Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Val Prieto Receives an Invitation from Archbishop Theodore McCarrick


Val Prieto has received a personal invitation from Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, D.C., to attend a Memorial Mass in honor of Venezuelan Cardinal Rosalio Castillo Lara, who is described in the letter as "an outspoken critic of the Venezuelan regime" and "a very good friend of Archbishop McCarrick." Well, it is indeed a catholic church if Cardinal McCarrick and Cardinal Castillo Lara could be on opposite sides of the political spectrum and still be "very good friends."

McCarrick has been a lifelong apologist for the Castro regime and inveterate enemy of the trade embargo and all sanctions on Cuba. Before being appointed archbishop of Washington, D.C., McCarrick was in charge of the Newark (N.J.) Archdiocese, which includes Hudson County, then home to 200,000 Cuban exiles (the largest exile population outside Miami). Showing little sympathy for Castro's victims or Cuban-American priests, McCarrick devoted most of his time to making trips to Cuba to promote "ecumenicalism," and every visit, of course, included a news conference to denounce the U.S. for its "inhuman blockade."

In fact, his advocacy for Castro is what McCarrick is best known for besides something else which should make Val very wary to accept much less publicize the archbishop's private invitation:

http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/abbott/051202

6 comments:

Alex said...

You know, I read that post in Babalu today and I thought "wonder if Val knows McCarrick visited Cuba several times and has met with Castro". I remember he went in the early 90s and officiated Mass at La Catedral - I remember because it was a big deal that a US cardinal officiated.

Nothing escapes you, uh?

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Alex:

It only seems that nothing escapes me because everything escapes them.

Fantomas said...

The funny thing is that the Cardinal claims that Babalu is most read in Venezuela and that he has done a lot for the Venezuelan cause when in fact you can seldom see a post about Venezuela there.

Crap

Babalu has done little to advance the Venezuelan cause , everybody knows that

Vana said...

Hope he declined the invitation, or was he "coerced" as the Archbishop is fond of doing.

victor said...

If theres a dinner,fat boy will be there. Thats the only force you need for the Impaler to show up..Dinner! And plenty of it.

Manuel A.Tellechea said...

Victor:

I am sure that if a free lunch is served that will suffice too.