Skip to comments.NOTRE DAME’S DONATIONS PLUNGE [$120 MILLION] IN WAKE OF ‘09 OBAMA SPEECH
Posted on 10/28/2010 3:43:29 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
American Life League
28 October 2010
Washington, DC – American Life League president Judie Brown issued the following statement on the news that contributions to the University of Notre Dame fell by over $120 million during the fiscal year in which [Alleged] President Barack Obama, a zealous abortion advocate, delivered a speech and was honored at commencement ceremonies.
As one of the first responders to the scandal, American Life League and its supporters insisted that the university had forfeited its right to be called Catholic and thus petitioned for the school’s removal from The Official Catholic Directory.
“It is heartening to hear that Notre Dame’s donors responded so overwhelmingly to American Life League’s call and that of so many other organizations and individuals that were genuinely scandalized and saddened by the mockery made of an institution also known as ‘Our Lady’s University.’
“The fact that Notre Dame bestowed an honorary law degree on a man who is outspokenly committed to denying the poorest and weakest human beings their God-given human rights, pains me to this day.
“We want to thank, once again, the American Life League supporters who signed our petition to Bishop John D’Arcy and all those who supported our on-the-ground work in Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana.
“Clearly, our combined voices were heard by Notre Dame’s donors and, you can be very sure, will be felt by the university for a long time to come.
“The saga of Notre Dame, though tragic, is also an uplifting reminder that Christendom is still alive, courageous and responsive in the face of insults to Our Lord and His Blessed Mother.”
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Catholic Culture: Gifts to Notre Dame plunged $120M during year of Obama’s appearance (25 October 2010)
Personhood pro-life ping...
That’s real money.
ND is going to need every penny they can get after the Sullivan family sues the crap out of them.
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHH!!! WISH IT WENT DOWN EVEN MORE!!! Evil priest.
awesome! Way to speak with the pocket books folks!!!!!!!!! That is some result. God bless ‘em all that said, “no way are we going to support this!”
Who’s the Sullivan family and why would they sue??
Please explain the Sullivan Family comment?
Thanks in advance!
I know my contributions don’t amount to much, but I have refused to give money to the college I attended since they had that idiot Jeffrey Immelt from GE as their commencement speaker a few years ago. I even told them the first time I refused to give exactly why, but that didn’t seem to either register with anyone nor keep them from calling again and again.
This is called “hitting ‘em where it really hurts.”
I love it.
They have no spine.
The Notre Dame hierarchy owes ever Christian in the country an apology after the way it supinely bowed to the Obamessiah. If I am not mistaken, they removed the cross from the podium in compliance with his demand and then allowed him to use the forum to promote abortion.
I hope they go broke.
I grew up rooting for Notre Dame and excellent players like Tony Rice, Rocket Ismail, Tim Brown, Jerome Bettis, James Brooks, etc.
Since the BS they hoisted upon Catholics during the “Age of Obumble”, I take great pleasure in their futility and root like hell for it to continue. FUND!!!
Workers Compensation is the exclusive remedy for a workplace death.
Father Norm Weslin arrest at Notre Dame
Baby killing and muslim loving school. Screw ND.
When Catholics go stupid, film at 11.
Very sad. ND does not give a damn about students or babys lives. A scummy lib school.
“Workers Compensation is the exclusive remedy for a workplace death.”
And the kid was a paid employee of the school newspaper, and Indiana OSHA was there all day today.
This is GREAT news indeed! Defund the left, destroy all democrats and those that even speak to them.
As an ND grad, every time they call me looking for a donation, I tell them I will not give them a dime until they apologize for having Obama speak at Notre Dame. They say (every time) “Notre Dame has a long-standing tradition of having presidents speak at graduation.” And I reply, “US presidents don’t have a long-standing tradition of supporting grinding up aborted fetuses and using them for medical testing.” At that point they usually give up.
Fell 120 million from what????
I want Ratio’s man...
Poor kid. Prayers for his family.
The kid’s family may have a claim of some sort against the equipment manufacterer, but as against his employer, Workers Comp is it.
Since 1937 in Indiana. A year or two one way or the other in every other state.
To expand your thought, hopefully that's exactly what will happen with the NEW House of Representatives!!!
I used to love Notre Dame football. Now I couldn't care less if I tried. I haven't watched a game all year and don't plan to watch them again.
Obambi getting an honorary degree was the last straw for me.
How’s the hopey changey thing goin’ for ya Irish libs? Feel special now that the abortionist in chief came to visit your school?
This is a pretty hard rebuke. Voting with their dollars...
President Barack Obama is pictured at the University of Notre Dame with University President Rev John Jenkins
Nothing REV about Jenkins!
As they teach in the school, “We reap what we sow!”
President Obama receives an honorary doctor of laws degree at Notre Dame...
Ahh so all those lawsuits for wrongful death, negligence and so forth are not real?
The original article does mention that the decline also coincided with the recession.
It is wishful thinking to think that the $120 million decline was due to obama alone.
I did do my part, though. Instead of a check, they got a note on the donation request that said, “No money until “Father” Jenkins and those like him are gone from ND.”
I grew up rooting for Paul Hornung on fall afternoons raking leaves and listening to Lindsay Nelson on Notre Dame games.
Now, they are dead to me.
Google on "workers comp exclusive" if you're really interested.
Reap what you sew ND.
Just did they think was going to happen?
Father Jenkins knew that his actions would be costly. He went along with having a man who pushes the abortion plank for his own political gain. Now Father Jenkins better figure out how to offset the fiscal loss he and he alone caused. Let us see if the board is as understanding of Father Jenkins as they were then.
There’s theory and then there is reality
Jury awards $82.5M in workplace death lawsuit
We are no longer watching Notre Dame football. They are already in hell.
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