Orwellian Obama and the Jesuit

Sunday, June 26, AD 2016

 

 

One of the more bleakly humorous aspects of this administration is just how Orwellian it is.  The most recent demonstration of this is the appointment of Jesuit Father Thomas Reese to head the US Commission on International Religious Freedom.  Obama appointed him as a member of the Commission two years ago.

 

Reese resigned as editor of the Jesuit rag America in 2005.  At the time he was under fire from the Vatican due to his heterodox opinions.  He holds the usual leftist political positions of most modern Jesuit, which explains his appointment.  What sort of head will he make of the Commission?  A bad one judging from this incident:

 

After Saudi Arabia sentenced blogger Raif Badawi to public flogging, seven of the nine members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) stepped forward to ask the Saudis to commute his sentence or, if not, to whip them instead.

The only two members of the Commission who refused to sign the letter were James Zogby, the founder and president of the Arab American Institute, and Jesuit Father Thomas Reese of the National Catholic Reporter. Zogby’s abstention is understandable. As the author of Arab Voices, the co-founder of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and an advocate of Saudi interests, it isn’t hard to guess where his allegiance lies. With dozens of Jesuit martyrs in his order’s history, however, and some of these to radical Islam, Reese’s case is more complex.
Reese, a vocal critic of the 1992 Catechism of the Catholic Church, is the former editor of the Jesuit Magazine America, who was pressured to step down by the Vatican in 2005 for misrepresenting Catholic teaching on a number of issues, including same-sex marriage, homosexual priests, priestly celibacy, women’s ordination and offering Holy Communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians.

 

Go here to read the rest.  Reese praised the administration in regard to the Contraceptive Mandate:

 

“HHS and the Administration have gone out of their way to resolve the concerns of religious institutions that object to covering contraceptives in their insurance programs. They have found creative ways to provide contraceptives to the employees of religious colleges and hospitals without the involvement of these institutions.”

In the hands of Father Reese, religious liberty is as safe and secure as would be the chastity of a maiden spending an evening with Bill Clinton at the No-Tell Motel.  As always in regard to this administration, I am reminded of this historical vignette:

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4 Responses to Orwellian Obama and the Jesuit

  • Fr. Thomas Reese…..too bad he could not meet up with the fictional John Reese of Person of Interest. Jim Caviezel’s character had more…character…than this Jesuit dissident.

  • John Reese would likely shoot Fr Thomas Reese in the knees as he had the penchant for doing to bad guys. Sadly in the last episode this past week he was shot by the bad guys and blown up by a cruise missile launched by the super computer Samaritan. He is presumed dead. Perhaps Fr Reese is our Samaritan which fortunately was defeated by a virus introduced by Finch, John Reese’s allay, friend and one time employer. Does Fr Reese have a noble friend as John Reese did in Finch?

  • Why do have to have a US government Commission on International Religious Freedom?
    Because of BHO establishing or trying to establish his legacy. Waste of our tax money as most of the studies, commissions and committees are.

  • In the long run, the Jesuits, including the present Pope, will destroy themselves. And their self-destruction will be their best contribution to the Church!

5 Responses to USCCB Promoting Anti-Catholic Speaker This Weekend

  • Not a comment–a question:

    Does anyone ever call up the USCCB and just ask them what they have to say about this (or any of the other idiocies they inflict on us)?

  • Carol,

    They don’t return phone calls.

  • I know the USCCB isn’t open to the public but I emailed Cardinal George a very civil letter asking him basically “whassup with this?” Speaking of doing a yoeman’s job, he is & I have nothing but admiration for him & most of our bishops. What I cannot understand is why they don’t dissolve the USCCB & just start over. Do these people have tenure or what?

  • gb,

    I’m not sure why they don’t do a complete overhaul of the place.

    But it’s human nature to resist saying “I was wrong”. Pride then kicks in when the pressure mounts.

    In my opinion, nothing will be done.

    Just look at the pedophilia scandal.

    Nothing was done about that. Only when the media pressure became overbearing did “individual” bishops act.

    No bishop likes to be told what to do, especially from us plebians.

  • Cardinal Newman quoting St. Basil writing to the Western bishops on the onslaught of the Arian bishops:
    “The dogmas of the Fathers are despised; apostolic traditions are set to naught; the discoverers of innovations hold sway in the churches. Men have learned to be speculators instead of theologians… The aged sorrow, comparing what is with what was; more pitiable the young, as not knowing what they are deprived of”. [Ep. 90]