Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama and The Miraculous Medal

Crown of Stars has a most remarkable story on the items Pres. Obama always carries in his pockets.

Among the items shown are a Miraculous Medal and a separate medal with the Blessed Mother holding the Infant Jesus.

Initially, I was dumbstruck at the hypocrisy. It seems that an interesting sequence of mental gymnastics would be necessary in order to simultaneously maintain the president's indifference to the unborn and also to have any sort of positive reflections on an item focused on the Blessed Mother's conception, not to mention the Infancy of the Incarnation.

Yet he does. Admittedly, he also has some completely non-Christian stuff in there as well. I'm pretty sure that's a minature of Shiva, for example. However, I am quite intrigued by this. The Blessed Mother being who she is and all, I am suddenly hopeful that her influence might be the sort of thing to turn Obama away from his current sanctioning of infanticide.

If anyone knows the story on why he carries these objects, I'd be most appreciative if you'd pass that information on.

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

1 comment:

Pauli said...

Power knows power.