Does Georgetown need … The Exorcist?

posted at 8:01 am on May 19, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

After a week of controversy over her invitation to speak at Georgetown University’s commencement ceremonies, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius finally delivered her speech to the graduates at the Catholic school.  With the cardinal of the archdiocese publicly rebuking university president John DiGioia over both the invitation and his non-sequitur defense, the stage was set for a confrontation — and sure enough, one erupted, if short-lived:

As promised, pro-life advocates interrupted the speech pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gave at Georgetown University today. The speech has drawn condemnation from the Archdiocese of Washington, which has complained that the Catholic university should not be giving a platform to the abortion advocate. …

Father Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, criticized Georgetown for allowing Sebelius to speak there.

“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.”

Priests for Life in February filed the fourth of what are now 11 lawsuits against the Health and Human Services mandate that would require most faith-based employers to provide their employees with insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization services and abortifacient drugs.

Pavone’s not the only outside voice objecting to the Sebelius appearance in light of her support for abortion and the HHS mandate.  William Peter Blatty, a class of ’50 Georgetown alumnus and author of The Exorcist and John Goldfarb Please Come Home, has launched a drive to have his alma mater stripped of its Catholic affiliation and/or its leadership held to account (via Deacon Greg Kandra):

Georgetown University alumni, students and others are preparing a canon law suit to be filed with the Archdiocese of Washington and the Vatican, seeking remedies “up to and including the possible removal or suspension of top-ranked Georgetown’s right to call itself Catholic or Jesuit in its fundraising and representations to applicants.”

The effort is being led by the distinguished Georgetown alumnus William Peter Blatty, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay and book The Exorcist and has been honored by Georgetown with its John Carroll Medal for alumni achievement.

Blatty is urging Georgetown alumni, students, parents, faculty and anyone associated with Georgetown to join the lawsuit at www.gupetition.org. The website includes an inspiring letter by Blatty and a description of Georgetown’s historical ties to the Jesuits, the Washington Archdiocese and the Vatican.

The press release from the Father King Society and The Cardinal Newman Society, which have partnered in this effort, also mentions that DeGioia faced a similar action twenty years ago — and Georgetown University got rebuked by Blessed John Paul II because of DeGioia’s activities at that time:

In 1991-1992, Georgetown was the stage for a similar Canon Law action based on Ex corde Ecclesiae.  Then-Dean of Student Affairs Dr. John J. DeGioia, now GU’s first lay president, authorized funding and support for a pro-abortion student advocacy group.  Cardinal James Hickey rebuked Georgetown but held that the matter needed resolution in Rome, and the petitioners appealed directly to John Paul II.  Georgetown’s Jesuit president was called to Rome.

A few weeks later on a Friday afternoon, the support for the pro-abortion student group was reversed, and the Canon petition became moot.  It was a success that reverberated as other universities announced defunding of similar clubs.

Clearly, DeGioia didn’t learn from his last scrape, and just as clearly, the now-president of the school has an agenda that significantly deviates from church doctrine.  It looks as though Georgetown really could use an Exorcist these days.


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Yeah, that guy has to go and the school needs better oversight.

dogsoldier on May 19, 2012 at 8:05 AM

It looks as though Georgetown really could use an Exorcist these days.

I now have a vision in my head of the next pro-abortion speaker at Georgetown having to face protestors chanting “the power of Christ compels you!” and flinging holy water.

JimLennon on May 19, 2012 at 8:06 AM

The self-destructive Left — truly the “queens” of self-destruction. Adios, Georgetown. The demons have taken control.

RobertMN on May 19, 2012 at 8:09 AM

Clearly, DeGioia didn’t learn from his last scrape, and just as clearly, the now-president of the school has an agenda that significantly deviates from church doctrine. It looks as though Georgetown really could use an Exorcist these days.

My dad told his beloved Hoyas to go pound sand when they called for $ the other day. They have been cut out of his will.

redridinghood on May 19, 2012 at 8:13 AM

This is why church and state should never mix. The Catholic Church has tried to pretend it controls these schools it created, but it got into bed with government in the process. When that happens, government always prevails. Catholicism’s obsession with trying to partner with government always will lead to this kind of thing, and frankly is another example of how the Catholicism long, long ago abandoned the Gospel.

Sorry Ed. You can’t cozy up to Caesar for long before he will make you worship him. Georgetown and Catholicism has just been forced to its knees, again. You don’t see this kind of anti-Christian behavior at Liberty or even BYU!

doufree on May 19, 2012 at 8:15 AM

This is one of the reasons why I think this country has eather gone totaly stupid or just plain mad. To have someone who promotes killing of any kind speak at a religious school is incomprehensible ………

angrymike on May 19, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I’m glad Blatty stepped into this mess even though he’s likely to get wet in the process.

It would be a good thing if ordinary citizens in general had more say in what happens at the universities. After all, we pay for them, don’t we?

Burke on May 19, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Principled catholics = oxymoron
Ted kennedy catholics = wherever 4 are gathered together there is a fifth, and the intent to rape and pillage, with or without contraception!

ConcealedKerry on May 19, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Redridinghood
give your pops a pat on the shoulder for me…….

angrymike on May 19, 2012 at 8:24 AM

Let’s not forget her cozy relationship with the king of partial birth abortion, Tiller. She is truly demonic. It is a travesty that she is in charge of Health and Human Services (ironic play on words) a catholic, and promotes the murdering of babies. I loathe her.

http://www.cashill.com/regional/how_sebelius.htm

On Friday afternoon, March 27, it took a Wichita jury just 45 minutes to acquit Dr. George Tiller of 19 misdemeanor charges relating to his prolific late-term abortion business.

Tiller needed help. And for those paying attention, the real help came not in the courtroom but in the proverbial back room where, some three years earlier, Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius engineered the deal that would keep Tiller’s practice alive.

Sebelius persuaded Paul Morrison, the popular Republican District Attorney of the state’s most affluent county, to switch parties and run against sitting AG Phill Kline.

FLconservative on May 19, 2012 at 8:30 AM

And the Church wonders why they have to spend so much time trying to bring back Catholics who quit.

CW on May 19, 2012 at 8:30 AM

I looked at the US News & World Report list of the top law schools. Because of ties, there were 21 schools in the top 20. Of those 21, just one–Georgetown–was a Catholic university; the other 20 were public or secular private. So if Sandra Fluke had wanted to go to a top 20 law school and wanted health insurance that covered birth control, she could have selected 20 others and there would have been no problem. Of course, we now know she specifically targeted Georgetown to try to bring down the Catholic control over the institution from the inside.

radjah shelduck on May 19, 2012 at 8:33 AM

FLconservative on May 19, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Yes evil. Makes me sick.

CW on May 19, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Inviting Abortion supporters to whore yourself for political cover is one reason why the Administration and Progressives have no respect for the Catholic church.

STOP inviting baby killer supporters to your schools, or stop griping when they slap ya down like a wild monkey dog.

Duh!

PappyD61 on May 19, 2012 at 8:34 AM

It looks as though Georgetown really could use an Exorcist these days.

I now have a vision in my head of the next pro-abortion speaker at Georgetown having to face protestors chanting “the power of Christ compels you!” and flinging holy water.

JimLennon on May 19, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Having Sebelius there makes seating easier, she can turn her head 360 degrees to address the entire audience.

zmdavid on May 19, 2012 at 8:35 AM

I unsubbed from IBD’s editorials, for their nonsensical defense of Georgetown. I’m not even RC, but I am Christian.

paul1149 on May 19, 2012 at 8:39 AM

It might be too late. If you invite a vampire in, you will not be rid of it until you drive a stake through it’s heart.

It disgusts me that Georgetown graduates and their families gave her an enthusiastic reception.

Naturally Curly on May 19, 2012 at 8:41 AM

The real problem is that the parents of the students, who pay the support of these anti-Catholic clerics and professors, apparently have little understanding of their faith or have little of it.
I suggest taking the right to call yourself Catholic away from these anti-Catholic institutions. They dare to use the cloak of Christ to preach and teach against Him.

Don L on May 19, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Principled catholics = oxymoron
Ted kennedy catholics = wherever 4 are gathered together there is a fifth, and the intent to rape and pillage, with or without contraception!

ConcealedKerry on May 19, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Any excuse to show your bigotry against the church apparently will do.
What’s next – blaming Christ for hand picking Judas?

Don L on May 19, 2012 at 8:48 AM

The Church needs to do more of this…we need to call out the false teachers and false prophets…we need to boot those that are not following the rule of law that God has set forth to man……Boot pelosi and all of the lefty dregs out the door unless they confess their sin against the church. Call evil what it is. Evil……..and get the fake and lying scammer out of the big office…..he continues to fake and lie to those that are weakest in the flock…he will get his chance to talk to God about what he has done to the flock…..do you think that with his ego that he will bow to Christ when He returns…oh he will..picturing that scene makes me smile

crosshugger on May 19, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Principled catholics = oxymoron
Ted kennedy catholics = wherever 4 are gathered together there is a fifth, and the intent to rape and pillage, with or without contraception!

ConcealedKerry on May 19, 2012 at 8:23 AM

That’s kind of harsh, isn’t it? I don’t mean about Kennedy specifically, he should’ve been convicted of murder and fried for it. Nor much of the earthly hierarchy who should have the proverbial millstone tied around their neck for promoting pedophilia within their ranks (Cardinal Law, I’m looking at you). But you can’t make a blanket statement about all of them. There are plenty who live there faith admirably at the grass roots, would like to see a principled leadership, but don’t get much traction nor publicity. Catholic charities and hospitals are huge.

As for Georgetown, it never has been a Catholic University. It is a private institution which, way back when, was founded by Catholics. Which may have seemed a silly distinction at one time, but as society goes so go private institutions. Eventually anyway, it’s just a matter of time.

Fenris on May 19, 2012 at 8:54 AM

Don L on May 19, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Hey, I don’t disagree with your sentiments. I find it inconceivable that G-town invited this woman to speak. Talk about a thumb in the eye of the Catholic church.

But the fact remains, how many of the undergrad and graduate students are Catholic? I suspect that there may be a plurality of the undergrads who are Catholic, and I’ll bet that only a small minority of the graduate students–especially the law students–are Catholic.

I realize that being Catholic is not required for admission at G-town, but the parents aren’t up in arms because the overwhelming number of them paid a high price for their kid to get a secular education at a name school located in the Beltway. Period.

BuckeyeSam on May 19, 2012 at 8:56 AM

doufree on May 19, 2012 at 8:15 AM

That just made my top ten list of “most ignorant positions held by the uninformed.” Congratulations.

ericdijon on May 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Clearly, DeGioia didn’t learn from his last scrape, and just as clearly, the now-president of the school has an agenda that significantly deviates from church doctrine.

It was the Church hierarchy who didn’t learn anything. They promoted this guy.

Blake on May 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM

That just made my top ten list of “most ignorant positions held by the uninformed.” Congratulations.

ericdijon on May 19, 2012 at 9:05 AM

This just made my top list of “most uninformative posts made for no discernable reason”. Congratulations.

It was the Church hierarchy who didn’t learn anything. They promoted this guy.

Blake on May 19, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Georgetown is not run by the Catholic Church hierarchy.

Fenris on May 19, 2012 at 9:16 AM

you bet…Father Damian and Father Merrin need to take an ugly stick and a bottle of holy water to the joint and exorcise the liberal demons out of that place.

jan3 on May 19, 2012 at 9:17 AM

If a conservative would have been invited, the demonstrations would have been earlier and plentiful. Probably to the point of cancellation.

Cindy Munford on May 19, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Father Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life, criticized Georgetown for allowing Sebelius to speak there.

Sad that the Pro-Life RCC needs to have such a group in its midst…

OmahaConservative on May 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM

It’s a good sign for progress when you only get 3-4 hecklers at a Theocratic institute.

Rainsford on May 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Let’s not forget her cozy relationship with the king of partial birth abortion, Tiller. She is truly demonic. It is a travesty that she is in charge of Health and Human Services (ironic play on words) a catholic, and promotes the murdering of babies. I loathe her.

Maybe the Catholic church needs to have a few high-profile ex-communications. Sebelius might be a good place to start.

AZCoyote on May 19, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Given his past, it’s a mystery why the Jesuits selected Dr. John J. DeGioia as its President. Why DeGioia permitted Sebelius as commencement speaker is an even greater mystery as he knew she would be a lightening rod.

I graduated from a Jesuit school (University of Detroit), but both my children attend state universities. There is no way I would let them attend a “Jebbie” school.

bw222 on May 19, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Just to clarify:

The Church itself doesn’t promote or select these folks.

Most “Catholic” colleges and universities are separate and distinct all to themselves.

Certain clerical orders such as Jesuits and Vincentians administer the respective institutions (i.E. Jesuits run places like Fordham and Georgetown, The Order of the Holy Cross calls the shots at Notre Dame)

What they do is hype their Catholic affiliation as a type of identity that sets them apart from secular institutions to draw prospective students (and their parents’ money).

What Mr. Blatty’s doing is to call Georgetown out and make them either fish as a Catholic college or cut bait like every other secular school.

The Vatican or local diocese itself has no control over these schools other than the directives it gives the respective orders regarding faith.

ironbill on May 19, 2012 at 9:38 AM

…Georgetown needs an enema!

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Oh… and another thing!

What the Church should be doing is taking strong affirmative acts to excommunicate politicians like Catholic labeled Sebilius and Pelosi (and every Kennedy…)

My guess is that after they make Pelosi a de-facto protestant, you’ll see less of these leech politicians whoring their faith for a social justice sales pitch.

ironbill on May 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM

It’s a good sign for progress when you only get 3-4 hecklers at a Theocratic institute.

Rainsford on May 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Funny eh, how the Theocratic institute managed to breed so many pro-abortion commies.

Rookie on May 19, 2012 at 9:44 AM

As promised, pro-life advocates interrupted the speech pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gave at Georgetown University today.

FWIW: this is regrettable. These kinds of protests are what the Left does. I wish the protestors had kept it outside.

Related, but a smidge off topic. Here’s a column from NRO on religious liberty and the upcoming movie For Greater Glory starring Andy Garcia and Obama fan Eva Longoria (still, admittedly yummy). The author is the CEO of the Knights of Columbus. It’s worth some of your time on a weekend as we approach Memorial Day and think about those who died to protect, among other things, our religious liberty.

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/300364

BuckeyeSam on May 19, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Doctor Tiller unavailable to speak, so they asked his Governor instead…

Khun Joe on May 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM

I’m staying out of the correctness of having a fan of mass abortions addressing a Kat-lick school graduating class… because I was already headed to the bathroom to barf when she started of with…..
“I’ve dedicated my entire life to public service….”

Translated, that means “Somebody paid my way through school and graduate school and I’ve never had or qualified for a real job!”

Did anybody ever run into a ‘career public servant’ who was poor, homeless, jobless, and on food stamps? Maybe she’s Joltin’ Joe Bite-me’s love child……? He’s barely scraping along I hear. Barely escaped Scranton with shoes on his feet.

Give me a break –

Pecozbill on May 19, 2012 at 9:52 AM

I now have a vision in my head of the next pro-abortion speaker at Georgetown having to face protestors chanting “the power of Christ compels you!” and flinging holy water.

Yeah the invocation of a fictional character designed for paste eating morons will do a lot.

Your Mamma loves me on May 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM

The Left has been doing this at a far worse level for ages. Why Sebelius was invited there is beyond me. I don’t condone this, but I’m not surprised that Catholics would be outraged.

Philly on May 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM

You don’t see this kind of anti-Christian behavior at Liberty or even BYU!

doufree on May 19, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Give them time.

This is just one more step in the continuing process of the church going lukewarm in the last days, as predicted, (they all slumbered and slept – Matt. 25) instead of getting prepared for His soon return. The entire geo-political world is lining up exactly with the scenario described in the prophetic writings and most Westerners calling themselves “Christian” are still more concerned with things of this life rather than our souls.

Places like Liberty and BYU are more designed for concerns of this life than the next and are pretty much “Christian” in name only.

Cleombrotus on May 19, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Hopefully the Catholic church has purged itself of the homosexual pedophiles from within its ranks. Now it needs to purge itself of radical feminists, secularists, and others of their ilk not only from within the church but from the institutions it supports like Georgetown. If places like Georgetown are overrun by now, then they should abandaon the place and regroup or their war will be lost.

iamsaved on May 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM


Certain clerical orders such as Jesuits and Vincentians administer the respective institutions (i.E. Jesuits run places like Fordham and Georgetown, The Order of the Holy Cross calls the shots at Notre Dame)

ironbill on May 19, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Even that’s not quite correct, at least at Georgetown for which I took a look at their bylaws when reading this story. Their board of directors elects itself. Of corse, normally a majority of Catholic individuals will elect Catholic successors. Over a long period of time that’s not absolutely reliable and any creep towards secularism tends to be a one way ratchet.

Fenris on May 19, 2012 at 10:01 AM

DeGioia learned plenty from his first scrape. He learned his values matter more than the University’s values, and certainly matter more than those of the Catholic church. After all was said and done last time he was promoted from Dean of Students to President of the University. He can do whatever he wants, without fear of being disciplined or over-ruled.

MTF on May 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM

…Georgetown needs an enema!

KOOLAID2 on May 19, 2012 at 9:39 AM

I am guessing Georgetown get’s federal dollars – Georgetown is sucking at the Government tit. Follow the money, Georgetown is a Catholic University in name only.

In 2008, Georgetown spent $143 million on research, ranking it 111th nationwide. In 2007, it received about $14.8 million in federal funds for research, with 64% from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense. In 2010, the school received $5.6 million from the Department of Education to fund fellowships in several international studies fields. Georgetown University Medical Center received an additional $118.4 million from these and other government sources. Georgetown’s Vincent Lombardi Cancer Center is one of 41 research-intensive comprehensive cancer centers in the United States, and developed the breakthrough HPV vaccine for cervical cancer in 2006.
Centers which conduct and sponsor research at Georgetown include the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim–Christian Understanding and the Woodstock Theological Center. Regular publications include the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and the Georgetown Public Policy Review.

Dr Evil on May 19, 2012 at 10:05 AM

“So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains…Matt 24:15-16

Students of Eschatology might be forgiven if they view these developments as figurative types of the ultimate fulfillment of this prophecy.

If the leadership of an institution founded by JESUITS cannot see the conflict with letting someone like Sebelius speak to those young in their charge, as a person of authority they won’t see the ultimate example of it either.

Cleombrotus on May 19, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Yeah, that guy has to go and the school needs better oversight.

dogsoldier on May 19, 2012 at 8:05 AM

And from the applause near the end, I’d say that their problem goes a bit deeper than just the head, too.

Midas on May 19, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Even that’s not quite correct, at least at Georgetown for which I took a look at their bylaws when reading this story. Their board of directors elects itself. Of corse, normally a majority of Catholic individuals will elect Catholic successors. Over a long period of time that’s not absolutely reliable and any creep towards secularism tends to be a one way ratchet.

Fenris on May 19, 2012 at 10:01 AM

You’re absolutely right (my bad)

I started looking and found that the reality is that many of these so called Catholic institutions are, in fact, secular.

Case in point: near my home in New York, is a place called Marist College (alma mater of Bill O’Reilly). They are a wholly and completely secular institution that was once run by the Marist Brothers.

The board is completely secular with an emeritus seat for the remaining religiously ordained member.

I stand corrected. Thanks

ironbill on May 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Probably at least 50% of those students will attempt to carry on the Sebelius legacy through some sort of public policy. It’s not just the abortion. Georgetown is preparing the future progressives of this nation.

aryeung on May 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Doctor Tiller unavailable to speak, so they asked his Governor instead…

Khun Joe on May 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM

At Georgetown he would be considered a martyr.

Those aren’t real Catholics. Real Catholics don’t celebrate a notorious eugenicist like Kathleen Sebelius to speak at a Catholic University.

Hitler was a Catholic and a fascist, and a eugenicist enthusiast….mind you Hitler was not a good Catholic. It’s not as if there isn’t some living in the Vatican right now, that doesn’t recognize what’s going on at Georgetown. The Pope witnessed it before in NAZIS Germany as a child first hand.

First they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Catholic….

Example Eugenics is Evil. We fought in a world war against eugenicist. See: (HOLOCAUST) eugenicist who believed there was such a thing as a master race.
Desire to terminate inferior races grew out of book entitled “The Permission to Destroy Life Unworthy of Life” written by Alfred Ploetz and published in 1904. Ploetz argued that certain classes of humans were unworthy and should be terminated. Classes included homosexuals, mentally retarded and those who are “below the beasts.” Nazis later classified Jews as “sub-human”.

If Georgetown started scrubbing now it would take decades to get the stain off of the Institution.

Dr Evil on May 19, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Despicable, those students giving her an ovation, just a bunch of drones sitting there, no guts.

They are at a CATHOLIC school (supposedly).

mockmook on May 19, 2012 at 10:39 AM

BuckeyeSam ,
Thanks , good comments .
I especially liked your comment about ” thumb in the eye “.
We say that about this administration everyday .
I think it started when Moochelle wore the black widow
spider dress for the nomination speech . Every day there
is another thumb in the eye . Exasperating !

Lucano on May 19, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Dang, this site is dead this morning!

I guess everyone needs a break sometime – even the diehards!

:)

cane_loader on May 19, 2012 at 10:44 AM

cane_loader on May 19, 2012 at 10:44 AM

I don’t know about anyone else, I at least know, I should be using my time more wisely!!!

Cindy Munford on May 19, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Case in point: near my home in New York, is a place called Marist College…
ironbill on May 19, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Another protestant case in point. Very sad.

Apparently Christianity had nothing at all to do with the founding of our country. /sarcasm

Fenris on May 19, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Hopefully the Catholic church has purged itself of the homosexual pedophiles from within its ranks. Now it needs to purge itself of radical feminists, secularists, and others of their ilk not only from within the church but from the institutions it supports like Georgetown. If places like Georgetown are overrun by now, then they should abandaon the place and regroup or their war will be lost.

iamsaved on May 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

It seems as if liberal professors are infiltrating and idoctrinating the students at a record pace. I have a relative that is going to St. Edward’s in Austin. She told me that one of her professors told her that the Fox News Channel lies & wasn’t real news. I set her straight with facts and books all about liberal propaganda.

redridinghood on May 19, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Since Catholics don’t have to follow Catholic Church doctrine anymore. Does it mean as an American taxpayer I don’t have to pay taxes to the Government anymore? It would be okay right?

Bmore on May 19, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Redridinghood
give your pops a pat on the shoulder for me…….

angrymike on May 19, 2012 at 8:24 AM

I will.
First it was Sandra Fluke and now Sebelius, I’ve never seem him this mad or this angry.

redridinghood on May 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM

seen

redridinghood on May 19, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Obama Administration Coven vs Roman Catholic Church.

My money is on Rome.

Dr Evil on May 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM

It’s about time!
Judeo-Christian Freedom Alliance
“The most important thing that’s never been done —it’s time to fight back”

deedtrader on May 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM

The Left has way more balls than our side. They own their hypocrisy, and for that I take my hat off.

SouthernGent on May 19, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Dang, this site is dead this morning!

I guess everyone needs a break sometime – even the diehards!

:)

cane_loader on May 19, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Time for another recipe, my friend. I drool just reading the ones that you post.

onlineanalyst on May 19, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Never would have happened at Villanova…

JohnGalt23 on May 19, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Unfortunately, the demon that’s possessing Georgetown is not content with just spinning their head at a 360-degree angle and projectile-vomiting pea soup at our faces.

And I don’t know who will swoop down to perform the exorcism.

:\

Myron Falwell on May 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM

It really is nice to finally see people on our side using the tactics of the left.

Wanna destroy the basterds? Use their tactics against them. Our numbers, in conjunction with such tactics, will assure their complete marginalization. Follow it up with a program of discrediting through the school system, and it’ll take ‘em another 150 years to get this far again.

avgjo on May 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Dead site this morning ?
Wow , I don’t think so .
Seriously , what does that mean ?

Lucano on May 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM

The Catholic church needs purge as many unbelievers as posible. All pro-abortion leadership should get the ban hammer. All priest that disagree should defrocked.

Kjeil on May 19, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Every time I see Sebelius I see Tiller the Baby Killer.

John the Libertarian on May 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Every time I see Sebelius I see Tiller the Baby Killer.

John the Libertarian on May 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Well that and a very prominent character from the Wizard of OZ.

CW on May 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Never would have happened at Villanova…
JohnGalt23 on May 19, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Correct. Villanova-Augustinian. Georgetown-Jesuits.

gracie on May 19, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I’ve never been a Catholic.. but most of my closest friends have been in the church. This invite disgusts me as much as if I were born and raised in the RCC..

I know I shouldn’t enjoy her being heckled.. but I did.

Maybe it’s time we go and harass their speakers as they have ours since the 60′s. Maybe they need to be reminded.. not everyone buys into their nonsense. There is no defense for partial birth abortion.. none. It’s straight up infanticide. There is no reasons why you have to have the birth happen.. for all intents complete but for the baby’s head.. then murder the baby because the mom needed them to because the birth endangered her life?

when they just had the birth?

One more push and the baby would be born and it would be homicide. In my mind.. it already was.

She will burn in Hell.. and have earned it all by her self.

mark81150 on May 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

It seems as if liberal professors are infiltrating and idoctrinating the students at a record pace. I have a relative that is going to St. Edward’s in Austin. She told me that one of her professors told her that the Fox News Channel lies & wasn’t real news. I set her straight with facts and books all about liberal propaganda.

redridinghood on May 19, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Unfortunately, most Catholic colleges are liberal first and Catholic second (if that). I sent my kids through Catholic high school, but, when it came to college, I sent them to state schools.

bw222 on May 19, 2012 at 2:57 PM

…There is no defense for partial birth abortion.. none. It’s straight up infanticide…
mark81150 on May 19, 2012 at 2:15 PM

You are absolutely correct. Our President believes infanticide is moral. The top people in his administration all accept infanticide as moral. People have got to start realizing what a horror this is.

itsacookbook on May 19, 2012 at 2:59 PM

“pro-abortion HHS Secretary”

BRAVO. Thank you for that correct wording.

locomotivebreath1901 on May 19, 2012 at 3:32 PM

What a weak defense. Politically related to Sebilius.

jake49 on May 19, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Places like Liberty and BYU are more designed for concerns of this life than the next and are pretty much “Christian” in name only.
Cleombrotus on May 19, 2012 at 9:55 AM

I don’t know about Liberty, but I have lots of friends and relatives who attended BYU, and they are Christian in more than just name, which means that they concern themselves with the temporal as well as the spiritual, this world as well as the next.

You don’t see this kind of anti-Christian behavior at Liberty or even BYU!
doufree on May 19, 2012 at 8:15 AM

BYU and the LDS Church caught a lot of flak, even from conservatives, when they did clean house (the “intolerant Mormons suppressing academic freedom” meme at work; however, please note the last paragraph, which makes it clear he was fired for violating his contract, and then removed from Church leadership positions for his advocacy of positions contrary to Church doctrine – he may be a Mormon in belief and on the record, but he’s not a “practicing” one unless he has repented and been re-instated since then).

Jeffrey Nielsen is founder of the Democracy House Project, and a published author. He is also a philosophy instructor at Westminster College, Salt Lake City; and Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah. But he is perhaps best known for being both a supporter of gay marriage and a practicing Mormon…In 2006 he was a visiting lecturer of philosophy at Brigham Young University. After submitting an editorial to the Salt Lake Tribune that challenged the opposition of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU’s sponsoring institution, to same-sex marriage, he received a letter from the head of the Department of Philosophy stating that once term classes ended, his contract would not be renewed. In the editorial, Nielsen criticized the Church’s support for a constitutional amendment that opposes gay marriage.

The news came in a letter from Daniel Graham, chair of the philosophy department at BYU. BYU instructors and employees contract themselves to not criticize the church as a condition of their employment.[1] Nielsen was subsequently released from his duties in his local church congregation as well.

Will Conservatives support the RCC in shutting down dissident Universities and excommunicating heretics, or condemn them for intolerance and tyrannical domination?
Because that is assuredly what the Left will do

AesopFan on May 19, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Georgetown and Catholicism has just been forced to its knees, again. You don’t see this kind of anti-Christian behavior at Liberty or even BYU!

doufree on May 19, 2012 at 8:15 AM

This should not surprise anyone. I love a lot of Catholics most of who are very good God loving people. But the Church has a very evil history. Child predators hidden and protected, Nuns giving birth and murdering the children born. Then for 1260 years the Holy Roman Empire that murdered over 200,000,000 for refusing to worship the Pope and the other Catholic Saints, and the “Holy Mother”. The greatest genocides ever committed on Earth.

I fear the Catholics and Muslims will eventually unite in support of the Anti-Christ but believe America will not be part of that.

Again this is not bashing any Catholics. Most are GOD loving and doing their very best to worship GOD. But at some point they will have to choose. Follow GOD totally or follow a sinning Church.

Steveangell on May 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

what about HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ speech defending Federal oppression of Religious Freedom “have to make the hard decisions”?? what about promoting socialist activism with Sebelius as prime example?? what about Sebelius defaming ‘the common good’ which is individual action while Sebelius promotes ‘the greater good’ Socialist Justice??

mathewsjw on May 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

This should not surprise anyone. I love a lot of Catholics most of who are very good God loving people. But the Church has a very evil history. Child predators hidden and protected, Nuns giving birth and murdering the children born. Then for 1260 years the Holy Roman Empire that murdered over 200,000,000 for refusing to worship the Pope and the other Catholic Saints, and the “Holy Mother”. The greatest genocides ever committed on Earth.

I fear the Catholics and Muslims will eventually unite in support of the Anti-Christ but believe America will not be part of that.

Again this is not bashing any Catholics. Most are GOD loving and doing their very best to worship GOD. But at some point they will have to choose. Follow GOD totally or follow a sinning Church.

Steveangell on May 19, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Huh?

You do realize that 200,000,000 people is about 4 times the population of Europe in 1492? Or, to put it another way, Catholicism was four times more toxic than the bubonic plague.

As for nuns becoming pregnant and aborting the resulting children, I was unable to find any mention of this being any kind of frequent occurrance. Now, I can see individual cases — certainly one might be Martin Luther’s wife (whom I believe was a nun who renounced her vows of chastity and obedience…)

Child predators hidden and protected would be part and parcel of a Church which believes that confession of sins and a sincere penance offered to God removes stain of sin, and a historical finding that Caesar, as benevolent as he might be here in the USA (and even that is debatable), has been far less charitable elsewhere. Such behavior is indeed detestible, and is being remedied. My Church, like others, is filled with sinners, including those in the clergy.

You are welcome to your anti-Catholic prejudices (even though you try to mitigate them with the best “my best friend is black” apology you can muster), but please don’t present them as anything other than opinion.

unclesmrgol on May 19, 2012 at 6:38 PM

I now have a vision in my head of the next pro-abortion speaker at Georgetown having to face protestors chanting “the power of Christ compels you!” and flinging holy water.

Yeah the invocation of a fictional character designed for paste eating morons will do a lot.

Your Mamma loves me on May 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM

There is no God, and I’ll fight Him until I die!!

/Atheist

There Goes The Neighborhood on May 20, 2012 at 1:59 AM

I was incredibly saddened to hear in the video the massive support for Ms. Sebelius from the audience, and the disdain with which they held the one protester who had the courage to speak up.

It looks like Georgetown has taught its students poorly. I’d say disaffiliation from the Catholic Church cannot come too quickly for Georgetown.

I’d love to see Notre Dame disaffiliated too.

We have a rule — hate the sin, love the sinner — but when you show you love the sin too, well, maybe it’s time for a parting of the ways.

unclesmrgol on May 20, 2012 at 1:12 PM