Red Nun Stalking Hollywood Scandalizes Catholics

Pro-Life Action of Oregon News – 11/16/11

Red nun stalking Hollywood scandalizes Catholics . . .

The celebrity “nun” Helen Prejean just can’t say ‘no’ to her Hollywood “family.”

  Susan Sarandon as a witch.

 

 

 

 

Actress Susan Sarandon, raised a Catholic and who shacked up with actor Tim Robbins for 21 years, invited Helen Prejean to “officiate” at Sarandon’s daughter’s wedding.

Will Hollywood ever get over ‘Dead Man Walking’?  Will the idolization of a Catholic nun ever end?

  • ‘The ceremony included a twist on classic vows – “We re-worked them to create something more personal,” says [bride] Amurri – and was officiated by Sister Helen Prejean, about whom the movie Dead Man Walking was made, starring Sarandon.’  
  • “She’s an old family friend,” says a guest. “It just made sense for them to have her do it.”

See what I mean?

Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri has posed in Playboy and Maxim.  She stars as a stripper in Californication.

Story in ‘People’ and Here.  Los Angeles Times blog. 

Sarandon is a well-known supporter of Planned Parenthood, sworn enemy of the Catholic Church and the Body of Christ.  In 2008, Sarandon was an honorary chair at Planned Parenthood affiliates (p. 15).

Robbins directed Sarandon in ‘Dead Man Walking,‘ a controversial account of two death row inmates befriended by Prejean, both guilty of heinous crimes and sentenced to death.  Prejean was the first female spiritual adviser of male death row inmates.  Critics like myself who have done the research, conclude the book on which the film is based is a work of fiction.

The true account can be found in these books:

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Our Recap:  Catholic nun is a “family friend” with
a Playboy model

whose famous mother is
radically pro-abortion.


We look forward to the day when her bishop reins her in for her fame and finances.  Did you know she receives royalties from her book and the film and the opera?  Did you know she doesn’t have a Mother Superior?  Catholics must be wondering why she is allowed so much freedom!

Fr. Frank Pavone is still in isolation for his fame and finances.  At the Bishop’s conference, Rachel’s Vineyard packets were distributed to all the bishops.  No mention of Fr. Frank’s great work.

Madonna of the Streets.jpg Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have Mercy on Us.

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NETWORK A ‘Catholic’ Social Justice Lobby?

Links updated 3/13/2012.

NETWORK’s director Sister Simone Campbell gets in trouble for supporting Obama’s pro-abortion health care reform bill.

A ‘Catholic’ Social Justice Lobby? | National Catholic Register Exclusives | NCRegister.com

Network’s public letter of support for the Catholic Health Association provided additional political cover for the bill’s defenders, who argued that it preserved the status quo on federal funding of abortion.

A month later, the U.S. bishops and conference officials are still angry.

“In the past, we have worked with Network on immigration reform, and they attend some meetings of our coalition,” said Kevin Appleby, director of Migration Policy and Public Affairs at the bishops’ conference. “But working in a coalition requires trust. Network can’t have it both ways:  It can’t benefit from the bishops’ advocacy and then undercut them at a strategic moment.”

Appleby’s sense of betrayal was echoed by Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, R.I., who recently wrote Sister Carol Keehan, the Catholic Health Association president, to request that the CHA drop a Catholic hospital in his diocese from membership. Any “association with CHA is now embarrassing,” he said.

Obama’s “Abortion Reduction” Distortion Manipulates Catholics

Sen. Barack Obama’s “faith outreach” manipulates Catholic voters

National Review Online

Unholy Messaging

Obama’s faith-based try vs. his positions

By Douglas Johnson, Legislative Director, National Right To Life Committee

Selected Excerpts:

The Barack Obama “messaging machine” is now in full overdrive mode, seeking to mislead religiously committed Americans into thinking that Obama has a middle-of-the-road position on abortion policy and will promote “abortion reduction.”

One important part of the “faith outreach” sales pitch has been to insist that Obama would promote “abortion reduction” policies — that is to say, policies that would have the practical effect of reducing the number of abortions performed, without actually restricting abortion directly. This spiel was really a public relations strategy cooked up at a liberal think tank called third way, where veteran pro-abortion activists develop “messaging” strategies to help pro-abortion politicians camouflage their positions. The third way “Culture Program” (responsible for the “abortion reduction” strategy, among other projects) is directed by Rachel Laser, whose previous job was with the Health and Reproductive Rights group at the National Women’s Law Center, and who before that worked for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, a major abortion provider.

But despite such efforts, more and more Americans are learning that the real Barack Obama is firmly committed to an agenda of sweeping pro-abortion policy changes that, if implemented, could be expected to drastically increase the numbers of abortions performed.

One component of the Obama abortion agenda, the so-called “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA S. 1173), is coming under increased scrutiny from many quarters. The FOCA is the most sweeping piece of pro-abortion legislation ever proposed in Congress. It is a bill that would establish a federal “abortion right” broader than Roe v. Wade and, in the words of the National Organization for Women, “sweep away hundreds of anti-abortion laws [and] policies.”

CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

Pro-Abortion Catholics for Obama used scare tactics

Churches Can Ignore Catholics United, Pro-Life Literature Distribution Not Illegal

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
November 2
, 2008

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life attorney who is the dean of a law school says Catholic and Protestant churches and pastors need not worry about pro-life literature distribution occurring this weekend. Matt Staver of the Liberty Counsel tells LifeNews.com the dissemination of pro-life information is perfectly legal.

The reassurances from Staver, founder of the pro-life law firm known as Liberty Counsel and the dean of the law school at Liberty University in Virginia, come after groups made threats this week.

Catholics United, a front group for Barack Obama that has misled some Catholic voters into thinking he is pro-life on abortion, urged its supporters to confront pro-life advocates this weekend.

The Obama backers were told to ask Catholic priests and church leaders to block the distribution of the pro-life voting information and suggested the pro-life fliers be removed from vehicles.

Father Frank Pavone, the founder and director of Priests for Life, emailed CU officials and told them he would consider legal action if pro-life advocates are prevented from exercising their First Amendment rights to educate voters on pro-life issues.  [ ‘Fr. Frank Pavone Warns Catholics United of Possible Lawsuits’ ]

Barry Lynn, the head of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, has also scared pastors, priests and other church leaders with a letter saying they could face the loss of their nonprofit status for allowing the information.

Staver tells LifeNews.com that pro-life people distributing voter information are within their legal grounds and Constitutional rights.

“Barry Lynn’s attempt to scare pastors is as hollow as a Halloween Jack-O-Lantern,” Staver said.

He said Lynn’s group has “once again have cluttered mailboxes and jammed fax machines with the same worn out, toothless letter that attempts to scare pastors about politics, in an attempt to trick them into being silent until after the election.”

“The truth is that pastors and church leaders do not need to violate IRS regulations on political activity in order to impact the 2008 election. There are a wide variety of permissible activities to activate voters and encourage them to vote their values,” Staver said.

FULL STORY:  http://www.lifenews.com/nat4530.html

Catholics In Name Only, USCCB Denounced by Bishop Martino

Topics:  Faithful Citizenship, Freedom of Choice Act

TWO STORIES:

Bishop shows up unannounced at election forum, defends Church’s stance on abortion

“The USCCB doesn’t speak for me.”—-Bishop Joseph Martino, Scranton, PA

Opinion:  Bishop Martino is Right, ‘This is Madness People’

After listening to some of the speakers attempt to take the most recent letter of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on “Faithful Citizenship”, turn it on its head through sophistry, and then use it as a framework to influence Catholics to support a candidate who has pledged as their first official act if elected to the Presidency to sign the “Freedom of Choice Act” into law (even though an alternative exists which would at least limit the evil of procured abortion) the Bishop stepped up to the microphone. He told those present: “No social issue has caused the death of 50 million people”, referring of course to the current evil of abortion on demand as it exists in the United States of America since the horrible judicial opinions in Roe and Doe. Then he spoke those four words, “This is Madness People.”

Related:

Freedom of Choice Act

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d110:s.01173:

http://www.nchla.org/issues.asp?ID=50

GEORGE SOROS FUNDS PRO-ABORTION CATHOLIC LEFT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue exposes the nexus between George Soros and two left-wing Catholic groups, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United:

“In 2003, after left-wing mogul George Soros blamed Jews for anti-Semitism, the Anti- Defamation League branded his comments ‘obscene.’ Two years later, I accused him of anti-Catholicism when his group, MoveOn.org, posted a picture of a smiling Pope Benedict XVI holding a gavel outside the U.S. Supreme Court, along with the following inscription: ‘God Already Has a Job…He does not need one on the Supreme Court.’

“Why is this relevant? Because this same bigot is connected to two apologists for abortion rights, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United. In 2006, Soros’ Open Society Institute gave Catholics in Alliance $100,000 (double the amount he gave in 2005), and in the same year Catholics in Alliance listed Catholics United on its 990 as an organization with which it has a formal relationship. John Podesta, who runs the Soros-funded organization, Center for American Progress, admits that he works closely with Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United. The Center for American Progress is also the sponsor of Faith and Public Life.

“Why would any Catholic organization take money from a man like George Soros? Because legitimate sources of revenue aren’t available? And why would Soros have any interest in funding Catholic groups? He doesn’t give the Catholic League any money, and if he offered, I would refuse it.

“The reason Soros funds the Catholic Left is the same reason he lavishly funds Catholics for Choice, the pro-abortion group that has twice been condemned as a fraud by Catholic bishops: they all service his agenda, namely, to make support for abortion rights a respectable Catholic position. On October 17, Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput [click for article] accused Catholics in Alliance and Catholics United as doing a ‘disservice’ to the Catholic Church. He’s right. And now we know what really makes them tick.

Defunding ACORN: Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Thanks to radio talk shows like Hugh Hewitt and Rush Limbaugh, ACORN is getting the outing it deserves.  We at Fidelity and Action have been withholding donations to the Archdiocese because of ACORN.  Not only is ACORN involved in voter fraud and embezzlement, but also is pro-abortion.

Stephanie Block has written a good piece at Spero News . . .

‘Defunding ACORN is laudable but insufficient.’

Related stories:

‘CCHD End Funding To ACORN over financial irregularities.’

‘Catholic Campaign for Human Development:  Update’ Stephanie Block.  2003.  The Wanderer.