Following a week in which Barack Obama was both praised and attacked from the pulpit by Catholic Priests The Catholic League is now attacking Obama for which priests he associates with. In the invocation at the New YorkState Republican Party Dinner, Monsignor Jim Lisante mocked Obama. On the same day video surfaced of Father Michael Phleger preaching at Obamas church mocking Hillary Clinton. Obama immediately condemmed the remarks and Phleger apologized, however the Catholic League sees things differently. The Catholic League who is sort of the Catholic equivalent of the Justice League, but without superpowers. Why is it that of all the wonderful Catholic priests in the Chicago Archdiocese, Obama long ago chose Pfleger to hang with? Catholic League President Bill Donohue said in a statement. Truth be known, Pfleger has a very troubling history. With such a troubling history it almost seems like there should be some kind of authority that could discipline and remove bad priests. Unfortunately, if youre looking for discipline or a hierarchical structure the Catholic Church is the wrong place. Obama should have personally attempted to get Phleger defrocked since it was clear nobody in the Catholic Church had that kind of authority. Members of the Catholic League also found it troubling that in his public life Obama has done nothing to tackle issues of Canon Law such as the ordination of women or married priests. Obama likewise has a lackluster record on doing anything to prevent the church sexual abuse scandal of recent years. Nor has Obama distanced himself from controversial church practices of the past such as indulgences, the inquisition, and perceived anti-semitism. With Obama clearly unwilling to take on issues such as these which are important to Catholics there can be no doubt he will be stung hard by their votes in the Fall. I have never been a big fan of Papists myself, but I find myself totally agreeing with them in this case.