The Ass. of Catholic Priests vape against AG Bill Barr

It seems that the Ass. of Catholic Priests rips one against AG. Bill Barr who will speak at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.  HERE

Their dismay makes me want to attend the Breakfast.

The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP) has blasted the “scandalous” decision to honor U.S. Attorney General William Barr at the annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast.

“The recent decision of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (NCPB) to confer its Christifideles Laici award on Attorney General Barr at their September Breakfast is for us shocking, incomprehensible, and scandalous,” states the AUSCP, which supports Black Lives Matter and crusades against the “climate crisis.”

“Specifically, we consider Mr. Barr’s recent decisions and actions to be abhorrent in the context of Catholic faith,” the statement continues. “We consider especially scandalous his decision to begin again federal executions after 17 years of moratorium. Executions are clearly not pro-life.”

The mission of AUSCP involves “raising a prophetic voice” and undertaking “prophetic action,” according to the group’s website.


“shocking, incomprehensible, and scandalous”

The lady dost protest.

The old lady protests.

As a wise bishop – recently retired – told me many years ago, and this has been proven true again and again:  Remember John, and never forget… there are old women of both sexes.”

Ladies and gents… the ASS of Catholic Priests.

[I’m tempted to file this under “Women Religious”]

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  1. JustaSinner says:

    Isn’t the Ass. of Catholic Priests the ones who have made “actions to be abhorrent in the context of Catholic faith,”?

  2. JesusFreak84 says:

    Go ahead and file it under women religious ;p

  3. Benedictus says:

    That phrase is near perfect, Fr. Z., the only thing I would add is “nasty” between “old” and “women”:

    “As a wise bishop – recently retired – told me many years ago, and this has been proven true again and again: Remember John, and never forget… there are old women of both sexes.”


  4. Midwest St. Michael says:

    Awww. They must be having a bad day.

    Guess they forgot to take their Midol.

  5. Charles E Flynn says:

    Regarding the executions, someone is behind on their Edward Feser reading.

  6. Gab says:

    Since 1976, three years after Roe v Wade, there have been 1,516 (to July 2020) death penalty executions.

    In that same time, there have been 46,413,319 abortions reported to the CDC. The numbers are most likely low as not all abortions are reported.

    Has the AUSCP ever ”blasted the “scandalous” decision” of Roe v Wade?

    [Probably not, since I suspect that many of its most active members are interested in the ramifications of separation of the sexual act from procreation.]

  7. NOCatholic says:

    If Nancy Pelosi or Joe Biden were asked to speak, would this group be in similar outrage over a pro-abortion Catholic (want a contradiction) politician?

  8. Bob says:

    No, they would say that we need to hear both sides of the abortion issue by listening to Pelosi and Biden valuable input. They would tell us that so many Catholics are actually for abortions and contraception that it would not be fair for us to deny equal access to such devout Catholics and call you “hateful” to have even asked that question. If you persisted in your inquiry about Biden’s and Pelosi’s lack of faithfulness to Catholic teachings you would then be doxed and your Baptismal and Confirmation records along with your address be published online and targeted as you enter your parish church for Mass on Sundays.

  9. SKAY says:

    Father Z said:

    “Their dismay makes me want to attend the Breakfast.”

    I think that is a great idea, Father Z. :-D
    What an honor that would be for them to have you there. That is my
    point of view anyway.

  10. John V says:

    Perhaps I’m mistaken, but I don’t think it’s necessary to be a priest in order to be a member of the Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests. Nor is it necessary to be a male. A visit to the web site for information is in order.

  11. The Egyptian says:

    to quote the excellent British series, Yes Prime Minster, episode; Bishop’s Gambit
    on the PM needing to nominate a new Bishop, (Church of England)
    PM : What if I recommend a Rook by mistake
    Aid : well some times you end up with a Queen

  12. ChrisP says:

    Brood of vipers. Better they had never been born.

  13. mlmc says:

    AG Barr gave a great speech at Notre Dame last September on religious liberty. IMHO, with that speech he immediately became the best presidental appointee in a generation.

  14. KateD says:

    Oh, AG Barr is Catholic? I knew there was something I liked about that guy!

    It’d be nice to have him on the SCOTUS. There can never be too many Catholic Supreme Court justices.

    I suppose the AUSCP were fine with Obama speaking at Notre Dame, though, right? Heaven forbid a legit Catholic of significant standing in the federal government speak at a prayer breakfast. Geeeeeze.

  15. mlmc says:

    Fr Z, I have got to disagree with your comment to Gab. I think the most active members you sight are not concerned with separating sex from procreation, since it is likely their “preferred” sex acts are intrinsically non-procreative therefore that boat sailed long ago. [In other words you agree with me.]

  16. John V says:

    For what it’s worth, Members are “priests in good standing in dioceses and religious communities”. They also invite people to join in the category of Friends, who are invited to attend the annual Assemblies as “nonvoting participants”. One would have to delve further into the workings of the organization to learn what matters are subject to vote.

  17. Northern Ox says:

    The Prayer Breakfast is being held virtually due to COVID. Anyone who wants to can sign up for free on their website.

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