Friday, May 24, 2013

Cardinal McCarrick Calls Fr. Theodore Hesburgh One Of The 4 Greatest Americans

It's not often I have such a visceral reaction to something a Prince of the Church says, but this is outrageous. Cardinal McCarrick calling a priest who has called for women's ordination one of the four greatest Americans is beyond scandalous. Here is more of his platitudes (from the Catholic News Agency.)
Just as Washington began to build a nation, Father Hesburgh showed "an understanding of what a country should be," Cardinal McCarrick said. Just as Lincoln showed his concern for the poor, Father Hesburgh showed how the poor "should be a concern for all of us," he added. And as Jefferson knew what freedom of religion was, Father Hesburgh, the cardinal noted, "has tackled the whole question of human relations."
Below is a full report from Catholic World News

- Nick


Biden, Cardinal McCarrick pay tribute to Notre Dame’s Father Hesburgh

CWNews.com

Vice President Joe Biden joined Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and political figures from both parties in paying tribute to Father Theodore Hesburgh, who served as the president of the University of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987.      “In 1972 I ran for public office as a 29-year-old kid because of your passion for civil rights,” Vice President Biden told Hesburgh, now 96, at a Capitol Hill reception in honor of the seventieth anniversary of his priestly ordination. “You're one of the reasons I've been so proud to be a Catholic.” Cardinal McCarrick called Hesburgh one of “four great Americans,” along with Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.    Father Hesburgh, known for his support for the civil rights movement in the 1960s, was a principal organizer and signatory of the Land O' Lakes Statement, in which Catholic university presidents declared their “true autonomy and academic freedom in the face of authority of whatever kind, lay or clerical.” The priest also faced criticism for his role as board member and chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, a staunch advocate for population control. (Hesburgh retired as chairman in 1982.)

In 2008, Father Hesburgh told the Wall Street Journal that he had no objection to the ordination of women.

7 comments:

  1. McCarrick was a signatory to the notorious "Land O' Lakes" statement engineered by Hesburgh, which helped destroy Catholic higher education in the United States.

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    1. True. Unfortunately, true.

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  2. THE FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF WASHINGTON DC SHOULD BE LIKE A MUSHROOM AND BE IN THE DARK FOR HIS REP IS NOT THAT GOOD

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  3. Fr. McCarrick needs to read a lot more U.S. history.
    Woody

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  4. Google: Cardinal McCarrick Syndrome by Richard Sipe.

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  5. Father Hesburgh and Cardinal McCarrick do seem to be cut from the same cloth. I've been crying out against the havoc wrecked by Cardinal McCarrick in the Archdiocese of Washington (my home) for years. Yes, Cardinal McCarrick did sign the Land O' Lakes Statement. For my own write up, I invite you to http://restore-dc-catholicism.blogspot.com/2013/05/cardinal-mccarrick-praises-culture-of.html

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    1. The fact that both signatures are on that document, 46 years ago, explains the entire silly ceremony last Friday.

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