Monday, February 7, 2011

Obama rewards La Crosse nun for hijacking Catholic pro-life efforts

From WhiteHouse.gov
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 2/4/11 WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships:

  • Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Sister Marlene Weisenbeck, Appointee for Member, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Sister Marlene Weisenbeck is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration[La Crosse, WI].  Sister Weisenbeck is an officer and past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, a canonically approved membership organization[Can you believe they added that tidbit???  Do they have a bit of a credibility problem over at the LCWR that they have to explain they are canonically approved.  And is it not sad that they use that as a weapon against the Church?] which exists as a support system and corporate voice for leaders of religious institutes of Catholic Sisters in the United States[who dissent from the bishops of the United States].  She also serves as Chairperson of the Catholic Health Association’s Sponsorship/Canon Law Committee and is a consultant in religious law.  Sister Weisenbeck was president of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration from 2002-2010.  She is also past president of the National Conference of Vicars for Religious and Chancellor for the Diocese of La Crosse[I'll give you one guess who brought a quick end to that, someone with a bit more understanding of Canon Law].  Sister Weisenbeck holds a B.M. Ed. degree from Viterbo University, an M.M. from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, a J.C.L. in Canon Law from Saint Paul University-Ottawa, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
You might remember that precisely at the time where Catholics needed to show their firm opposition to any forced participation in abortion, Sr Weisenbeck led a charge of dissident women who hoped to provide enough cover for the Obama administration to pass a bill that in the future can "codify Roe v Wade."  Since FOCA became widely unpopular, the president chose to make his health care legislation the foundation for unlimited abortion funding.  Frantic for power and prestige these sisters lead by Weisenbeck publicly opposed the Catholic Church's long held teaching that every life is sacred.  I was told that Weisenbeck was called to Rome after that debacle which it seems has not affected her interest in pursuing her political career.  Obviously this appointment tells the real story behind her opposition of pro-life efforts and the USCCB.  She scratches Obama's back and he scratches hers.  Do you think she'll get a pen now too?

Update: Fr Z also picked up this story. 
Update2: American Papist now covering
Update3: Matt "K" quoted on LifeNews.com

2 comments:

  1. "Chancellor for the Diocese of La Crosse[I'll give you one guess who brought a quick end to that, someone with a bit more understanding of Canon Law]"

    Let me guess Could he now be in Rome & the current Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura? & is his name Raymond Cardinal Burke?

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  2. You would be correct! (see I told you it would only take one guess ;) )

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