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Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God."
- Matthew 22:29

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it
Gen 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light
Matthew 26:26
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body."
Malachi 1:11
My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.
John 20:23
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 2:14
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Luke 20:38
For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.
Rev 21:27
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
1 Cor 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.
John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
1 Timothy 3:15
but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Acts 22:16
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Obama for Catholic Women Ordination?

Sister Catherine Pinkerton, a founder of the Cleveland Women’s Ordination Conference, has been selected to be the Catholic prayer voice at the Democratic Party Convention in Denver. Sister Catherine has been an "advisor" to the Obama campaign on all things Catholic.

A few observations on this:

- Other invited religious are ordained clergy, except for Catholic religious. An Orthodox Archbishop was invited to speak while the local Catholic bishop was invited only to "observe."

- The elevation of Sister Catherine as an ordained clergy equal seems to be an implicit endorsement of women's ordination by the party and campaign. Non-Catholic individuals and organizations should avoid any perceived intanglement in the tar baby of women's ordination.

- Sister Catherine is from Ohio, which has a significant Catholic population and which did not support Kerry in 2004. I don't see how the selection of Sister Catherine improves things in Ohio. It likely will result in more anti-Obama Catholic activity.

- Canon law 1371 has sometimes been invoked by bishops to restrict speaking by dissident nuns. What actions Archbishop Chaput may take or consider is unknown at this time. Similar past events by others have resulted in the issue of a precept of obedience.

While there is much to admire concerning Sister Catherine's work on social justice issues like immigration and globalization, Sister Catherine's clear dissent with Catholic teaching on women's ordination marks her as outside orthodox Catholicism. The blatant attempt to target poorly catechised Catholics speaks volumes regarding the desperation of the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party.

The campaign and party should have recruited Catholic advisors from Steubenville versus Cleveland.

Source: Nun from Cleveland, Catherine Pinkerton, to offer prayer at Democratic National Convention

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