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Group Wants Notre Dame Removed From Catholic Directory Over Obama Invite
FOXNews.com ^ | April 08, 2009

Posted on 04/08/2009 3:41:21 PM PDT by annalex

Group Wants Notre Dame Removed From Catholic Directory Over Obama Invite

The American Life League says removing Notre Dame from the Official Catholic Directory would cut it off from a lot of Catholic foundation funding.

FOXNews.com
Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The American Life League is calling for the University of Notre Dame to be removed from the official list of Catholic institutions after the university invited President Obama, an abortion-rights supporter, to give the commencement address.

The group, a Catholic pro-life organization, said in a statement Wednesday that removing the school from the Official Catholic Directory would cut Notre Dame off from a lot of Catholic foundation funding.

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TOPICS: Activism; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; allorg; frjenkins; ndobamajenkins; ndu; notredame; notredamescandal; obama; prolife

1 posted on 04/08/2009 3:41:21 PM PDT by annalex
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To: NYer; narses; wagglebee

Sorry if double


2 posted on 04/08/2009 3:41:53 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: annalex

Keep the pressure on!

Who wants a baby killer as a speaker to a Catholic school?


3 posted on 04/08/2009 3:43:36 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: freedumb2003

Awesome news. Good. Too many Catholics are working so hard to protect babies for the church to turn their back on teh faithful and babies.

Meanwhile the STINKING Notre Dame sports franchise is promoting a pro-partial birth abortionist and pro-post birth murder proponent & Islamist.


4 posted on 04/08/2009 3:47:01 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: annalex
ALL.org

Notre Dame Obama Scandal: Remove School from Catholic Directory


by Katie Walker
Released April 8, 2009

Washington, DC (08 April 2009) – American Life League wants the University of Notre Dame removed from the Official Catholic Directory (Kennedy Directory) – the official list of Catholic institutions in the United States.

Removal from the Kennedy Directory by Bishop John D’Arcy will cut the school off from much Catholic foundation funding.

The call comes a week after American Life League went on location to interview Notre Dame’s student body after news rocked the Catholic world that pro-abortion President Barack Obama was invited to address the graduating class and receive an honorary degree from one of the nation's most identifiable Catholic universities.

While 25 bishops have condemned the school’s actions and hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful are calling for the invitation to be rescinded, the report shows a student body divided by the school’s institutionalized opposition to Catholic teaching and their desire to restore Catholicism to Our Lady’s University.

“We found a tragic attitude at the University of Notre Dame – apathy, if not hostility, toward the faith,” said Judie Brown, president of ALL. “In the service of truth, we ask Bishop D’Arcy to acknowledge what the entire nation and Notre Dame itself already know: The university is backing away from the Catholic Church.”

“In light of Notre Dame’s past in the service of Our Lady, what is now keeping Notre Dame Catholic? Not the president who honors a man guilty of promoting an intrinsic evil; not the faculty – notoriously liberal. The hope of Notre Dame lies with the students faithful to the mission of the Church,” Brown said. “For their sake we hope and pray Notre Dame rescinds this honor to President Obama and upholds the Catholic identity that made the school one of the glories of the Catholic Church. If the university will not do this, then it should be removed from the Official Catholic Directory.”

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:

American Life League: ALL Report: Notre Dame Turns in Their Catholic Card (07 April 2009)

http://allreport.blip.tv/#1972686

American Life League: Stop Notre Dame Appearance at Notre Dame (23 March 2009)

http://all.org/article.php?id=11876

FOX Business: ALL Condemns Obama Appearance Notre Dame (24 March 2009)

http://www.foxbusiness.com/story/condemns-obama-appearance-notre-dame-university/

Notre Dame Scandal:

http://notredamescandal.com/
 

5 posted on 04/08/2009 3:47:14 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: freedumb2003

Awesome news. Good. Too many Catholics are working so hard to protect babies for the church to turn their back on teh faithful and babies.

Meanwhile the STINKING Notre Dame sports franchise is promoting a pro-partial birth abortionist and pro-post birth murder proponent & Islamist.


6 posted on 04/08/2009 3:47:16 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: annalex

I hope there will be a VERY LARGE PRO-LIFE demonstration at ND on May 17.


7 posted on 04/08/2009 3:55:20 PM PDT by ardara
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To: annalex

While I think this would be great, I don’t think it will happen. Sadly the leaders of the Catholic Church enjoy rubbing elbows with people like Obama, Biden, Hilery and their ilk.

Pro-abortion supporters should be told to leave the church.


8 posted on 04/08/2009 3:57:11 PM PDT by stockpirate ("When governments fear the people, there is liberty. " T. Jefferson)
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To: annalex; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
Catholic Ping List
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


9 posted on 04/08/2009 4:09:44 PM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: annalex

Must be awful not to feel welcomed somewhere...

“He came to his own, and his own knew him not”

No, that doesnt work...

“A prophet is not welcome in his own town...”

No. wrong town...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


10 posted on 04/08/2009 4:43:22 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: annalex

ND have backed themselves into a corner. Removing the name Catholic appears to be all that’s left, except perhaps Mary Glendon, who by some slim chance may be an ace in the hole, for all of us. She a well respected Harvard Law Professor, very pro-life, and speaks prior to Obama. I don’t know if she cares about embarrassing him or not - something tells me - not. I know Archbishop D’Arcy encouraged her to attend.


11 posted on 04/08/2009 4:43:30 PM PDT by chase19
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To: NYer

Easier to remove the modernist fruitcake president and return the campus property to proper Catholic authorities in full communion with the Church and the Catholic faith.


12 posted on 04/08/2009 4:55:23 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: chase19

Yeah, somehow I don’t think that a pro-life diplomat speaking before Obama — whose speech is not going to be covered by the media or responded to by Obama — is going to amount to a hill of beans.


13 posted on 04/08/2009 4:57:55 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

How do you propose to remove him?


14 posted on 04/08/2009 5:00:50 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: annalex

Good, nice to see people taking a stand (and I know other Catholic groups are opposing the Obama commencement as well).


15 posted on 04/08/2009 5:07:26 PM PDT by reaganaut (ex-mormon, now Christian. "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: annalex
The Pope has authority over religious orders. You may recall in the 1980s Pope John Paul II appointed a special delegate to oversee the affairs of the Society of Jesus. The Holy Cross Fathers could be served with similar papers. Also, concerned Notre Dame alumni could hire their own canon lawyer to initiate canonical proceedings for the return of alienated church property now under the control of non-Catholics acting in the interests of an anti-Catholic agenda of an anti-Catholic politician.

An editor of America was removed when his positions were found to be at variance with church teachings. Charles Curran was stripped of his status and can no longer teach at Catholic institutions. There is precedent. The "problems" in the Legion of Christ have also prompted Vatican investigations. It would be worth pursuing. Priestly faculties can be removed and various other penalties. The Pope can issue a letter, officially promulgated, declaring that only Catholics in good standing in full communion with the Church may make administrative and executive decisions for Catholic colleges and universities.

16 posted on 04/08/2009 5:10:40 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity

Yes, Fr. Jenkins can and ought to receive a canonical penalty, but removing him from the presidency of the university is not one of them. I’d venture a guess that that is for the Board of Trustees who are not answerable to anyone.


17 posted on 04/08/2009 5:17:28 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Just wrong.


18 posted on 04/08/2009 5:18:28 PM PDT by Vendome
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To: annalex

I hope this works.


19 posted on 04/08/2009 6:20:36 PM PDT by diamond6 (Is SIDS preventable? www.Stopsidsnow.com)
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To: annalex

“Yeah, somehow I don’t think that a pro-life diplomat speaking before Obama — whose speech is not going to be covered by the media or responded to by Obama — is going to amount to a hill of beans.”

Yeah, well I tried, though it was a bit of a stretch. :)


20 posted on 04/08/2009 6:50:09 PM PDT by chase19
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To: Mrs. Don-o

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21 posted on 04/08/2009 8:17:50 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: annalex
 
 
1.    Francis Cardinal George
2.    Bishop John D'Arcy 
3.     Bishop Robert Lynch
4.    Archbishop John Nienstedt
5.    Archbishop Timothy Dolan
6.    Bishop Thomas Olmsted
7.    Bishop Gregory Aymond
8.    Daniel Cardinal DiNardo
9.    Archbishop John J. Myers
10.    Bishop Edward J. Slattery
11.    Bishop Kevin Rhoades
12.    Bishop R. Walker Nickless
13.    Bishop Robert Charles Morlino
14.    Bishop Thomas Doran
15.    Archbishop Eusebius Beltran
16.    Bishop Alfred Hughes
17.     Bishop Joseph Martino
18.    Bishop Oscar Cantú
19.    Bishop John Dougherty
20.    Bishop William Higi
21.    Archbishop José Gomez
22.    Bishop Jerome Listecki
24.    Bishop William E. Lori
25.    Bishop George Murry
26.    Bishop Anthony Taylor
27.    Archbishop Daniel Buechlein
28.    Bishops Alexander Sample
29.    Archbishop Edwin O'Brien
 
 
 
Twenty-nine Bishops have spoken out against Notre Dame.  Who will be next?
 
BTW, I truly believe that Pope Benedict is watching this fiasco at Notre Dame and taking notes!

 

22 posted on 04/08/2009 8:40:55 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Only 29 - that’s the problem.

What is the matter with these spineless ciphers!

Where are the rest of the American Cardinals, for instance?

What the hell do they think the red robes represent - party dresses? Groovy hats?

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE MITRED COWARDS needs to be told: Find your voice or turn in your ring!

How the hell are the laity supposed to find the courage to bear witness when those who have received the fullness of Christ’s Priesthood are a bunch of silent nancy-boys???!


23 posted on 04/08/2009 9:22:29 PM PDT by TaxachusettsMan
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To: TaxachusettsMan
I agree that we need more Bishops on this list. I suggest that if your bishop is not on this list -- even if you aren't a Catholic that you send an email or call the bishop's office.

Bishops listed by Diocese

Bishops by Name

Bishops listed by state

24 posted on 04/08/2009 9:32:17 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: topher
This is also posted to "Catholic" discussion group on FreeRepublic:

Link:

FoxNews: Group (ALL) wants Notre Dame removed from Catholic Directory

25 posted on 04/09/2009 6:01:37 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Salvation

Is the Archdiocese of Boston now vacant?

Is there, in fact, a Cardinal Archbishop in place?

MEMO TO HIS EMINENCE: Quit the cutesy “blogging” - and DO SOME MAGISTERIAL TEACHING!

The red robes and matching hat are red for a reason: LET”S HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THE NOTRE DAME SCANDAL.

God knows you’ve never got anything to say about Kennedy or Kerry . . . maybe at least Notre Dame is far enough away to let you say something.


26 posted on 04/09/2009 11:07:31 AM PDT by TaxachusettsMan
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To: TaxachusettsMan

You got it. Call them to task.


27 posted on 04/09/2009 2:28:16 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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