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    Pope Benedict XVI awarded her the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal for her distinguished service.

    Not many people get that one.

    Every day's another chance to stick it to The Man. - dls.

    by The Raven on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 11:14:04 AM PDT

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    •  Son of a gun. (4+ / 0-)
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      The Holy Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice is an award of the Roman Catholic Church. The English translation of Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice is "For Church and Pope", and is also known as the "Cross of Honour". The medal was established by Leo XIII on July 17 1888 to commemorate his golden sacerdotal jubilee and was originally bestowed on those women and men who had aided and promoted the jubilee, and by other means assisted in making the jubilee and the Vatican Exposition successful.

      It is currently given for distinguished service to the church by lay people and clergy.[3] It is the highest medal that can be awarded to the laity by the Papacy.

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      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 11:17:30 AM PDT

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      •  Makes me wonder if she is pro-life. If she is (1+ / 0-)
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        hopefully she's one of the tolerant ones. I don't think the Pope would give a medal to someone who supports abortion rights.

        Yet the Pope was more gracious receiving the Obamas, who are pro-choice, than the protesters at Notre Dame.  Makes me think of the phrase "More Catholic than the Pope."

        The land was ours before we were the land's...Robert Frost, The Gift Outright

        by HylasBrook on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 03:52:42 PM PDT

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