UPDATE: The voting is pretty close!

ORIGINAL POSTING: Dec 7, 2010 @ 21:19

I picked this up from the estimable Serviam.

Voting for the 2010 CINO [“Catholic In Name Only”] Awards is underway HERE.

He made the choice pretty hard.

  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Doug Kmeic
  • Joe Biden
  • National Catholic Reporter
  • America Magazine

But… for me.. there is only one choice.

EVERYONE.. go vote.


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  1. torch621 says:

    So far Nancy Pelosi is in the lead with 45 of the vote, with the National Catholic Fishwrap coming in a close second with 35%.

  2. Legisperitus says:

    Oh, the Fishwrap so richly deserves it, especially after its latest hiring decision. I hope it wins. It’s currently got 48% to Pelosi’s 41%.

  3. GirlCanChant says:

    I think the Fishwrap is a shoe-in this year.

  4. birgit says:

    It was close but I had to go with Pelosi…I think she has a larger audience and therefore does more harm.

  5. JohnE says:

    I had to go with the NCF — it’s too easy to roll your eyes at Nancy Pelosi’s comments and not take her too seriously. I think the NCF may be taken more seriously by those still pounding on the cafeteria doors.

  6. CMcKinley says:

    Wow. Tough choices.

    I’m going for the people adrift.


  7. Andy F. says:

    I wonder if they will be informed of their award?

  8. Thursday says:

    I went with Pelosi. It was not enough for her bishop to get involved but to get a stern talking from the pope in person and then blow it off like it was nothing? That takes a special kind of obliviousness.

  9. JackG says:

    I live in Pelosi’s district. I always vote against her and she always wins. In this poll I voted for her . . . and she’s losing. Go figure!

  10. TrueLiturgy says:

    I don’t know who to vote for!!! Pelosi or the Fishwrap? The voting might be over before I am able to decide :-(

  11. GrogSmash says:

    Fishwrap, fishwrap,
    makes me sigh,
    If they don’t win,
    Pelosi may cry!

    (courtesy of the runner up to the runner up to the honorable mention to the Poet Laureate winner)

  12. Rob Cartusciello says:

    Serviam forgot Sr. Carol Keehan.

    They need a write-in campaign.

  13. Scott W. says:

    “Serviam forgot Sr. Carol Keehan.”

    True, but like Doug K., they have kinda done their damage. Pelosi and Fishwrap are where the damage continues.

  14. Dr. Eric says:

    I picked NCR over Biden and Pelosi as the NCR is crawling with a bunch of CINOs while those politicians are just singular people.

  15. Dr. Eric says:

    Persons singular? Is that a better wording?

  16. HyacinthClare says:

    Fishwrap, without a doubt. Nancy Pelosi has to keep saying she’s Catholic, but the Fishwrap has it in their title, and Dr. Eric is right… the CINOs over there are Legion (scriptural reference intended). I’m still trying to calm down after that article you quoted a couple of days ago.

  17. My vote goes to the Fishwrap/Distorter…the hiring sealed their vote

  18. asophist says:

    Should we really be playing the “more Catholic than thou” game? I can sympathize with picking out an organization, like NCR, for such ridicule, but really, Pelosi or any other individual whose immortal soul may be in no more jeopardy than some of our own? I hope she doesn’t find out. It would make us look silly, if not actually hypocritical.

  19. rakesvines says:

    @asophist: I look at this as a form of fraternal correction. If we keep silent because we are not worthy to point out other peoples’ faults then, they will persist in their sin to their perdition together with those whom they influence. I think Pelosi has a thick hide that she even tries to manipulate the bishops. The only thing see understands is power. If she sees the people of God rising against her, then there might be a chance that she will consider the truth and get saved in so doing. I always wondered if there can be “excommunication by acclamation”. It is like the body rejecting a transplanted organ. The head, bishop, cannot boot her out for other considerations similar to what the late Pope Pius XII had to endure when dealing with Adolf. The body however is not subjected to the same constraints. So, who know if the Spirit is moving in the Body.

  20. Aengus Oshaughnessy says:

    For me, there was really only one choice. I though about voting for NCR, but, really, whenever someone asks me what a CINO is, I just say, “Nancy Pelosi. “

  21. Aengus Oshaughnessy says:

    For me, there was really only one choice. I though about voting for NCR, but, really, whenever someone asks me what a CINO is, I just say, “Nancy Pelosi. “

  22. Aengus Oshaughnessy says:

    Oops. How did I manage to post that twice?

  23. Supertradmum says:

    If the NCR gets it, will the editors put that in their newspaper? (Kitty, please move…)

  24. catholicmidwest says:

    No question. Pelosi, hands down.

  25. Stvsmith2009 says:

    Here are the current results as of 11:34 PM 12/08/2010:

    Thank you for voting!
    Nancy Pelosi 40.96% (410 votes)
    Doug Kmeic 3.7% (37 votes)
    Joe Biden 2.2% (22 votes)
    National Catholic Reporter 48.65% (487 votes)
    America Magazine 4.5% (45 votes)

    Total Votes: 1,001

    And I voted for the fishwrap.

  26. Stvsmith2009 says:

    Opps…and I also linked to the poll per your request! Included a nice lil’ graphic of a person in a voting booth, too…

  27. Tony Layne says:

    Fishwrap. Not very many people outside her constituency take Rep. Pelosi seriously anymore. Not after her disastrous Speakership.

  28. anna 6 says:

    Even if I were comfortable judging an actual person (which I’m not) I would have picked NCR by a landslide.
    It is positively adolescent.
    I am pretty sure that wouldn’t even exist anymore were it not for John Allen.

  29. Andy Lucy says:

    Ah… the agony of choice. It reminds me of the episode of “Blackadder Goes Forth” where Baldric explains to Blackadder his menu choices for dinner. Rat… sauteed or fricasseed.

    Had to go with the fricasseed rat…er… I mean the Fishwrap.

  30. James Locke says:

    the NCR has my loyal vote.

  31. Henry Edwards says:

    According to Saint Paul, fraternal correction–“judging a person” in current parlance–is an obligation in Christian charity.

    However, I had to pick the NCR, because it doesn’t even pretend to be Catholic.

  32. Martial Artist says:

    There really ought to be at least two categories: (1) Individual, and (2) Organization. Because there aren’t I had to choose between Pelosi and NCF. I ended up choosing the former as the latter does have John Allen among its cast of characters. I am unaware of any similarly redeeming characteristic for Pelosi.

    Pax et bonum,
    Keith Töpfer

  33. Harper MacDonald says:

    My vote goes to Pelosi, hands down.

  34. The Cobbler says:

    Mr. Kmeic at least stretches the prudential issues; e.g. he’s the sort who figures a pro-abortion Democrat will bring about fewer abortions in practice because of better economic policies. Foolish, probably, but he’s not wildly un-Catholic, unless we’re going to start excommunicating people for saying stupid things — but I don’t foresee that happening, since they’d have to replace so much of the staff at the Vatican and so many Bishops. (I kid! I kid!)

    Vice President Biden… harder to say, but nobody pays attention to him except when the secular world knows he’s putting his foot in his mouth, so…

    And America Magazine? Never heard of it.

    No wonder, then, that it’s a race between Speaker Pelosi and the Distorter.

    Hopefully Serviam can manage to make the fraternal correction clear, so it’s not just a joke that’s amusing among conservative/orthodox Catholic blogging circles but makes us look bad. (I just went over to vote and I will say I appreciate the reminder that these folks need our prayers as much as anything else; so when I say hopefully, I mean I expect it’s on track.)

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