In a statement last week, the Diocese of Brooklyn included him in a list of those who had been “dispensed from the clerical state.” The decree was issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, “which is the Vatican office authorized to deal with cases involving sexual abuse of minors by a cleric.”
“When Christen Braun decided it was time to learn more about the presidential candidates, the 28-year-old high school teacher from suburban Pittsburgh turned to Google — right where Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign was waiting for her.
Her search triggered an ad for Obama’s Web site, which prompted Braun, a Republican, to sign up for the Democratic senator’s e-mail list — and then to make her first political contribution, for $25.”
(Via The Washington Post.)
How Obama’s campaign treats us like adults and wins us over, unlike some we could mention! 😉