… the ObamaCraps could Not be This Stupid …
Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 21st,2013
.. courtesy of an article that I read on Newsmax …
.. POTUS and his fellow ObamaCraps actually considered downgrading relations with the Vatican (technically , with the Holy See) . Not for constitutional reasons . That is something I could understand , although being a Catholic , I would still hate it . It was for policy reasons .
.. It seems that the ObamaCraps had a devil of a time finding a new Ambassador to the Vatican . Their first one had resigned , and
they could not find a new one . They did not (obviously) want to make the move before the 2012 election . However , they did want to make the move . Incredible .
.. It seems that their radical social policy agenda got in the way . The way that they were harassing and intimidating Catholic parishes and institutions here in the U.S. was obviously not winning friends and influencing people in the Curia . Encouraging policies that smacked of liberation theology did not help , either .
… from Newsmax.com …
During the past year, the Obama administration strongly considered ending diplomatic relations with the Vatican as it pondered whether it should appoint a new envoy to the Holy See, Newsmax has learned.
The recent Obama nomination and Senate confirmation on August 1 of Ken Hackett as the new U.S. Ambassador has ended internal Obama administration debate on the matter.
“I have heard the rumors and I believe them to be true,” Jim Nicholson, former U.S Ambassador to the Vatican under President George W. Bush, told Newsmax. “It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if the Obama White House seriously discussed downgrading U.S. diplomatic relations with the Holy See, given the devalued view they clearly hold this relationship in.”
“This administration does not want a strong Catholic Church, nor a strong relationship with it, as it sees the Church as an obstacle to its liberal social agenda,” Nicholson said.
The Obama administration has been in conflict with the Roman Catholic Church on a host of issues ranging from Obamacare’s contraceptive requirements for Catholic hospitals to the administration’s strong stance in favor of abortion rights.
After Obama’s first ambassador, Miguel Diaz, resigned last year, President Barack Obama had difficulty identifying a nominee who would represent his administration, but at the same time would be acceptable to the Holy See, according to one source familiar with the selection.
Faced with finding such a candidate, the Obama administration considered closing its Vatican offices, and opening offices in the U.S.’s Rome embassy for a smaller office to deal with Catholic matters.
Along with what he called “an excellent record” at CRS, Melady said that the nominee “knows the hierarchy at the Vatican well from his years [at CRS] and that is very important.”
- Former charity head confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Vatican (religionnews.com)
- Irish American Ken Hackett confirmed as Vatican Ambassador from U.S. (irishcentral.com)
- Obama hands out top ambassador posts to 19 big campaign donors (thehill.com)