The following comes from an Oct. 2 story on LifeSiteNews.com.
Body builder, turned actor, turned California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday, where he spoke about his affair with his housekeeper and the resulting divorce, and revealed that he officiated at two same-sex ‘marriages’ as California Governor.
Host Lesley Stahl appeared shocked by the revelation, although Schwarzenegger has long been known to sympathize with the gay rights cause.
In the context of a conversation about his stance on homosexual ‘marriage,’ Stahl asked the former California Governor if he attended the wedding of his former chief of staff Susan Kennedy to her same-sex partner. “I performed the wedding in the office. I married her in the office, in the governor’s office,” replied Schwarzenegger.
Asked if he had married any other gay couples, he replied, “Yes one other assistant that worked for me.”
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Looks like the old adage, “Use anabolic steroids, and the steroids will use you”.
Truly, a Catholic in name only.
Not a very good actor, and his performance pretending to “marry” those sickos was just another comedy act for him, but, sadly, when he takes his last breath and meets Jesus face to face, he will find out just what it means to MOCK GOD. Prayers for his soul is needed. +JMJ+
I don’t want to sound shrill or judgmental, but wasn’t he going to mass during his time as governor? How does a person so in direct opposition to Church teaching find peace with his conscience? Also, when he looks in a mirror, does he see a young, virile male looking out? It would seem he’s quite delusional about many areas of his life. Plastic surgery has made him look like a surrealistic robot in truth. Poor, poor man. His facade merely reflects his inner malaise.
Quite possibly one of the one percent of society which is sociopathic.
This is the new normal, Dana. You can believe and do anything you like (freedom of conscience) and still receive the sacraments. The Church cannot protest because it would alienate influential democrats and thereby lose valuable funding on which it has come to depend.
Well you do sound shrill and judgemental.
Dana and rightly so…your comments were about right on, due to the nature of this story and the integrity of this man. You are fine to make such comments….
60 Minutes has always been “good theater”, and the thought that Lesley Stahl may have been shocked by Schwarzenegger’s admission that he performed “gay” marriages is a joke. Stahl is a great actress. By the way, the Susan Kennedy he “married” to her female partner formerly was the head of the California Abortion Rights Action League and was involved in a number of other abortion groups and questionable activities. Great appointment by a Catholic governor!
This is what happens when CA Bishops do not publically handle the MORTAL Sin of SCANDAL, and enforce Canon 915 at an appropriate time.
Not only are additional souls lost, but the sinner gets worse and worse.
It’s too bad that so many US Bishops abdicate their duties.
Bishops are not being pastoral when they ignore public sin by Catholic politicians.
Both Schwarzenegger, Brown, Polosi, etc need to be excommunicated until such time as they repent and publically try to undo the damage they have done through their public acts.
We must remember that the Bishop in the Diocese where the politician resides has the responsibility.
Why are so many CA Bishops such cowards ?
Oscar asks, “Why are many CA Bishops such cowards?”
Many bishops in the United States have lost their salt to become cowardly soft and weak because they have a much greater fear of the loss of human respect from their brother bishops and famous people over the fear of offending Almighty God.
Holy courage was always a necessary virtue of the martyrs and the saints! Saints do not enable great public sinners to continue their great public sinning.
To all Bishops: When it comes to properly using your authority to discipline, Christ already taught you the way. Why are you ignoring Christ? When you spare the rod, you spoil the Schwarzenegger. Canon 915 is a necessary performance enhancing discipline!
OSCAR that is a good question to ask them…..you make hear crickets because of lack of response from them.
What’s Maria so upset about? Arnold is just trying to prove he is part of the Kennedy clan. He’s emulating old Joe,JFK,Edward,etc.
He’s just another good Irish Catholic (CINO) boy.
Schwartzenegger has never been one of my favorites for anything. It has convinced me that this self centered egotist is about one thing, himself. Secondly, I am adamantly against any foreign born be elected to be a governor of a state. After all, most of our states are larger than many foreign countries and Germany or Austria are two of them!
No doubt, when he dies, some bishop will allow a Catholic funeral Mass for Schwarzenegger and pretend that he was a good enough Catholic—much like Liberace.
What a sleaze.
It’s one thing to commit repeated adultery or “marry” homosexuals, but it is quite another matter to write a tell-all book about it in order to make money. How much did he get paid to go on 60 Minutes—to further embarrass himself, his wife and children?????
Got to give Maria (his wife) credit in that she has kept herself and her children out of the immoral muck created by Arnold.
Arnold was a lousy Governor, too.
yes I agree!
I wonder whether his name will continue to be memorialized on the walls of the L.A. Cathedral.
Not all married couples in California are Catholic. Many couples prefer to be married in a civil ceremony. These were civil ceremonies, not religious, and so they did not operate to impede on the practice of our Catholic religion or violate the basic notion of the separation of church and state. Although I may disagree with him, the Governator did not attack my religion or the practice thereof. On the other hand, some of the the attacks made here on this website upon other Catholics and particularly Irish Catholics are bigoted and shameful.
Schwartzeneger attacks Catholicism by advocating things that are opposed to God and the Church. I wonder what percentage of his muscle pictures adorn the habitats of the homosexual community … 100% maybe?
“If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, supports and promotes ducks, by gosh it is most probably a duck” and nothing your wishy washy thinking can do can change that!
You would have St. John the Baptist praising Herod!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Someone send the man a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. So many lost sheep, so little time…
Which man are you referring to, JP or Swartzeneger?
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
No real surprises here, for Schwarzenegger,who I believe is the original california poster child for the designation “‘RINO,” has made no secret of his randy unchaste past as a bodybuilder soon after arriving in America from Austria to pursue fame and fortune, which he achieved in abundance, and then setting as a personal goal marriage to whatever Kennedy would be swayed by his ‘charms.’ It was also very apparent from his earlier biographical sketches of himself that when he came from Austria that he was very much a “CAFETERIA CATHOLIC,” who was going to be a gourmet in “picking & choosing” which of Catholicism’s dogmas he would want to adhere to. It seems to be that “personally opposed to” re legalized abortion killing and the then nascent notion of “same sex marriage” were to be his twin ideals insofar as his brand of Catholicism was concerned. All of this can be verified by googling ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger,’ which should bring up his biography from ten years or so ago. So the fact that he as governor would “perform” same sex marriages as governor is all very consistent with his past stated beliefs. As so many of you have to be aware of by now, MILLIONS of nominal or perhaps APOSTATE might be a better way to delineate it, Catholics, choose to live this way, DESPITE what their bishops, priests or perhaps even the POPE HIMSELF might teach, BAD WITNESS and SCANDAL would seem to be the way that too many in power and prominence and who call themselves “PRACTICING CATHOLICS,” comport themselves and all one has to do is think PELOSI, BIDEN, CAROLINE KENNEDY, KATHLEEN SIBELIUS, unfortunately etc., etc.; this is THEIR “NEW NORMAL” they obliviously foist upon the rest of us who live “quiet lives of desperation” contemplating the SCANDAL they so far continuoulsy present . GOD BLESS ALL, MARKRITE
Did anyone ever hear of the govenator marrying homosexuals before? Either it was covered up by the press, or secretly done in his office which he admits too. I wonder if this happened when the law in CA was, and as far as I still hold true to as determined by the voters of CA, marriage is between one man and one woman? If so, then the govenator broke the law! I also wonder not just whether, but how many illegal marriage ceremonies of gays and lesbians Moonbeam has officiated at without the public knowing it? Pray for their souls, they can still repent, do penance, and amend their lives. But once they kick the bucket without having done so, our Lord will reveal to them His judgement on the day of their death.
JLS, more than one percent of the members of our society are sociopathic, unfortunately. It is obvious that the woman-groping, former governor is a narcissist, and you may be right; it may be that he is indeed a sociopath, but that diagnosis is a bit more challenging to prove at this point. Clearly he is not a faithful Catholic, not even a faithful husband, clearly he is not wanted within the Republican party, clearly he is past his prime as an actor, a politician, and clearly he is a failure as a husband, father, friend, neighbor, environmentalist, and therefore, I have to conclude, he is a failure as a man. Is he a sociopath? Very possibly, but that depends on the definition of the term and the discreet judgment of the diagnostician. I wouldn’t want to be that failure of a man on Judgment Day, however.
Good points, Maryanne. Psychological terms are somewhat relative, and psychology has been trumped up way beyond reality in my view. My main intent in using that description was to clobber his persona from yet another angle. I wonder what the real person named Schwartzeneger consists of. When are we going to see Catholic educated leaders rise up who are actually faithful Catholics? Isn’t it strange that all the big time “Catholic” politicians are not Catholic but phoneys? Where is the fruit of the Catholic universities? There have been good and even great Catholic rulers in history; so what has happened to Catholic education that today there is not one single high profile Catholic ruler to be seen anywhere on the planet? Instead they’re all chumps.
JLS, your points were so well said, one and all. Heartbreaking, isn’t it? The fact that so many of our Catholic politicians are really not Catholics at all is probably as much due to their own self-created value system, substituted for the Ten Commandments and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as it is for the staggering failures of so many of our Catholic educators to train young minds to think, believe and act as Catholics. Most Catholics today, politicians or not, seem a bit on the loosey-goosey side to me, divorcing at will, attending Mass when it feels good, and who knows what all besides. I am not sure a practicing Catholic with stated values in the same ballpark as Church teaching could get elected to anything above local mayor in today’s largely secular world. A good Catholic politician is hard to find.
Henry Hyde comes immediately to mind and so does Paul Ryan and there are many others!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Jesus prayed over Jerusalem and then replaced it.
JLS, Are you discrediting the magesterium? Afterall are they not leaders in society?
Patrick, I should have differentiated between Magisterial leaders and unholy leaders. Jesus wept over Jerusalem, the bride who turned whorish. The Magisterial Church is the bride who remains holy and pure … or who becomes holy and pure. Jesus did not weep over the faithful but over the unfaithful.
JLS, Your answer is ambiguous. Every reader can misinterpret your comments in their own way. Please try again. Thanks