Res & Explicatio for A.D. 4-22-2009
Salvete AC readers!
Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world:
1. The HOT rumor of the day is that “Father John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame, is in Washington today (Tuesday) for an unannounced meeting at the White House.”
Is he personally visiting with President Obama to offer his sincere apologies for rescinding the invitation to speak at the commencement? Rescind the honorary law degree? Ask for a job after he gets fired?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Phil Lawler of Catholic World News received a report from a reliable source of Fr. Jenkin’s unannounced visit to the White House and they cannot confirm this report yet.
In other news, this past Monday Fr. Jenkins expressed his profound pride in honoring the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history.
2. Have you seen Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s updated and revised blog? It is awesome!
3. Even though the 2012 U.S. presidential elections are three years away we can dream and speculate who we would like to run for office between either a Democratic or Republican candidate (or even a legitimate third party candidate). One name that has become quite intriguing to me is the former U.S. Representative from Georgia, Newt Gingrich. His mea culpa of his previous marriages, his incredible intellect, speaking skills, and his recent conversion to our beautiful Catholic faith makes him my favorite for now.
4. During World War II The Vatican had plans in place that if Adolph Hitler seized the Vatican and Pope Pius XII, there were explicit orders to the remaining Curia and Cardinals to regard the papacy as vacant and immediately reconvene in Portugal and elect a new pope.
Pope Pius XII said, “if they want to arrest me they will have to drag me from the Vatican” and if “the person who would leave (the) under these conditions would not be Pius XII but Eugenio Pacelli”. Meaning that he would no longer be pope, thus leaving the surviving Vatican officials to elect a new pope.
During the War, Pope Pius XII had been invited to escape to Portugal, Spain, and even the United States, but declined.
For the article from London’s Daily Telegraph written by Nick Squires and Simon Caldwell click here.
5. For the previous Res & Explicatio click here.
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