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Ann Coulter vs. Fr. Albert

Fr. Albert Cutie taking the easy way once again, agreeing with everyone in the room for his show rather than facing a hard truth. And Ann Coulter, in her always kind manner, dropping the "Who's the Christian here?" on him. Oof.

Fr. Cutie was a priest who had his own talk show and was kind of a big deal until he got caught on the beach with a woman (if you know what I mean). Then, he left the priesthood and joined the Episcopal Church, I believe, where he's resumed his road to stardom and publicly criticized the Catholic Church for its rules about celibacy.

Ann is right in that children do better with mothers and fathers. That's not an attack on single mothers. It's a fact that our culture doesn't want to accept but it's a fact nonetheless.



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30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excuse my ignorance, but who the hell is Fr. (?) Albert?

Anonymous said...

Do you have Google on your planet?

Sarah said...

The attacks Ann received from the audience show the great disparity in how liberals vs conservatives think. Liberals "think" with their emotions and gut, whereas conservatives tend to be more detached and actually use logic and reasoning.

Ann was dead on. No one likes to hear the truth when it's ugly. I wish her the best!

Anonymous said...

I love my own mother dearly, but as the child of a single parent home I know full well that I missed out on having a father who cared for me. I thank God for her and for the faith she instilled in me, but I still wish that my father had been a more responsible man.

That is the truth for single mothers. They love their children, but they will never be fathers for their children.

Paul Zummo said...

"I never heard of you before" isn't really an insult to Ann, but rather a revelation of the speaker's ignorance.

Sarah's right about how this displays the fundamental disparity in logical thinking in between left and right.

Ann: Statistically speaking, children from single-parent homes are worse off than children raised by both parents.

Angry audience member: I was raised by a single parent and turned out okay, therefore this single exception proves that you are wrong. Also, you are evil and bigoted for even arguing your point.

Yeah, they really showed Ann.

Pat said...

It didn't take this guy long before he turned into Phil Donohue with a collar, did it? As Catholics we should all be relieved we now have one less "shepherd" like in Christ's church. I almost couldn't believe what I was watching. A priest hosting a trashy talk show? Where is his dignity?

Anonymous said...

Love ya, Ann. My God, this girl has balls!

Ed Snyder said...

I love that he acknowledges the statistics as credible and then decides not to accept them because they make people feel bad.

Anonymous said...

As my mother would say, "I hope he (Cutie) makes a better Episcopalian than he did a Catholic".

Mary said...

An example of why "talk" shows are a stupid waste of time. The host never seems to listen to what is actually said. The dispute was NOT about whether single mothers are incompetent or not. The issue is: Do kids fundamentally need a mother and a father? The answer is yes ... and we were designed that way. The reality is that not all kids get what they need. Not all parents get what THEY need. This problematic reality is not helped by denial.

Anonymous said...

"Half of us didn't even know who you were until today."

Because fame = authority.

Peony Moss said...

That Father Albert is such a peacemaker.

Joseph Antoniello said...

Sensationalism on top of sensationalism on top of sensationalism.

I am no fan of Ann Coulter, nor Fr. Cutie, nor television in general, but I think that she is dead on statistically. As Sarah said earlier, the right is usually more logical than the left, but as we see so often in polls, talk shows, interviews, and politics, people are so detached from logic and rational thought that it is almost an impediment to people today. This is most obviously due to the loss of the classical academic tradition.

Clinton said...

Fr. Cutie turned his back on his priesthood and the Church for this?

Rob said...

Grief, every single sentence uttered in that clip was utterly depressing. To think that man is/was a Catholic priest. And supposedly one of the "good" ones too. May God have mercy on us.

KC said...

Go Ann Coulter! Loved her "you insulting me shows how great a mother you are" comment.

priest's wife said...

beating a very dead horse...

so Fr Cutie was so into re-establishing a priesthood that was available to married men (order of the sacraments!) that he snuck around with a woman who already had a child and acted 'unchastely' with her while he had priestly faculties...maybe he didn't realize in all those years of seminary and at his ordination that it was too late for him to get 'married'...let's give him the benefit of the doubt.

I would not be surprised if- when he is raising another man's child- he does ask- I gave up the priesthood for this?! :(

Ranting Catholic Mom said...

I'm in the middle of Coulter's book, Demonic. This clip shows an ex-priest ginning up a mob to attack her. That is what Dem's do, and the book lays it out very logically and clearly. If the people in the audience didn't know who the guest was, and they are working, single, mothers who go to school, how did they have the time and money to get their hair and make-up done, find and pay for a sitter, and participate in this show? I assume the tickets were free, because no one would pay to listen to a nobody-ex-priest to talk to someone too smart for them to understand.

Anonymous said...

I watched this a second time without the sound to focus on the reaction of the audience. By the looks on the faces I think Coulter's message was getting through to some.

Ann is 100% correct and what she is saying is not news. Read *The Divorce Culture* by Barbara Whitehead (1998) it is one of the best books out there concerning the consequences of divorce. And though it's loaded with facts and statistics it reads like a novel; I couldn't put it down.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous: Also, read The Case for Marriage, which Barbara Whitehead wrote with another author. Every statistic you could ever want is in there. I don't like Ann Coulter but she is dead on here.

Cutie has really traded his heritage for a bowl of gruel, hasn't he?

Gail F

Anonymous said...

This 'male person' has no shame. I don't consider him to be a priest in any church. I know a former Episcopal priest who is now a member of a non-protestant church and he's a very nice man, very conservative. I wish this particular "Fr Albert" would not call himself by that name. Why? There once was a priest by the name of Fr. Albert Braun from Phoenix, he was a prisoner of war in the Philippines for 40 months. His captors cut cut off his thumbs and index fingers so he couldn't say mass and give communion... Fr Albert Braun was a REAL and true priest. It is honorable that my husband was the priest who baptized him. Shame on this Mr. Cutie. http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=26830

Anonymous said...

Holy! How did Ann keep her cool under such insults? It's bad enough when you are insulted, but when you are insulted by idiots and idiots approve it's even worse. I doubt that chick will make more money than Ann. It's shame that stupid people have so much influence.
Daniel.

Ranting Catholic Mom said...

Anonymous at 5:09:

I'm with you. That woman has real steal in her spine. Really, buy and read her book Demonic. She was proven right at every turn with this clip. Not that she needed it. Her book is so well researched, meticulously footnoted, and brilliantly insightful, she could send their heads spinning with a single sentence.

I wasn't a fan of Anne's until reading this book, but I sure am now.

P. S. Regarding the fake Father, I quote Edna Mode:

"My God you've gotten fat."

Mack said...

This is not a scene from C. S. L's THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH, but it would fit in perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Roback Morse's Love and Economics has more about the benefits to children to be raised by their biological parents.

Sharon

Anonymous said...

Statitistics 101! You can manipulate stats to reveal whatever outcome you desire. Example: The average single mom produces 3.8 children vs. married couples @ 2.6. Ann’s stats are skewed, there false. When she states 70% of prisoners are from single moms she's omitting so many variables in her calculations. To simplify; lets assume the child population in the U.S. is 100 and 80 of those children are from single moms and twenty are from two parent homes. Let's say our prison population consists 40 of these children of which 30 come from single moms and 10 from two parent homes. This scenario tells us that 75% of our prisoners come from the single mother environment........However, and this is where the validity of Ann’s' stats begin to crumble, this scenario also reveals that 50% of children that come from a two parent environment end up in prison while only 37.5% are from the single mother environment. Again this is just one of many variables that are left out of her 70% figure. Ann although I find you very sexy and desirable I have to say that you are playing unfairly here.

Ranting Catholic Mom said...

Anonymous @ 10:08:

Not 'there' but They're. As far as your analogy about children of single parent children in prison, really? Do a poll. Dems are so good at that. As an audience member said, "I don't even know who you are!"

Fame equals credibility. Money equals power. You clearly didn't get the memo.

eulogos said...

What these women were saying was "men are unnecessary."
I once was in a developmental psychology class in a community college in Baltimore; I was the only white woman in the class and there was one white guy. The rest were all black women. And they had the same opinion: men are for fun but don' t depend on them for anything, you don' t need them, I never knew my father, my mother did a great job of raising me etc etc. My protests that my husband was working hard to support me and my then six children fell on deaf ears. They pretty much told me he would run out on me as soon as he found a younger woman, that he probably already was, and I better get myself in a position to support myself and my children soon. It is true that a lot of these black women were hardworking, tough, and competent and managed to carry an incredible load by themselves. But their culture really left no place for the men. Their girls turn out like them...and their boys like their fathers, despite all their efforts. Generalizations, I know, but generally true.
Susan Peterson

Gechard said...

The fact that a few of the mothers in the audience had never heard of Ann Culter prior to getting to the studio means little...Maybe it would suggest that they do not read anything other than comics. Culter not to say "bad single mother but to say that it is ideal for a child to have both a mother and a father and to share some very interesting statistics. For so called father Albert to state that her statistics were credible and then support the direction that his audience went which was demonize the truth, he deserved the question "who is the christian here father"?

Gechard said...

eulogos:

I think it is great that your mother did a great job with raising you. I think that you are letting this fact cloud the issue. Lets stay focused here...The discussion is about what is ideal environment for a child to be raised. You have made this personal and this conversation is much bigger than just you. If you are a believer you would know that God has a plan for how he would like for us to live our lives. if we follow his plan we can look for success. If you continue to do things your way...your mothers ways, you are destined to do a whole lot of crying and wondering why. Your comment remind of the definition of insanity...continuing to do things the same way but expecting a different outcome. If you were to ask your mother, and she were to be completely honest with she would admit she was chasing a male that was not worthy of her, did not treat her like a queen and she should have never hitched her cart to that star. Best case scenario is a child would benefit from both a mother and father in the house working equally on raising those precious children.

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