Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"Premature" Nobel Prize


The Vatican daily, L’Osservatore Romano, called Obama's reception of the Nobel Peace Prize "premature," as well as "questionable" because of his position on abortion and other bio-ethics topics.

The newspaper added, “Analysts have almost unanimously interpreted his selection as a way of pressuring Obama to make pacifist choices as his administration continues forward.” Indeed.

The Vatican daily added that Pope John Paul II "was considered by the members of the committee as too ‘conservative’ in other areas, and they feared that awarding it to him would been seen as favoring the Catholic Church over other religions. Their fears were evidently overcome in the much more controversial case of the selection of Obama.” The selection process is mired in political correctness.

My own view is that awarding Yasser Arafat the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 was a travesty, and that the credibility of the Nobel Foundation's selections was not improved with its latest installment.

Prayer for Peace
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


- Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi


Kindred Spirit said...

Of course the Nobel Prize has been discredited for some time. I believe that this travesty of Obama's prize is a way of introducing his forthcoming "Department of Peace" which will enforce "peace" as the world gives. Stay tuned, and pray the Rosary every day so that this evil is stopped in its tracks.

Patti Petersen said...

That's a very pithy comment, Kindred. I find it amazing that Obama was given the prize, not for anything he has done, but for what he intends to do! Has there ever been a guy like this who gets so much praise for his intentions even though he can't fulfill them? Never a dull moment when you have a narcissist madman as your President! Looks to me like the asylum doors have been opened wide and all the crazy people are on the outside living it up. God help us all.