Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (2R) listens during a prayer at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton Hotel April 18, 2008 in Washington, DC. Sen. McCain (R-AZ) attended the annual event where U.S. President George W. Bush spoke to the group. To John McCain's left (behind McCain) is CUA President David M. O’Connell SJ
From The Unhived Mind:
Here is an interesting bit on McCains Jesuit connection.
The GOP's Jesuit
The Democrats may have their sister, but the Republicans can now lay claim to a Jesuit.
From James Martin at America comes this tidbit, from the Republican National Committee:
Father Edward A. Reese, S.J., president of Brophy Prep in Phoenix, will give the opening invocation at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul on September 3. Two sons of Cindy and John McCain went to Brophy Prep, and Mrs. McCain is a member of Brophy's board of regents. Son Jimmy joined the Marines and served in Iraq while Jack went to the Naval Academy.
"The McCains have been generous supporters of Brophy," said Father Reese. "I am also pleased by his support of vouchers for Catholic schools like Brophy."
When asked if he was endorsing McCain for president, Father Reese responded, "Catholic priests should pray for anyone and everyone, but I don't think we should endorse or campaign for political candidates."
Father Edward Reese is the brother of Thomas J. Reese, former editor of America and senior fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. Both are Jesuit priests.
In this game of political praying poker, I suspect a Jesuit trumps a Josephite.
So the 2 sons of McCain go to Brophy Prep - a Jesuit school "Brophy College Preparatory was founded in 1928 by Mrs. William Henry Brophy in accordance with the Society of Jesus as a Jesuit Catholic all boys school."
As seen above they are generous supporters of Brophy - so they give money to the Jesuits operation.
And then Father Reese is giving the opening invocation at the Republican National Convention.
This shows us clearly which side McCain is on.
As you can Chief Justice John Roberts was at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast (Justice Samual Alito attended as well -See my Red Mass info).
Some nice protestors outside :)
If all Catholics did this then there would be no more wars!!