On April 21, Archbishop George Niederauer joined Catholic Charities CYO of San Francisco in honoring a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual rights politician — the late Leo T. McCarthy.
As chairman of the Catholic Charities board, Niederauer presented the organization’s 2007 Loaves and Fishes Awards to the honorees, including one for “Outstanding Service to the Community in dedication to the life and works of Leo T. McCarthy,” according to an April 23 Catholic Charities press release.
The life and works of Leo T. McCarthy? Too bad Mr. McCarthy didn’t work for life.
“This year’s honorees have been absolutely dedicated to transforming the lives of families and children in need through direct aid and advocates,” said Niederauer. “Their unwavering commitment to help the ‘least among us’ is an inspiration and an example of philanthropy and public service at its most generous.”
I am surprised irony detectors around the world didn’t peg and sound alarm at the use of ‘least among us’ in reference to a pro-abortion politician. Especially one that "promised to write the Roe v. Wade ruling into law, support Medicaid funding of abortion and push for the distribution of the RU-486 abortion pill.”
Archbishop Niederauer joined Privett and other priests at the altar for McCarthy’s funeral Mass. Also attending the Mass were House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, former assembly speaker and former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, current San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, state treasurer and former state attorney general Bill Lockyer, and current assembly speaker Fabian Nuñez.
Ah the elite of the Culture of Death politicians honoring one of their own.
Please pray for the soul of Leo T. McCarthy and for Archbishop Niederauer.
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In his latest column in The Catholic Key, Bishop Finn has asked the faithful of the diocese to spend 30 days in May praying for the intercession of Saint Joseph that vocations to the priesthood and religious life may increase. To that end, he suggests the Litany of Saint Joseph (see below). My family will take up this challenge. KCC hopes yours does as well.
In his column, Bishop Finn notes that ours is one of only two U.S. dioceses that have the name of this great saint within the name of the diocese itself–the other being the 26 year old diocese of San Jose, CA.
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Fr. Jay Toborowsky at the wonderfully named Young Fogeys blog reports on Msgr. Elliott being named an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Melbourne, Australia. Msgr. Elliott is the author of "Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite"which I have heard to be outstanding and need to add to my book queue.