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Catholic Caucus: Hundreds of Students Rally in Prayer to End ND 0 Scandal on Palm Sunday
LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | April 6, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 04/07/2009 7:41:08 AM PDT by topher

Monday April 6, 2009


Hundreds of Students Rally in Prayer to End Notre Dame Obama Scandal on Palm Sunday

By Kathleen Gilbert

NOTRE DAME, Indiana, April 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Yesterday, Palm Sunday, 400 students, faculty and others participated in a prayer rally at the University of Notre Dame to end the scandal of honoring President Obama at commencement. 
 
The University of Notre Dame student-formed coalition, Notre Dame Response, announced their plans last Tuesday for the first public demonstration in front of the famous “golden dome” Main Building on campus to take place on Palm Sunday.  Events in the prayer rally included an invocation, speeches, a Rosary, and a procession with flowers to the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. 

Reports say about 400 people were in attendance, many of whom traveled from out of state, including visitors from Kentucky, Michigan, and Illinois.
 
Attorney Harold Cassidy was the rally's keynote speaker, who addressed the importance of the pro-life movement.
 
Notre Dame philosophy professor Alfred Freddoso also spoke at the prayer rally, outlining Obama's staunchly anti-life record. 

"When it comes to issues that bear upon the protection of innocent human live at its earliest stages ... there just is no bad action on the part of President Obama that was going to count as 'all THAT bad [to the Notre Dame administration]," said Freddoso.

Calling to mind the example of suffering set by Our Lady of Sorrows and the founder of Notre Dame, Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C., Freddoso concluded: 

“May these examples inspire us all to re-dedicate ourselves to the proposition that Catholic universities have the most to offer our culture when they are not afraid to be distinctive, when they do not accept the facile assumption that intellectual excellence and fidelity to Christ need to be balanced off against one another, when they do not value worldly glory and prestige more than the truth that sets us free.”
 
It was announced at the rally that ND Response is leading a 40-day Rosary campaign for “the conversion of President Obama’s heart,” beginning this Wednesday, April 8, exactly 40 days before commencement.  The students aim to have one million Rosaries prayed before then. 

Last week, The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) urged its more than 20,000 members and the nearly quarter million supporters of the petition at NotreDameScandal.com to join the students in prayerful solidarity by offering the Holy Rosary.
 
“Prayer is our most valuable means for the renewal of Catholic higher education,” said Patrick J. Reilly, CNS president.  “It is our hope that the witness of these faithful students will inspire the Notre Dame administration to reaffirm its commitment to its Catholic identity and the fundamental importance of being a public witness for life.”

The Cardinal Newman Society is encouraging people to log their rosary campaign prayers online at http://www.NDResponse.com in addition to signing the petition at http://wwww.NotreDameScandal.com.

See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage:

Notre Dame's Bishop Will Not Attend Obama-Honoring Graduation, Criticizes University's Decision
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032408.html

Notre Dame Faces Groundswell of Outrage after Announcing Plan to Honor Obama
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032312.html

Notre Dame President: School "Honored" by Obama's Acceptance to Speak and Receive Honorary Degree

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032306.html

Catholic Notre Dame University to Give Obama Honorary Degree on May 17, Against USCCB Policy
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032005.html

URL: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040606.html


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TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: abortion; frjenkins; ndu; notredame; notredamescandal; obama
Note the original title is:
Hundreds of Students Rally in Prayer to End Notre Dame Obama Scandal on Palm Sunday

I replaced "Notre Dame" with ND and Obama with the number 0...

Maybe the "zero" and Notre Dame" is a bad combination -- especially for Notre Dame's legendary sports program...

1 posted on 04/07/2009 7:41:09 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher
From the article:
The Cardinal Newman Society is encouraging people to log their rosary campaign prayers online at http://www.NDRsponse.com in addition to signing the petition at http://wwww.NotreDameScandal.com.

2 posted on 04/07/2009 7:44:30 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

Prayer and Revival: The only way to stop the 0.


3 posted on 04/07/2009 7:46:21 AM PDT by madison10
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To: topher

It is very good to have the students and faculty protest like this.
This is great.
Wish more had attended, but this is a very good start.


4 posted on 04/07/2009 7:49:17 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: topher
See Also (for the website "ND Response.com"):

http://www.ndresponse.com/ndkofc.html -- statement of Notre Dame Knights of Columbus

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An ad hoc committee sponsored by a coalition of University-sponsored student groups has been organized to lead student responses. These groups include:

* Notre Dame Right to Life
* Notre Dame Knights of Columbus Council 1477
* Jus Vitae (Notre Dame Law School Right to Life)
* The Irish Rover independent student newspaper
* Notre Dame College Republicans
* The University of Notre Dame Anscombe Society
* The Identity Project of Notre Dame
* Notre Dame Militia Immaculata
* Notre Dame Children of Mary
* The Orestes Brownson Council
* Notre Dame Law St. Thomas More Society


5 posted on 04/07/2009 7:50:22 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

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6 posted on 04/09/2009 9:20:18 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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