RESPONSE TO THE MURDER OF JAMES POULLION As most people know by now, James Poullion, a well-known pro-life activist of the Michigan area, was shot to death outside of a Michigan high school where he was showing the truth of abortion. Harlan James Drake was arrested for the murder (and one other murder that day). He stated quite plainly that he killed Jim because he didn't like Jim's witness to the truth.
The pro-life community was quick to respond, with both prayers for the repose of Jim's soul and for repentance for his murderer. When the notorious late-term abortionist George Tiller was shot to death several months ago, these same pro-life organizations and leaders were likewise prompt to offer prayers for Tiller's soul and to denounce that killing. Of course, at that time, the pro-abortion groups waxed indignant at "right-wing violence". Over this weekend, their response has been tepid at best.
The lack of response of one organization, however, has us flummoxed beyond belief. This organization , of all the organizations, should have been one of the first to speak out against Jim's murder. Now what is that organization, whose silence is most deafening?
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
That's right! Sadly, this is no joke. Go to their site and click on "life issues". Warning: when opening this site, please have a barf bag ready, as the first thing to insult your eyes will be insufferable nonsense about the bishops welcoming Obama's statements about abortion and the "health care" bill. If anyone can find the slightest mention of Mr. Poullion's name, please advise us, because we can't. Really, any statement should be most prominent. Here we have what could arguably be called the first pro-life martyrdom, and the USCCB can't be bothered to bestir themselves in the least. What are they thinking? Are they thinking?
When we said that the pro-abortion response was tepid, we meant that. Obama did denounce the murder. NARAL did likewise although they made no mention of the pro-abortion motivations behind the murder. HOWEVER - even these weak statements were much more than was offered by those who are tasked with being Shepherds of the Church. It's a sad, sad day when flaming pro-aborts show more class (be it ever so little) than do Successors of the Apostles.
ANOTHER LOOK AT SOME OF
THE NOTRE DAME PROTESTS In the midst of the apathy and evil that we
encounter, and in our zeal to correct it, we need to be careful that we are doing
the right thing in the right manner.
Every one of us is human, and each one of us can stray, albeit
unknowingly. Click here to examine just where
we might have erred. Maybe this
webmaster is right, or maybe wrong.
Either way, we must examine ourselves fearlessly and impartially. We do so not for
recrimination, but so that if mistakes were made, we can learn for the future.
ANOTHER LOOK AT SOME OF THE NOTRE DAME PROTESTS In the midst of the apathy and evil that we encounter, and in our zeal to correct it, we need to be careful that we are doing the right thing in the right manner. Every one of us is human, and each one of us can stray, albeit unknowingly. Click here to examine just where we might have erred. Maybe this webmaster is right, or maybe wrong. Either way, we must examine ourselves fearlessly and impartially. We do so not for recrimination, but so that if mistakes were made, we can learn for the future.
ABORTIONIST’S MURDER – WHERE DO THE BISHOPS FIT IN? At approximately 10am on Sunday, May 31, 2009, George
Tiller was shot to death as he was entering his church in
What led to the violent events of that morning? What motivated this murder? Father Frank Pavone, president of Priests for Life, noted that these acts of vigilante violence against abortionists seem to occur when a rabidly pro-abortion president is sitting in the White House. The previous murders occurred during the presidency of Bill Clinton; we pray that Tiller’s murder, during Obama’s term, is the last. Pavone opines that when hope diminishes that the government will protect the vulnerable, that the temptation increases to take the law into one’s own hands. There seems to be some justification for this opinion. But…might there be additional reasons? Might there be additional causes for diminished hope? Perhaps so.
There is a saying attributed to the late President John F. Kennedy. It states, “When peaceful change is made impossible, violent change becomes inevitable.” While it is clear that some in government are striving to stifle our voice for peaceful change (note the DHS labeling of pro-life activists as “potential terrorists” and the specter of the Fairness Doctrine), there are other hindrances to peaceful change, hindrances that are closer to us than we might care to admit. Sadly, these hindrances reside in Catholic institutions; some of them wear miters and carry crosiers.
It was a scant two weeks
ago, when Notre Dame University, as an institution, played the harlot and
allowed Barack Hussein Obama, the most radically pro-abortion president of this
nation’s history, to besmirch Our Lady’s honor with his foul screed that
extolled the pro-abortion position in the campus stadium. Oh, yes.
There were protests galore. Many
pro-lifers spoke out fearlessly, with some valiant souls undergoing arrests and
detainment. The Center for Bioethical
Reform flew planes overhead making quite clear just what the administration was
planning to validate by allowing such an apologist for baby-murder to address
the graduating class. 70+ bishops around
the country protested (in widely varying degrees). As of this writing, the university has
forfeited at least $14 million in donations from rightly-disgruntled
alumni. There have been calls to remove
Father John Jenkins as president of the university, strip Notre Dame of its
status as a Catholic institution and for the suspension of the priestly
faculties of Fr Jenkins. These last two
items, by the way, are clearly within the purview of Bishop John D’Arcy, of the
Diocese of Fort Wayne –
Now two weeks have passed. All the fuss and hubbub has diminished. The pro-life activists have left. So have Obama and the graduates. However, Father Jenkins still remains as
Notre Dame president and a priest in good standing. Notre Dame still retains its status as a
Catholic institution. Moreover, we note
that while 70+ bishops made varying protests of Notre Dame’s obeisance to
Readers, let’s be honest. If the bishops had any calcium in their spinal columns, abortion in this country would have ended a long time ago. If they had taken the lead in proclaiming the truths of our faith, in exercising resolute discipline of errant Catholics and in standing up to societal evil, George Tiller might very well be alive today (with a lot less mortal sin on his soul), as would be millions of babies. Men and women would have been spared the horrible scarring of abortion and our civilization would have much less bloodguilt on its hands.
The USCCB has issued a statement condemning the murder of George Tiller and proclaiming respect for all life. While that might be well and good, much more is required immediately. All the bishops, to a man, must put the defense of innocent human life above all other priorities, such as immigration, poverty, etc. They must preach incessantly the evils of abortion, contraception, gay lifestyle, abuse of embryonic people, etc – and they must order their priests to do the same. They must be resolute in the discharging of their obligations under Canon 915. They must forbid the honoring of anti-life personages at Catholic institutions. They must expunge the clergy – at all levels – of those who dissent from Catholic faith and morals. There are some amongst the bishops who are doing precisely that, and they stand out as beacons. However, they stand out as lights in the darkness precisely because most bishops do lack the fortitude of these few. When, and only when, the bishops stand as the shepherds that they were ordained to be, then we’ll see respect for all life become a characteristic of our culture once again..
A REAL BISHOP IN
Last week, he took an area “Catholic” college to task for hosting a gay speaker. Read here. He then called upon the school to dissolve its “Diversity Institute” (don’t you just cringe at that word “diversity”?) that sponsored the debacle. During the same week, he took steps to ensure that no pro-abortion politicians would be honored in any Catholic church during the upcoming St Patrick parades.
Shortly before the November 2008 election, he showed up unannounced at a parish forum to defend the Church’s teachings on the primacy of life issues. Some noses were put out of joint, but he stood his ground. Read here. Also in that article is a link to his own letter. We note with pleasure that he makes clear that he is the ordinary of that diocese, and his role is not subject to the approval of the USCCB.
If every bishop were as conscientious and courageous as Bishop Martino, we would not be in the moral, spiritual and political mess in which we find ourselves today. Pray that God would bless us with more such holy and courageous bishops.
A GOOD PRIEST IN WEST
VIRGINIA Father William Kuchinsky of
ANOTHER GOOD PRIEST
THROWN UNDER THE BUS BY HIS BISHOP This latest betrayal comes to us from
THE AUDACITY OF DOPES – PART 2 The new Congress is certainly getting down to serious business (after passing a serious $8 billion + Porkulus bill). Fifty Catholic members of Congress, mindful of their Catholic identities (read: taking advantage of their Catholic identities) have written a letter, invoking their congressional statuses, to weigh in on the Pope’s decision to reinstate one of the members of the SSPX. Read this dubious tome here. By the way – did you notice that the link was to one of the signers’ OFFICIAL US CONGRESS website? Yep! That’s a website paid by your tax dollars. That means that your tax dollars are funding this obvious Catholic-bashing diatribe.
Let’s observe two issues here. First, many if not most of these signers have no allegiance whatsoever to the Magisterium, as manifested by their pro-abortion and pro-gay votes. However, even if these individuals were the most exemplary Catholics imaginable, the second issue portends the greater danger to the First Amendment as we’ll describe below.
Let’s take a look at the United
States Constitution. One of many links
is this one. Please direct your attention to Article 1,
Section 8. This is a list of the duties
of the “Powers of Congress”. As we look
therein, we see no mention of the right or duty to meddle in the affairs of
religious bodies. In fact, the First
Amendment specifically prohibits such attempts.
Might this be a subtle attempt to silence the Church in the
Lots of Catholic pro-abortion Representatives signed this letter – with one interesting exception! The signature of Madame Speaker herself – Nancy Pelosi – is curiously absent! We do, however, detect the stench of her influence all over this tome. Make no mistake about this. If truly Catholic members of Congress had written a letter of this type to congratulate the Pope for his defense of life, Ms Pelosi would have pitched a royal fit. In such a case, she would have been entirely correct to do so, since the violation of the US Constitution would have occurred (regardless of content of communication). However, in this case, Ms Pelosi is silent. Why? Does she approve? Is this letter a small “shot across the bow”, to see how many will not notice the Constitutional violation?
To the suspect congresspersons who have been directed to this site: Had you written to the Pope in your capacities as private individuals, you would have been well within your rights to do so – both under the Constitution and Canon Law. However, you began your letter “as Catholic members of Congress”, thus invoking your congressional personas. Ladies and gentlemen, you have violated Article 1 Section 8 of the US Constitution. Shame on you. You not only owe the Holy Father your apologies, but you owe apologies to all your constituents and to all taxpayers. And please, oh please, don’t think we don’t recognize this stunt for what it is: a first attempt to try to intimidate the voices of Catholics as they bring their beliefs into the public square. The gig is up; you’ve been exposed. You may pack it in now. Oh, by the way – Faithful Catholics of MD/DC Inc is NOT a not-for-profit organization. You needn’t bother to try to deprive us of any tax-exempt status, because none exists! We apologize for disappointing your lawyers.
Thus ends our second installment of “The Audacity of Dopes”. We hope there won’t be more – but there probably will be! We’ve already written two of these, and this debacle of a presidential administration is less than two weeks old. Oh my! We might have to make “The Audacity of Dopes” its own section of this website!
BISHOPS BURKE AND HERMANN
CHASTISE OBAMA-VOTING CATHOLICS The Archdiocese of St Louis has had two
outstanding bishops. Archbishop Raymond
Burke was the bishop of that diocese before being transferred to the
Bishop Robert Hermann has been
the Archdiocesan Administrator since Bishop Burke departed for the
Both statements are worthy of
study by us all. They are desperately
needed by many, if not most, of the
THE AUDACITY OF DOPES After President Barack Hussein Obama declared open season on the babies of the world by reversing the Mexico City Policy, Cardinal Rigali chastised him for this measure. Well, that just threw the Messiah’s most worshipful nose out of joint. He cut loose with this. We quote: “President Barack Obama on Saturday issued a statement criticizing debate on the policy as divisive and fruitless. "For too long, international family planning assistance has been used as a political wedge issue, the subject of a back and forth debate that has served only to divide us. I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate," he said. "It is time that we end the politicization of this issue." May we attempt a translation? Here it is! (Drum roll, please!)
Hear ye, hear ye, ye peasants, ye rabble, ye great unwashed! The Messiah Most Merciful, the Lord Barack Hussein Obama, speaks! He condescends to speak sublime words of wisdom to your dense, uncomprehending minds! Therefore, heed and adore his every utterance, for only therein will ye attain to “The Audacity of Dopes”, uh, we mean HOPE (yeah, that’s it). Therefore, cease with your questions and debates, for they be odious, divisive and embarrassing to His Lordship Obama! Who are ye to question the omniscience and omnipotence of the High Lord, the Messiah Most Merciful? Therefore, all kneel, all grovel, and let all mortal flesh keep SILENCE!
How’s that for a new tone? How’s that for “change you can believe in”?
Speaking of “change you can believe in”,
here’s some from
IS THE USCCB
INTRINSICALLY EVIL? Our colleagues at the Defender (in
The Defender does an excellent job at examining the many scandals that have arisen from the USCCB; these scandals range from the merely ridiculous to the outright schismatic. They also seem to be never-ending. The date of this writing is January 12, 2009; just today, we read that Cardinal George, president of the USCCB, appointed Diane Knight as chair of the National Review Board. She donated money to Obama’s campaign. Read here. We won’t ask “what’s wrong with this picture”. That’s no mystery. Can there be anything right about it?
USCCB MOVIE REVIEWER
DISGRACES CATHOLICS WITH YET ANOTHER GAFFE
One would thnk that Harry Forbes would have
learned after the previous goof he made with “
To make our displeasure known, we post now our open letter to Mr. Forbes and the USCCB: (begin letter)
Mr. Forbes, how is it that you gave the movie a rating of “L” and not “O” for “offensive”? You well know that Harvey Milk spent his career promoting and facilitating a lifestyle that is both perverted against nature and mortally sinful. This movie advances and promotes the sin for which Milk (God have mercy on his soul) advocated. This alone should have made you realize that this movie is not fit for viewing by any sort of audience. Your “L” rating indicates that the movie contains content that “adults would find troubling”. They should find it troubling for it is inherently mortally sinful. You owe it to your Catholic readers and yes, your God, to revise that rating to “O”, and explain in no ambiguous language that homosexual behavior is not acceptable.
To Mr. Forbes’ supervisors at
the USCCB: After this and the equally lame review of “
We urge one and all to likewise communicate their dismay with the USCCB.
TWO PRIESTS BETRAYED FOR
TEACHING cATHOLIC TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA Father Jay Scott Newman, pastor of St Mary’s
Please contact these priests and thank them. Also please contact their bishops/administrators and ask them to act like clear and courageous bishops – or at least stop throwing their good priests under the bus in such conniving fashions. Please pray that more priests and bishops will remember the graces bestowed upon them when they received Holy Orders.
ELECTIONS 2008! We remind one and all that Faithful Catholics of MD/DC, Inc. is not a “501c” anything. Donations to us are not tax-deductible. Thus, we can say anything we please in terms of endorsements. And now we shall! The choice is obvious. Obama is way too dangerous to sit in the White House. Let it be said that our enthusiasm for John McCain is, well, tepid at best (Sarah Pailin, well that’s another story!). He’s for embryonic stem cell research and has given no indication that pro-life philosophies will govern any Supreme Court nominees. He still is much preferable to Obama. That’s still not saying a whole lot; many, many people would be preferable to Obama.
It stands to reason that it would be a grave matter, even a grave sin, to support Barak Obama. In light of his radical support of abortion, there is no “proportionate reason” for any Catholic to lend his/her support to one who supports the mass-murder known as abortion. We will speak more on this soon. Right now, we want to point out ways in which faithful Catholics may be unwittingly supporting Obama.
We call your attention to the
lead editorial that appeared in the October 10th edition of the
Now how might good Catholics be supporting such a shady outfit (albeit unknowingly)? They are doing so every time they contribute to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The documentation is too extensive to enumerate here in its entirety. We suggest that you google “CCHD ACORN” and pick from the plethora of sites that come up. We will highlight the Archdiocese of Washington CCHD grants for 2004 here. Note the strange priorities. The DC and PG ACORNs received a combined total of $50,000. Compare that with the measly $3,500 awarded to the Gabriel Project, a very worthwhile pro-life group that actually does save lives!
Fellow Catholics, we will touch more on these important matters. For now, please understand that we must do two things in November. First, we must defeat Barak Obama and not allow him to take the White House. Second, we must boycott the Campaign for Human Development collection that will occur this November. Before that collection, we hope to have available a flyer/handout that can be placed in that CCHD envelope and/or distributed to your fellow parishioners.
Note: if you do see a supporter of Obama at church (probably evidenced by a bumper strip on their car to that effect) place on that car a Wisdom on Windshields flyer, described below.
EXCELLENT TREATISE ON CANON 915 Our West Virginia colleagues at Defenders of the Faith wrote an excellent article detailing the flaws of “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility..”, as well as the abysmal lack of obedience to Canon 915 by way too many of our clergy. Read it here. Pray for our clergy. Meanwhile, it is up to the laity (that’s us!) to step out and set in place God’s order and the Culture of Life. Along with prayer (as aptly suggested in the Defender article), there is the Wisdom on Windshields tool as detailed below (two articles down, in USCCB stinker piece). Hey – if an Obamanation misguided soul can bloviate in a church hall, we can – and must – proclaim the truth.
Back up one level and look at
what’s in nearby
Our colleagues at Los Pequenos de Cristo wrote an excellent article that details the many problems of “Faith in Public Life”. Please read it by clicking here. Then let’s urge our state Catholic Conferences and other Catholic organizations (legit ones, that is) to extradite themselves from this web of evil.
USCCB POLITICAL STINKER On November 14, 2007, the USCCB let loose with “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility..” It can be read here. It is horrible. Read sections 25-29, and see how things go downhill at section 29. Section 29 appears to be a sanctimonious screed designed to scold those who focus on the life issues, as Pope John Paul II exhorted us to do in Evangelium Vitae.
At section 42, we see displayed the confused (and perhaps dissident) thinking of powers-that-be at the USCCB. It proclaims that “as Catholics we are not single issue voters”. Oh yes we are, if that single issue involves the right to life. It gets worse when it states that “yet a candidate’s position on a single issue that involves an intrinsic evil , such as support for legal abortion or the promotion of racism may legitimately lead a voter to disqualify a candidate from receiving support.” Notice what is in italics. That is prima facae evidence that some at the USCCB hold racism and abortion to be of equal weight. Granted, they are both evil, but the horrors of abortion far outweigh those of racism.
Section 87 demonstrates that the USCCB has been suckered into the global warming scam of the liberals.
In trying to remove emphasis on the five non-negotiable life issues (i.e., abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, cloning, homosexual activity), the USCCB portrays as more acceptable the liberals who dissent from the Church on the life issues, but conform with the USCCB on those issues of lesser weight. This is unacceptable.
So what can we do about this? Are we totally helpless in the face of this obfuscation of Catholic social teaching being force-fed to unsuspecting Catholics in the pew? By no means – which brings us now to a tool to help combat the confusion that will result. We call it Wisdom on Windshields. Now here’s the official announcement that you can use if you wish to promote this. Here goes!
Catholics! Are you flummoxed to see Obama bumper strips
on cars in the parking lot of your Catholic church? Are you even more speechless when cars
belonging to members of your parish council, teachers of the CCD or (God
forbid!) clergy sport Hillary or Kerry stickers? Perhaps the offending stickers are those of
equally anti-life local candidates. You
might have wanted to take them aside to show them the error of their ways. However, you were rushing into Mass and
didn’t want to be late. Or perhaps you
didn’t know who owned the car with its offensive bumper strip (or car-top sign). So that you can perform several of the Works
of Mercy towards that individual, we are proud to announce the Wisdom on Windshields flyer.
Yes, you can download it here. We suggest that you print it in color and
carry them with you in your own car; you’ll never know when some poor ignorant
soul needs a discreet dose of truth left on their windshield. We deliberately left the name of the
politician blank so that it can be used in different elections. Don’t forget – in two years, we elect new
state and county officials; we hope and pray that we elect a new governor. Moreover, in two years, we hope to replace
the entire pro-gay, pro-abortion socialistic cabal that currently infests the
elected offices of the
A note to our out-of-area comrades – you are free to use Wisdom on Windshields as you wish. You may wish to use the language on different letterhead, as your local dissidents and politicians will not be inclined to pay too much attention to an out-of-area piece of literature.
We also want to recall to your attention the excellent booklet by Catholic Anwers, called “Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics”. Download it at their site by clicking here.
CATHOLICs united –
not! An email blast recently went out from this group, chiding
John McCain for having Deal Hudson on his election team to help in outreach to
Catholics. Catholics United tries to
take a moral high ground here. Our
interest is not so much on McCain and Hudson; rather, we look askance upon
Catholics United itself. Keith Fournier
took Catholics United to task for allegedly defaming
Catholics United touts its affiliation with Kathleen Sebelius on its webpage, but takes McCain to task for having Deal Hudson with him? Is this the “pot calling the kettle black”, or what??? Does anyone else see anything wrong with this picture? Does the word hypocrisy come to mind?
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF
This abortion happened in January. So why are we learning of this five months later? Well, blame it on USCCB cover-up and stonewalling. You’d think that they would have learned their lessons after the sex-abuse cover-up fiasco. Sadly, such is not the case. Here’s more. We’ll keep this website updated as we learn more – and there most likely is more still hidden under rocks!
By the way – despite all the coverage in secular papers and internet, there was nary a peep about this matter in the Catholic Standard. They were too busy sobbing over the death of Tim Russert to be concerned about the murder of a baby at the hands of a Catholic agency. We suspect that next week, they’ll be embarrassed into some mention of it. Of course, the coverage will basically say, “Hey, this is just a minor glitch, but not to worry! We got things well under control! Smiley-smiley!”
Update as of June 30, 2008 – Again we have the
We understand that the
archbishop is “apologetic”. Well,
whoopdi-doo!! Apologies don’t cut it
here! First he had pre-knowledge of a
planned abortion, and he made no attempt to stop it. Then he covered it up for five months. The local CCR director likewise had this
foreknowledge, but she didn’t try to stop it.
Were they really so helpless to act – or are there yet more sordid
details to learn? We fear the latter may
well be the case. The CCR is under
Federal investigation for using Federal funds in violation of
It still boggles our minds! A baby was murdered under Catholic auspices
Update as of July 3 We read from the Catholic News Agency that the bishop did forbid the abortion. However, it still appears that he was told there was nothing he could do about it. Poppycock!! He remained silent in the face of murder! As our colleagues, Les Femmes, put it, if he were told that a major donor was pulling the plug and there “was nothing he could do about it”, the good bishop would not take that sitting down! Read their take here by clicking this link, then clicking eletters. This is not the shepherd that the Church needs, for this shepherd literally stood by and sucked his thumb while a baby in his charge was taken to be murdered. Go to the bottom of that site to get contact information to ask for Bishop DiLorenzo’s removal.
bishop ROBERT LYNCH OF
One would think, after reading this, that anything would go, as far as this bishop is concerned. So why is he dragging a pro-life activist into court? What nefarious act did this pro-lifer commit that would cause Bishop Lynch, who winks at murders, to go ballistic? Sit down, take deep breaths, for this news will surely shock you! The pro-lifer had (Get ready for it! Drum roll, please!) left flyers on cars in a church parking lot! Oh, the horror of it all! Go here to get more detail; at that site is a link to that most dastardly of flyers! Oh, that darned First Amendment that makes possible that sort of literature, and this sort of website, too, for that matter!
We have issued to Bishop Lynch a public letter. Read it here. At the other blog spot is a list of contact information for the bishop. Please contact him yourselves and don’t let him get away with harassing a Catholic pro-life activist.
USCCB GIVES CONDOM APPROVAL We need not rehash the story as related by Lifesite News. Go here for it. We will, however, emphasize that the Catholic Relief Services is a major culprit in this blunder. History lesson time! Who’s on the board of directors? Among other people, Cardinal McCarrick! Go to the “McCarrick Watch” page to see one of his statements about condoms. Coincidence?
WANNABEES….. In the Archdiocese of St Louis MO, two women conducted
a ceremony by which they now consider themselves ordained. It occurred on November 11th, the
afternoon of the date of this entry.
Earlier, Archbishop Raymond Burke, on the archdiocesan website made clear the Church’s teaching on
this matter. He also stated regret at
the excommunication that these women would incur and voiced concern for the
eternal salvation of these women. It
certainly sounds like
the good archbishop did follow through.
We share his regret that this action had to be taken, but out of concern
for their souls, he did not back down. Here
is the declaration of excommunication, as promulgated in the archdiocesan
We will post updates to this
section as they occur. Meanwhile, visit this page to get contact information for the four
AND SACRILIGE IN
TAKE ACTION: Catholics and other concerned pro-family Americans are encouraged to voice their outrage at Archbishop George Niederauer’s action at email@example.com.
Please cc the following people on your email to the Archbishop:
Ignatius Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archbishop’s secretary at MillerL@sfarchdiocese.org.
The editor of Catholic San Francisco at email@example.com
Communications Director for the Archdiocese of San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to:
Catholic Archdiocese of
Excellency The Most Reverend Pietro Sambi
The Apostolic Nuncio to the
The Apostolic Nunciature
William J. Levada
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
[Secretary: Most Rev. Archbishop Angelo Amato, S.D.B.]
Piazza del S. Uffizio 11
ARCHBISHOP o’BRIEN! On November 8th, Archbishop O’Brien (of