Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

White House reacts to critics of Obama’s Notre Dame Honors
CNA ^ | May 14, 2009

Posted on 05/14/2009 1:45:52 PM PDT by NYer

President Barack Obama

Washington D.C., May 14, 2009 / 05:12 am (CNA).- The White House has responded to opposition to President Obama’s appearance at the University of Notre Dame, claiming that only "one group" is organizing a boycott and pointing to other groups who support the president’s commencement speech and reception of an honorary degree.

"I think there's one group organizing a boycott and, as best I can understand it, there are 23 groups that have formed in support of the president's invitation," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, according to ABC.

The "one group," ND Response, is a coalition of 11 pro-life groups including Notre Dame Right to Life, the Notre Dame Law St. Thomas More Society and the Notre Dame College Republicans.

Gibbs’ reference to 23 groups concerned a letter written to University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins by groups such as the African Student Association, the College Democrats, the Notre Dame Peace Fellowship and the Spanish Club.

The letter criticized "those who would rather divide than work together for common ground and for the common good."

"We are concerned that in narrowing the focus to one aspect of life that has often proven polarizing and divisive many have lost the ability to recognize the other aspects of President Obama’s work that continues to uphold the principles of justice and solidarity," their letter said, according to ABC.

Gibbs claimed that 97 percent of the students supported the decision. However, ABC reported that this claim misstated an Associated Press story which said that of the 95 Notre Dame seniors who wrote to the student newspaper The Observer, 97 percent were positive.

Gibbs also cited a Pew poll reporting that 50 percent of Catholics supported Notre Dame’s invitation to Obama, while only 28 percent opposed it.

However, that poll also reported that 45 percent of those who attend Mass at least weekly disapproved of the decision, while 37 percent approved.

"The president understands the right of anybody in this country to disagree and to exercise their disagreement in that way. I think it's important to understand it appears as if the vast majority of students and the majority of Catholics are supportive of the invitation the president accepted. And I know he's greatly looking forward to seeing them," Gibbs said, according to ABC.

More than 2,900 students will receive degrees on Sunday, of whom 2,001 are undergraduate seniors.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Philosophy; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: abortion; babykiller; catholic; clingtoreligion; godgap; ndu; obama; obamaatnotredame; obortion; prodeath; religiousleft; robertgibbs

1 posted on 05/14/2009 1:45:53 PM PDT by NYer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
Catholic Ping List
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


2 posted on 05/14/2009 1:46:46 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

"There are no organized protests at ND ... only Catholics that love 0bama!"

3 posted on 05/14/2009 1:47:53 PM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: al_c

LOL great post!


4 posted on 05/14/2009 1:49:44 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: al_c

Why is the Whitehouse even responding to the issue? Hmmmm....


5 posted on 05/14/2009 1:50:01 PM PDT by abigkahuna (Step on up folks and see the "Strange Thing" only a thin dollar, babies free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: NYer
"I think there's one group organizing a boycott and, as best I can understand it, there are 23 groups that have formed in support of the president's invitation," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, according to ABC. The "one group," ND Response, is a coalition of 11 pro-life groups including Notre Dame Right to Life, the Notre Dame Law St. Thomas More Society and the Notre Dame College Republicans.

The New Math. Just right for the Pravda Media.

6 posted on 05/14/2009 1:50:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
I am not a Roman Catholic, but I do support the church's pro-life position. I am disappointed that so many Roman Catholics support Obama even though such support contradicts the doctrinal position of the Roman Church. Are these members Roman Catholic because they support the church's faith, or are they Catholics in name only?
7 posted on 05/14/2009 1:53:12 PM PDT by Nosterrex
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

The Left’s default mode when they are criticized is to cite polling numbers.

EVERYTHING can be explained away and justified via a strategically quoted poll:

“Yes, but 64.7% of Americans now actually support child torture”.


8 posted on 05/14/2009 1:53:23 PM PDT by EyeGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
"one aspect of life that has often proven polarizing and divisive"

Is he blaming the issue there? One could say all ethics, being concerned with good and evil, is polarizing, and when good insists on calling evil by its proper name, the good is "divisive." However you slice it, one side thinks it's okay to kill innocent babies, the other side thinks it isn't. I should say that's a bigger issue than the distastefulness of polarization or division.

9 posted on 05/14/2009 1:53:47 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

If Obama had any class whatsoever, he would have agreed to speak but politely declined the honorary degree.

Fat chance.

resisit...resist...resist


10 posted on 05/14/2009 1:55:06 PM PDT by Walrus (If at first you don't secede, try, try again.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: NYer

“one group”

yeah. they are called “Catholics”


11 posted on 05/14/2009 1:55:34 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (Diabolus fecit, ut id facerem)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Giving honors to an illegal pretending to be president who has a disreputable past and doesn’t display any allegiance to our country is unconscionable.


12 posted on 05/14/2009 1:55:40 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

“those who would rather divide than work together for common ground and for the common good.”

If only he would practice what he preached, what he was really saying was

those who would not go along with my evil works divide between what is good and evil and know we can not work together because you can’t serve two masters, you will either love one and hate the other.


13 posted on 05/14/2009 2:00:42 PM PDT by preciousbabies (Psalm 97:10 "Let those who love the Lord, hate evil.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All
THE NOTRE DAME OUTING IS A PLAN TO CREATE CHAOS---TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER............

Day after day the Obama admin is chipping away at the bulwark of democracy----all the solid enduring institutions that make us the nation we are, are being targeted for destruction. These people are not running a gov't; they are controlling a chaos-driven agenda.

Obama is being pushed and pulled by his cunning calculating COS---Rahm Emanuel. They see themselves as "The Wrecking Crew"-----anything remotely connected with the founders, with Christianity, with the Constituton MUST be destroyed..... crushed under the jackbooted heel of the Obamatons until it is dead and and buried.

Obama's calculating, conniving COS--Rahm Emanuel---trots out Obama in the plan to create chaos. Obedient Oba mechanically marches out on a round of public events, pressers, travels......always smiling and grinning.......then robotically reading speeches from a teleprompter.

Messiah of the Church of Whatever Works For Me.

14 posted on 05/14/2009 2:03:10 PM PDT by Liz (Everything Obama says comes with an expiration date.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Polls, eh?


15 posted on 05/14/2009 2:05:20 PM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: preciousbabies

“those who would rather divide than work together for common ground and for the common good.”

This is RACIST BS. We knew this was coming...On and On and On.

Obama, the perfect candidate to KILL AMERICA. No one will stop him.


16 posted on 05/14/2009 2:05:59 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: preciousbabies

Infanticide seems pretty demonic. Don’t really know how someone can fight for it, as Obama did, and not be kind of evil.


17 posted on 05/14/2009 2:06:21 PM PDT by exist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: NYer
"We are concerned that in narrowing the focus to one aspect of life that has often proven polarizing and divisive ... "

We may surmise that Jack the Ripper believed it was morally acceptable to exterminate prostitutes, and if you'd interrupted him in the act he might have objected to your objections, and lamented your divisiveness. Or Raskolnikov, while killing a pawnbroker (and a witness), might have been aggrieved by your polarizing of the issue, because his hatred of parasitic pawnbrokers is equally valid with your respect for life. Or Margaret Sanger, who thought certain races and classes needed to be winnowed out. Or Michael Schiavo for brain-damaged wives... Or Adolf Hitler for Jews... Or Barack 0bama for babies born alive when the abortionist botches their killing.

You call any of that evil, you're flunking sandbox, not getting along with others, rocking the boat, being divisive.

18 posted on 05/14/2009 2:09:59 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: abigkahuna
Why is the Whitehouse even responding to the issue? Hmmmm....

Damage control. Same tactic they used with the TEA parties.

19 posted on 05/14/2009 2:14:02 PM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: abigkahuna

Zero simply CAN’T STAND any criticism. I’m sure he threw the MOATT ( Mother of all temper tantrums) behind closed doors.


20 posted on 05/14/2009 2:16:16 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Nosterrex
re these members Roman Catholic because they support the church's faith, or are they Catholics in name only?

These are "accidental" Catholics, baptized as infants but never truly catechized in the faith by their parents. More adult education is needed, especially for parents. Until then, we educate them one at a time, assuming they show up for Mass.

21 posted on 05/14/2009 2:24:25 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: All

Hopefully, the protesters will make as much noise as possible and pull off some creative stunts to get on the news.

The more attention the better.

It is sickening that Notre Shame is even letting him speak.


22 posted on 05/14/2009 2:30:55 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: abigkahuna

True:)He kinda uses polls like Clinton.Maybe Hillary is given him a few pointer’s.Just sayin.


23 posted on 05/14/2009 5:39:03 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: NYer

24 posted on 05/14/2009 8:44:14 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

SOUTH BEND, Indiana, May 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Following is an alphabetical list of bishops who have so far expressed disapproval of the University of Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to give the commencement speech and receive an honorary law degree May 17.  Included are links to the original source as well as LifeSiteNews.com coverage. 

Current count: 76 bishops

Bishop Joseph V. Adamec - Altoona-Johnstown, PA
Statement:
http://www.ajdiocese.org/documents//April_8__2009_-_Notre_Dame_University.pdf
LSN http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050718.html

Bishop John D'Arcy - Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN
Statement:
http://www.diocesefwsb.org/COMMUNICATIONS/obama.htm
LSN Report: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032408.html

Bishop Samuel Aquila - Fargo, ND
Statement: http://www.fargodiocese.org/Bishop/Homilies/StatementNotreDameLtr4-5-09.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040906.html

Bishop Gregory Aymond - Austin, TX
Statement: http://www.austindiocese.org/newsletter_issue_view.php?id=211
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032707.html

Bishop Robert Baker - Birmingham, AL
Statement: http://www.ewtn.com/library/BISHOPS/bpbakernd.HTM
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Gerald Barbarito - Palm Beach, FL
Statement: http://www.diocesepb.org/bishop/Acrobat_files/Bishop
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09041406.html

Bishop Leonard Blair - Toledo, OH
Statement: http://proecclesia.blogspot.com/2009/04/bishop-blair-responds-to-notre-dame.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (Archbishop Emeritus) - Philadelphia, PA
Statement: http://patricknovecosky.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/cardinal-bevilacqua-addresses-notre-dame-controversy/
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Bishop Lawrence Brandt - Greensburg, PA
Statement: http://www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/DH/Pages/NotreDamestatement.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Archbishop Daniel Buechlein - Indianapolis, IN
Statement: http://www.archindy.org/criterion/local/2009/04-10/notredame.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz - Lincoln, NE
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/News/tabid/54/ctl/Details/mid/452/ItemID/495/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040906.html

Archbishop Eusebius Beltran - Oklahoma City, OK
Statement: http://newsok.com/speech-by-obama-faces-catholic-foes/article/3357948
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040204.html

Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantú - San Antonio, TX
Statement: http://www.archdiosa.org/txtfiles/attachment_153.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Archbishop Charles Chaput - Denver, CO
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042905.html

Bishop Paul Coakley - Salina, KS
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop James Conley - Denver
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050815.html 

Bishop Edward Cullen - Allentown, PA
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050403.html

Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio - Brooklyn, NY
Statement:
http://thetablet.org/05092009/columns_bishop.html )
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050718.html

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
- Houston, TX
Statement: http://www.texascatholicherald.org/columnists.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032717.html

Archbishop Timothy Dolan - New York, NY
Statement: http://www.620wtmj.com/podcasts/charliesykes/sundayinsight/42081097.html?video=pop&t=a

Bishop Thomas Doran - Rockford, IL
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/435/ItemID/470/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040204.html

Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty - Scranton, PA
Statement: http://www.dioceseofscranton.org/News/ScrantonBishopsProtestNotreDameDecisionApril2,2009.asp
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040302.html

Bishop Robert Finn - Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
Statement: http://catholickey.blogspot.com/2009/04/we-are-at-war-bishop-finns-gospel-of.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Joseph Galante - Camden, NJ
Statement: http://www.camdendiocese.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1282:catholic-a-mere-label&catid=33:press-releases-a-latest-news
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042807.html

Bishop Victor Galeone - St. Augustine, FL
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042211.html

Bishop John Gaydos - Jefferson City
Statement:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050814.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050815.html

Cardinal Francis George - Chicago, IL; President, USCCB
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033106.html

Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger - Evansville, IN
Statement: http://www.themessageonline.org/local/2009/04-17/bishop.html
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Archbishop José Gomez - San Antonio, TX
Statement: http://www.archdiosa.org/txtfiles/attachment_153.pdf
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Auxiliary Bishop Roger Gries - Cleveland, Ohio
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09051101.html

Bishop Bernard Harrington - Winona, MN
Statement: http://www.dow.org/documents/09mayweb.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043004.html

Bishop Robert Hermann - St. Louis, MO
Statement: http://stlouisreview.com/article/2009-04-30/i-thought-you-should-know
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050403.html

Bishop William Higi - Lafayette, IN
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Archbishop Alfred Hughes - New Orleans, LA
Statement: http://blog.nola.com/elections_impact/2009/04/Hughes%20letter.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop Michael O. Jackels - Wichita, KS
Statement:
http://cdowk.org/advanceonline/2009/04/09/bishop-jackels-letter-to-notre-dame/  
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050105.html

Bishop Sam Jacobs - Houma-Thibodaux, LA 
Statement:
http://www.htdiocese.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=hUtmQlVJbos%3d&tabid=565 
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050815.html 

Bishop James V. Johnston - Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO
http://home.catholicweb.com/diocspfdcape/index.cfm/NewsItem?id=263157
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043004.html

Bishop Peter Jugis - Charlotte, NC
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042807.html

Bishop Joseph Latino - Jackson, MS
Statement: http://nems360.com/pages/full_story?page_label=news&id=2300764-Mississippi+bishop+opposes+Obama+commencement+speech&widget=push&article-Mississippi%20bishop%20opposes%20Obama%20commencement%20speech
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop John LeVoir - New Ulm, MN
Statement: http://www.dnu.org/bishop/041309statement.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042302.html

Bishop Jerome Listecki - La Crosse, WI
Statement: http://www.dioceseoflacrosse.com/ministry_resources/ministries/resources/Notre%20Dame%20Invitation.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040711.html

Bishop William E. Lori - Bridgeport, CT
Statement: http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com/folder_bridgedocs/FCC%204-4-09.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop Paul Loverde - Arlington, VA
Statement:
http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/435/ItemID/522/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042302.html

Bishop George Lucas - Springfield, IL
Statement:http://www.dio.org/bishop-lucas-weekly-column/from-east-to-west-we-must-witness-to-the-truth.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Robert Lynch - St. Petersburg, FL
Statement: http://bishopsblog.dosp.org/2009/03/27/week-end-update/
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033103.html

Bishop Joseph Martino - Scranton, PA
http://www.dioceseofscranton.org/News/ScrantonBishopsProtestNotreDameDecisionApril2,2009.asp
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040302.html

Bishop John McCormack - Manchester, NH
Statement: http://www.catholicnh.org/public-issues/fcn-archive/und/
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043004.html

Bishop Robert Morlino - Madison, WI
Statement: http://www.catholiccitizens.org/views/contentview.asp?c=49889
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033103.html

Bishop William Murphy - Rockville Centre, NY
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050105.html

Bishop George Murry - Youngstown, OH
Statement: http://cathexpo.org/articledetails.aspx?articleid=240
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Archbishop John J. Myers - Newark, NJ
Statement: http://www.rcan.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&feature_ID=1299
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Archbishop Joseph Naumann - Kansas City, KS
http://www.theleaven.com/columnist/archbishop_column.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042709.html

Bishop R. Walker Nickless - Sioux City, IA
Statement: http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=32936
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt - St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/435/ItemID/460/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033103.html

Archbishop Edwin O'Brien - Baltimore, MD
Statement: http://www.catholicreview.org/subpages/storyarchnew.aspx?action=5978
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Thomas Olmsted - Phoenix, AZ
Statement: http://www.americanpapist.com/2009/03/exclusive-bp-olmsted-tells-nd.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032605.html

Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk - Cincinnati, OH
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/435/ItemID/514/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Reymundo Pena - Brownsville, TX
http://www.cdob.org/bishop/column/2009/4-24-09.htm
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050403.html

Bishop Glen Provost - Lake Charles, LA
Statement: http://live.lcdiocese.org/bishop-provost/writings/285-bishop-provost-comments-on-notre-dame-university-decision.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042807.html

Bishop David Ricken - Green Bay, WI
Statement: http://www.thecompassnews.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=345:notre-dames-quandary
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Cardinal Justin Rigali - Philadelphia, PA; Chairman, USCCB Pro-Life Committee
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042803.html

Bishop Kevin Rhoades - Harrisburg, PA
Statement:http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=33146
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Bishop Alexander Sample - Marquette, MI
Statement: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15630
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Edward J. Slattery - Tulsa, OK
Statement: http://www.dioceseoftulsa.org/article.asp?nID=907
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Bishop John Smith - Trenton, NJ
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09051101.html

Bishop Richard Stika - Knoxville, TN
Statement:http://www.dioceseofknoxville.org/?news=3585&menu=1462&level=1
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09041406.html

Bishop Anthony Taylor - Little Rock, AR
Statement: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/note.php?note_id=66338251686
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop George Thomas - Helena, MT
Statement: http://www.diocesehelena.org/thomas/050109%20letter.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Bishop Robert Vasa - Baker, OR
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Michael Warfel - Great Falls-Billings, MT
Statement: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200905011500/NEWS01/90501007
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043009.html

Bishop Thomas Wenski - Orlando, FL
Statement: http://www.orlandodiocese.org/who_we_are/bishop_wenski/columns/200904_und.php
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Archbishop Donald Wuerl - Washington, D.C.

Statement: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/godingovernment/2009/04/dc_archbishop_nips_georgetown_for_biden_event.html
LSN
: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042709.html

Bishop Emeritus John Yanta - Amarillo, TX
Statement:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09051407.html
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09051408.html

Bishop David Zubick - Pittsburgh, PA
Statement: http://www.pittsburghcatholic.org/newsarticles_more.phtml?id=2466
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042302.html%20

URL: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050607.html


 


25 posted on 05/14/2009 8:45:31 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

crash and burn, obama.


26 posted on 05/14/2009 8:47:31 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: abigkahuna

Well it isn’t like they could say Obama wasn’t aware of the protests like they said about the Tea Parties.

I pray at least some students stand and turn their backs on Obama during his speech. I also pray Fr. Jenkins receives the punishment he deserves.


27 posted on 05/15/2009 8:45:13 PM PDT by Brytani (No Taxation Without Birth Certification)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson