JASPER JOTTINGS Week 32  - 2016 Aug 07    

Jasper Jottings - The achievement journal of my fellow Jaspers, the alumni of the Manhattan College



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POSITRACTION: ISIS kills a French priest



Normandy church terror: ISIS knifemen slit throat of priest, 84, and take nuns hostage
A PRIEST had his throat slit and several others were taken hostage after armed men stormed a church in Normandy during morning mass today, as President Francois Hollande said ISIS had declared war on France.
By TOM BATCHELORPUBLISHED: 09:53, Tue, Jul 26, 2016 | UPDATED: 13:17, Tue, Jul 26, 2016

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What’s positive about this?

Maybe it will wake the Catholic community to an awareness that the Faith is under attack both overtly by ISIS and quietly by the “Secular Progressive” American culture.

Certain “Catholics” have been lost by the actions of the Church leadership. Others have been led astray by pseudo-Catholic politicians. Still others by secular Gooferment Skrules.

Sad as it is, those lost are still “lost sheep”.

The power of government has been perverted by corrupt men to face people to act in ways they normally wouldn’t. Program after program has led us down the road to Hell.

Maybe a wakeup call is needed for each of us to say: “No more”.

One can only hop and pray that the “alarm clocks” are going off saying “Danger, Will Robertson, danger!”

Dona Nobis Pacem

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JFOUND: Donlin, Gerard [MC1971] CIO of NCB



Gerald Donlin

Gerard Donlin has in-depth experience managing the technology, operations and administrative functions of Financial Institutions and Asset Management  organizations in both the U.S. and abroad. He has worked for over 35 years in the design, development, installation and management of solutions that build sustainable competitive advantage, and has a track record for providing strategic direction and introducing leading edge technology.

Gerard was appointed CIO of NCB March 1, 2011, and will direct, create, and utilize enterprise information technology (IT) systems to support NCB business operations, while also improving effectiveness and service quality.

Prior to this position, Mr. Donlin served as an independent consultant since 2006 at GJD Global Consulting, LLC. advising senior management of financial service organizations, both domestically and internationally on strategy development, technology and operational management.

Gerard is a former Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of ABN AMRO Asset Management in Amsterdam and Chicago, where he was responsible for all operating and administrative functions including technology, finance, operations, performance measurement, risk management, compliance, product management and HR.

Gerard's IT senior management experience goes back to the 1990s, when he was the Global Account Director of Teknekron Software Systems, a privately held software development firm in California specializing in the application of digital technology to trading floor and market data applications. He then moved to Cedel International, an international clearer of cross border bonds and equities based in Luxembourg, as the Executive Director for IT, responsible for operations support and the development of new technology infrastructure and applications.

Gerard held multiple technology management positions after beginning his IT career as a systems engineer at IBM from 1976 through 1982. Mr. Donlin holds a Masters of Business Administration in Information Systems  from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY and a Bachelor of Arts from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY

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Donlin, Gerard [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Gerard is a member of the Class of 1971.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Donlin, Gerard [MC1971]

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JFACEBOOK: Gallaher, Peter “peardarban” (MC1965) cites "Fourth trimester" article


Peter Gallaher 5 hrs LifeNews There is clueless. There is dumb. There is stupid. There is hopeless. There is brain dead. In one way or another all of them apply here. And, folks, they vote! One guss at to for whom they will vote.


Students Sign Petition to Legalize 4th Trimester Abortions
STEVEN ERTELT   JUL 25, 2013   |   4:03PM    WASHINGTON, DC

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Gallaher, Peter “peardarban” (MC1965)

[JR: This was just too funny not to share. Found and cited on FACEBOOK by a fellow Jasper. Hate to be political in the “news”, but it is funny. And, you can sense how exasperated he is with the story. Reminded me of the Brothers I had when someone in the class said something stupid!]

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JOBIT: Dean, Neal Joseph [MC19944 RIP] on 2016-Jul-28



1923 - 2016

ELK GROVE VILLAGE - Family and friends of Neal Joseph Dean, 92, a resident of Elk Grove Village since 1998, formerly of Northfield for 35 years, will gather for a Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 1, 2016 at 10:30am at St. Julian Eymard Catholic Church, 601 Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village, proceeding to interment at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.

Born Oct. 1, 1923 in Troy, NY to the late Frederick and the late Catherine (nee Roarke), he passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family on July 28, 2016 in Elk Grove Village.

Neal received his BEE degree from Manhattan College in 1944, MS degree from Columbia University in 1946 and went on to pursue Ph.D. studies at both MIT and Harvard University. In 1952 he married the former Margaret (Peggi) Mary McGuirk.

After teaching Electrical Engineering at Columbia for several years, Neal went on to a successful career in international business consulting first with Booz, Allen & Hamilton and later on his own.

Throughout his life Neal travelled the world at first for business, later volunteering for the International Executive Service Corp and in his later years became an ardent cruise line aficionado. Always a brilliant, quirky man and a keen observer of cultures, Neal was a much appreciated meal and travel companion for friends and family. A lover of music, history and film he was a fixture in his local library until his final days.

Neal is survived by daughter Patrice (Dr. Edward) Diamond, daughter Stephanie (Thomas) Liles and son Brian; fond grandfather of Jennifer (AJ) Acosta, Laura Diamond, Steven Liles and Madison and Charles; dear brother of the late Marion Kelly and Virginia Waffner. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Peggy Mary (nee McGuirk) in 1998.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Foundation at www.alzfdn.org or to the charity of your choice in Neal's name. For information, please call 847-891-2900 or to sign the virtual guestbook please visit www.michaelsfunerals.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on July 31, 2016


Dean, Neal Joseph [MC1944 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Amanda


Good Afternoon All,

I share this wonderful news Of Amanda who has been in our prayers. Amanda received some very good news from her Doctor. Her Baby girl had a big growth gain and Amanda's pregnancy going to term has greatly improved. From Amanda, her thanks to each of you for all your prayers and good thoughts. She is very grateful. Please keep her and her Baby in your prayers. Thank you Mike McEneney for the update. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for two


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Patty Quirk, Daughter of Mike's late Classmate, Bill Quirk '53. The MDs have found a Nodule on her lungwith some uncertainty as to if it is Malignant or not. They intend to remove it within the next few days. We pray that the growth is not malignant and that Patty has no ill effects after the operation. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
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Phil Colon
10:38 AM

Good Morning All,

I ask for your prayers for a good friend, John D. He is experiencing an uncomfortable health issue that has laid him a little low physically . We  pray for a quick and complete recovery. This good man needs our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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JUPDATE: Quinlan, Ronald [MC1998] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JNEWS: Quinlan, Ronald [MC1998] Commercial Property Editor for INM


INM editorial appointment
Published 30/07/2016 | 02:30
Ronald Quinlan has been appointed as Commercial Property Editor for INM.

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In his new role, Ronald will provide authoritative news coverage, analysis and commentary on the workings of the commercial property sector for the 'Sunday Independent', Irish Independent and independent.ie

Ronald joined INM in 2007 and has held the roles of Special Correspondent and Senior Reporter with the 'Sunday Independent'. A native of Dublin, he also worked with the 'Irish Daily Mail' as political correspondent and with the 'Irish Mail on Sunday' (formerly Ireland on Sunday) as a reporter. Ronald recently completed his MSc in Management degree at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

He holds a Master's in Journalism from the DIT and a BA in English from Manhattan College in New York.

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Quinlan, Ronald [MC????]

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Dear John,

               I believe that Ronald is a member of the Class of 1998.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Quinlan, Ronald [MC1998]

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JUPDATE: Bert, John J. [MC1970 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)


JOBIT: Bert, John J. [MC1970 RIP] on 2016-Jul-25


John Bert M.D.

BERT, JOHN J., MD age 67, of Warwick died unexpectedly, while fighting a courageous battle with cancer, on Monday, July 25, 2016.

Guestbook: Same link

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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Dear John,

                I believe that John is a member of the class of 1970.

                       May He Rest In Peace.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Bert, John J. [MC1970 RIP]

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JHQ: Mentors Needed - particularly in medical professions


Thomas McCarthy
Director of Alumni Relations at Manhattan College

Mentors Needed - particularly in medical professions

The College's Center for Career Development, which matches students with alumni as part of the Mentor Program, has expressed a need for volunteers working in the dental profession, as well as occupational therapists and physical therapists. It's a great way for an alum to help current students and advise them in their chosen career paths.

For more information about the Mentor Program and to signup, visit http://manhattan.edu/student_life/center-career-development/mentor-program/become-mentor.

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JHQ: August 2016 Alumni Connection



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JNEWS: Durkee, John [MC1987] CEO Premium Inspection and Testing



August 02, 2016 3:11am   Comments
Premium Inspection and Testing, Inc. ("Premium") today announced that John Durkee is joining the company as Chief Executive Officer.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 02, 2016


Premium Inspection and Testing, Inc. ("Premium") today announced that John Durkee is joining the company as Chief Executive Officer. John joins Premium with over 25 years of global leadership experience in the energy sector, most recently providing engineered products and services to the industrial and power generation markets. Before joining Premium Inspection & Testing, he was President of the Products business unit of Global Power. In this role, John managed ten global locations responsible for the engineering and manufacturing of auxiliary products used in construction and rebuild of power plants. Previous to Global Power, he led the North American Power and Industrial Engineering and Construction Services business of SNC Lavalin. Prior thereto, he was President of Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services where he oversaw and implemented strategic and tactical growth initiatives. Earlier in his career, John spent 15 years in progressively challenging roles within GE Energy. John received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College and is a Six Sigma certified green belt.

Jim Treat, Chairman of Premium, remarked, "This is a very exciting day for our company. John shares our passion for providing exceptional service to our customers and people, and we are delighted to have him on board. I am very confident that John will be successful in leading our operations going forward."

John Durkee added, "I am thrilled to be joining the Premium team and look forward to contributing to the continued success of our combined business. I believe that Premium's diversity, unique culture, and reputation for delivering high-quality service have positioned it well for sustained growth."   

About Premium Inspection, Inc.

Premium Inspection & Testing is a leading Nondestructive Testing (NDT) and inspection services platform. Through its operating subsidiaries, Capitol Ulrasonics, Quad City Testing Laboratories, and Permian NDT, Premium provides critical inspection, quality control, safety and asset integrity services to customers across a diverse range of industries and locations. http://www.pitinc.com

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Durkee, John [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Durkee, John [MC1987]

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JOBIT: Stevens, Edward Francis [MC1955 RIP] on 2016-Aug-01



Edward Stevens

Edward Francis Stevens, 84, died peacefully on Monday morning with his daughter Christina by his side.

Born in Bayside, Queens, New York City he was the son of the late M. A. Stevens and the late Hedwig (Jara) Stevens. He was predeceased by his wife Joanna Marie Stevens (nee Paolini). They married in 1959.

He attended the De La Salle Institute in Manhattan and received his BBA from Manhattan College, NY in 1955. He was a gifted pianist and played his first recital at Carnegie Hall at age 15.

He was a Veteran of the US Army, a retired Bethlehem Steel administrator (in charge of plant and office security), and a member of the Bethlehem Club and the Bethlehem Elks Lodge for many years.

He was appointed by the late Bishop Joseph McShea as the Northampton County Chairman for the Catholic Charities Appeal 1969-1972.

Predeceased by his brother William Stevens. Survivors: Edward will be fondly remembered by his sisters Margaret and her husband Vincent DiPace of Port Chester, New York, Dorothy Stevens and her husband Nick DeJesu of Bayville, New York, and Agnes and her husband Robert Sanders, of Greenvale, New York; Daughters, Karen Marie Stevens of Nashville, TN, Janet Ann Stevens of Bethlehem, PA and Christina Louise and her husband Milan Slak of Allentown, PA; sons Mark Andrew and his wife Jennifer Stevens of Peoria, AZ and Robert Michael and his wife Donna Stevens of Venice, FL; grandchildren, Jillian, Jayden and Christian Stevens, Rachel Stevens, Alena and Gabriella Slak, Andrew, Amber and Heather Golley, and Jason and Greg Hood.

Services: Calling hours from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Nicos C. Elias Funeral Home, 1227 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown. See www.eliasfuneralhome.com for directions. Funeral service is private at St. Josaphat's Parish, 1826 Kenmore Avenue, Bethlehem. Contributions: can be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Allentown and St. Josaphat's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Published in Morning Call on Aug. 3, 2016


Stevens, Edward Francis [MC1955 RIP]

Guestbook: Same link

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JNEWS: Pompey, Aliann (MC1999) coaching in Rio



Olympian, Manhattan College alum to coach runners in Rio
August 2, 2016 5:37 PM

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THE BRONX - Even though Manhattan College alum Aliann Pompey won't be competing in this year's Olympic games, she is still heading to Rio.

Pompey reached the Olympics four times, running the 400-meter race for her native Guyana. She reached the semi-finals twice.

Now retired, Pompey coaches at St. John's University, and will head to Rio to help guide the next generation of Guyanese runners through their first games.

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Pompey, Aliann (MC1999)

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JNEWS: Marks, Chelsea [MC????] joined WellSpan OB/GYN in Gettysburg



People in Business for Aug. 7
Staff report, The Evening Sun
11:43 a.m. EDT August 3, 2016

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Chelsea Marks, D.O., recently joined WellSpan OB/GYN in Gettysburg. A Gettysburg native, she is the daughter of the practice’s Charles Marks III, D.O. Chelsea Marks is the practice’s fourth physician. She obtained a bachelor's degree in biology from Manhattan College in Bronx, NY and a master's degree in biomedical sciences and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia. After graduating in 2012, she went on to complete her OB/GYN residency at Memorial Hospital in York.

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Marks, Chelsea [MC????]

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JHQ: Joe Ryan about the 2016 Olympics in Rio



Published on Aug 2, 2016

The Jasper Sports Network's Christian Heimall talks to Manhattan track & field Associate Head Coach Joe Ryan about the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Ryan will be making his third straight Olympic appearance as head coach of Guyana's track & field team.

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JNEWS: Napolitano, Michael [MC2011] HLB Specialties, Pompano Beach



Michael Napolitano of HLB has produce running through his veins
by Maggie Giuffrida | August 04, 2016

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At the ripe old age of 13, Michael Napolitano got his start in the produce industry by working under the supervision of his grandfather, who owned Samuel S. Napolitano Produce in Englewood, NJ.

During his senior year of high school, Napolitano’s grandfather suffered a stroke and was no longer able to operate the business, leaving him with no other choice but to take on a much larger leadership role, often times running the company as a one-man (or one-kid) show.

“It was tough,” recalled the now 28-year-old Napolitano. “I worked every day after school, and every Saturday and Sunday. It was a foodservice company, so I would go to the Hunts Point Terminal Market and pick up produce and take orders over the phone and would make deliveries and do inventory and divide orders.”

By the time high school graduation rolled around, it was time for the business to take a back seat so Michael could pursue a degree at Manhattan College, where he double majored in business finance and global business — both of which come in handy today in his role as a salesperson for Pompano Beach, FL-based HLB Specialties, which he joined in November 2015.

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Napolitano, Michael [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Michael is a member of the Class of 2011.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Napolitano, Michael [MC2011]

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MNEWS: Sal Buscaglia, Sal (xMCcoach) Greater Buffalo Sports HOF



How Sal Buscaglia made it to the Greater Buffalo Sports HOFBuffalo News-20 hours agoHe spent 39 years coaching women's basketball, split between Hilbert College (1977-90), the University at Buffalo (1990-98), Manhattan College (1998-03) and ...

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for three


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Patty Quirk, Daughter of Mike's late Classmate, Bill Quirk '53. The MDs have found a Nodule on her lungwith some uncertainty as to if it is Malignant or not. They intend to remove it within the next few days. We pray that the growth is not malignant and that Patty has no ill effects after the operation. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Good Morning All,

I ask for your prayers for a good friend, John D. He is experiencing an uncomfortable health issue that has laid him a little low physically . We  pray for a quick and complete recovery. This good man needs our prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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Good Afternoon All, From Mike McEneney, our prayers are requested for Norman G. who has been admitted to hospital for a series of tests. We pray the Doctors localize whatever the problem is and are able to treat quickly and completely. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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JOBIT: Vetrano, Karena [MC2008 RIP] on 2016-Aug-03


RE: Karena Vetrano'08, RIP

Dear John,

          Today's NY Times, at page 20, has an article about
Karena but reports that she is a St John's Grad. She did
receive a graduate degree there, I believe.

      Yesterday the story was front page of the NY Daily News.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. This is the hardest story I’ve ever had to collect. And there is NO obit.]


Vetrano, Karena [MC2008 RIP]

Guestbook: None found

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Good Evening All,

Your prayers are needed for Fellow Jasper, Karina Vetrano '08 BA of Howard Beach, N.Y. Karena was killed earlier this week while Jogging near her home. Please keep Karina and her Family in your prayers during this terrible and tragic time. Her friends have shared their grief over the loss of this good woman. So sudden, so young, so senseless. Please raise the volume for Karina and her Family as we pray that the Family find some peace in knowing and remembering the love and life they shared with her. May she rest in peace, Amen. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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[JR: Here are the links I’ve collected. I’m stunned. Beautiful young woman! Makes me want to rethink capital punishment. And, makes me wonder if she’d had a 380 in addition to an iPhone, then would things have been different. Dona Nobis Pacem. ] 




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FROM FACEBOOK on Wednesday

Kevin Judge4 hrs

RIP Karina. I'm shocked and horrified about this news. A lot of great memories with you from Archbishop Molloy to Manhattan College to Adelphi. My prayers are with your family in this horrible time. Taken away wayy too early...

[JR: The team was trying to confirm and didn’t find that until yesterday.] 

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ENDNOTE: Can a Catholic vote for Clinton-Kaine?



Dear CV Friend,

One of the most arresting lines in the Gospel is the shout of the crowd before Pontius Pilate:

“Crucify him!”

An echo of that chilling moment happened this week at the Democratic convention.

Ilyse Hogue, president of the radical pro-abortion group NARAL, told the convention: “I made the decision that was best for me: to have an abortion…”

And the Democratic delegates roared with approval.

Gone are the days when Democratic candidates spoke softly about the “A” word. Not long ago, their platform aimed to make abortion ‘safe, legal, and rare.’ Today, their radical agenda has been stripped of its euphemisms and phony slogans.

The official Democratic platform now calls for abortion on demand -- paid for by taxpayers like you and me. Even so-called “devout Catholic” Tim Kaine supports this extremist plan.

But it gets worse...

Not only does the party seek to advance a disgusting anti-Catholic agenda, they also plan to force you and me to agree with them and pay for it!

Just yesterday elitist Nancy Pelosi ripped “non-college educated” voters who vote against their own economic interests because of “guns, gays, and God.” Did you get that? You and I are too stupid to vote because we believe in protecting children, building strong families, and placing our faith in God.

And Hillary has warned on abortion: “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will… And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”

Yes, she said that.

Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine are now officially running to be our next President and Vice President. The duo is widely celebrated as the most pro-abortion presidential ticket in United States history. Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood can hardly contain her excitement, saying “this is the strongest reproductive rights ticket we’ve ever had.”

But Clinton-Kaine are not just running to protect the abortion industry.

They are warning us now: Catholics will be forced into submission. Our hospitals, schools, charities...our rights of conscience will be given a choice: submit or go to jail.

Unless we stop them. It’s now up to us.

But time is running short.

We have videos, mailers, parish captains, voter registration drives, online digital campaigns, and much more ready to roll -- but we’re still short on funds.

Can you chip in $15 to help us stop Clinton-Kaine? The next 90 days are critical. I am asking every CV member to chip in $5, $25, or even $50 right now!

Can a Catholic vote for Clinton-Kaine?

No. No way. Never.


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I have to agree with their assertion. Even if one is not a good “catholic”, it’s hard to violate this fundamental principle.

ALL lives matter.

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