Skip to comments.Notre Dame Switchboard Overwhelmed (protesting Obama commencement)
Posted on 03/21/2009 6:28:59 PM PDT by cycle of discernment
Notre Dame Switchboard Overwhelmed 3/21/2009 - 9:10 PM PST
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Notre Dame Grads Condemn Obama Decision
Detroit/South Bend (March 21, 2009) - As of late Friday night, hundreds of callers had overwhelmed the switchboard at Notre Dame as news began to circulate that Obama had been invited to give the commencement address at Notre Dame on May 17th. Sources at Notre Dame as well as the White House late Friday afternoon confirmed the invitation had been extended and accepted.
ND operators said the calls simply became too much to handle. Voice mails of the University President, Vice-President, Provost, assistant-provost and PR director were all full by 10pm EST. Operators were suggesting that callers try again on Monday when university officials would be back in their offices.
All the calls were expressing outrage. None supported the decision.
Two Notre Dame alumni who own and operate the worlds first Catholic internet TV station www.realcatholictv.com both immediately denounced the universitys decision to award Barack Obama honors and give him a stage from which to speak.
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pathetic on the part of ND. Lining up to get the radically pro-abort President is pretty bad.
There is life out there! Good.
I got an email from J.D. Hayworth (KFYI) advising that BO is going to be speaking to the brainwashed pinheads at Arizona State “University” also.
I just hope that the ND administration is more willing to listen to their constituents than the Obama administration and his congress are willing to listen to the people of this country. However, I expect they may not have the integrity and personal strength to un-invite a sitting president.
I hope that who ever is responsible for Obama’s invitation will resign or be fired! He’s disgusting and a murderer. He has nothing in common with pro-life people.
Oh no! Please say it isn't so. I'm sure dear, stupid Janet had something to do with his invite! Liberal profs have brainwashed the youth enough without BO bringing his Communist agenda to further brainwash them.
If BHO speaks at ND then the entire Catholic pro life stance is a sham... and I’m Catholic...
Disgusting and vile.
When the rich Alums stop their donations..they will see the light.
The Catholic pro life stance is not a sham...just whoever at ND who is responsible for this.
That is so 2008...
and I so hope I am wrong...
If obama does show up to speak at Notre Dame, all who oppose his abortion policies should stand and turn their backs on him during his remarks.
They should wear shrouds and death masks on the back of their heads.
Can they disinvite him?
The way it would work is the ND president would have to contact the WH and explain his dilemma. The WH would announce something important on that date which requires the president’s attention. We all giggle and cheer.
Note to skulls full of mush! You don’t actually have to attend the ceremony to GRADUATE! Boycott it! They’ll mail you your sheepskin!
I am sending a red empty envelope to ND president Father Jenkins. We are in bizzaro world.
Maybe somebody in the White House will ‘suddenly remember’ that Dear Leader was previously booked and ‘unavailable.’
I’m wondering if this was totally the idea of ND, or was it solicited, at least in part, by the Bizzar’O administration...
If they disinvite him then the disinvitation becomes the story—the Inquisitorial Catholic bishops leaned on the virtuous, tolerant, academic-freedom-loving marvelous university and Truth died.
The real story, that Obama is a Man of Death, thus gets lost. In the effort to make the point that Obama has sold his soul to the Culture of Death and hence ought not speak at Notre Dame, a disinvitation would end up clouding the real issue and refocusing things on how EEEEEEEEEVVVVVILLLL Catholics are. Not the “good kind of Catholics” at Notre Dame who really are intelligent (and pro-abortion) and had invited him, but those EEEEEEEEVVVVVVILLLLOLLL pro-life Catholic Taliban hacks who hate women.
It’s a no-win situation. If he speaks and gets the degree, the Doug “Catholics-can-vote-for-Obama-he’s-really-a-kind-loving-family-man” Kmiec types get vindicated and Obama rises in stature.
Disinvite him and to most of the country it’s just further proof of how dangerously intolerant Catholics are and how their bishops quash any freedom of inquiry and love of Truth so that they can continue abusing children and forcing raped women to suffer and continue to do the sorts of utterly nefarious things that we, tsk tsk can’t even mention in polite society. Off with their heads.
Ten to one it originated under the Dome. They (as do most schools in their league) routinely invite the biggest celebs they can think of. The seniors want it this way—it’s part of their prince-charming graduation as wedding ceremony fantasies. In this ND is no different from any school with pretensions to be “in the academic big leagues.”
The bottom line is we all sink or swim with Obama now. We really don't need the old thinking of the good / bad old Catholic Church anymore. Just look at how similar they are to GM or AIG. Obama is what Catholics wanted, they voted for him, and most importantly, he won!
Now the question is only whether we will have ritual abortions to go along with the eucharist, or readings from Marx to replace the old out of touch gospel stuff.
You don't have to ask me, ask the really smart loyal Catholic folks running Notre Dame for the answers.
My Priest will hear from me in the morning.
You can complain...
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NOTRE DAME, Indiana, April 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com)
The University of Notre Dame will continue to allow the controversial play The Vagina Monologues to be performed on campus, despite the plays explicit sexuality, obscenity and anti-Catholic content. The script contains graphic accounts of female sexual encounters, one involving the seduction of a young teenage girl by an older woman.
Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, university president, spoke against the play in January, saying it was antithetical to the Catholic identity of Notre Dame, and that repeat performances on campus would suggest that the university endorsed the content and message of the play.
But in a statement yesterday Fr. Jenkins granted permission for the play to continue on the grounds of academic freedom, saying, the creative contextualization of a play like The Vagina Monologues can bring certain perspectives on important issues into a constructive and fruitful dialogue with the Catholic tradition.
You are probably correct. But, it wouldn't surprise me if some lackey in the administration had called ND with the news that the pres—ent may be available to speak at your graduation ceremony this year.
In their way of thinking...what better way to cozy up and make preace with Catholic Americans than to be a commencement speaker at ND.
Just the way their minds work...not mine.
The latter is better than living in fear of Zero.
His good buddy McRino probably got that gig for him.
Only at Notre Dame.
This wouldn’t happen at Marquette Univ! :-)
It wouldn’t happen at Loyola Chicago either.
Wouldn't have to. Marquette already has tenured proinfanticide ex-priest Daniel Maguire on the faculty.
Hard to believe Maguire has been there since the early 80's when all the Notre Dame students used to come up to Marquette's campus for our block-party beer-fest.
"We are not ignoring the critical issue of the protection of life. On the contrary, we invited him because we care so much about those issues, and we hope . . . for this to be the basis of an engagement with him," Jenkins said. "You cannot change the world if you shun the people you want to persuade, and if you cannot persuade them . . . show respect for them and listen to them," he said.I told them if they really want to engage the issues they should debate rather than honor him with a degree.