Meet Your Vatican Ambassador

Here you have it folks, your new ambassador to the Vatican.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Hispanic Roman Catholic theologian who advised Barack Obama's presidential campaign is the Obama administration's choice to serve as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

The White House announced Wednesday it plans to nominate Miguel H. Diaz, an associate professor of theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minn., for the post.

Diaz, 45, a Cuban-American, was a member of the Obama campaign's Catholic advisory board. Diaz was among 26 Catholics who signed a statement supporting the nomination of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a Catholic whose support for abortion rights was criticized by conservative Catholics.

Diaz, while ostensibly pro-life, has been a vocal supporter of Obama and Sebelius. AP continues.
In an interview with Catholic News Service at Obama's inauguration, Diaz said he was looking forward "to moving beyond the politics of fear to the politics of hope." He said Obama was "committed to working" with people who defend "life in the womb" and deeply respects people who hold positions he does not agree with.

"Wherever we can, we should advance life at all stages," Diaz said.

Reached at his home Wednesday, Diaz read a brief statement expressing gratitude for the opportunity and saying, "I wish to be a diplomatic bridge between our nation and the Holy See, and if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, I will continue the work of my predecessors and build on 25 years of excellent relations with the Holy See."

He declined to answer questions about his positions on issues, saying it would be inappropriate before his confirmation hearing.
President Obama continues to build his Vichy Catholic government that pretends to be against abortion while supporting those who support it.

Stay tuned here at CMR as details about Diaz become available.

Update: Sorry, I just couldn't resist posting this when I saw this. Diaz received his PhD from Notre Dame. Thanks again Notre Dame. Thanks a lot.

Update II: The Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick J. Reilly had this to say about Diaz and a number of other Catholic professors when they supported pro-abortion Kathleen Sebelius:
“These professors are giving comfort and aid to those whose stated goals are to advance policies directly opposed to Catholic teachings on life issues, and they do it under the guise of fidelity to Jesus Christ."
So they weren't crazy about Diaz sounding off as a college professor, I can't imagine what they'll say about his new appointment.


  1. Excuse me...but wasn't the French Vichy government ultra-right-wing?

  2. Brian--Actually, the Nazis, and other fascists, were very LEFT wing---hence the name "National Socialism."

    Pick up a copy of Goldberg's Liberal Fascism---you'd be suprised.....

  3. Brian... simple googling- "The Vichy government was widely considered a tool of the Nazis and was never recognized by the Allies." Make sense now?

  4. A sample statement on Wikipedia.

    As soon as it had been established, Pétain's government took measures against the so-called "undesirables": Jews, métèques (immigrants), Freemasons, Communists - inspired by Charles Maurras' conception of the "Anti-France", or "internal foreigners", which Maurras defined as the "four confederate states of Protestants, Jews, Freemasons and foreigners" — but also Gypsies, homosexuals, and, in a general way, any left-wing activist. Vichy imitated the racial policies of the Third Reich and also engaged in natalist policies aimed at reviving the "French race", although these policies never went as far as the eugenics program implemented by the Nazis.

    A thorough debunking of "Liberal Fascism".

    Now that I offered a differing argument, I will bow out of this thread.

  5. James 4:4Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God.

  6. My varsity, where I attend, won't accept wikipedia as a credible source, nor shall I.

    And you could have written that blog entry for all we know: credible sources, credible... please!

    For your argument to be sound, the premise must be, your premises, are all unknown sources, use a proper one.

    I assume those on this blog, are using the classical definition of right and left wing, whereby both communism, and Nazi beliefs, could be classified as radical left wing.

    The: "tyrany" is "right wing" definition, holds no historic grounds, and distorts situations.

  7. //He declined to answer questions about his positions on issues, saying it would be inappropriate before his confirmation hearing.//

    Gee, sort of like how Obama himself generally ducked and dodged questions about his own positions and qualifications before his election... Now we know where iPodus got that little idea.

    I'd much rather know where he stands before the Senate confirmation; I can barely trust the Congress to keep its collective head out of the bannister railings, much less effectively transact the affairs of government.


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