Monday, June 01, 2009

What Was I Just Saying About The Zero Becoming The Leader Of Liberal American Catholics?
And the media who get all tingly

Here's a bit from a rather interesting article from Time magazine; Obama's Vatican Pick: Boosting Hispanic Catholics

Barack Obama has an uncanny ability to disarm critics, especially those itching for a fight, and it was on full display this past week. His choice of federal judge Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court nominee, of course, got all the attention. But another key appointment of a Hispanic with top-notch credentials and a compelling personal story also showed just how good the President is at keeping his opponents off balance. In fact, in selecting Catholic scholar Miguel Diaz to be the new ambassador to the Holy See, Obama not only neutralized potential controversy, but also highlighted a potential weakness of the U.S. Catholic Church these days. (And that "weakness" would be what? Catholics being loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church instead of baby murdering politicians? Thanks for nothing 'Spirit of Vatican II'.)

The choice is a shrewd one for a White House that has been under fire from leading conservative Catholics in the first few months of the Administration. What could have been an ugly confirmation battle may well proceed with all the rancor of a first-communion party. ('Conservative Catholic' - anyone who doesn't kiss Obama's ass.)

If Diaz's background as a theologian insulates him from inquiries about an abortion voting record, his Hispanic identity puts potential critics in a bind as well. The U.S. Catholic church may be the one institution more worried than the GOP about losing Hispanics. (Yep! All you have to do is question this guy, and you're labeled a racist.)

...the new Administration not only intends to take its relationship with the Vatican seriously, but that it won't make it easy for conservative Catholics to attack it.
(In other words, these are the opening salvos in the battle of the President of the United States becomeing Pope Barry I of the American Catholic Church. And the real bitch of it all... besides millions of "Catholics" hanging on every word, he has more than a few priests, bishops and archbishops in his hip-pocket.)


Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

I can see, in the near future, that "conservatice Catholics" will be labled "extremists" and considered a threat to national security. We'll end up with a State-approved Catholic Church just like in China.

2:12 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Yeps, the American Patriotic Catholic Church...I can totally see it.

11:49 AM  
Blogger wildcat_conservative said...

Since he's all pro-Cathoilc and all- does he have anything to say about this I wonder:

Ct. vs. Catholics, round 2.

12:39 PM  

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