Wednesday, August 09, 2006

No surprise here

Domenico at Bettnet finds that Birds of a feather flock together.

Call to Action, the dissident Catholic group and kooky godmother of Voice of the Faithful, is giving its 2006 Leadership Award to Cindy Sheehan. ...

CTA is giving its award to Sheehan because they say she is a “practicing Catholic” who served as a parish youth minister for eight years [Yikes, based on her public statements I can’t imagine what she was teaching those kids-- Ed.] and has been an antiwar activist. In other words, they’re glomming on to her fame and using the most tenuous connections to get media coverage for themselves.

Not really a surprise that they would look for some publicity, but it is a sign of desperation.  I think Sheehan jumped the shark long ago.  But will all these "practicing Catholics" around, one has to wonder on the value of that statement.  In fact we may have to re-write the definition of "practicing" to mean dissenting.  Or at least "not quite" as my father-in-law likes to call them.

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