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  •  Ricks Pandering To Evangelicals Not Catholics (10+ / 0-)

    He's all about John, not Paul. If he pandered to Catholics half this hard, he would still have his PA Senate seat and the vote of the Polish Catholics. Rick has been on the wingnut welfare gravy train, throwing red meat to the fundamentalist audiences at pretend Bible "colleges."

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 07:26:45 AM PST

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    •  He gave that speech at Ave Maria "University" (4+ / 0-)

      which is not evangelical, but Catholic.

      Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað

      by milkbone on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 07:41:31 AM PST

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      •  Well The "Satan" Stuff Is More Baptist (5+ / 0-)
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        Satan himself may be hiding behind every rock or tree, he'll make a personal appearance at any time, he'll give your dog fleas and kill your car battery, then he'll force you to leer at underage girls.

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 08:08:43 AM PST

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      •  This university is different from most (4+ / 0-)

        Catholic institutions you would think of when thinking Catholic University (Notre Dame, Depaul). It wasn't founded by a religious order. It was founded by a lay person and didn't even move onto its current campus till 2007. Their mission statement makes it pretty clear that they want to steep the students in religion in order to send them forth to fight against things like abortion and gay marriage.

        Ave Maria University - Identity and Mission Statement

        By the time Mr. Monaghan began his dream, it was evident that higher education needed a fresh, faithful voice. It can well be argued that, if for no other reason, a Catholic university is essential to the transmittal of the faith to successive generations. "Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it." —Proverbs 22:5-7 The role Ave Maria University intends to fill is not merely catechesis (although that has been woefully deficient in other institutions), but rather the ongoing reflection of theologians and philosophers on the integration of the truths of the faith with the social, cultural, economic, and political developments in society. This is perhaps the single most vital task for Catholic academicians: to explicate the truths of the faith, and measure against them the evolving societal propositions or practices in politics, the arts, the economy, etc. Two hundred or more years ago, those practices included slavery, laissez faire capitalism, and child labor. Fifty or more years ago, they included Marxism, Nazism, and Freudianism. Today they include abortion, fetal research, cloning, same-sex "marriage," moral relativism, and world terrorism. It is the graduates of Ave Maria University who will become the Catholic intellectuals needed to bring the truths of the faith to bear on these issues.
        This kind of thing is different and new to me but then again, I haven't been a practicing Catholic for a really long time. I still get alumni newsletters from my Catholic High School. They still seem sane. I'm not sure what's happened in the church and given the direction they seem to be going, I'm glad I'm in no way any longer affiliated with them.

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        by Siri on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 08:22:44 AM PST

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