Holy Gi­u­liani

The Washington Times Weekly - - National -

Who bet­ter to call upon than Judie Brown, pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Life League and au­thor of “Sav­ing Those Damned Catholics,” to learn more about Ur­sula Veron­ica Gi­u­liani, oth­er­wise known as St. Veron­ica, who lived dur­ing the 17th cen­tury.

“ ‘Do jus­tice, God sees you.’ So were the words of the first fa­mous Gi­u­liani, a saint in the Ro­man Catholic Church [. . .] born in Urbino, Italy, in 1660,” notes Mrs. Brown, who points out that the saint’s guid­ance ap­pears to have had lit­tle im­pact on to­day’s most fa­mous Gi­u­liani — for­mer New York City Mayor Ru­dolph W. Gi­u­liani, who is seek­ing the Repub­li­can nom­i­na­tion for pres­i­dent.

Mr. Gi­u­liani “claims to be Catholic, but is pro-abor­tion,” notes Mrs. Brown, which she says could fur­ther con­trib­ute to a “cred­i­bil­ity prob­lem” and pre­vent him from ever be­ing elected pres­i­dent.

St. Veron­ica joined the Poor Clares con­vent in 1677 and shortly there­after re­ported see­ing vi­sions of Christ. She then be­gan ex­pe­ri­enc­ing stig­mata, which was recorded dur­ing nu­mer­ous med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions. She wrote about her re­li­gious ex­pe­ri­ences in the 10-vol­ume “Diary of Pas­sion.”

Se­nate Ma­jor­ity Leader Harry Reid of Ne­vada is pro­mot­ing July 28 as “Na­tional Day of the Amer­i­can Cow­boy.”

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