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Fr. Norman Weslin has passed away
America's Party News ^ | May 17, 2012

Posted on 05/17/2012 7:52:01 AM PDT by EternalVigilance

From Randal Caffery:

Tom,
 
Raymond Soileau just informed me that Fr. Norman Weslin died yesterday, 5/16 about 7:30pm.  He had been suffering with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.  He was living in Traverse City, Michigan.  He was married before becoming a priest (was in the Army I think) and his wife is from Michigan so I'm sure he'll be buried with his wife.  She died from a drunk driver hitting their car.  He was arrested in the Notre Dame / Obama scandal which I think you may have seen it first hand.  Raymond tells me some of the America's Party leaders knew him.
 
If you could, pass it on to the group.

 

 


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We'll see who receives the honors in heaven. 

1 posted on 05/17/2012 7:52:11 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: wagglebee; BlackElk; Steve Schulin; Gelato; Jim Robinson

Ping to this sad news.

May millions of Americans find the kind of moral courage demonstrated by this decent, honorable man.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 7:54:47 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: EternalVigilance; Mrs. Don-o

Memory Eternal, Father.


3 posted on 05/17/2012 7:56:11 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: EternalVigilance; narses; Salvation

A great man. May he rest in peace.

Here is the original Youtube video of his arrest at Notre Dame, by Pass the Salt. It is one of the most beautiful and inspiring films I have ever seen, as wonderfully crafted as it was heroically done by Fr. Weslin.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

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


4 posted on 05/17/2012 7:57:48 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: EternalVigilance

May the choirs of angels welcome him home.

Fr. Weslin’s singing “Ave Maria” while being manhandled at ND stands out as one of the most profound videos I ever saw.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 7:58:16 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: reagandemocrat

Amen.

I’ll never forget it, or him.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 7:59:31 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: EternalVigilance; don-o

May angels lead you into Paradise;
may the martyrs receive you at your coming
and lead you to the holy city
of Jerusalem.
May a choir of angels receive you,
and with Lazarus,
who once was poor,
may you have eternal rest.

7 posted on 05/17/2012 8:02:59 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Blessed are you when men persecute you ...for they did the same to the prophets who went before you.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

8 posted on 05/17/2012 8:10:06 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Requiem Aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetuae luceat eis.

Requiescant in pace.

Amen.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: don-o; Arthur McGowan
From American Catholic (Link)

Father Norman Weslin, Champion of the Unborn

There will come a day in this country when future generations will look back on legal abortion with the same shame and abhorrence that we now look upon slavery. In that future those who stood up for the unborn will be regarded as heroines and heroes. On that day no name will be more praised than that of Father Norman Weslin.

Father Weslin followed an extremely unlikely path to the priesthood. Born 80 years ago to Oscar and Hilma Weslin, he was the 16th of 18 children, the first ten of whom died in infancy. The family lived in Iron City in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A tough land, it often produces tough people, and Norman Weslin was no exception. Always in trouble in school, a bright spot in his life was his future wife Mary Lou who he met in the fifth grade. She was Catholic and he was Lutheran, but that made no difference to him. As they reached high school age she became the center of his life.

At 17 he joined the Army and asked Mary Lou to marry him. She flatly refused unless he made something of himself. Perhaps to the astonishment of both of them he did. He graduated from Officer’s Candidate School in October of 1951 and was commissioned a second lieutenant. He went on to artillery and missile school at Fort Bliss, Texas. While there he converted to Catholicism and he and Mary Lou were married.

He then attended Airborne School at Fort Benning, Georgia which began his association with the 82nd Airborne. Unfortunately, it was here that he began to drink heavily and became, in the words of Father Weslin, for the next twenty years “a hopeless alcoholic”. While stationed in Panama in 1952 he almost killed Mary Lou while driving drunk. The doctor treating her after the collision told him that she had suffered a massive brain concussion and was going to die. A nurse gave him a green scapular and told him to pin it to Mary Lou’s pajamas and pray, “Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us, now and at the hour of our death.” He did so. Against the odds Mary Lou fully recovered and left the hospital three days later.

While on assignment in Japan Mary Lou and he adopted their children, two Japanese-American kids, a 2 month old boy and an 11 month old girl. (Along with his kids, Father Weslin now has two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.) After Japan it was back to Fort Bliss, where Weslin graduated at the top of his class in nuclear missiles. High level positions followed. He served tours of duty in both Korea and Vietnam during his career in the Army.

All during this time Weslin continued to drink heavily. In 1963 he accidentally set himself on fire while trying to restart a barbecue grill and nearly burned himself to death. The drinking continued until 1968 when he retired from the Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Joining Alcoholics Anonymous, he turned his life completely over to God and has never drank a drop of alcohol, other than that contained in the sacramental appearance of the Blood of Christ, since that time.

Turning his life over to God was not just a phrase to Norman Weslin. He began to read some of the spiritual classics of the Faith, including the writings of Saint Teresa of Avila, Saint John of the Cross and he especially was touched by Saint Louis de Montfort’s True Devotion to Mary. He received a master’s degree in theology from the Roman Catholic School of Applied Theology at the University of Berkley, of all places, and was disgusted, in his words, at the heresy and blasphemy taught at that institution.

In 1969 he began his involvement in the pro-life cause when he led the fight in Colorado to defeat a bill legalizing abortion. Mary Lou fully shared his passion for the pro-life cause.

Mary Lou and Norman planned to spend their retirement teaching Indian kids on a reservation in Montana. These plans came to a tragic end on July 2, 1980. A car rear-ended the Weslin’s car which their daughter was driving, and Mary Lou was killed. After her loss Norman was buried in grief for some time. Ironically the driver of the car that struck his car was drunk at the time. Norman personally forgave the driver. Pulling his life back together, he transformed their home in Colorado Springs into the Mary Weslin Homes for Pregnant, Unwed Mothers. To date over 226 mothers have stayed at the home prior to giving birth to their children.

In 1982 Weslin entered the Sacred Heart Seminary in Hales, Wisconsin to begin his studies for the priesthood at age 52. This was during the misrule of Archbishop Rembert Weakland. After two years the orthodox, and outspoken, Weslin was kicked out by the academic dean after Weslin refused to attend a class he believed taught heresy. He continued his studies at Mater Dei Seminary in Spokane, Washington. After ordination he joined the Oblates of Wisdom Order.

Prior to his ordination Father Weslin had taken part in abortion blockades at abortion clinics, once with Bishop Austin Vaughan, his spiritual adviser. On retired status from his Order in 1988 he decided to take part in an abortion rescue in Atlanta. He and 260 other pro-lifers were sent to Key Roads prison. While there Father Weslin, for attempting to say Mass, spent nine days in solitary. Imprisonment can often be surprisingly productive for those willing to use the time to think, as Father Weslin did. During his time in solitary Father Weslin came up with the idea for the Lambs of Christ. This would be an organization which would engage in civil disobedience at abortion clinics and thereby buy time for women to change their minds about aborting their kids.

Father Weslin immediately began to carry out his plan. By 1992 he was successful enough that Time magazine had an article on the Lambs of Christ which may be read here. Father Weslin has been imprisoned since 1988, 70 or 80 times, he has lost count. Occasionally he has been found not guilty by juries , but usually he is convicted and goes to jail. After he gets out he goes on to the next abortion clinic.

To its ever lasting dishonor, the administration of Notre Dame had Father Weslin arrested on May 15, 2009 when he protested the granting of an honorary degree to President Obama, the most pro-abortion president in our nation’s history.

10 posted on 05/17/2012 8:11:55 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Blessed are you when men persecute you ...for they did the same to the prophets who went before you.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

http://amcatholic.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/father-norman-weslin-champion-of-the-unborn/

A bio which I had not seen before. Hard to read though - my monotor is all blurry


11 posted on 05/17/2012 8:13:06 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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Fr Norman Weslin

Father Norman Weslin is a missionary priest of the Oblates of Wisdom. He was ordained in 1986 by Juan Fremiot Torres, his incardinating Bishop of Ponce, Puerto Rico. His superior is Monsignor John F. McCarthy, who served on the Roman Curia at the Vatican in Rome.

Prior to ordination, Norman Weslin served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army and retired after twenty years of active military service. He was a paratrooper, commander and chief of a war plans division on the General Staff. He was the Operations Officer responsible for the Army nuclear-tipped missile defense of New York City, Chicago and South Korea.

While in the Army, Norman Weslin married. He and his wife Mary adopted two children. He currently has two grandchildren and one great grandchild. He and his wife became involved in the pro-life movement early in their marriage, and they started Birthrights, Life Support Centers, and political action committees in an effort to stop the killing of Jesus' babies. In 1980 Mary died in a tragic automobile accident. Norman then decided to convert his home to "The Mary Weslin Homes for Pregnant, Unwed Mothers." Since then, over 300 mothers have lived in his Homes. Many of these mothers were reconciled with their families before giving birth to their babies. 226 babies were born directly through the Homes in the hospital - under doctors' care.

After his wife's death Norman decided to join the priesthood and became a missionary priest. One of his experiences in the priesthood was to work with Mother Teresa for a nine-month learning experience counseling alcoholics and drug addicts in the slums of New York. Father had been an alcoholic for twenty years prior to this assignment, but he has been recovered for more than thirty years now.

Father Norman has been faithful in fighting abortion his entire adult life. After twelve years of picketing killing centers and sidewalk counseling, Father realized that we could not stop satan's multi-billion dollar child-killing industry by ourselves - but that Jesus could and would if we made the sacrifice of confronting satan directly at the killing centers.

Father has been to prison 70 to 80 times as a result of peaceful, non-violent efforts to place his body between the killer and Jesus' babies. His last jail term was a five-month sentence in Federal Prison.

Father Norman has faced four federal charges for praying on his knees on a public sidewalk in front of a Planned Parenthood killing center. He is committed to stopping satan from killing Jesus Christ's babies while they are still helpless in their mothers' wombs.

12 posted on 05/17/2012 8:14:02 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: EternalVigilance
I met Father Weslin only a few years ago. The sense of being in a holy presence was palpable. His companion explained that Father Weslin suffered much of his life from injuries he got from police. While handcuffed, he was knocked down some stairs, subsequently lifted by his elbows and carried off. He was given no medical care, and suffered constantly the rest of his life from the injuries. Likely candidate for sainthood.
13 posted on 05/17/2012 8:24:49 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: EternalVigilance; Mrs. Don-o

Compare Obama’s life story with Fr. Weslin’s as posted by Mrs. Don-o in #10 and see who the real man is.


14 posted on 05/17/2012 8:38:26 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: EternalVigilance

How sad that the one who supports the unborn was arrested and the one who voted to deny medical care to a baby surviving an abortion is honored. God help us!


15 posted on 05/17/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by Marathoner 244
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To: vladimir998

No doubt.


16 posted on 05/17/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: Marathoner 244

Sad indeed.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 9:19:12 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Happy Birthday Father! The new life, the Good Life begins!

Good job!


18 posted on 05/17/2012 9:54:18 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Wow!


19 posted on 05/17/2012 10:31:24 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: EternalVigilance; don-o
Hate when the good ones go.

God coulda took me instead.

20 posted on 05/17/2012 12:13:55 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: Lazamataz

He did the work that was laid before him and did it well.

Interesting that the deaths of a pop singer and a Kennedy get more notice on the board than this man’s.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 1:51:56 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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A good and faithful servant. A great man.


22 posted on 05/17/2012 3:24:12 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; jenk

Wish had seen this before todays show.

God Bless Him. He was so right.


23 posted on 05/17/2012 3:28:41 PM PDT by HonestConservative (#HonestConservat)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Amen to that.

Rest in Peace good Father, you stood for your Lord and now He awaits you with open arms.

The enemies of rightousness, unless they repent and change their ways, will never know such peace and glory. God bless you, rest you, and give you the eternal peace you deserve.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 3:34:32 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Mrs. Don-o

What a wonderful man of God...

His life is an inspiration...


25 posted on 05/17/2012 3:36:25 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: EternalVigilance

RIP.


26 posted on 05/17/2012 3:36:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Marathoner 244

How sad that the one who supports the unborn was arrested and the one who voted to deny medical care to a baby surviving an abortion is honored. God help us!


Yes, very sad.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 3:43:00 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Thank you, for post #10. So often we hear only of those who disappoint us as Catholics.

Lord knows, I have my faults, it is inspiring to hear of such a man of God.

28 posted on 05/17/2012 3:46:42 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: EternalVigilance; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; ...
 

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29 posted on 05/17/2012 3:47:52 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: EternalVigilance

May he rest in peace, and may all the children he saved from abortion come to meet him as he enters heaven.


30 posted on 05/17/2012 3:47:58 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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31 posted on 05/17/2012 4:05:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: EternalVigilance

Although I’m not Catholic, I’ve long admired traditional Catholic standing up for the rights of the unborn. What Notre Dame did in this case, both in arresting this wonderful giant of the faith as well as awarding an honorary degree to that worthless proabort POS in the White House,is beyond reprehensible.


32 posted on 05/17/2012 4:08:27 PM PDT by Marathoner (If the election was Obama vs. Satan I'd have to flip a coin.)
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To: Missouri gal

Saint recognition is a ceremonial formality of certain parts of the church, but it seems to me from the way this pastor lived the call of his faith, there’s no need for questioning. He’s a believer and he’s there in heaven now.


33 posted on 05/17/2012 4:09:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: Marathoner

It sure didn’t sound very Christian of Notre Dame. I mean I could see if they wanted protesters to gather only in spots where they would not physically obstruct the audience, the _resident and his entourage, but this wasn’t the issue. He wasn’t in anybody’s way there, he was just an inconvenient sight for Notre Dame’s secular mind.


34 posted on 05/17/2012 4:12:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Father Norman has faced four federal charges for praying on his knees on a public sidewalk in front of a Planned Parenthood killing center.

Amendment 1 Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

We're toast......

35 posted on 05/17/2012 4:21:16 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Marathoner
Same here.

I'm an evangelical, but many of the most committed pro-lifers I know all across the land are Catholics.

We stood with our Catholic brethren at Notre Dame. Among them were the two gentlemen you see in the pictures assisting Fr. Weslin as he made his way onto the ND grounds.

I'm pretty sure the men with the crosses on their caps are Gregory Thompson and Dave Daubenmire, both evangelicals, if I'm not mistaken.

The defense of the innocent unborn transcends denominations.

The equal protection of all persons in their God-given, unalienable rights, starting with the right to life, is the cornerstone of American liberty.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men..."

36 posted on 05/17/2012 4:21:44 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: Lazamataz
Hate when the good ones go. God coulda took me instead.

That could be you too.

God's in the business of transforming lives.

He did it for him. He can do it for you. NOBODY is beyond hope.

37 posted on 05/17/2012 4:25:29 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: EternalVigilance

Sent


38 posted on 05/17/2012 4:31:57 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: EternalVigilance

Prayers up.


39 posted on 05/17/2012 4:35:07 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: don-o

God bless him and all those who knew and loved him.


40 posted on 05/17/2012 4:41:26 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Salvation; wagglebee; Mrs. Don-o; don-o; BlackElk
One of Father Norman Weslin’s Attorneys Pays Him Tribute for the Battles He Fought
May 17th, 2012 by Thomas More Society

Thomas More Society Defended Him and Others Arrested in May, 2009 at Notre Dame

May 17, 2012 (Chicago, IL) Long time pro-life activist leader, Fr. Norman Weslin, died Wednesday evening at the Cherry Hill Haven retirement home in Traverse City, Michigan, owned and operated by Patti, wife of Tom Dixon, who had served as lead attorney for Fr. Weslin and the other so-called “ND88” – peaceable demonstrators who were arrested and jailed three years ago this month when they dared to step onto the campus of Notre Dame University, to protest against the commencement honors bestowed on pro-abortion [Alleged] President Barack Obama. Tom Brejcha, president and chief counsel of the Chicago-based Thomas More Society, which assisted in Dixon’s defense of the ND88, shared these thoughts:

“Father Weslin was a saintly priest, and as good and honorable a man who ever walked on American soil. While undoubtedly he will be greatly missed, his inspiration and example — defending life with such selfless, intensive vigor and passion — will abide in memory and live on in the hearts of pro-lifers for generations. Rest in peace Father, knowing that your light will continue to burn as the brightest star.”

Father Weslin was imprisoned more than 70 times for peaceable, non-violent protests outside abortion clinics all over the United States.  Many thousands of Catholics and other Christians and pro-lifers were deeply moved by one of his more recent and famous arrests when, carrying a large wooden cross, he was stopped and taken into custody at Notre Dame, while inquiring of his captors, “Why would you arrest a Catholic priest at a Catholic University for trying to stop the killing of a baby?” Then Father collapsed while singing the traditional May crowning hymn, “Immaculate Mary, your praises we sing … our hearts are on fire.” The Thomas More Society intervened to hire the heroic Indiana lawyer, Tom Dixon, who had volunteered to represent all those jailed. Charges against Fr. Weslin and the others were all dismissed last year. A video of Father’s arrest can be seen here .

“In memory of Father Weslin, we will continue to fight for the sanctity of life and the free, robust exercise of religious faith, two values for which he fought hard,” added Brejcha.

Father Weslin epitomized the virtues of courage and wisdom, and he was perhaps somewhat ahead of his time, as just weeks ago the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops called for Catholics across the country to engage, if need be, in peaceful acts of civil disobedience in protest against the Obama Administration’s “HHS Health Care mandate” – using the same non-violent tactics that Fr. Weslin had practiced for decades.

Father Weslin and his wife Mary, who had been killed in an automobile accident before Father became a priest, are survived by two adopted children.

41 posted on 05/17/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Will pray for this brave man.


42 posted on 05/17/2012 4:49:59 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: All
I have no doubt that Fr. Weslin's passing, and his life and work in defense of the defenseless, will be a topic of discussion on tonight's America's Summit, Restore the Republic call. A number of our regulars were there with him at Notre Dame.

Please join us.

43 posted on 05/17/2012 4:51:52 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: tanuki

Thank you.


44 posted on 05/17/2012 4:52:32 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (We're not Republicans or Democrats. We're Americans. Visit SelfGovernment.US.)
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To: EternalVigilance
God our Father,

Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.

45 posted on 05/17/2012 5:11:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Prayers for this good man ... and all those who loved him...


46 posted on 05/17/2012 5:21:59 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: EternalVigilance

Lord, we beseech Thee, rest Thy servant Norman with the saints and be with the pro-life people of the United States, and bring the work in the interest of death to utter destruction, and convert the enemies of life.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, amen.


47 posted on 05/17/2012 5:37:28 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: EternalVigilance; Salvation
God rest his soul.    (And may God restore the "Fighting Irish" to the point where they can once again worthily bear the name "Notre Dame", rather than "Notre Shame".)
48 posted on 05/17/2012 5:50:13 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ( Abortion Kills Children.)
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To: Cicero; Sirius Lee; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; ...

A great man. May he rest in peace.

Here is the original Youtube video of his arrest at Notre Dame, by Pass the Salt. It is one of the most beautiful and inspiring films I have ever seen, as wonderfully crafted as it was heroically done by Fr. Weslin.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

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


49 posted on 05/17/2012 5:57:08 PM PDT by narses
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Thanks Mrs. Don-o,
I'm glad I'm on your ping list. Somehow I missed the story of this man. It makes me wonder if I could've also missed a man named Jesus if by some chance.

What an inspiring story, what an inspiring life's mission.

Where is it written that a saint must be canonized to influence those who know of him?

To Fr. Norman Weslin, Thank you. And God Bless you.

50 posted on 05/17/2012 6:27:41 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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