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President Obama names delegation to canonization Mass

Catholic World News - April 14, 2014

President Barack Obama has announced the names of the members of the presidential delegation to the April 27 Mass of canonization of Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II.

John Podesta, current Counselor to the President and White House Chief of Staff under President Bill Clinton, will lead the delegation.

The other members of the delegation are Rep. Xavier Becerra, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, and Katie Beirne Fallon, Assistant to the President and Director of Legislative Affairs. According to Vogue, Fallon was a leading strategist in the effort to garner political support for the HHS mandate.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 15, 2014 11:13 AM ET USA

    I agree with you jg23753479, but I wish I didn't. The bishops talk some, but do little. This is serious enough for the Vatican to act but things seem so disjointed there that it makes one seriously wonder. There is no wonder about this administration, however. Having CINOs running major departments provides cover for policies inimical to the Faith - and they know it. Since our bishops won't do anything, I wish Holy Communion would not be given to these CINOs on this great Catholic occasion.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Apr. 14, 2014 5:21 PM ET USA

    Defender is right, but once again I would lay money on that horse named "They'll-do-nothing". Two more heads to line the infernal floor once mentioned by St. Athanasius?

  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 14, 2014 11:01 AM ET USA

    Of course, two Democrats who are CINO and their bishops haven't done anything (Canon 915) about it are going to a canonization Mass! What should be done is for the bishops to tell Obama to withdraw their names and impose the canon on them both before April 27 to prevent a grave scandal. Both popes are to be made saints and Obama, once again, takes a studied slap at the Church.

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