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

Skip to comments.

NOTRE DAME’S DONATIONS PLUNGE [$120 MILLION] IN WAKE OF ‘09 OBAMA SPEECH
AIPNews.com ^ | Oct. 28, 2010 | Katie Walker

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)
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=8036

 


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: americanlifeleague; indiana; notredame; notreshame; obama
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-104 next last

1 posted on 10/28/2010 3:43:30 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: wagglebee; Gelato; Steve Schulin; MountainFlower; Taxman; Ladycalif; chicagolady

Personhood pro-life ping...

That’s real money.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 3:44:53 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Democrat Party is a vast criminal enterprise. And most Republican leaders are accomplices.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

ND is going to need every penny they can get after the Sullivan family sues the crap out of them.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 3:46:03 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAHH!!! WISH IT WENT DOWN EVEN MORE!!! Evil priest.


4 posted on 10/28/2010 3:46:09 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

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!”


5 posted on 10/28/2010 3:46:40 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oh8eleven
Read my mind...
6 posted on 10/28/2010 3:46:46 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: oh8eleven

Who’s the Sullivan family and why would they sue??


7 posted on 10/28/2010 3:46:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Good.


8 posted on 10/28/2010 3:47:22 PM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: oh8eleven
who are the Sullivans and why will they be "su[ing] the crap out of them?
9 posted on 10/28/2010 3:48:21 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: oh8eleven
Thank heavens for some faithful Catholics.

Please explain the Sullivan Family comment?

Thanks in advance!

10 posted on 10/28/2010 3:49:02 PM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

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.


11 posted on 10/28/2010 3:49:04 PM PDT by ssaftler ("Politically Correct" is neither!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=ap-notredame-accident


12 posted on 10/28/2010 3:49:17 PM PDT by Marathoner (This isn't an election, it's a restraining order.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: livius

This is called “hitting ‘em where it really hurts.”

I love it.


13 posted on 10/28/2010 3:49:36 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Democrat Party is a vast criminal enterprise. And most Republican leaders are accomplices.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Good.

They have no spine.


14 posted on 10/28/2010 3:50:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy
"Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior at Notre Dame, was killed on Wednesday when the tower he was standing on to film football practice collapsed."

Winds were gusting all day over 50 mph.
15 posted on 10/28/2010 3:53:07 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

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.


16 posted on 10/28/2010 3:53:13 PM PDT by hampdenkid
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

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!!!


17 posted on 10/28/2010 3:53:48 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Marathoner

Workers Compensation is the exclusive remedy for a workplace death.


18 posted on 10/28/2010 3:55:05 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiz4tfjSuPc

Father Norm Weslin arrest at Notre Dame


19 posted on 10/28/2010 3:55:50 PM PDT by don-o ("At this point, Islam is just surging into a vacuum" - Mrs Don-o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Baby killing and muslim loving school. Screw ND.


20 posted on 10/28/2010 3:58:11 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: theKid51

When Catholics go stupid, film at 11.


21 posted on 10/28/2010 3:58:13 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oh8eleven

Very sad. ND does not give a damn about students or babys lives. A scummy lib school.


22 posted on 10/28/2010 3:59:37 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Lucky

“Workers Compensation is the exclusive remedy for a workplace death.”

Since when


23 posted on 10/28/2010 3:59:53 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

24 posted on 10/28/2010 4:00:17 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The Democrat Party is a vast criminal enterprise. And most Republican leaders are accomplices.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Lucky

And the kid was a paid employee of the school newspaper, and Indiana OSHA was there all day today.


25 posted on 10/28/2010 4:00:42 PM PDT by pie_eater
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

This is GREAT news indeed! Defund the left, destroy all democrats and those that even speak to them.


26 posted on 10/28/2010 4:00:53 PM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

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.


27 posted on 10/28/2010 4:02:52 PM PDT by pie_eater
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Fell 120 million from what????

I want Ratio’s man...


28 posted on 10/28/2010 4:03:01 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oh8eleven

Poor kid. Prayers for his family.


29 posted on 10/28/2010 4:04:22 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Lucky
Workers Compensation is the exclusive remedy for a workplace death.
Surely you jest.
30 posted on 10/28/2010 4:07:25 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: oh8eleven

The kid’s family may have a claim of some sort against the equipment manufacterer, but as against his employer, Workers Comp is it.


31 posted on 10/28/2010 4:10:08 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

BTTT


32 posted on 10/28/2010 4:10:14 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver

Since 1937 in Indiana. A year or two one way or the other in every other state.


33 posted on 10/28/2010 4:11:10 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: fuzzybutt
This is GREAT news indeed! Defund the left, destroy all democrats and those that even speak to them.

To expand your thought, hopefully that's exactly what will happen with the NEW House of Representatives!!!

34 posted on 10/28/2010 4:17:25 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (You are just jealous because the voices aren't talking to YOU!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance
Amen! It's about time these people see that there's a price to be paid for their actions.

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.

35 posted on 10/28/2010 4:26:05 PM PDT by libs_kma (THEY TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE A DOG BECAUSE HE TREATS THIS COUNTRY LIKE A FIRE HYDRANT)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

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...


36 posted on 10/28/2010 4:26:24 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (T minus 5 days to SMACKDOWN - Tea Party like it's 1773! Pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ann Archy

President Barack Obama is pictured at the University of Notre Dame with University President Rev John Jenkins

37 posted on 10/28/2010 4:27:53 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

Nothing REV about Jenkins!


38 posted on 10/28/2010 4:30:24 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

As they teach in the school, “We reap what we sow!”


39 posted on 10/28/2010 4:31:20 PM PDT by kempster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: libs_kma

President Obama receives an honorary doctor of laws degree at Notre Dame...

40 posted on 10/28/2010 4:33:12 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: ssaftler

41 posted on 10/28/2010 4:38:20 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Lucky

Ahh so all those lawsuits for wrongful death, negligence and so forth are not real?


42 posted on 10/28/2010 4:39:38 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

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.”


43 posted on 10/28/2010 4:39:49 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JerseyDvl

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.


44 posted on 10/28/2010 4:42:57 PM PDT by namvolunteer (I can see November from my house.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: driftdiver
There are no such lawsuits by the estate of a deceased worker against his employer.

Google on "workers comp exclusive" if you're really interested.

45 posted on 10/28/2010 4:44:22 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Reap what you sew ND.


46 posted on 10/28/2010 4:47:57 PM PDT by vpintheak (Obama sez I'm an enemy and I will be punished. No problem, I have my Saviour.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

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.


47 posted on 10/28/2010 4:49:25 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Lucky

There’s theory and then there is reality

Jury awards $82.5M in workplace death lawsuit

http://www.safetynewsalert.com/jury-awards-82-5m-in-workplace-death-lawsuit/


48 posted on 10/28/2010 4:49:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

We are no longer watching Notre Dame football. They are already in hell.


49 posted on 10/28/2010 4:50:05 PM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EternalVigilance

Did you know that Alan Keyes will be in Indianapolis to support Dr Marvin Johnson? He is the tea party candidate facing scumbag Andre Carson.


50 posted on 10/28/2010 4:52:59 PM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-104 next last

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