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Notre Dame, Trustees and Father Jenkinsí Final Word
cnsnews.com ^ | May 15, 2009 | Judie Brown

Posted on 05/16/2009 1:12:30 PM PDT by kellynla

Our good friend Frank Walker has written one of the most insightful analyses of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees that I have ever seen. In fact, we are reprinting it below in full so that you can gain a better understanding of the foundational problems that the University of Notre Dame’s leadership is actually dealing with today and has been since the Hesburgh reign. He writes:

No Likely Support From Notre Dame's Board of Trustees For Rescinding Obama Invite

By Frank Walker

May 10, 2009 - A great deal of criticism has been leveled at Notre Dame President, Rev John I. Jenkins, for his choice to honor President Obama at this year’s commencement. But Fr. Jenkins, like all university presidents, must consider the will of the school’s governing board. The Notre Dame Board of Trustees is a powerful organization, comprised of top international business owners, chairs of rich endowments, academic leaders, judges, attorneys, faculty, and prominent clergy. These individuals are typically very wealthy, well-connected and highly accomplished; many with broad interests outside the university. A closer look at the board and its affiliations might shed light on just how Notre Dame came to this decision.

Many of the influential alumni on the Notre Dame board are from the nearby Chicago area, and are part of the same Chicago power structure that President Obama ascended. Richard and Peggy Notebaert are leading members of the ND community, and Notebaert is chair of the Notre Dame trustees. While Obama served in the senate, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, received federal funding earmarked by Obama.. Key Obama campaign fundraiser, Frank Clark served on the board of the Notebaert Museum at the time.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; bho44; notredame; obama; obortion; prolife
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"These individuals are typically very wealthy, well-connected and highly accomplished; many with broad interests outside the university."

None are "wealthier" or more "well-connected" than God.
Point, Game, Set, Match!
1 posted on 05/16/2009 1:12:30 PM PDT by kellynla
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To: kellynla

In other words, they are probably liberal dimocrats.


2 posted on 05/16/2009 1:13:10 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (Right wing military retiree. Proudly on DHLS hit list!!!!!)
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"In conclusion, a review of the Board of Trustees at Notre Dame does NOT reveal a particularly strong Catholic identity."

And therein, lies the rub...we've got a "Catholic" university run by a bunch of non-Catholics!
3 posted on 05/16/2009 1:15:29 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Salvation; NYer; narses; A.A. Cunningham

ping


4 posted on 05/16/2009 1:16:01 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: RetiredArmy
"In other words, they are probably liberal dimocrats."

More like...


5 posted on 05/16/2009 1:18:05 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: RetiredArmy

It is amazing how so many trusts get taken over by the libs. And there is no way of getting them out after they take over.


6 posted on 05/16/2009 1:18:58 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICATED. Barack OBORTION is a close second.)
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To: kellynla

And they choose to serve the “prince of power of this world”. They just need to stop calling themselves “Catholic” as they go about it.


7 posted on 05/16/2009 1:20:29 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: kellynla

Considering that this move was oppossed by ‘well connected and highly accomplished’ bishops and cardinals, I wonder how long it will be before Fr. Jenkins is assigned to his new job as St. Bernard ass-wiper in some remote Swiss canton?


8 posted on 05/16/2009 1:23:37 PM PDT by telebob
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To: kellynla
Many of the influential alumni on the Notre Dame board are from the nearby Chicago area, and are part of the same Chicago power structure that President Obama ascended

Anyone have a list of how the board and the Ayers/Obama set are connected?

9 posted on 05/16/2009 1:25:15 PM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: kellynla; All
In other news:

80 yr old, faithful, Catholic Priest, arrested at ND supporting Church's position on abortion

10 posted on 05/16/2009 1:26:53 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: bgill
“Anyone have a list of how the board and the Ayers/Obama set are connected?”

They're probably “connected” at the hip. LOL

Well, at this point, we can only hope & pray that Air Force One is “grounded” tomorrow for some unknown reason.

11 posted on 05/16/2009 1:27:25 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

Ahhh—but of course...follow the money! Principles be damned! To be righteously rich is a crime these days...but to be rich through evil, leftist leanings is an honor bestowed in this twisted game the elitists play.


12 posted on 05/16/2009 1:28:26 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
yep...I heard about that...
reeeeeeeeeelly pathetic...arresting an 80 yr old priest...
13 posted on 05/16/2009 1:28:45 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: telebob

“I wonder how long it will be before Fr. Jenkins is assigned to his new job as St. Bernard ass-wiper in some remote Swiss canton?”

“if” what has been reported that Fr. Jenkins is on the board of some “pro-abortion” outfit, I suspect he will be history at ND sooner rather than later...


14 posted on 05/16/2009 1:30:36 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

>>But Fr. Jenkins, like all university presidents, must consider the will of the school’s governing board.<<

But, but, I was only following orders. Didn’t work at Nurenburg and it doesn’t work now.

Baby killers are inhumane.


15 posted on 05/16/2009 1:40:39 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: kellynla

This is a very interesting article. They seem to be largely a list of Midwest pro-Obama politically connected people. Of course, we owe the whole lay take over to the dread Fr Theodore Hesburgh.


16 posted on 05/16/2009 1:41:50 PM PDT by livius
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To: kellynla

***At this crossroads, we must be a place where people of good will are received with charity, are able to speak, be heard, and engage in responsible and reasoned dialogue.***

“Reasoned dialogue” means we must all be open minded even when we’re discussing the murder of babies.

In addition, “dialogue” means discussion between two people. O’s speech will be a monologue. But Father Jenkins didn’t mention that.


17 posted on 05/16/2009 1:42:49 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: kellynla
. In the Catholic tradition, our first allegiance is to God in Christ, yet we are called to respect, participate in, and contribute to the wider society.

Jenkin's is a double talker - he writes the above to the graduating class and his choice iss #2 - NOT putting God first. Keyes is doing both - puts God first and participating/contributing to the wider society.
18 posted on 05/16/2009 1:54:18 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: kellynla

I pointed this out earlier.

Hesburgh led the revolt of Catholic colleges against the Church, at the infamous Land o’ Lakes Conference.

One of his innovations was to transfer ownership of the university to a lay board of trustees.

These trustees are, of course, in bed with the administration in an incestuous relationship. The dissident presidents of Notre Dame get the kind of trustees that they choose, and the trustees get the kind of presidents that they support.

Of course the trustees will continue to back Jenkins.


19 posted on 05/16/2009 1:57:56 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kitkat
we must be a place where people of good will are received with charity, are able to speak, be heard, and engage in responsible and reasoned dialogue.

If Jenkins believes that - why is Keyes, the 80 yr old priest and others in jail.
20 posted on 05/16/2009 1:58:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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