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Hillary Gaffes Again – At Catholic Shrine

The gaffes come so fast and furiously with her, we almost missed this one.

From the Catholic News Agency:

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (in red) listens to priest Diego Monrroy in front of an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe inside the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City March 26, 2009.

Hillary Clinton leaves flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe, asks ‘Who painted it?’

Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 27, 2009 (CNA).- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” after asking who painted the famous image.

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the appearance on Mary’s eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was opened and the image’s lack of decay.

Mrs. Clinton was received on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. by the rector of the Basilica, Msgr. Diego Monroy.

Msgr. Monroy took Mrs. Clinton to the famous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, which had been previously lowered from its usual altar for the occasion.

After observing it for a while, Mrs. Clinton asked “who painted it?” to which Msgr. Monroy responded “God!”

Clinton then told Msgr. Monroy that she had previously visited the old Basilica in 1979, when the new one was still under construction.

After placing a bouquet of white flowers by the image, Mrs. Clinton went to the quemador –the open air area at the Basilica where the faithful light candles- and lit a green candle.

Leaving the basilica half an hour later, Mrs. Clinton told some of the Mexicans gathered outside to greet her, “you have a marvelous virgin!”

This evening Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to receive the highest award given by Planned Parenthood Federation of America — the Margaret Sanger Award, named for the organization’s founder, a noted eugenicist. The award will be presented at a gala event in Houston, Texas.

Between Mrs. Clinton and Messrs Biden and Obama this is administration is obviously out to set a new world’s record for the highest number of gaffes in the shortest period of time.

But being all Democrats, their errors are largely ignored by our watchdog media.

(Thanks to Celina for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Sunday, March 29th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

30 Responses to “Hillary Gaffes Again – At Catholic Shrine”

  1. Celina

    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15511

    Just FYI I am Catholic so this was certainly worth a giggle, if it wasn’t so sad considering the other blunders she has committed in her short time in her position.

    “Hillary Clinton leaves flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe, asks ‘Who painted it?’”

    “Mexico City, Mexico, Mar 27, 2009 / 04:59 pm (CNA).- During her recent visit to Mexico, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an unexpected stop at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and left a bouquet of white flowers “on behalf of the American people,” after asking who painted the famous image.

    The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe was miraculously imprinted by Mary on the tilma, or cloak, of St. Juan Diego in 1531. The image has numerous unexplainable phenomena, such as the appearance on Mary’s eyes of those present in the room when the tilma was opened and the image’s lack of decay.”

    My apologies if I haven’t posted this correctly. I am new at this.

    • Someone who is gonna judge you very harshly sometime soon, Mrs. Clinton…

    • catie

      Celina, our Priest mentioned this this morning in Mass. It got quite a chuckle from the congregants (most who voted for McCain). However, there were a few of those squenched (is that even a word) liberals faces in the pews who made faces and one in front of me said “She’s not Catholic, how would she know.” I said that’s why you have protocol folks there, to tell you these things and besides I thought she was the smartest woman in the world?” She and her Birkenstock wearing husband weren’t too thrilled and would not shake my hand at peace time. I said “I love liberals, they’re oh so tolerant, not”. They left at communion and I said “eating and running?” and the fool flipped me off. I said “I’m sure the Blessed Mother is pleased.”. I k now, I can be childish at times but with liberals it’s so much fun.

    • Good job, Catie! Did they really flip you off at church??? I love it! Their souls will have to answer for it, eventually. Keep up the good work. I hope you told the priest.

    • Weasel

      Catie, you are my hero! Giving libs hell, even in a church, and probably with a smile on your face!
      I’m a WASP and even I know “who painted it”! And don’t forget that she admits to having visited the place before!!! Apparently, “the smartest woman in the world” doesn’t have “the best memory in the world” either…

      I can’t wait for Christmas when she visits a Nativity Scene and asks, “Which one is Jesus’ father?” before trotting off to some award dinner for the unwed mother of the year.

    • jobeth

      “the smartest woman in the world” doesn’t have “the best memory in the world

      Hey, Weasel, what memory? She lies so much that her “memory” doesn’t stand a chance! ;-D

      Remember, she also said she was named after Sir Hillary? She was born BEFORE he went to the top of the world.

    • catie

      Howard & Weasel, they certainly did. I was a bit taken aback but luckily the Blessed Mother must have been smiling on me because I was able to come up with a good comeback.

    • Celina

      Catie: I am so buying you a drink if I ever meet you. What sort of human being gives someone the finger at church? And refusing the sign of peace? Why are they even at church dare I ask?

  2. proreason

    The Hildabeast is no doubt more sensitive to the traditions of Islam.

    After all, she has not been allied all her life with people who hate that religion.

  3. MinnesotaRush

    And this from the smartest woman in the world. Whatha?!?!?

    I’m bettin’ Saturday Night Live will grab this for a bit, ‘ay? I’m not bettin’ much, tho. :-)

  4. Talk about not being properly “prepared” for that visit.

    Back in the good old days, both women would have been wearing head scarves, but the Church has lightened up a bit.

    I’m a bad Catholic and even I knew that image was created by God.

    I’m kind of surprised ‘ol Hil didn’t take a long cool drink from the Holy Water font.

    “You have a marvelous virgin.” Oh please. What a stupid remark!

  5. U NO HOO

    I wonder if what’s her name is still working for Hillary?

    You know who I mean, the Mohamadan woman with the big purse. Maybe she knows the story about the Virgin.

    A Virgin serves different purposes in the Catholic and Mohamadan religions.

    Veerrryyyy interesting.

    Isn’t Hillary in line somewhere to be President after Pineapple Princess Pelosi? Biden can be gone but he won’t be forgotten.

    Stupid Republicans.

  6. cjokry

    As a Catholic I found this a cute and amusing article. Until the end, that is, when Hilly trots off from the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe to go freshen up to receive the Margarete Sanger Award. To me, that’s kind of the dark side of this whole publicity-stunt-gone-wrong.

    • Celina

      I agree. Our Lady of Guadalupe is also the patroness of the unborn. That part actually makes me pretty upset. One can only pray for a conversion of heart. And to think they actually lowered the tilma specifically for her.

  7. ravencottage

    Would Madame Secretary have dressed like that had she been visiting a mosque?

  8. Liberals Demise

    Do you know how many “polyesters” gave up their lives so she could have that pant suit?
    Doesn’t she have any friends that could tell her how ugly she truly is wearing 1970s golf / disco fashion?

  9. jrmcdonald

    Don’t pick on Hilly! She held back from telling them there is no God.

  10. David

    This administration seriously has the worst background people. Why on earth have they let Obama continue to make a fool out of himself with the telepromters? Can it really be that hard to teach a man to speak in public on his own or are they just oblivious to how much of a fool he looks like. Or this issue with Hillary, she is going to look at one of the most cherished objects in Mexico and no one gives her a background on it? If it wasn’t so politically beneficial to me for them to continue on this path of self destruction I would write and suggest they fire their PR people. Clearly there is no need for skills or experience to run the country but there needs to be some prerequisites for the people who keep them from looking like idiots.

    • proreason

      “Why on earth have they let Obama continue to make a fool out of himself ”

      The don’t see it that way.

      The people they have offended in seemingly off-hand ways (Gordon Brown, this priest, veterens by attempting to charge for health care, charities, etc.) are not significant constituencies and have done something “wrong” anyway:
      – Gordon Brown is from the country that treated Kenya “badly”
      – this priest actually believes in god, lol
      – veterans are people who didn’t pay attention in school and got stuck in Iraq
      – charities are threats to government control

      And our betters have a bigger agenda to worry about than stepping on a few toes here and there. As they see it, you can’t implement total government control without breaking a few bones.

      Hey, that’s how people who get things done get them done, isn’t it?

      And besides,not a single person in Reverend Wright’s congregation will ever hear a word about this stuff. And if they ever do, The Moron will deny it. What’s to worry about?

  11. imnewatthis

    Catie, I must say I hate when people talk at Mass. Luckily, it doesn’t happen TOO often at my church. But I can’t believe that lady flipped you off in church! That’s truly shocking! I’ve NEVER seen anything like that at church!

    • catie

      Actually it was her husband who flipped me off and was wearing shorts (it was raining & cold in the morning and didn’t get warmer till later) and Birkenstock sandals. He also had an earring and a pony tail while balding. They looked to be somewhere in their very late 50’s or early 60’s. They probably also belong to that Catholics for Choice group too. Just making an assumption on that one though.

    • Barbie

      Mr. ‘Birkenstock’ flipped you off in church during LENT? Mr. ‘Birkenstock’ needs to go to confession…

      And, IMHO, Congress should pass legislation prohibiting men over 40 from wearing earrings and ponytails. YECH!!! I think there are too many laws in this country, but this is one law I would support. lol.

  12. canary

    Hillary bring our guns and ammo back.

  13. Reality Bytes

    “You have a marvelous virgin.” I hope Bill wasn’t within ear shot of that one!


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