Sr. Simone Campbell: “Amadinejad didn’t discuss Israel”

Sr. Simone Campbell, NETWORK
Sr. Simone Campbell, Director, NETWORK

Sister Simone Campbell is the director of NETWORK a Catholic social justice lobby.

Sister Campbell’s talk was dull.  All Saints Catholic Church in Portland is dull.  The architecture was dull.  The tiny crucifix (on a stand) was dull.

Why the heck does the Archdiocese of Portland need a social justice speaker in the first place?  I guess the United States Bishops are hen-pecked by the Catholic Feminists.  Women can’t be ordained.  I know!  Let’s throw out the Body and Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Our Savior — because he’s a male symbol of the “patriarchy” they hate and fear — and replace it all with Social Justice blather!  That’ll fill the pews!


No, actually, Sister, that’s “charity.”


Your Editor asked Sister Simone a question.

“On the NETWORK website [removed]  you reflect on your meeting with President Ahmadinejad during his visit to New York last year.  You write, ‘I think I was most touched by his comments about poverty…how…there is a denial of someone’s human rights.” [emphasis added]

‘Sister, how can you justify being touched by him when he wants to obliterate Israel?’

“He didn’t talk about Israel then.”

She didn’t want to discuss anything further and abruptly ended the conversation.


NETWORK’s Democrat Party Social Justice Platform

We at Fidelity and Action question NETWORK’s hyperfocus on “Government Action Needed for the environment, the ecology, and the environment. ”

This just in:  the Portland Archdpdx Justice & Peace ministry lists the platform [removed].  Wow.  Now that’s something all the Catholic Saints can certainly reflect upon why they were martyred!

Obama:  Orthodox Christians are Hijackers

Sister Simone gives lip service to Catholic social teaching but she is pro-abortion.  She has ties to Nancy Pelosi and the apostates Call To Action.

Thanks once again to Oregon Catholic Citizens for their contribution to this story.

Stop Ahmadinejad – Official laws against women

official laws against women in Iran

Article 21 of Iran’s Constitution indicates: “The government must ensure the rights of women in all respects, in conformity with Islamic criteria…” This leaves it up to the clergymen to interpret the laws pertaining to women.

Article 83 of the Penal Code, called the Law of Hodoud, stipulates that the penalty for fornication is flogging, i.e. 100 strokes of the lash, for unmarried male and female offenders.

Article 102 of Iran’s Constitution indicates: “Women who appear on streets and in public without the prescribed ‘Islamic Hejab’ will be condemned to 74 strokes of the lash.”

Article 105 of the Civil Code “In the relationship between a man and a woman, the man is responsible as head of the family.” The Council of Guardians, has decreed, “A woman cannot leave her home without her husband’s permission, even to attend her father’s funeral”.

Article 1117 of the Civil Code states that the husband may ban his wife from any technical profession that conflicts with family life or her character.

Article 1133 of the Civil Code states: A man can divorce his wife whenever he so chooses and does not have to give her advance notice.

Article 102 of the Penal code, states that married offenders (adulterers) are liable to stoning regardless of their gender, but the method laid down for a man stipulates he be buried up to his waist, and a woman up to her neck.

Article 114 of Iran’s Civil codes states: When rajm [stoning] is being administered on a man he must be placed in a pit almost down to his waist, and when administered on a woman she must be placed in a pit almost down to her chest. Such barbaric behavior by the regime includes dictating the style, size and the administration of stoning while differentiating between male vs. female victims. Female victim up to her neck to avoid physical escape, however, even if condemned female victim is able to flee the scene, authorities are obliged to arrest her and execute her by firing squad. As for the male victims, they are buried up to their waist and if able to escape the scene no further punishment awaits them.


· Tens of thousands of women have been executed in Iran since 1979, when the mullahs took power. They were executed on political grounds, for their opposition to the policies of the ruling government. Among those executed were tens of pregnant women.

· The worst kinds of torture are inflicted on woman prisoners who oppose the regime. These include repeated sexual assaults, amputation of body parts and…

· Women played a very active role in the 40,000 teachers’ demonstrations outside the Majlis on January 12, 2002. In these series of demonstrations, a number of women were arrested and imprisoned on charges of just participating in a demonstration.

Stop Ahmadinejad. Free Iran.

Sr. Simone Campbell of NETWORK “Touched” by Ahmadinejad

Links updated 3/13/2012.

NETWORK is the progressive Catholic social justice political lobby of graying Left-Wing Catholic Feminists.  Be sure to visit their website and read its laundry list of issues they lose sleep over, like the federal budget and a fair minimum wage.

Its current director, Sr. Campbell, is in Portland to speak about – what else – social justice and the 2008 Election.

Sr. Campbell is pro-abortion based on her close alliance with the apostate organization Call To Action.

Announcement SEPT. 22, 2008, 7:30 pm ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC CHURCH, PORTLAND OR

“Sr. Simone Campbell, a gifted and faithful witness for justice and peace and a national and international leader for advocacy and reconciliation, will be this year’s speaker for the Theresa Willett Memorial Lecture at All Saints Church. The lecture this Monday, Sept. 22, 2008 will begin at 7:30pm.  The topic of Sister Simone’s remarks will be:  Faith Alive: Catholic Social Teaching, Spirituality & the 2008 Election. The time with Sister Simone should assist all of us in integrating our rich Catholic Social Teaching with the decisions we will soon make in the November election.”

SISTER SIMONE CAMPBELL was among a group of Americans who met Iran’s deranged and dangerous President Ahmadinejad at Columbia University.

MY REFLECTIONS ON THE EXPERIENCE:   [removed but archived]  Simone Campbell, SSS

  • I know so little about Iranian culture, and I sense that the rest of our country is the same. I was amazed at the religious/theological context for the dialogue that was presented. After conversation with others who have more experience than I, it seems that the President got elected as a populist, but now he is having to move in academic circles. Learning has been respected in the Persian culture for thousands of years. Apparently academic disputation is highly valued in Iran. He is not adept at doing this and is a bit insecure about it.
  • In discussion following, I learned that the major religious leaders are the true leaders of Iran, and the President is actually quite far down on the power list. However, the U.S. administration keeps dealing with him as if he held the title in the same way as in the U.S. I understand that this is being dismissive of the religious leaders. Therefore, while they might not agree with President Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric, they are not moving to curb him
  • Of his comments—I think I was most touched by his comments about poverty and how where there is absolute poverty there is a denial of someone’s human rights.
  • Some of the questions asked were so culturally contained in an effort to connect at the human level, e.g. his fears, failings in Iran, etc. I don’t know how we get around this, but it seems unrealistic to expect him (or anyone from another culture) to respond to our U.S. human expectations of “bonding.”

Special thanks to Oregon Catholic  Citizens for contributing this story.