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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) is disturbed by the revelations



         As a life long registered Democrat and Roman Catholic I found the attached article very disturbing.



The following article exposes the threat that the Catholic Church is under from non-Catholic progressives posing as Catholics.  Podesta, Clinton, Soros etc all are duping the easily led.
Arthur Schlesinger Sr. said that anti-Catholicism is “the deepest bias in the history of the American people.” I don’t know if that’s true anymore, as I don’t run into much anti-Catholicism from ordinary Americans.

Yet I can’t say I’m surprised by the noxious anti-Catholic bigotry contained in emails exchanged between leading progressives, Democrats and Hillary Clinton operatives. These WikiLeaks-published emails confirm what has been evident for years. Many elites, having embraced secular progressivism as not merely a political view but a religion, loathe traditional faiths that refuse to yield to its dogmas.

John Halpin of the Center for American Progress, writing in 2011 to Democrat bigwig John Podesta, was exercised over the fact that Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thomson, then-managing editor of The Wall Street Journal, “are raising their kids Catholic.” The horror!

“Friggin’ Murdoch,” Mr. Halpin went on, “baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.” He evidently has a problem with Mr. Murdoch wanting his kids to be baptized where Jesus was. But Halpin’s complaint went further: “Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the [Supreme Court] and think tanks to the media and social groups.”

Mr. Halpin also offers his half-baked theory of what draws people to Catholicism. “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and the severely backwards gender relations.” Surely something must be done about those backward Catholics.

Mr. Halpin, in another message, this one to his Center for American Progress colleagueJennifer Palmieri, continues the tirade: “They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they are talking about.”

Thus does Mr. Halpin dismiss what Cornel West, a man of the left but one who is admirably critical of anti-Catholicism, describes as “a deep and powerful tradition of thought.” Mr. Halpin also tosses aside an idea, subsidiarity, that Catholic and non-Catholic political theorists have long found compelling. Though it isn’t shocking that progressives are threatened by a principle of decentralization which posits that decisions should be made where possible by non-governmental institutions of civil society or local rather than central governments.

Ms. Palmieri wrote, “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.” Apparently it is inconceivable that people become or remain Catholics from honest reflection. The contempt Mr. Halpin and Ms. Palmieri exhibit for faithful Catholics is matched only by their loathing for the faith itself—and perhaps their maligning of evangelicals as uncouth bumpkins.

But what about Mr. Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman and himself a Catholic? Another email went to him, this one from Sandy Newman, founder and president of the liberal activist group Voices for Progress. “There needs to be a Catholic Spring,” the non-Catholic Mr. Newman ordered, “in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic church.”

Was Mr. Podesta offended by Mr. Newman’s effrontery? Did he rise to defend the honor of the faith he professes to hold? Did he protest the proposal to subvert its teachings? To instigate a rebellion for political reasons?

Mr. Podesta endorses the suggestion and even assures him that organizations bearing the name “Catholic” (but, of course, unapproved by the church and outside its authority) have been created. He claims that the “Catholic Spring” Mr. Newman has called for is already being planned, though it’s not quite ready for execution:

“We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this. But I think it lacks the leadership to do so now. Likewise Catholics United. Like most Spring movements, I think this one will have to be bottom up.” Mr. Podesta and his associates had already set up and funded the front groups to foment the rebellion that they hoped would whip the Catholic Church into line.

Speaking to a trusted colleague, Mr. Podesta felt no need to hide the fact that these groups are political operations constructed to masquerade as organizations devoted to the Catholic faith. He and his allies created them to subvert the church’s teachings and witness—produce the rebellion—not advance them. The groups are progressive and Democrat—not Catholic.

Where do you suppose Mr. Podesta and his friends went to get the money to fund the phony “Catholic” groups? The Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights discovered, to no one’s surprised, that the effort was backed by progressive billionaire George Soros, another non-Catholic.

The bigotry on display in the emails is that of people who claim to perceive bigotry everywhere, even where it does not exist. Some on the left have perfected the technique of smearing their political opponents by dismissing dissent from the dogmas of secular progressive ideology—on, say, abortion or marriage—as bigotry. This tactic has only bred more hatred toward traditions of faith that uphold traditional moral values, such as Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Mormonism and Orthodox Judaism.

Neither presidential candidate has an admirable record of respect for religion. Mr. Trump has been rightly called out for whom he associates with, and Mrs. Clinton should be held to the same standard.

She vowed in the second presidential debate “to be the president for all Americans,” regardless of politics or religion. Given her closest advisers’ animus toward faithful Catholics and evangelicals, millions of Americans ought to be skeptical—especially if they’re unwilling to put politics before faith and common decency.

Mr. George, a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University, was chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (2013-14 and 2015-16).

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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: I find that the D’s, in this particular case, have hit new lows. Hence, in “the prettiest horse in the glue factory coral” contest, you have to hold your nose when you vote.]  

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[JR: Comments from Mike’s friends.]  

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I’m still a life long Roman Catholic but not a life long Democrat. I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, they left me.

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The unveiling of this latest round of e-mails from the Democratic camp only serves to confirm what many of us who have been paying attention have known for some time that our defense of life issues and other Christian values do not fit into the Democrat party’s agenda and plans for our Country. This “revelation” is consistent with what we have seen for many years from the progressive media. We, as Catholics, need to speak out for our faith or our rights and values will remain under attack and at risk of being usurped. 

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Well said John. Thank you. I am a Rebublican and I agree with your message. God Bless.

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How do you feel being chopped liver?  Today’s Times has a headline, Clinton Hopes to Woo White Catholic Voters.    This after Hillary ‘s surrogate, podesta (lower case) called Catholics medieval gender biased fools. I guess he  takes us for fools, also. It’ s ironic that he references Aquinas and leaves out  St. Theresa of Avila also a Doctor of the Church who just happens to be a woman. 
Has anyone heard of our Catholic hierarchy challenging these statemets?  Are the Little Sisters of the Poor the only ones defending the faith?
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You are absolutely right. There has been no call to arms from our leadership and that is sad. In the more or less recent past, Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia was one that spoke out, however, it would seem that he has been silenced. Cardinal Dolan, NY, has become more of a politician in his words and actions, that too is sad. No one in our leadership is calling out the vote to defend and protect our beliefs. Our so called Catholic Colleges and Universities are so quiet as to be almost somnambulant. And that is probably looked upon as O’K because they too are at the Government window for financial support and Politically Correct thinking seems to carry the day.  We did nothing about that Jackass in the Whitehouse (Catholics as a group were supportive, not sure of this). In fact, in a recent group, someone that I care about and respect was referred to as out of control by a priest whom I also respect. Why was he deemed out of control, because he said we, Catholics, were being attacked and at war and were doing nothing about it. This good man and faithful servant of God is one of the most centered catholics I know who has time and time again spoken up and defended his faith and its’ beliefs. But that is another story that I will privately address. The Little Sisters Of The Poor are in the forefront and God protect them.
Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, 10/15/16, Opinion, had an interesting Article,  
‘ Trump And The Emasculated Voter.’ As one of my dear friends said, in this election, vote your poison. 
Sorry for my rant folks. {Privacy Invoked}, thank you for triggering the thought process once again from a life long Republican Catholic. God Bless.
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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) predicted Philippines smoking action


About a month ago I saw an article about Philippine Prez. Duterte killing all the drug dealers, and at the risk of sounding a bit tinfoil hat, I entered the below as response.  Read what I wrote back then, and THEN read TODAY’S article linked at the bottom.
WHAT I WROTE a month ago:
Is Duterte taking his tobacco antismoking campaign into this realm as well?  Perhaps putting up “Wanted Dead Or Alive (Preferably Dead)” signs for “Tobacco Dealers”?  How many are currently in jail in the Philippines on tobacco-related charges?  How many have died? Anyone have a count, or are the Filipinos not making the mistake of excellent record keeping that some murderous regimes of the past regretted?
And how long before other countries, particularly ISIS and ASH and FCTC funded and controlled areas, begin taking the final steps in the antismoking endgame out there?
They may currently be busy knocking on other doors for other reasons…. but if you let them continue, they’ll come knocking on yours as well someday.
It’s sad how slow people are to learn from history.
The Rappler crowd didn’t care for my analysis: It was about the most heavily downvoted entry for the article.  Just too crazy, eh?
Now here’s today’s news story, a month later:

Looks like TobakkoNacht — The Story (written in 1997) is proceeding just about on schedule (toward the early 2020s…)

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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

[JR: You get an A in prediction. Now who’ll be the next Prez?]  

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) calls this to our attention


Dear John,

            I believe that is something we should share.

                 It is inspiring!


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]


Widow of FDNY fire chief sends all donations to the family to wounded soldiers




Michael J. Fahy.
Michael J. Fahy. FACEBOOK

The widow of FDNY battalion chief Michael Fahy, tragically killed in a house explosion in the Bronx last month, has asked that donations made to help her and her three children be sent to a 9/11 non-profit.


Fiona Fahy has insisted that the money offered to pay the mortgage on their family home in Yonkers instead be awarded to Building for America’s Bravest, an initiative of the Stephen Siller Foundation that works to build “smart homes” for severely injured US soldiers. Fiona and her husband had watched a TV documentary on the initiative just days before his death and had both pledged to support the project in the future, just before the 44-year-old’s life was suddenly cut short.

“For the Love of Their Brother,” told the story of 9/11 fire-fighting hero Stephen Siller and how his family had established the foundation in his name to help other families suffering from a similar loss.

Following Michael’s death on September 27, the foundation made contact with Fiona to offer financial help to her and her children, Michael ,11, Anna Elisabeth, 8, and Cormac, 6.

“We wanted to pay off and help with the mortgage,” said John Hodge, COO of the foundation and a cousin of Stephen Siller.


Speaking at a press conference held in her husband’s Bronx firehouse on Thursdayto announce the donation, however, Fahy unexpectedly asked to “pay it forward” instead, thanking the Foundation for their offer but insisting that it be used to help others who she felt needed it more.

“At the end of the show, Mike said, ‘This should be our family service project. This is an organization we should support with the kids.’ I said yes — and I knew he was going to hold me to it,” she said.

“I know Mike and I both felt — he especially — there are veterans coming home who sacrificed just as much as my husband did, and are maybe not having 10,000 people come to their funeral.”

“I think there was a reason we watched that together a few nights before,” Fahy continued.

“When I heard from the Stephen Siller foundation, I just felt like it was a sign. This is what Mike wanted and I’m really happy to be able to do something that he already wanted to do.”

An picture of FDNY Battallion Chief Michael
                      Fahy with his children shared on Facebook by his

An picture of FDNY Battallion Chief Michael Fahy with his children shared on Facebook by his wife.

A 17-year FDNY veteran, Battalion Chief Michael J. Fahy lost his life on September 27 when he was hit by falling debris after a house exploded in the Bronx. Fahy, whose father was also a firefighter, was among the first present at a house near Tibbett Ave to investigate a possible gas leak when a marijuana growing plant was discovered in the house. Fahy had evacuated the building and was standing on the street when the house exploded killing him and injuring up to 20 others. Two men have been arrested in connection with the explosion and his death.

His wife calls his death an “unbearable tragedy” but believes the “love and support of friends and strangers alike has kept us standing this week.”





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JEMAIL: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) offers his “political opinion”


McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) offers his “political opinion”.

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Y’know, I’m gettin’ a mite tired o’ havin’ me earz buzzed by so-called Americans kvitchin’ ‘n kvetchin’ about the quality of our candidates this year.

It COULD always be worse y’know…  (NSFW btw…)


Michael, Connoisseur of Chocolate-Covered Cadavers  (and who is currently re-reading Stephen King’s “The Stand,” where, during the first hundred-odd pages, most of the doomed plague victims are simply exhibiting Trump-like sniffles and Clinton-like muscle weaknesses and stumbles…)

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[JR: Laugh!]   

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) shares what ESPN did not see fit to show


Good Morning All,

Pete Sweeney shared this incredible footage that ESPN did not see fit to show and I felt, as we say a little prayer for our United States Of America, these shots would resonate with you. Perhaps you might even see your way clear to share it. Thank you for your prayers, your steadfast support for those in need of our prayers and for being you. Thank you Peter. Thank you all. God Bless.
Phil Colon

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

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For those who saw the football game on Monday.
We missed this view.
Those who attended the game said it was extremely emotional to see the entire bowl of the stadium turn red, white and blue. It took 90 workers two weeks to get all of the colored card boards mounted under each seat.  Each piece of card board had eye slits in them so the fans could hold up the colored sheet and still see through the eye slits.  Every seat had to have the proper card, with no mistakes, to make this happen.
This is what ESPN failed to show you Monday night.  Apparently, they thought their commercials were more important than showing this scene for about 5seconds.

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Forward this to as many people as you can so that they can see this incredible display!

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Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)

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[JR: It was brought my attention that the game was on NBC; not ESPN. I’m not sure who to fault.] 

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JEMAIL: McEneney, Mike (MC1953) reports on the retreat


Dear John,

            Attached is a copy of the Group Picture from the 25th AnnualManhattan College Businessmen’s Reality Retreat. Over 50 JASPERS and their relatives and friends were present for the inspiring weekend.

                The highlight for many was Saturday afternoon whenthere was an opportunity to partake in the Sacrament of Reconciliation(Confession), receive the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing) and,at Mass, receive the Eucharist!

             As usual the Speakers were outstanding and manyleft on Sunday morning to meet the challenges of the rest of the year with new hope and faith.

     We all look forward to next year.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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JEMAIL: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) reposts Lovett, John [MC1973] return to Alma Mater


Good Morning All,

Some good news for Jasper Track as we welcome back Hall Of Fame Inductee, John Lovett ’73. I thought you might enjoy reading this release. Thank you Tom Delaney for sharing it. I missed it. Good one this. God Bless..
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Article :
John Lovett Returns to Manhattan As Assistant Coach
Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 09/21/2016
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RIVERDALE, NY – Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame member John Lovett ’73 has been named an assistant coach with the men’s and women’s cross country/track & field programs.  The 1997 Hall of Fame inductee ran on the Jaspers’ world record-setting distance medley squad at the 1973 NCAA Indoor Championships, which clinched the team title for Manhattan.
“I’m glad to be back at Manhattan,” Lovett said.  “This is an exciting time for the school and the program, and I’m excited to be a part of it.  I’m very fortunate to work with Kerri (Gallagher).  She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having set school records in high school & college and now running at the elite level.”
While at Manhattan, Lovett was a five-time All-American and two-time IC4A champion.  He also won four straight Metropolitan Indoor Championships in the 1000 yards.  At the 1973 NCAA Indoor Championships, Lovett ran the leadoff half-mile leg in the distance medley relay.  He posted a split of 1:53.2, as the Jaspers set a world record (9:43.8) in the event.  Manhattan went on to win the team championship, its first national title in any sport.
He returns to Riverdale after a successful 16-year career as the head coach at Bishop Kearney High School in Brooklyn.  Lovett guided the Bishop Kearney cross country team to five Brooklyn Conference championships and three Brooklyn/Queens titles.  He also mentored individual Brooklyn/Queens champions in both indoor and outdoor track & field, as well as cross country.  Kerri Gallagher, Manhattan’s Head Coach for Cross Country, Mid Distance and Distance, attended Bishop Kearney, where she was coached by Lovett.
“We’re beyond thrilled to have John join the staff,” Gallagher said.  “His experience with Manhattan cross country and track & field is unique and a great resource for our young athletes, giving them a link to our great tradition.  As an All-American and Hall of Famer, he knows how to excel training and competing in New York City.  On a personal level, I’m excited to work with the man who introduced me to running, and I’m looking forward to sharing that with our athletes.”
In addition to the distance medley relay, Lovett still holds the school record in the indoor two-mile relay.  He also set two individual school records (880 yards, 1000 yards) during his time at Manhattan and represented the United States in an international meet against the Soviet Union in 1972.

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