Was Archbishop Dolan hoodwinked by President Obama’s lies … or is it just politics?

Dolan, president of the bishops’ conference, described his Nov. 8 meeting with Obama — first reported on Saturday by the National Catholic Reporter — as “extraordinarily friendly.”

“It was very candid. I would say there were areas of agreement and disagreement,” Dolan told reporters at the bishops’ gathering.

“But I would say this: that I found the president of the United States to be very open to the sensitivities of the Catholic community that were worried about an intrusion into religious liberty.”

Dolan said Obama was “very sensitive” to the bishops’ concerns over gay marriage and insurance mandates to provide artificial birth control coverage as part of the new health care reform law.

“He was very ardent in his desire to assure me that this is something he will look long and hard at. And I left there feeling a bit more at peace about this issue than when I entered.”

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Editor’s note: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. What is this … fool me number 239?!

Wake up Archbishop Dolan. The guy you were negotiating with works for the devil. Don’t believe a word he says! Besides … there’s an election year coming up. No lie … no matter how big or how small … is off the table!

Exclusive photo: Osama bin Laden killing result of White House “team” effort.

Oprah show: Obamas gush over meeting Pope

Obama and his wife were asked about their best moments as a family since they moved into the White House in January 2009.

“A lot of our foreign travel for me I think, watching Malia and Sasha Obama, … meet the pope,” said the first lady in remarks released of the interview’s full airing on Monday.

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Michelle Obama Hosts Planned Parenthood Prez for Women’s Day

Cecile Richards sent a message on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon that she was “Celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day at the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama.”

Other abortion advocates joined Richards, according to another tweet saying, “And with two of my heroines for women – [pro-abortion] Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Nita Lowey – you are amazing.”

This isn’t the first time the Obamas have given the president of the nation’s biggest abortion business access to the White House for private-invite only events or meetings.

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It’s time the U.S. Bishops hired a trained, professional spokesman to help deal with controversial, “hot button” issues.

Bishop Olmsted

The Catholic Healthcare West abortion case is one of those “damned if you do and damned if you don’t” situations for the Catholic church.

Bishop Olmsted is absolutely right in his determination. The Church has thousands of years of practical experience, Canon Law, and Catholic philosophy (not to mention, God) on its side. Yet, watching the various news accounts on television, the Church is once again publicly cast as a secretive organization (run by a bunch of old men) that doesn’t care about women’s rights, and that possesses no particular expertise or authority, when it comes to life and death medical decisions. Which … of course … is absolutely untrue.

But that’s not the main point of this article.

The simple fact is … no offense … the television camera is not kind to Bishop Olmsted. Like many of his brother bishops, he is much better suited, experienced, and trained at speaking from the pulpit, in a church … so a hastily called press conference and subsequent TV sound bites (selected by the biased, secular press) are bound to cast him (and the church) in a less than ideal light.

So here’s my suggestion for the USCCB, in order to better support all the Catholic bishops, and better communicate the authentic teachings and enlightened philosophy of the Catholic Church:

Hire and retain a professional, national spokesperson to publicly articulate and explain (working closely, from a script, produced by the particular bishop) the Church’s official position on difficult, high profile matters of the day, as events develop.

The spokesperson would need to be an attractive, experienced, professional communicator, with natural charisma, who is comfortable speaking in front of television cameras and working with the press. Not necessarily a clergyman, either. A dedicated, professional support staff, with writers, makeup people, studio, lighting experts, internet geeks and others, would also be required.

The official spokesperson would operate from a Washington, D.C. “situation room” and would interface from there, with the bishops and with members of the press, much as the White House already does, with the Washington press corps.

Some time ago, General Electric hired an actor by the name of Ronald Reagan to be their point man, and things subsequently worked out pretty well for all concerned. There’s absolutely no reason why the Catholic Church couldn’t do something similar.

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Presidential Proclamation– June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month


… NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2010 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.  I call upon all Americans to observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

BARACK OBAMA

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Illegal Immigration and the White House