Oct 22, 2005

A wolf in shepherd's clothing

This dated photo shows Father Robert Drinan, SJ, four term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, who has been nominated to receive the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

During his years in the House, Drinan was a militant advocate of abortion rights and his views have remained unaltered. The Jesuit priest went so far as to support President Clinton in his 1996 veto of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.

Drinan will be 85 in November.


Anonymous sock said...

When they start giving awards to old Catholic clerics, one thing is for sure. Their days are numbered.

Posted by Jeff Miller at 7:20 PM June 18, 2004

The latest news on the God beat for the Kerry campaign is that they have sidelined its new religion adviser Mara Vanderslice and are closing journalists' access to her. The outcry seems to have had some effect, yet the consequences aren't much better. Now that the Rev. Robert Drinan is advising the campaign to "keep cool" on the subject of Communion and to clamp down on the use of any religious rhetoric. Rev. Drinan says he is part of a "kitchen cabinet" advising the Senator on religious matters. With those kind of adviser's shouldn't it be "Hell's kitchen cabinet?" Drinan, a Jesuit, is the only Catholic priest to be elected to Congress and was responsible for advising Catholic politicians with the "personally opposed, but.." excuse. Now I really can't blame the Kerry campaign for having to rely on a socialist activists/Act Up Communion protester and now the dissident Rev. Drinan. The pool of religious advisor's that have no problem with abortion/same-sex marriage/embryonic stem-cell research/etc is not exactly filled with faithful Christians.



8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Quintero, are you sure? The Congressional Medal of Honor is a military award given for unique heroism. Since Fr. Drinan never served in the military, he wouldn't be eligible.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...


I stand corrected.

He has been nominated for the Congressional Medal of FREEDOM.

Thanks for pointing that out.

12:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

at 85 he's very close to meeting his BOSS...i'm sure HE'LL have plenty to say

4:19 PM  

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