Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Careful now

Q. What do you get if you cross Enda Kenny with Amanda Knox?

A. I don't know, but whatever the hell it is, don't turn your back on it?

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Notre Dame betrays itself once more

What is it with this Catholic university that it cannot resist giving invitations to anti-catholic politicians?  Of course invite Obama was the big one, the great betrayal, the most pro-abortion president in US history.  And now they've invited Herr Kenny, Ireland's own.  Enemy of the Pope, enemy of the Church, supporter of gay marriage and, in due course, no doubt abortion as well.

It's wonderful how someone who believes passionately in the separation of Church and State manages to infiltrate so many Church institutions, including Tuam Cathedral where he had the gall to present John Paul II awards to young people.  You can read his speech here - the Church is the People of God, a sort of ecclesiastical republic.

In another nice twist of interconnectedness we learn that Herr Kenny will present Irish citizenship to Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, former president of Notre Dame.  And what do we know of this guy?

In the early ‘60s John D. Rockefeller III approached Fr. Theodore Hesburgh who was then president of Notre Dame and asked about the possibility of Notre Dame hosting a Population Council meeting at the university. In 1965 Fr. Hesburgh invited Rockefeller-funded Planned Parenthood to hold a number of so called “secret conferences” at Notre Dame through the intervention of Fr. John O’Brien head of the theology department.  Fr. Hesburgh sold out Catholic higher education and, specifically, Our Lady’s university for a share of Rockefeller’s millions and the accompanying worldly respect. And there was plenty of it. For starters, amazingly, Fr. Theodore Hesburgh actually served on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation as well as held other important positions over the course of 20 years within the organization, the same organization that is a leading proponent of the Culture of Death.

It was this relationship between Hesburgh and the population control Rockefeller Foundation that  perhaps more than any other single alliance in recent Church history which began the meltdown of the past nearly 50 years. And with these secret conferences on population control going on during the summers of the early 1960’s at Notre Dame it soon became clear that a more definitive break with the Catholic Church and her teaching would have to be initiated. In 1967 the year before the Papal encyclical Humanae Vitae which restated Catholic teaching condemning contraception was released  Notre Dame administrators under the direction of Fr. Theodore Hesburgh released what was known as the Land O’Lakes Statement in which they distanced themselves from Catholic teaching. The statement was named after the retreat center of the Holy Cross Fathers the order that founded Notre Dame.

The retreat center is a luxurious hideaway in Land O’ Lakes Wisconsin. While at this quiet summer conference in July of 1967 Fr. Hesburgh and others prepared for the overthrow of the Catholic Faith at Notre Dame. But Hesburgh’s initiative would not stop at the confines of his South Bend, Indiana campus. It spread like a blazing inferno to virtually every other Catholic college looking to unshackle itself from Rome.

This is the man to be honoured with Irish citizenship - Kenny's type of Catholic.

Response from Government Buildings

Well I have been unfair to the Department of An Taoiseach.  You will recall my emailing them about Herr Kenny's visiting Rome without calling on the Holy Father.  I received a response from the Private Secretary:

Dear Mr Doyle,

I refer to your mail regarding the Taoiseachs recent meeting in Rome with
the Italian Prime Minister on Friday 24 February.

The Taoiseach was on a brief working visit to Rome to meet with PM Monti
specifically on EU business including preparations for the European Council
meeting of last week.  There was no other dimension to the visit.

The Taoiseach also met with Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Necas of the
Czech Republic and Prime Minister Dombrovkis of Latvia in Berlin the
previous evening also in relation to EU business.

Yours sincerely,

Nick Reddy
Private Secretary to the Taoiseach

Which is all very well, but doesn't address why he didn't seek to arrange an audience with the Pope.  Perhaps he was too tired after meeting all those other important people like the Prime Minister of Latvia.