Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Obama appoints as Vatican Ambassador dissident Catholic - Miguel Diaz who supported Sebelius Nomination

Hot off the Twitter feed an hour ago of Dan Gilgoff, who covers religion in US News and World Report:

Obama appoints Vatican Ambassador: Miguel Diaz, Theology Prof. at St. John's University

What do we know? An article released by Associated Press via the Star Tribune tells us enough...

WASHINGTON - A Hispanic Roman Catholic theologian who advised Barack Obama's presidential campaign is the Obama administration's choice to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

The White House announced Wednesday it plans to nominate Miguel H. Diaz, an associate professor of theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minn., for the post.

Diaz, 45, a Cuban-American, was a member of the Obama campaign's Catholic [in name only] advisory board. Diaz was among 26 Catholics who signed a statement supporting the nomination of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic whose support for abortion rights was criticized by conservative Catholics [Hello??? She has close ties with George Tiller - the Butcher of Kansas who delivers babies feet first in the last trimester of pregnancy (that's right - up to the day the baby could be naturally born), then punctures their skull before the head is free of the birth canal (which is why this infanticide is called partial-birth abortion). This is happening in our country today - thanks to Sebelius and Obama who have gone out of their way to protect it against the expressed wishes of voters].

The previous ambassador to the Vatican was Mary Ann Glendon, a Harvard University professor. Glendon turned down the University of Notre Dame's top honor, the Laetare Medal, because of the Catholic school's decision to have Obama speak to graduates earlier this month [not was actually because ND Prez Jenkin's talking points found their way into the public domain and proved she was being used by the University].
Fr. Z is right - Obama is trying to drive a wedge in between Catholics (see his latest post on the topic: Kmiec: Sotomayor’s experience trumps all). Either that, or he is attempting to reshape Catholicism by giving high profile positions to certain kinds of Catholics. That is, he is going out of his way to involve those who do not have the mind of the Church and dissent from her teachings. This isn't just driving a wedge between Catholics - it's attempting to change Catholicism.

When Diaz provided his support to Sebelius for HHS, he created scandal.

Diaz also belongs to Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good - a front group for Catholics who hold a variety of dissenting views which are not aligned with Catholic teaching. They cannot work toward's the common good by means which are at odds with natural law or with truth.

Miguel Diaz will continue to pervert Catholicism much in the same way that Sonia Sotomayer will pervert interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

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