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Notre dame Appoints Law School Dean Donated To Obama and Pro Abortion!!
Lifenews.com ^ | April 1st 2009 | Steven Ertelt editor

Posted on 04/01/2009 4:12:13 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder

South Bend, IN (LifeNews.com) -- Adding insult to injury, the University of Notre Dame announced today the appointment of a new law school dean who made donations to pro-abortion candidates, including President Barack Obama. The Catholic college is already under intense criticism for inviting Obama to give its commencement speech.

On Wednesday, Notre Dame officials announced that Nell Jessup Newton, most recently chancellor and dean of the Hastings College of the Law at the University of California, has been appointed as the new law school dean.

Rev. John Jenkins, the UND president who has come under fire for inviting Obama and bestowing upon him an honorary degree, made the decision to appoint Newton.

However, Fundrace 2008, a web site devoted to identifying donors to political candidates, indicates Newton gave Obama's presidential campaign $2,300 during the first quarter of 2007.

Newton also gave $500 to pro-abortion Catholic presidential candidate John Kerry during the first quarter of 2004 in his race against pro-life President George W. Bush.

The campaign finance web site also lists Newton as giving $1,000 in 2008 to Congressional candidate Jackie Speier, who was endorsed by Emily's List. That is the pro-abortion group that only backs candidates who support partial-birth abortions and paying for abortions with taxpayer funds.

In its announcement, Jenkins praises Newton but makes no mention of her donations to pro-abortion candidates in opposition to the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church.


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KEYWORDS: abortion; bho44; catholic; catholicschools; duplicate; highereducation; nelljessupnewton; notredame; obama; religiousleft
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Can you Believe the President of this Catholic Institution thumbs his Nose to GOD, the Blessed Virgin Mary (NOTRE DAME) The POPE his Bishop and His Students and alumni. This Guy will be Looking for a new Job come summertime..this is his last Hurrah so to say! How Can Jenkins be a Leading Trumpeter for the Culture Of Death and a leader of the Old 19th century Heresy POPE Leo XIII called it the "HERESY OF AMERICANISM" What an utter disgrace to Catholicism!! May God touch his heart..
1 posted on 04/01/2009 4:12:13 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder
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To: philly-d-kidder

I guess the answer is no, they are no longer a Catholic college


2 posted on 04/01/2009 4:12:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: All; fatima; MeekMom; Kathy in Alaska; ConorMacNessa; GeronL; Mrs. Don-o

Notre Dame Ping .. a new Dean Pro Abortion


3 posted on 04/01/2009 4:15:09 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Did you know 80% of dust under your bed is dead skin?)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Blood pressure rising, head ready to explode, blood shooting from eyes............


4 posted on 04/01/2009 4:16:45 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are soooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: rockabyebaby

Fr jenkins Must suffer the sin of Pride to be in this Predicament. he could not possibly Prayed on this Decision!!


5 posted on 04/01/2009 4:19:05 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Did you know 80% of dust under your bed is dead skin?)
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To: philly-d-kidder

If I were the Pope I’d excommunicate the lot of them. Not that they’d care.


6 posted on 04/01/2009 4:21:27 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (What's Black and White and Red all over?)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Five Hail Mary’s, three Our Father’s, plus one rosary.....and he must walk on his knees three times around the outside of the church while carry a load of bricks in his arms.......


7 posted on 04/01/2009 4:21:53 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are soooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Rev 3:15-19

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot:
I would thou wert cold or hot.

So then because thou art lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Because thou sayest, I am rich,
and increased with goods,
and have need of nothing;
and knowest not that thou art wretched,
and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire,
that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed,
and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear;
and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.


8 posted on 04/01/2009 4:23:20 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: GeronL

Middle name Jessup-—Any relation to Dr Vincent Jessup- a DVM from Glendale/Burbank , Calif. He lived across from the Burbank Equestrian Center on Riverside Drive.


9 posted on 04/01/2009 4:28:37 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: HangnJudge

Divine mercy Novena.... good idea!!


10 posted on 04/01/2009 4:31:31 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Did you know 80% of dust under your bed is dead skin?)
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To: philly-d-kidder

It is past time for the bishop of the diocese to become far more proactive. Based upon Vatican directives, Catholic colleges and universities within every diocese are under the directive of the local bishop. The bishop needs to come down hard on the university president, and it is time for the Vatican to call the superior general of the order and the university president to Rome for a “little chat”, after which the president will submit his resignation, and a nice way to cancel Obama’s invitation be devised.


11 posted on 04/01/2009 4:32:03 PM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: CdMGuy

I would hope that would happen...we can only pray!


12 posted on 04/01/2009 4:33:43 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Did you know 80% of dust under your bed is dead skin?)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Yeah, I can believe it and I blame church leadership. We can all piss and moan about this stuff, but NOTHING will ever change if the leadership is unwilling to step up to the plate and protect and defend what they are charged with. If they won’t, they aren’t really the ones we ought to be submitting to . . . are they?


13 posted on 04/01/2009 4:34:54 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Actually, it all started back in Mayberry. Helen Crump was a traveler and Floyd, well, you know...)
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To: philly-d-kidder
Divine mercy Novena.... good idea!!

http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/mercy/novena.htm

Fifth Day
Today bring to Me the Souls of those who have separated themselves from My Church*,

and immerse them in the ocean of My mercy. During My bitter Passion they tore at My Body and Heart, that is, My Church. As they return to unity with the Church My wounds heal and in this way they alleviate My Passion.

Most Merciful Jesus, Goodness Itself, You do not refuse light to those who seek it of You. Receive into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Church. Draw them by Your light into the unity of the Church, and do not let them escape from the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart; but bring it about that they, too, come to glorify the generosity of Your mercy.

Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon the souls of those who have separated themselves from Your Son's Church, who have squandered Your blessings and misused Your graces by obstinately persisting in their errors. Do not look upon their errors, but upon the love of Your own Son and upon His bitter Passion, which He underwent for their sake, since they, too, are enclosed in His Most Compassionate Heart. Bring it about that they also may glorify Your great mercy for endless ages. Amen.

14 posted on 04/01/2009 4:40:32 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

well Done... Christ also spoke of Spewing Lukewarm Priest!!


15 posted on 04/01/2009 4:44:42 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Did you know 80% of dust under your bed is dead skin?)
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To: philly-d-kidder

When it rains, it pours. I wonder what is coming next to complete the trifecta.


16 posted on 04/01/2009 4:57:36 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

A new fr Mcbrien BOOk Perhaps..


17 posted on 04/01/2009 5:00:37 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Did you know 80% of dust under your bed is dead skin?)
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To: HangnJudge

Novena Bump.

(excellant)


18 posted on 04/01/2009 5:01:49 PM PDT by Global2010 (About Catholics Come HomeAddress:http://www.catholicscomehome.org/about-us.phtml)
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To: Global2010
Novena Bump.

Having been a Godfather to a Catholic boy for some time,
The process of understanding what it means to be Catholic
has been a matter of osmosis.

19 posted on 04/01/2009 5:04:39 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: philly-d-kidder
well Done... Christ also spoke of Spewing Lukewarm Priest!!

I have watched with some distress a local Hospital
Gradually lose it's Catholic nature and become a
commercial endeavor.

20 posted on 04/01/2009 5:10:18 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: HangnJudge

Yeah some of the mercy Nuns around here have Gone Off the reservation and have Introduced REIKI and Yoga.. Each Position in Yoga represents a Hindu GOD... they don’t get it!


21 posted on 04/01/2009 5:28:07 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Did you know 80% of dust under your bed is dead skin?)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Not good.....and very sad where they are going.


22 posted on 04/01/2009 5:36:29 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Her specialty appears to be social justice for American Indians. I find a couple of books at Amazon that she authored or co-authored.

Also, all of them appear to be out of print, although that’s not necessarily unusual for scholarly books.


1. American Indian Law: Cases and Materials by Monroe E. Price, Robert N. Clinton, and Nell Jessup Newton (Hardcover - Oct 2003)
6 Used & new from $50.98

2. Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law by Nell Jessup Newton, Robert Anderson, and et al. (Hardcover - Jun 15, 2006)
3 Used & new from $260.01
(2)

3. Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law. by Felix S., Nell Jessup Newton, Bob Anderson. Cohen (Paperback - 2006)
Currently unavailable

4. At the whim of the sovereign: Aboriginal title reconsidered (Hastings law journal) by Nell Jessup Newton (Unknown Binding - 1980)
Out of Print—Limited Availability

5. Indian claims in the courts of the conqueror by Nell Jessup Newton (Unknown Binding - 1992)
Out of Print—Limited Availability


23 posted on 04/01/2009 5:47:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Nice Investigation.. I knew I could count on you!! Thanks Social Justice... usually have an unhappy ending!


24 posted on 04/01/2009 5:54:36 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Did you know 80% of dust under your bed is dead skin?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

poor Little school needs to get its act together this Fr jenkins is an embarrasments to christians let alone catholicism!


25 posted on 04/01/2009 5:56:40 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Did you know 80% of dust under your bed is dead skin?)
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To: philly-d-kidder

All her books are out of print, there are no descriptions or reviews on Amazon, and I’m unable to find a review anywhere else. That seems a bit odd, although I may be looking in the wrong places.

What I would GUESS is that her field is Indian lawsuits to take back lands that were taken by the government in earlier times, and in particular the problem of bringing suit when the deadline for doing so expired long ago.

But we know that in fact there have been a great many such tribal lawsuits, some very successful, and some still pending.

I’m not sure what this has to do with a Catholic law school, especially given her pro-abortion views. She will predictably use her position as Dean to encourage the hiring of more people like herself, which would be a Very Bad Thing. The faculty get to interview and hire, but typically the dean gets to say, “Sorry, I don’t seem to have the money for that candidate this year.” Or else she can say, “I have some money here if you want to hire Russell Means or Ward Churchill. There’s a special donor who wants to bring them to Notre Dame.”


26 posted on 04/01/2009 5:57:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: CdMGuy; philly-d-kidder

Anyone give any thought to the reality that this new Dean is a tremendously accomplished legal scholar and proven administrator who may do a great job at leading a top of the line law program. Do you have the names of pro-life candidates for the job who were equally qualified but not hired?


27 posted on 04/01/2009 6:17:08 PM PDT by awake-n-angry
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To: awake-n-angry

you’re Jokin’ right..April Fools Jokes on me ..okay!!


28 posted on 04/01/2009 6:46:57 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Why is the USA upside down Morally??)
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To: philly-d-kidder

You caught me. I agree- you’re quite a joke. I agree with you that we should practice Affirmative Action for pro-lifers.


29 posted on 04/01/2009 7:05:14 PM PDT by awake-n-angry
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To: philly-d-kidder

Notre Dame’s invitation to Obama: The beginning of an American Catholic Church schism?

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

http://collinsreport.net

As children in Catholic grade schools we were taught the word “schism.”

Schisms were explained as splits in the Catholic Church which were sad but necessary evolutions occurring because not all Catholics could be expected to remain loyal to Roman Catholic doctrine.

The major schism in Church history occurred about 1050 AD, and brought about the Eastern Orthodox Churches.

When Luther and Henry brought about their schisms the Catholic Church was disappointed, but survived and moved on.

Given the steady decline in the number of “Catholic” Catholic colleges in America and the growing hostility toward Catholic doctrine at so many “Catholic” schools the stage may be set for an American schism.

The original aims and purpose of a Catholic education have been so subverted at so many schools claiming to be Catholic, it’s hard to find at Catholic Catholic college.

This fact begs the question: Why should Catholics support schools whose focus is teaching Catholic doctrine is arcane backwards and even evil?

Simply put: We shouldn’t.

Notre Dame’s invitation to Barack Obama, the most pro death president in history, suggests a de facto schism may already be underway and this could be a good thing.

If “Catholic” schools like Notre Dame don’t want to live Catholicism let them go. Let’s have no more pretenses. Let’s have no more hand wringing alumni moaning as they write another check.

Phony “Catholic” schools are wasting Catholic donations that should instead go to supporting seminaries in countries where the Church is growing.

In our big cities Catholic grammar schools are closing every year because there are no Catholics left to support them. Why should these phony Catholic colleges be exempt from reality? They lick the boots of the secular world let the secular world support them.

If this is a schism so be it.

In more than five dozen schools calling themselves “Catholic colleges” there are active Gay and Lesbian clubs supported with institutional funds. Holding aside any judgment of homosexuals as fellow strugglers and seekers of the way to heaven, one has to ask if these same schools would willingly support a Swindlers Club or a Swingers Club. Each group would be promoting sinful conduct, but we know they never would allow these clubs on campus let alone support them.

As just another Catholic sitting in a pew, I’m sick of these phonies quislings attacking my Church. There is no rule saying the Catholic Church has to maintain schools. The Church wasn’t founded to insure the CYO and Bingo people have a place to meet or “liberation theology” has a home.

In a series of pacts with eventual destruction probably hundreds of millions of our dollars are going to support Catholic grammar schools populated by students who are not Catholics. These schools present a fraudulent picture of whether or not a local school is meeting its mission of teaching Catholic children. In some schools Muslim youngsters fill seats that would go unused if not for these shams. Lets close down more of these places and instead build centers for teaching Catholic doctrine at CCDs across the country.

There is a shortage of priests to work in parishes. Let’s abandon these un-Catholic Catholic colleges and grade schools to the secular world and reassign the priests in them to parish work and their real purpose – saving souls. Most of these men are content to work at schools because they have concluded they like being a priest but not doing the work of a Catholic priest.

In far too many cases these fraudulent “Catholic” schools have become obstacles to the only purpose of the Roman Catholic Church which is showing us the way to salvation. Anything which impedes our journey should be removed. I say: Catholic Catholic schools or no Catholic schools.


30 posted on 04/02/2009 4:28:00 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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Thanks very much... That was insightful!!
Keep Smiling!!


31 posted on 04/02/2009 4:54:49 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Why is the USA upside down Morally??)
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To: awake-n-angry

You are equating that no one could be as Good as a Pro Choice candidate.. Please.. This is a catholic school You can Follow the Dogma and be an Excellent Dean of law!

I guess you are like Obama who Gives you NO CHOICE as a Catholic Doctor Nurse nurse Practicioner, Technician Pharmacist or a catholic Pharmacy you Must Break your beliefs or Lose your license.. You are a Trumpeter of the Culture of death so sorry!


32 posted on 04/02/2009 5:01:02 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Why is the USA upside down Morally??)
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To: jmaroneps37

I soooo agree, Very insightful, my kid attends one of those “Phony” catholic schools. The liberal “mercy” nun has the kids “praying” with an african rainmaker! The Liberal administrators KowTow to the elitists parents in the school.


33 posted on 04/02/2009 8:25:19 AM PDT by Downyoceanhon
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To: 185JHP; 2harddrive; 230FMJ; 50mm; 50sDad; 5thGenTexan; 668 - Neighbor of the Beast; ...
YES, WE CAN
STOP OBAMA
at
NOTRE DAME
Ping List

This is meant to be an AD-HOC action list to (selectively) report and urge specific actions to stop Obama and win the Battle of Notre Dame. This is not just for Catholics. It's for anybody who wants to "put down the mighty from their thrones" (baby-killers in high places) and to "lift up the humble" (tiny infants and their valiant defenders).

*****ACTION ITEM
University of Notre Dame's controlling legal authority is their Board of Trustees. Here's the contact information: UND Board of Trustees.

Notre Dame President Father Jenkins is a member of the Congregation of the Holy Cross order of priests (CSC). . He's under the direct canonical authority of the CSC Superior General, Fr. Hugh Cleary.

Urge Fr. Cleary to state up front that it is contrary to the CSC's values to give platforms and honors to people who violate fundamental moral norms, and that therefore Barack Obama is ineligible for honors at Notre Dame:

Very Rev. Hugh W. Cleary, C.S.C.
Superior General
Congregation of Holy Cross
Via Framura, 85
00168 Rome, Italy

Or e-mail him: contact@holycrosscongregation.org

If these men don't see the light, they have to at least feel the heat.

Unless told otherwise, I will cheerfully keep you on this ping list.

If you want me to delete your name, I will just as cheerfully remove you if you will send me a Private Message.

I'm asking for "Private Message" for deletions only, to ensure that I see your request.

We have the momentum. Let's push on and win this one.

34 posted on 04/02/2009 10:48:17 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("He who is not angry when there is a just cause for anger, sins." St. Augustine.)
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To: philly-d-kidder

The law school was supposed to be one of the conservative departments.


35 posted on 04/02/2009 10:52:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: philly-d-kidder

Why? Is Jenkins trying to destroy the once great Catholic University or is he trying to poke the eye of the Church Hierarchy. I just don’t get it.


36 posted on 04/02/2009 10:55:46 AM PDT by Neverforget01 (Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I continue to be shocked....

So many Christians of all denominations do not value the life of the unborn.

When I saw my grandaughter being born last year, I will never forget the miracle and the joy.


37 posted on 04/02/2009 11:00:11 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: philly-d-kidder
This Missouri Synod Lutheran just sent an email message to Rev. Cleary. Thanks for providing the email link as well as all the other info.

Leni

38 posted on 04/02/2009 11:00:14 AM PDT by MinuteGal (FR Regional Convention (southeastern states) 4/25 Orlando....Y'all Invited. Freepmail Me for Info)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Not sure how I got on this ping list but could you please take me off of it. Thank you.


39 posted on 04/02/2009 11:14:52 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: tsmith130

Done!


40 posted on 04/02/2009 11:19:28 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: nickcarraway

Not anymore.. a social Justice Pro Abort Dean isn’t conservative..


41 posted on 04/02/2009 11:22:56 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Why is the USA upside down Morally??)
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To: philly-d-kidder
Notre Dame is a Catholic University?
42 posted on 04/02/2009 11:24:34 AM PDT by roses of sharon (Pray Hussein fails!)
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To: Neverforget01

He Probably will be Out sometime Late summer early fall Vatican will let the dust settle.. and then A-Bishop Burke will Pull some strings!! Voila Jenkins will be Gone!


43 posted on 04/02/2009 11:24:39 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Why is the USA upside down Morally??)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

I keep saying,

if there are no earthly punishments by the Church,

they are enabling more of their followers to fall prey to this heresy.


44 posted on 04/02/2009 11:25:18 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, Bowman later)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Bravisimo!!!


45 posted on 04/02/2009 11:25:35 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Why is the USA upside down Morally??)
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To: roses of sharon

The Pope Hasn’t weighed in yet.. I Hope they sack jenkins and Put an orthodox Conservative in as a new President!! A-Bishop Burke will be doing all the Chatting behind the scenses in Rome a Political Force bigger than USCB


46 posted on 04/02/2009 11:29:56 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Why is the USA upside down Morally??)
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To: MinuteGal

Thanks Minute Girl..... This is an Obamination!!!


47 posted on 04/02/2009 11:31:06 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Why is the USA upside down Morally??)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Many of our friends and relatives are pro-abortion or indifferent. I get their attention by telling them about Obama supporting killing (murdering) a baby if it survives the abortion. Not many people support that.


48 posted on 04/02/2009 11:35:24 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: philly-d-kidder
For some reason, many people (including Catholics) assume that the Church is a monolithic autocracy in which the Pope can do whatever he wants --- period. This is not the case.

Notre Dame is not directly under Church governance at all, since it is incorporated separately and has its own Board of Trustees. In that sense, the Pope doesn't control Notre Dame any more than he controls Harvard. He is certainly not in a position to hire and fire University presidents.

He can't even instantly excommunicate somebody. There would have to be a violation of law, a "crime" so to speak. Obtaining an abortion, or being a material accomplice to an abortion, would be such a crime; but unfortunately, "giving honors to a powerful pro-abort s.o.b." is not actually listed as a crime under Canon Law.

ND's president, Fr. Jenkins, is personally under the CSC Father Superior in Rome. The Superior doesn't "run" Notre Dame either, since the CSC's don't own Notre Dame.

Who runs Notre Dame? The Board of Trustees.

However, that doesn't mean nobody can do nothin' ...

The Bishop can rescind their right to call themselves a Catholic University.

Moreover, Fr. Jenkins' Superior, Fr. Hugh Carey, could get Fr. Jenkins transfered outta there, simply by giving him another assignment. That's a possibility.

There's no guarantee that whoever replaced Fr. Jenkins would be any better. But he might have the fear-of-God put into him by realizing that any more bad publicity and he could be forced out, too.

And Fr. Jenkins could resign. So there's (in my estimation) three realistic possibilities: Bishop D'Arcy can revoke their right to call themselves a Catholic University, Fr. Carey can "reassign" (sack) Fr. Jenkins, and/or Fr. Jenkins could resign. Let's help this happen:

Contact Fr. Jenkins: Call him at 574.631.5000, fax him at 574.631.2770, write a personal email president@nd.edu, or mail your letter to 317 Main Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556

Very Rev. Hugh W. Cleary, C.S.C.
Superior General
Congregation of Holy Cross
Via Framura, 85
00168 Rome, Italy

Or e-mail him: contact@holycrosscongregation.org

And let us pray. With God all things are possible.

49 posted on 04/02/2009 12:43:35 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Pray (Pray!) Oh yes we pray (Pray!) - We've got to pray just to make it today." ---- MC Hammer)
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To: nufsed

I know what you mean. Yet I do not think they would personally do to a kitten, what is done to these babies.


50 posted on 04/02/2009 12:46:55 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Pray (Pray!) Oh yes we pray (Pray!) - We've got to pray just to make it today." ---- MC Hammer)
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