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June 8, 1999
SECTION THREE vol 10, no. 110
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WORLDWIDE NEWS & VIEWS with a Catholic slant
Clinton has gone too far with blatant disregard for Catholic concerns in Luxembourg, pulls sneaky one by railroading in homosexual anti-Catholic bigot Hormel to foreign post
Living up to his moniker "Slick Willie," Bill Clinton waited for a loophole to bypass senate approval and personally appoint avowed homosexual heir James Hormel to the post of ambassador to the tiny country of Luxembourg which is 96% Catholic with 402,000 out of a total population of 419,000 expressing loyalty to Rome. Clinton's criminal action of appointing a proven anti-Catholic to a Catholic country is paramount, according to the head of a family pro-life organization, of appointing "Larry Flynt as ambassador to the Vatican." Please don't give this ammoral head of state any ideas. For more, click on Embassy of embarassment
CLINTON BYPASSES SENATE, APPOINTS HOMOSEXUAL AMBASSADOR
WASHINGTON, DC (CWNews.com) - President Bill Clinton,
taking advantage of a constitutional loophole, made a rare
"recess appointment" to name a prominent homosexual as
ambassador to mainly Catholic Luxembourg, avoiding a Senate
James C. Hormel, heir to the vast Hormel Foods fortune, has
been a frequent contributor to radical homosexual causes,
including the anti-Catholic gay group, the Sisters of
Perpetual Indulgence, causing many Catholics to oppose his
nomination. "It's not the man's sexual orientation, but his
record of anti-Catholic bigotry," said William Donohue,
president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil
A provision of the Constitution allows the president to
temporarily fill certain positions that would normally
require a Senate vote when the Congress is in recess. The
Congress is on Memorial Day recess until later in the
month. The appointment would normally have to be confirmed
within 24 months, but all ambassadorships come up for grabs
at the end of the Clinton's term in 2001.
"I think that by forcing Americans to be represented by a
radical homosexual activist like Hormel, Clinton is showing
his contempt for traditional morality, marriage, sexual
fidelity and any concept of honor," said Robert Knight of
the Family Research Council, a pro-family group. "Who's he
going to appoint next? Larry Flynt as ambassador to the
Despite releasing five yesterday, Colombian NLA guerrillas still hold over 75 hostages as a quarter of a million march in the streets of Cali to protest
A drop in the bucket. That is the impression left on Colombian and Church officials after the National Liberation Army released five hostages taken from a Cali church during Holy Mass on Trinity Sunday. Over a quarter of a million Protesters marched in demanding the release of all the hostages and displayed signs as they chanted "No mas" in calling for an end to this nonsense. For more, click on For Colombian people enough is enough .
REBELS RELEASE FIVE HOSTAGES AS COLOMBIANS PROTEST
CALI, Colombia (CWNews.com) - Tens of thousands of
Colombians marched in the streets on Sunday, protesting the
country's epidemic of kidnappings, even as Marxists rebels
who abducted more than 140 people from a Catholic church
last week released five of their captives.
Up to 250,000 people marched in Cali where the abduction
took place last Sunday, carrying white flags emblazoned
with "No More." The march and many of the banners and
shirts carried and worn by the marchers were sponsored by
the Free Country Foundation, which is dedicated to opposing
On May 30, guerillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN)
abducted 143 people from a church in a wealthy residential
area, but abandoned 84 of them as soldiers pursued them
into the mountains. Five more captives -- two men, two
women, and a child, all of them in poor health -- were
released on Saturday. Fifty-four hostages from the church
remain in their custody as well as 25 others, including an
American, who taken during the hijacking of an Avianca
Airlines jet in April.
Australian Catholics crying over spilled beer ads that are salient and sacrilegious
While the brand "Fosters" may be advertised as being Australian for beer, the Tooheys brand is Australian for bitter controversy in lieu of an ad running on Sydney networks that mocks the Church with sacrilegious spots on the Sacrament of Penance. Cardinal Edward Clancy spoke out strongly against the ad campaign that not only condones sins of the flesh, but mocks the seal of Confession. The cardinal has called for a nationwide boycott to hit Tooheys where it hurts and cripple any other attempts to promote in that secular, sacrilegious vein. For more, click on Salient and sacrilegious on tap!.
BEER AD RAISES IRE OF AUSTRALIAN CATHOLICS
SYDNEY, Australia (CWNews.com) - A controversial beer
advertisement has caused Catholic clergy to warn of a
boycott to protest the mocking of the Sacrament of
A spokesman for Cardinal Edward Clancy of Sydney said many
Catholics may exercise their consumer choices when deciding
whether to buy Tooheys New Brand beer. The controversial
television advertisement depicts a young man entering a
confessional, confessing a sexual sin, and receiving the
names of three women who had confessed to extramarital sex
from the priest. The commercial ends with the man going to
a pub with his friends and ordering a round of beer as he
seeks out the women.
Representatives of brewer Lion Nathan said the
advertisement had been cleared by the advertising standards
board and that sales of the beer had risen. "There's already
been a response (to the advertisement)," said Father Brian
Lucas, a spokesman for Cardinal Clancy. "Many people are
now exercising their choices (against Tooheys) when it
comes to the brand of beer they purchase."
Holy Father greatly disheartened by breakdown of peace accord
The Holy Father, during his pilgrimage to Poland, expressed great distress and sadness at the breakdown in peace talks between Serbia and NATO forces as bombing resumed Sunday. Sadly what was greatly missing during the weekend talks was what the Pope had called for: human dignity. But with NATO making demands and the Yugoslavs, with their backs to the wall, both parties balked, blaming the other with no progress as pride took over, much to the chagrin of the humble Sovereign Pontiff. For more, click on The prideful obstacles to peace.
VATICAN (CWNews.com) -- Pope John Paul II is extremely concerned about
the news that peace talks aimed at ending the Kosovo crisis have apparently
Speaking from Poland, where he was accompanying the Holy Father on his
pastoral trip, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls released an official
statement: "We hope that with the agreements being accepted in advance by
all parties concerned, we will arrive as quickly as possible at a stable peace
in the region." That statement was issued at a time when the latest news
reports indicated a possible breakdown in negotiations.
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SITE OF THE DAY
In honor of the Pope's pilgrimage to Poland and tying in with Pope Saint Pius V's Quo Primum and our editorial today, we present a Polish site which provides English translation. It is called VERBUM TRADITONIS which provides a journal of Catholic Tradition and keeps one up to date on the traditions of the Church in Poland.
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