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Notre Dame Faculty to Obama: ‘This Is a Grave Violation of Religious Freedom and Cannot Stand’
CNS News ^ | 2/12/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 02/13/2012 9:15:11 AM PST by rhema

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To: Mrs. Don-o
"It’s obvious that mandated payments are not about freedom to choose."

This is all part of the wordgames that communists love to play. Obama and his comrades are also saying statements such as, "Protecting women's access to preventive care." As in contraceptives or PREVENTING A HUMAN BEING BEING BORN. Simply playing with words to make something seem like its something else entirely. This isn't preventative care!

Also, why is this administration getting away with the notion that access to contraceptives has to be "protected" by the Federal government. As if Obama can just speak it and it becomes a Right, for one group only. Contraceptives are readily available everywhere and there is no problem with access that requires protection. They are just not free. However, the President of the United States has just decreed that a company must give contraceptives to a select group of his choosing and at his command. To "protect their access."

What we are seeing is a preview of the power Obamacare will wield over our lives... Reagan warned us.

51 posted on 02/13/2012 1:13:06 PM PST by vlad335
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To: rhema
Father John Jenkins, CSC, still thinks he did the right thing in inviting/honoring Obama in 2009 -- despite the fact this own Bishop said it was very wrong, along with 100 other Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals of the Catholic Church.

It is my opinion he is a very poor example and should have been removed after the 2009 disaster...

52 posted on 02/13/2012 1:53:46 PM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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There are some important Protestant names on this letter, too. I was looking for some which I didn’t find, but to my surprise I found these:

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Daniel Akin
President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Carl E. Zylstra
President, Dordt College

I think I am going to send a thank-you note to Dr. Zylstra, who was on the wrong side of many of the fights in the Christian Reformed Church but is on the right side of this one.

I’d strongly suggest that the Southern Baptists on this list do the same to Dr. Mohler and Dr. Akin.


53 posted on 02/13/2012 2:02:45 PM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"No, it's not hypocrisy. Most, if not all, of the Notre Dame signers of this letter, were also the ones who opposed Obama's honorary degree 2 1/2 years ago.

You don't seem to realize that there are factions at Notre Dame --- as everywhere -- composed of people who stand in direct oppositon to each other's positions.

That's not hyprocisy. It's a sign of an internal, ongoing struggle."

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

Is Obama seeking to advance statism by further dividing the Catholic Church? As a result of this monumental and critical struggle, will the Church succeed and tend toward unity,or fail and lose even the present level of unity?

54 posted on 02/13/2012 2:08:32 PM PST by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: rhema

So another group of useful idiots finds out what it’s like to be no longer useful...


55 posted on 02/13/2012 2:13:24 PM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: rhema

How about Kmiec? Or he’s wandered too far?


56 posted on 02/13/2012 2:45:09 PM PST by paudio (Newt pissed on conservative principles, but we need him to beat 0bama so we look the other way...)
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To: Truth29
Thanks for doing that. Mary Ann Glendon, one of the signers, distinguished herself with an act of great nobility two years ago: Mary Ann Glendon, the former United States ambassador to the Vatican who was set to receive the University of Notre Dame’s Laetare Medal at the school’s commencement on May 17, has written to University president Fr. John Jenkins saying that she will not attend the ceremony or accept the award after all. Glendon says her refusal stems from the University’s persistence in choosing to honor Obama with an honorary degree, despite U.S. Bishops Conference policy that forbids honoring pro-abortion politicians.
57 posted on 02/13/2012 2:54:06 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: airborne

Mercifully, not everybody was thrilled. See posts 10 and 57 for some ringing dissents.


58 posted on 02/13/2012 2:58:25 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

Thanks for the link to the document.


59 posted on 02/13/2012 3:36:50 PM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: rhema

Et tu, Harvard:-?


60 posted on 02/13/2012 4:04:23 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: LZ_Bayonet

Stay tuned....


61 posted on 02/13/2012 4:17:39 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (The Holy Catholic Church: the more Catholic it is, the more Holy it is.)
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To: mojitojoe
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.

One of the very few good things about such hard core leftists is that the "useful idiots" like those you mention above are eventually shot. Leftist Revolutions always destroy their own.

62 posted on 02/13/2012 4:21:13 PM PST by PGR88
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To: rhema

Way too late Father Jenkins, way too late!


63 posted on 02/14/2012 4:51:26 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: paudio

How about Kmiec? Or he’s wandered too far?”

Kmiec? LOL.

He is probably trying to figure out a way that he can issue his own statement which is different from everyone else’s so that he can show just how “relevant” he is....


64 posted on 02/14/2012 6:30:59 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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65 posted on 04/24/2012 1:27:33 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Obama Fubar - HHS delenda est - Vivat Jesus.)
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66 posted on 04/24/2012 1:29:45 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Obama Fubar - HHS delenda est - Vivat Jesus.)
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