumenism and drawing on his own rich experience both in his time as a priest and later Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, and in latter years as Archbishop of Westminster, the Cardinal summed up ecumenical endeavour as something which begins locally from a relationship with those around us believing that “ecumenism is blessed where people are”.

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Editor’s note: After nearly 50 years of this nonsense, things are going so well for Catholics across the pond! Someone should remind his eminence that the basic idea is to convert others to the one, true, Catholic faith – for the salvation of their souls – and not the other way around!

A shining moment of grace in a divided Capitol

The Miracle of Father Kapaun, my second book, was off the presses and in our hands on March 26, only 15 days before President Barack Obama handed the Medal of Honor to U.S. Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun’s family at the White House.

That’s crazy good luck, publishing a story just as the president elevates your story subject as a national hero. But it was no surprise to my co-author, Travis Heying, or to me.

We started the story by seemingly sheer coincidence, shortly after the Army revived Father Kapaun’s Medal of Honor investigation after 55 years. We overcame problems with almost no effort. We talked to former prisoners of war and researched Father Kapaun off and on for five years, and every time we ran into one of those problems that kills a complex project, the problem would go away in some weird and wonderful way. This was a story that seemed to be kissed by the angels.

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A kind of theological narcissism…

HAVANA (AP) — Pope Francis issued a strong critique of the church before the College of Cardinals just hours before it selected him as the new pontiff, according to comments published Tuesday by a Roman Catholic magazine in Cuba.

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“Bound together in service to others” – no matter how many babies we kill.

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The ghost of Cardinal Bernardin and his deadly, liberal, “Seamless Garment” politics is still affecting Catholics … the U.S. government … and the world … in unexpectedly negative  ways.

Spero News reports on a recent USCCB gathering in Washington, D.C. where Denis McDonough, a highly placed Catholic staffer in the Obama regime  preached to the assorted “faithful” … including many of the Catholic hierarchy … about how the Catholic Church actually gave Barack Obama his “start”:

In fact, the President first entered public service through the Catholic Church.  His work as a young community organizer on the South Side of Chicago was funded in part by the Catholic churches of Chicago and their Developing Communities Project.  He was inspired by the sermons and example of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin.  He was touched by the generosity of congregations, of different faiths—in part, he admits, because he was broke and they fed him.  As President Obama has said—after growing up in a household that wasn’t particularly religious—it was that experience, working with pastors and laypeople in service to others, that brought him to Christ.
 
Those of you who have attended the National Prayer breakfasts or Easter prayer at the White House or our interfaith events have heard the President speak of how he draws strength and comfort from prayer.  As a close advisor, I’ve also seen how the President’s faith informs both his thinking and how he confronts the challenges facing our nation.  

Nice “spin” job, Mr. McDonough. Sounds like David Axelrod wrote that speech for you! As a good Catholic, don’t you know that bearing false witness is a sin … even for politicians and bishops?

There’s also sins of omission. Why was absolutely no mention was made of President Barack Obama’s unqualified support for homosexual marriage and abortion, his attack on Constitutional religious freedoms … particularly those of the Catholic Church? And what did actually become of the trillions of dollars that the President was supposed to use for “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects … projects which never really existed?

From the article, it seems as though none of the assembled Catholic hierarchy did much of anything, other than nod in agreement and smile! You would have thought that at least one or two would have gotten up and walked out. But no!

I haven’t seen anything this blatant, scandalous and misleading since Notre Dame! What good are Catholics in government, when they cease to act as Catholics should? Shame on the lot of you!

After Caroline Kennedy’s (pro abortion) speech, not one American Catholic leader publicly criticized her. There was complete silence from the archbishops.

Abortion eliminates life. That’s what the procedure does. Human DNA is present upon conception.

If the Catholic Church believes that abortion is against what God intended, then it should be just as adamant about stating its case as Caroline Kennedy is about stating hers.

It is not.

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