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No Vatican Embassy? More from the Anti-Catholic Obama Administration

By David Kraemer – ConservativeAmerican.org – Leading the way Right

crossThe Obama Administration has decided it just doesn’t need an embassy at the Vatican anymore. Instead, it has rented some space in a building next to the U.S. Embassy in Italy and will put the Vatican Embassy staff in a few rooms there! This is just the latest in Anti-Catholic bashing from President Barack H. Obama and his War on Catholics.

Former Ambassador to the Vatican, Jim Nicholson, was on Fox & Friends today and called the move a “real diminishment” of the importance of the U.S. relation with the Vatican. He says the move is “foolish.” The administration has apparently claimed the embassy at the Vatican cannot be kept secure. Nicholson said that’s not true and that Italy has also said this is not true.

Here’s the bottom line: President Barack Obama has something against the Catholic Church. But then, socialists and communists have very little need for religion.

Our own Peter Andrew put together this list of 14 other ways (15 total now) the Obama administration has gone after Catholics back in November. It is worth repeating

[The Catholic Church] …certainly sides with him [Obama]when it comes to illegal immigration.  Even the Pope has issued recent comments against capitalism that could have been written by David Axelrod.  But for some pro-gay, pro-abortion reason, Obama seems to hate the Catholic Church.

His latest move is to suggest eliminating the ambassador’s office in the Vatican.  He’s also aggressively trying to end Catholic healthcare in the USA.

It didn’t start there.  Here are some of the other times his Obamaness has attacked Catholics…

  1. Obama Scandal – Selected To Give Commencement Address at Notre Dame – 3/21/9 The Cardinal Newman Society says, “It is an outrage and a scandal that ‘Our Lady’s University,’ one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States, would bestow such an honor on President Obama given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage.”
  2. Obama’s Latest Attack on Catholics (& Appointment Scandal #43) Harry Knox – 4/9/9 Catholics are already ticked off Obama hasforced them to pay taxes to fund abortions in other countries & that he plans to speak at Catholic Notre Dame. Now, Obama spits on Catholics & appoints a Pope-Hating, Gay, Liberal to a committee on…faith! Knox, a director at the Rights for Gay Humans Campaign in D.C., blasted bishops for pushing to make same-sex marriage unconstitutional (Prop. 8 in CA), called the Knights of Columbus “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression,” and said bishops and Pope Benedict are “discredited leaders.” Fox Reports Catholic League President William Donahue knows Knox is not simply a critic; “He’s insulting. He used disdainful, disparaging terms to talk about the pope and the Catholic hierarchy. If someone were appointed using that language about homosexuals, he would be thrown out.” Amen to that. Amen. UPDATE 3/8/2010: Mike Pence calls for Harry Knox to be dismissed.

  3. Obama tries to give Pro-Abortionist to the Vatican (Appointment Scandal #44)! – 4/11/9 – The UK Telegraph:”Vatican sources (said)support for abortion disqualified (Caroline) Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint. Obama was reportedly seeking to reward Kennedy, who publicly gave her support to his election bid. She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.” Another insult to Catholics from President Obama. It’s a habit for him.

  4. Obama Hides from Jesus! – 4/16/9 White House asks Catholic University, Georgetown, to hide “a religious insignia symbolizing the name of Jesus” during President Obama’s speech! They wanted Flags instead. The request is way out of line for the White House to make. Even more scandalous than the request, is the fact that Georgetown agreed! Shame on them and their Catholic sponsors, the Jesuits.Fox Reports:”Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, accused the university of “cowardice” for acceding to the White House, and criticized Obama’s team for asking a religious school to “neuter itself” before the president made his address.”No bishop who might speak at the White House would ever request that a crucifix be displayed behind him,” he said.” – Georgetown President John J. DeGioia owes American Catholics an apology for agreeing to hide “IHS” from public in order to honor a President who did not attend Church for the first 11 weeks of his Presidency. Georgetown donors should let DeGioia know they disagree with this shameful decision. Where is Archbishop Donald Wuerl?

  5. Obama & “The Greatest Scandal” – 5/10/9 – Archbishop Raymond Burke, who is the prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican’s highest court, (says) “The proposed granting of an honorary doctorate at Notre Dame University to our president, who is so aggressively advancing an anti-life and anti-family agenda, is rightly the source of the greatest scandal.” Burke is the former archbishop of St. Louis and a vocal opponent of giving communion to politicians who support abortion rights. He was the latest in a string of Catholic leaders to criticize Notre Dame’s decision. But Notre Dame University President Rev. John I. Jenkins has called Obama an “inspiring leader” who follows in a long tradition of presidential guest speakers. He says that the invitation does not mean universal support for Obama administration policies. Fox News reports Newt Gingrich, a recent convert to Catholicism, told ‘FOX News Sunday’ “To the degree that Notre Dame still thinks of itself as a Catholic institution, it raises real questions.”

  6. Sotomayor Lies about Rights of Unborn!– 6/20/9 – Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Racist Sonia Sotomayor, says despite the fact she was educated in Catholic schools she has “never thought about” the rights of the unborn. Give me a break. Catholic schools talk about this, pray about it and teach about it! She has thought about it. Still, she chose to lie to Conservative American U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. Life News & One News Now report DeMint said: “When I asked if an unborn child has any rights whatsoever, I was surprised that she said she had never thought about it,” he said. “This is not just a question about abortion, but about respect due to human life at all stages — and I hope this is cleared up in her hearings.” Given her comment, DeMint questions whether Sotomayor has an “unwavering commitment to the Constitution and equal justice for all Americans.”

  7. Obama Appointment Scandal # 62 – Regina Benjamin – Burger King Surgeon General! 8/15/9 – NBC Washington reports: “President Barack Obama’s nominee for surgeon general has worked part-time for one of the corporations keeping the youth of America fat — and not from behind the counter. According to financial disclosures, Dr. Regina Benjamin has received $10,000 since last year to serve on a Burger King scientific advisory board, the Washington Times reported. The documents didn’t say on what issues Benjamin has advised the fast-food chain, but company officials said she served on a nutritional advisory panel “to promote balanced diets and active lifestyle choices,” the Times reported. You know, kind of like Big Tobacco funding cancer research — dead customers don’t pay.” UPDATE 10/8/9 Catholic News Agency: The White House says Dr. Benjamin supports the President on “reproductive health issues.” But, does she? She has been recognized as a leading Catholic doctor and a member of the Catholic Health Association, a group that is pro-life. “Dr. Benjamin, a rural Catholic doctor from Alabama, has served on the board of the Catholic Health Association. She has also received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice award from the Pope because of her example in her Catholic faith and in her medical profession.” Dr. Benjamin has not said if she is pro-life or anti-family.

  8. Obama is “Fabricating” About Abortion Funding in the ObamaCare Nightmare! 8/21/9 CNS News reports: “President Barack Obama and Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities, have taken directly contradictory positions on whether the health-care bill in the U.S. Congress funds abortion. Cardinal Rigali says the bill does fund abortion and that those who say otherwise are pushing an “illusion.” President Obama says the bill does not fund abortion and that those who say otherwise are guilty of a “fabrication.” Who is right and who is wrong? Cardinal Rigali laid out his position in a carefully reasoned and detailed argument presented…to the U.S. House…Obama laid out his position in two terse sentences…on BlogTalkRadio yesterday…But even…the New York Times’ explanation, the basic fact is impossible to ignore: The bill mandates that everyone getting federal subsidies to buy health insurance must have an opportunity to buy health insurance that covers abortion. Reported the Times: “…it says, in every part of the country, the government must ensure that there is at least one plan that covers abortion and at least one that does not.” — So your taxpayer dollars will fund abortions. Obama is being dishonest to say otherwise. Thanks to Ric on our Facebook page for this tip! UPDATE 9/9/9: Obama repeats the lie to Congress promising there won’t be money used to pay for abortions in “his” health care plan. UPDATE 9/30/9: Senate Democrats block any attempt to prevent ObamaCare from covering abortions. Doesn’t match with Obama’s lofty promise to congress!

  9. Claims [Obamacare] it won’t fund abortions — FactsScandal “Obama is “Fabricating” About Abortion Funding in the ObamaCare Nightmare! 8/21/9 CNS News reports: “President Barack Obama and Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities, have taken directly contradictory positions on whether the health-care bill in the U.S. Congress funds abortion. Cardinal Rigali says the bill does fund abortion and that those who say otherwise are pushing an “illusion.” President Obama says the bill does not fund abortion and that those who say otherwise are guilty of a “fabrication.” Who is right and who is wrong? Cardinal Rigali laid out his position in a carefully reasoned and detailed argument presented…to the U.S. House…Obama laid out his position in two terse sentences…on BlogTalkRadio yesterday…But even…the New York Times’ explanation, the basic fact is impossible to ignore: The bill mandates that everyone getting federal subsidies to buy health insurance must have an opportunity to buy health insurance that covers abortion. Reported the Times: “…it says, in every part of the country, the government must ensure that there is at least one plan that covers abortion and at least one that does not.” — So your taxpayer dollars will fund abortions. Obama is being dishonest to say otherwise.”

  10. Obama Backs Down on Promise to Respect and Protect Freedom of Conscience on Abortion! 10/9/9 Ed Morrissey at Michelle Malkin’s Hot Air website, and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty report that the promise Obama made during his commencement talk at Notre Dame is already being broken. “The president of a small Catholic college in North Carolina is in a standoff with the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over demands that the school must offer contraception coverage in its employee health insurance. Belmont Abbey College President William K. Thierfelder says he will shut down his school before doing so, citing the Catholic Church’s prohibition on contraception and First Amendment religious liberty rights. On September 10, the college retained the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty to appeal an August 5 ruling by the EEOC, charging the school with discrimination. In a letter to Thierfelder, the EEOC stated the college “is discriminating based on gender because only females take oral prescription contraceptives. By denying coverage, men are not affected, only women.” Thierfelder objected with a letter posted on the school’s website, saying: “Belmont Abbey College rejects the notion that by following the moral teachings of the Catholic Church we are discriminating against anyone.… We are simply and honestly exercising the freedom of religion that is protected by the Constitution.” – – The Gateway Pundit story on forcing abortion on Catholics is here. More at The Anchoress.

  11. Obama’s Press Spinster Lies about Abortion Coverage in the ObamaCare Nightmare! 10/10/9 Kathryn Lopez catches another White House distortion: “A reporter referred to a letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, addressed to lawmakers: “So far the health reform bills considered in the committee, including the new Senate Finance Committee bill, have not met the president’s challenge of barring the use of federal dollars for abortion.” The reporter asked: “Is that statement wrong?” Gibbs responded: “Well, I don’t want to get me in trouble at church, but I would mention there’s a law that precludes the use of federal funds for abortion. That isn’t going to be changed in these health care bills.” The reporter pressed: “There have been, though, several amendments that would explicitly bar abortions, that would therefore reject it …” Gibbs insisted: “Again, there’s a fairly well documented federal law that prevents it.” Gibbs was being dishonest. He was clearly talking about the Hyde Amendment, a 1976 provision that bans federal funding of abortions for Medicaid recipients; it was attached as a rider on a Medicaid allocation bill. The reporter and the bishops, of course, were not talking about appropriations bills. They were focused on the health-care reform revolution upon which President Obama has set so much of his reputation…If the so-called “public option” plan or “affordability credits,” which are premium subsidies, come to pass, abortion funding will be very much on the table, and possibly part of the law. In fact, in an amendment added to the predominant House bill, federal funding for abortion is explicitly required in the credits scenario.”

  12. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) says that it is “long overdue” for President Barack Obama to fire Harry Knox from the White House Advisory Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships because of the “vehement anti-Catholic statements” Knox has made. “Harry Knox’s repeated, intolerant statements about the Catholic Church and Catholic teachings make it totally inappropriate for him to serve on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships,” Pence told CNSNews.com in an interview Friday. “Harry Knox’s termination from the president’s Faith-Based Advisory Council is long-over due. And we would renew our call for Harry Knox to be removed from that position by the president.” Pence says its absurd for a person who has made such hateful comments about a specific religion to remain an adviser to the President on matters of Faith. Yes, it is. Unless, of course, the President agrees with him. When CNSNews.com asked Knox on Feb. 2 whether he still stands by an assertion he made in March 2009 that Pope Benedict XVI was “hurting people in the name of Jesus” because he does not condoning condom distribution as the solution to AIDS in Africa, Knox said: “I do.”

  13. Obama Aides Meet With Catholic Bashers 2/26/2010 Socialists and Marxists have no need for religion. From Bill Donohue at the Catholic League: “People of faith, especially Christians, have good reason to wonder exactly where their interests lie with the Obama administration. Now we have the definitive answer. In an unprecedented move, leaders of a presidential administration are hosting some of the biggest anti-religious zealots in the nation. No one opposes men and women who are incidentally agnostic or atheist from expressing their concerns, even to the White House. The problem with today’s meeting is the profile of the coalition’s members and organizations. On the advisory board of the Secular Coalition for America are such activists as Robert Boston, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Susan Jacoby and Michael Newdow. Member organizations include American Atheists, the American Ethical Union and the Council for Secular Humanism. All of these persons and groups have a track record of open hostility to people of faith, and some have been downright bigoted in their assault on Christianity, especially Catholicism.” — ConservativeAmerican.org wants to know if Obama Aides would meet with anti Islam groups? Or how about groups who hate Jewish people? You know the answer. Of course not. So why are they so willing to meet with anti-Christian groups? Hmmm?

  14. ObamaCare Nightmare Could Be End of Catholic Hospitals! “Obama’s Nun” Scandal!! 10/12/10 The great Warner Todd Huston writes at RightPundits: “…democrats will assume they have the power to force religious-based healthcare providers to perform abortions and this will cause thousands of facilities to close down. This will, of course, make care even harder to get in many cities across the nation as hospital beds are lost in great numbers. In fact, we are already seeing this disastrous situation of closing hospitals playing out in Scranton, Pennsylvania where three Catholic-operated hospitals are likely going to be shut down and/or sold off because of the negative affects Obamacare will have on these facilities. Kevin Cook, the CEO of Mercy Health Partners, the company that operates these three hospitals, told WNEP TV News that Obamacare “absolutely” playing a role in the decision to sell off the facilities. “Health care reform is absolutely playing a role.” Cook said. “Was it the precipitating factor in this decision? No, but was it a factor in our planning over the next five years? Absolutely.” –UPDATE 10/18/10: The American Spectator notes that Cook said “Absolutely” twice. Then came a nun from the Catholic Health Association blasting the initial press reports and claiming the ObamaCare Nightmare had nothing to do with the hospital sales. As the Spectator notes, “WHY IN THE WORLD would a Catholic nun be so revved up as to denounce in such strong language what Mr. Cook insisted was a fact — that ObamaCare was “absolutely” and yet again “absolutely” playing a role in the hospital sale?

    carol keehan puts politics above God

    Sr. Carol Keehan, angry so-called “Catholic” NunWhy the hair-trigger fire-breathing response. From a simple Catholic nun named Sister Carol [Keehan, DC]? And why in the world would Mr. Cook feel compelled to issue not one but two re-statements of the rationale behind the sale of the three Mercy hospitals?… the proposed sale of the three Mercy hospitals becomes a harbinger of what will happen nationally as a result of ObamaCare slowly tightening its government tentacles over the private health care system… But who is Sister Carol Keehan? What’s the big deal here with her? Why would a statement from simple Catholic nun appear to cause so much consternation with Mercy Health Partner CEO Kevin Cook in Scranton, Pennsylvania?… LET’S GO BACK to that presidential signing of the health care reform law. There were 21 very powerful people in that little group who received signing pens from the President. As mentioned that included the Vice President, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy’s widow Victoria Reggie Kennedy. And someone else.  That would be Sister Carol Keehan. Impressive, no? The Catholic News Agency thought so, and prominently noted the story here. It also noted that  Sister Carol was receiving her presidential pen from the President himself because she had been “supporting health care despite bishops’ objections.” ” — ConservativeAmerican.org wants to know why the Catholic News Agency would run a prominent story on this renegade nun? Look at her picture! This is an angry, bitter woman. You can see it in her angry, liberal face. Who runs the freaking Catholic News Agency if not the Catholic Bishops?! And, she gets honored for slapping the Bishops in the face?!! Do any of these U.S. Catholic Bishops have any guts left at all? Will not one of them stand up to this angry little woman with a political score to settle? This is nonsense!! Archbishop Timothy Dolan, the figurehead leader of the U.S. Catholic Church as the New York Archbishop, should certainly step up to the plate here and issue a statement. Will he? Or is the Catholic Health Association a joke too? What makes it “Catholic?!” Keehan certainly is putting her politics before her religion! She should be firedUPDATE 10/26/10: The Wall Street Journal reports  “Nearly a third of U.S. hospitals are currently operating in the red and will get steamrolled by ObamaCare, and many of them will be annexed by national chains and larger local systems.”

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