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Catholics Overwhelmingly Oppose ND Honor to Obama: Ramussen Poll
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Posted on 05/08/2009 3:23:17 AM PDT by topher

Thursday May 7, 2009


Catholics Overwhelmingly Oppose Notre Dame Honor to Obama: Ramussen Poll

May 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that more than twice as many Americans - and a wider margin of Catholics - oppose the University of Notre Dame's decision to give an honorary law degree to President Barack Obama, as those who support it.
 
The Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that, by a 60% to 25% margin, U.S. Catholics say Notre Dame should obey guidelines issued by the U.S. bishops and refrain from awarding an honorary degree to the president.  Among all Americans, 52% oppose the honor and 25% support it.

"Faithful Catholics are sick to the heart over this scandal, which reflects decades of such scandals in our Catholic institutions," said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society.
 

"The Rasmussen poll confirms that this is not about politics … It's about Catholics who are fed up with Catholic institutions betraying their bishops and putting secular prestige ahead of principle, thereby undermining their own Church on the most serious moral issues of the day."
 
According to the poll, nearly two-thirds (63%) of Americans believe that it is important for speakers at graduation ceremonies of religious universities to share the views of the university.  Although a majority (56%) of Catholics agree with the statement, support is also strong among Evangelical Christians (87%) and other Protestants (63%).
 
In 2004 the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement which reads, in part: "The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions."
 
Knowledge of that bishops policy appears to be key to Americans' views on the Notre Dame honor.  When asked whether President Obama should cancel his appearance at Notre Dame because of pro-life opposition, 52% of Americans say "no" and 30% say "yes."  A poll released last week by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life first asked respondents how much they had heard about "criticism of Notre Dame by abortion opponents," then asked whether it was right or wrong for Notre Dame to honor Obama.  Although Mass-attending, White non-Hispanic Catholics opposed the award 45% to 37%, support for the honor was strong among all self-identified Catholics (50%) and all Americans (48%).

 
"Clearly people are respectful of the Presidency and probably don't want politics to interfere with commencement ceremonies," Reilly said.  "But when the context changes to principle over politics, and Americans are made aware that a Catholic university is violating a directive of the Catholic bishops based on moral teaching, public opinion swings against Notre Dame's action."

Rasmussen Reports confirms in its poll summary that "the discomfort on the issue is focused on the university decision rather than on the president," and "the response is tied more closely to the violation of the bishops' guidelines that to the policy issue concerning abortion."  While pro-life Americans strongly oppose the Notre Dame honor, even "pro-choice" respondents are evenly split as to whether Notre Dame should snub the Catholic bishops.

 

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TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: abortion; frjenkins; notredame; notredamescandal; obama; prolife
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The Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that, by a 60% to 25% margin, U.S. Catholics say Notre Dame should obey guidelines issued by the U.S. bishops and refrain from awarding an honorary degree to the president. Among all Americans, 52% oppose the honor and 25% support it.

1 posted on 05/08/2009 3:23:19 AM PDT by topher
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

2 posted on 05/08/2009 3:24:37 AM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: topher
Also from the article:

In 2004 the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement which reads, in part: "The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions."

3 posted on 05/08/2009 3:25:52 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

Yet the majority of “Catholics” voted for him. Go figure. You can’t have it both ways.


4 posted on 05/08/2009 3:29:44 AM PDT by RU88
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To: RU88
Folks are being educated now... There were many Catholics who were told by the Obama Campaign that he was pro-life...

Folks in South Bend are learning about "Choice" Trucks" and seeing the RCC Airplane flying overhead... These are part of an effort by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform to educate people...

5 posted on 05/08/2009 3:34:27 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: RU88

Unfortunately the Catholic Church has a liberal side and a conservative side, much divided as is our country. Their is a battle within to not let liberlism destroy the Church just as we battle to save our country.


6 posted on 05/08/2009 3:37:09 AM PDT by Galactica
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To: topher
So this travesty happens this weekend?

Funny how he can decline the opportunity to attend a Catholic sponsored Prayer Breakfast but has no problem attending a Catholic (well use to be Catholic)University graduation.

Wonder what happen to all that opportunity to dialog???

7 posted on 05/08/2009 3:40:26 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: topher

They always said that the day a marxist becomes president, is the day that pigs will fly. 100 days after his inauguration... Swine Flu

(Check out my new tagline!)


8 posted on 05/08/2009 3:46:35 AM PDT by RJR_fan (They always said that the day a marxist becomes president, is the day that pigs will fly. 100 days a)
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To: mware
Next weekend... South Bend and surrounding areas are under siege by a number of pro-life groups.

Alan Keyes is supposed to be arrested on the Notre Dame Campus today...

9 posted on 05/08/2009 3:46:35 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: mware
Sunday after Mother's Day -- May 17th -- is the date that Obama is scheduled to speak...

In a sense, this is turning out to be a disaster for Obama and pro-choice Catholics, as well as the Pro-Choice (abortion/culture of death) movement...

People are realizing: "Obama stands for that -- I wish I knew that before the election."

Of course, I could be wrong... But these poll numbers seem to indicate a disaster for Obama and Notre Dame...

10 posted on 05/08/2009 3:49:40 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

and yet the offer still stands. The president of ND needs to go and NOW!


11 posted on 05/08/2009 3:51:33 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: topher
And yet Rasmussen shows Obama with a 57% approval index after going full throttle with the culture of death and socializing our economy. His stongly disapprove/strongly approve index has risen to +8. I feel like an alien in my own Country and Church. What will it take for people to turn against this guy? A total collapse of society?
12 posted on 05/08/2009 4:02:26 AM PDT by Nicojones
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To: Galactica
It's hard for me to understand how a “Catholic” in good conscience could vote for Obama and then turn around and say that he shouldn't go to Notre Dame to be honored. Suppose the point being that these “Catholics” who voted for him don't closely follow the teachings of the Church to begin with because if they did they would have never voted for him in the first place. This can only be viewed as disgraceful, which is nothing new over the last 100 days.
13 posted on 05/08/2009 4:04:13 AM PDT by RU88
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To: RJR_fan

“Swine Flu”

Oh, so there were pigs on that NYC flyover.


14 posted on 05/08/2009 4:05:00 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: topher

Obama is going to use the ND platform to propose various things to reduce abortion, however, we have to look at what he does and not what he says.

The man’s speech is very seductive. What you hear is not what he means.

So far, he has promoted policies in embryonic stem-cell research, and promoted abortion worldwide by reversing Bush’s policy.

That’s far from pro-life.


15 posted on 05/08/2009 4:34:44 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: topher

All of the ND staff who approved this should be fired.

If Hussein had half a heart, he would see it was tearing up the school and excuse himself. He won’t because his ego won’t allow that.


16 posted on 05/08/2009 4:52:32 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: topher

Hey maybe had Catholics voted against him by the same margin this would not have happened.


17 posted on 05/08/2009 4:52:50 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: OpusatFR
I'm "losing" it on many fronts. The MAJORITY of catholics don't want this to happen ... but it happens. The majority of people don't want gay marriage ... but it happens. On and on and on ... when will the MAJORITY of people be heard.

On this particular subject, there should be a price to pay for Notre Dame's behavior. Go ahead and "do bad" but here's the penalty. What's the penalty? If there is no penalty, then why are we having this discussion. (Maybe Notre Dame will go to hell instead of heaven?). Cut off the funding for them, stop them from being a Catholic university ... who controls that kind of thing and why are they NOT controlling it? And if nobody can control it, then why don't we change the subject?

18 posted on 05/08/2009 4:53:27 AM PDT by DHC-2 (...the wind beginning to stir ... have you noticed?)
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To: topher

Imagine if Mary, aka Notre Dame, had an abortion.


19 posted on 05/08/2009 4:54:31 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: RU88

I know the Catholics that voted for Obama. They are good people but don’t think critically. I write a column for my local paper and clearly detailed Obama’s horrific record on abortion several times. I know that these people read my column. They had the facts, they just chose to ignore or not believe them.

Many were influenced by their liberal college-aged children who were passionate supporters of the new messiah.

No one from the Church challenges these people to think. They’ve become intellectually lazy.

Its really sad.


20 posted on 05/08/2009 4:57:58 AM PDT by Fishface (teach a man to fish...he eats for a lifetime.)
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To: topher

If only that percentage of Americans opposed honoring him with the Presidency.


21 posted on 05/08/2009 5:12:21 AM PDT by GBA
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To: DHC-2

“I’m “losing” it on many fronts. The MAJORITY of catholics don’t want this to happen ... but it happens. The majority of people don’t want gay marriage ... but it happens. On and on and on ... when will the MAJORITY of people be heard.”

Very, very good point. This is not a battle that can be fought in the public arena alone. This is a spiritual battle that is being fought in many dimensions.

Trust in Jesus. Many are in despair, or believe we are unable to change what is occurring and that is a spiritual attack.

The end has been written already. We can only do what we can with the arms we have been given: The Eucharist, prayer, our Lady, and the spiritual arms of the Bible and the Church. We can write and demonstrate and call on our leaders, but I do sense a spiritual miasma growing thicker by the day.

We are the grunts out here using the weapons we have been given. The enemy lost 2009 years ago. This is but the final moping up of the insurgents.


22 posted on 05/08/2009 5:13:57 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: topher

Perhaps Notre Dame has helped educate Catholics on the sad state of many Catholic colleges especially Notre Dame. In the current issue of Catholic NY Mary Ann Glendon points out that Obama’s opposition to basic beliefs of the Catholic Church goes back to his student days at Harvard.Some HONOREE?


23 posted on 05/08/2009 5:37:13 AM PDT by ardara
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To: OpusatFR
The man’s speech is very seductive

This satement drives me "nuts" -- neither his voice, his turn of phrase or the ultimate meaning of words that come from Obama are seductive, enthralling or moving in any way.

This untrue, deliberate rumor is part of the picture we are supposed to believe. It is deliberately mistaken representation of the rapt attention he should receive with these qualities of speech, IMOHO.

I think this is a planted rumor that was taken as fact and that people who say this only say it because it has been fed to them, as have many "media or "campaign managed" qualities' of the empty suit that now leads and endangers our great Nation.

Just another Obamanation fed to the gullible and swallowed hook, line and sinker.
24 posted on 05/08/2009 5:48:52 AM PDT by AKA Elena (Mary, Help of Christians, Pray for us.)
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To: AKA Elena

I’ve got to agree, I do NOT think his speech is “seductive” I think it’s creepy. My internal red flags are all up whenever he speaks.

I am very happy to see so many Bishops and others that are vocally opposing honoring B. Hussein. I think it is a disgraceful for Notre Dame to honor him in this way when he spits on the most fundamental beliefs of the Catholic Church.

FWIW - I am Catholic and voted against him. I thought his views on abortion and the birth of Sarah Palin’s down syndrome son were an obvious indicator of good v. evil - I had hoped that most of the electorate could have seen this, too.


25 posted on 05/08/2009 5:58:51 AM PDT by KEmom (Please send viable Conservative candidates to Massachusetts!!)
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To: AKA Elena

I’ve been with highly educated, very thoughtful people around the beltway and they are enthralled by this man’s speeches. He says absolutely nothing, and they can’t think of anything but buzzwords when describing his statements.

Because you are not seduced doesn’t mean others aren’t.


26 posted on 05/08/2009 6:02:20 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: topher; Alex Murphy

Very telling that Murphy failed to post this story. I seriously doubt he’ll be posting the link to this article on your homepage.


27 posted on 05/08/2009 7:21:21 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; topher
Very telling that Murphy failed to post this story. I seriously doubt he’ll be posting the link to this article on your homepage.

And just how would I manage to post anything to topher's homepage?

28 posted on 05/08/2009 7:28:07 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Presbyterians often forget that John Knox had been a Sunday bowler.)
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To: topher

The bishops who have so far expressed disapproval of Notre Dame's invitation to Obama (in alphabetical order) are:

Current count: 68 bishops

Bishop Joseph V. Adamec - Altoona-Johnstown, PA
Statement: http://www.ajdiocese.org/documents//April_8__2009_-_Notre_Dame_University.pdf
LSN http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050718.html

Bishop John D'Arcy - Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN
Statement: http://www.diocesefwsb.org/COMMUNICATIONS/obama.htm
LSN Report: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032408.html

Bishop Samuel Aquila - Fargo, ND
Statement: http://www.fargodiocese.org/Bishop/Homilies/StatementNotreDameLtr4-5-09.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040906.html

Bishop Gregory Aymond - Austin, TX
Statement: http://www.austindiocese.org/newsletter_issue_view.php?id=211
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032707.html

Bishop Robert Baker - Birmingham, AL
Statement: http://www.ewtn.com/library/BISHOPS/bpbakernd.HTM
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Gerald Barbarito - Palm Beach, FL
Statement: http://www.diocesepb.org/bishop/Acrobat_files/Bishop
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09041406.html

Bishop Leonard Blair - Toledo, OH
Statement: http://proecclesia.blogspot.com/2009/04/bishop-blair-responds-to-notre-dame.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (Archbishop Emeritus) - Philadelphia, PA
Statement: http://patricknovecosky.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/cardinal-bevilacqua-addresses-n...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Bishop Lawrence Brandt - Greensburg, PA
Statement: http://www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/DH/Pages/NotreDamestatement.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Archbishop Daniel Buechlein - Indianapolis, IN
Statement: http://www.archindy.org/criterion/local/2009/04-10/notredame.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz - Lincoln, NE
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/News/tabid/54/ctl/Details/mid/452/ItemID/49...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040906.html

Archbishop Eusebius Beltran - Oklahoma City, OK
Statement: http://newsok.com/speech-by-obama-faces-catholic-foes/article/3357948
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040204.html

Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantú - San Antonio, TX
Statement: http://www.archdiosa.org/txtfiles/attachment_153.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Archbishop Charles Chaput - Denver, CO
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042905.html

Bishop Paul Coakley - Salina, KS
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Edward Cullen - Allentown, PA
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050403.html

Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio - Brooklyn, NY
Statement: http://thetablet.org/05092009/columns_bishop.html )
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050718.html

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
- Houston, TX
Statement: http://www.texascatholicherald.org/columnists.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032717.html

Archbishop Timothy Dolan - New York, NY
Statement: http://www.620wtmj.com/podcasts/charliesykes/sundayinsight/42081097.html?video=p...

Bishop Thomas Doran - Rockford, IL
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040204.html

Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty - Scranton, PA
Statement: http://www.dioceseofscranton.org/News/ScrantonBishopsProtestNotreDameDecisionApr...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040302.html

Bishop Robert Finn - Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
Statement: http://catholickey.blogspot.com/2009/04/we-are-at-war-bishop-finns-gospel-of.htm...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Joseph Galante - Camden, NJ
Statement: http://www.camdendiocese.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&i...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042807.html

Bishop Victor Galeone - St. Augustine, FL
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042211.html

Cardinal Francis George - Chicago, IL; President, USCCB
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033106.html

Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger - Evansville, IN
Statement: http://www.themessageonline.org/local/2009/04-17/bishop.html
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Archbishop José Gomez - San Antonio, TX
Statement: http://www.archdiosa.org/txtfiles/attachment_153.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop Bernard Harrington - Winona, MN
Statement: http://www.dow.org/documents/09mayweb.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043004.html

Bishop Robert Hermann - St. Louis, MO
Statement: http://stlouisreview.com/article/2009-04-30/i-thought-you-should-know
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050403.html

Bishop William Higi - Lafayette, IN
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Archbishop Alfred Hughes - New Orleans, LA
Statement: http://blog.nola.com/elections_impact/2009/04/Hughes%20letter.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop Michael O. Jackels - Wichita, KS
Statement: http://cdowk.org/advanceonline/2009/04/09/bishop-jackels-letter-to-notre-dame/
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050105.html

Bishop James V. Johnston - Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO
http://home.catholicweb.com/diocspfdcape/index.cfm/NewsItem?id=263157
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043004.html

Bishop Peter Jugis - Charlotte, NC
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042807.html

Bishop Joseph Latino - Jackson, MS
Statement: http://nems360.com/pages/full_story?page_label=news&id=2300764-Mississippi+b...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop John LeVoir - New Ulm, MN
Statement: http://www.dnu.org/bishop/041309statement.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042302.html

Bishop Jerome Listecki - La Crosse, WI
Statement: http://www.dioceseoflacrosse.com/ministry_resources/ministries/resources/Notre%2...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040711.html

Bishop William E. Lori - Bridgeport, CT
Statement: http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com/folder_bridgedocs/FCC%204-4-09.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop Paul Loverde - Arlington, VA
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042302.html

Bishop George Lucas - Springfield, IL
Statement:http://www.dio.org/bishop-lucas-weekly-column/from-east-to-west-we-must-witness-...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Robert Lynch - St. Petersburg, FL
Statement: http://bishopsblog.dosp.org/2009/03/27/week-end-update/
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033103.html

Bishop Joseph Martino - Scranton, PA
http://www.dioceseofscranton.org/News/ScrantonBishopsProtestNotreDameDecisionApr...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040302.html

Bishop John McCormack - Manchester, NH
Statement: http://www.catholicnh.org/public-issues/fcn-archive/und/
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043004.html

Bishop Robert Morlino - Madison, WI
Statement: http://www.catholiccitizens.org/views/contentview.asp?c=49889
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033103.html

Bishop William Murphy - Rockville Centre, NY
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050105.html

Bishop George Murry - Youngstown, OH
Statement: http://cathexpo.org/articledetails.aspx?articleid=240
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Archbishop John J. Myers - Newark, NJ
Statement: http://www.rcan.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&feature_ID=1299
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Archbishop Joseph Naumann - Kansas City, KS
http://www.theleaven.com/columnist/archbishop_column.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042709.html

Bishop R. Walker Nickless - Sioux City, IA
Statement: http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=32936
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt - St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033103.html

Archbishop Edwin O'Brien - Baltimore, MD
Statement: http://www.catholicreview.org/subpages/storyarchnew.aspx?action=5978
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Thomas Olmsted - Phoenix, AZ
Statement: http://www.americanpapist.com/2009/03/exclusive-bp-olmsted-tells-nd.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032605.html

Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk - Cincinnati, OH
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Reymundo Pena - Brownsville, TX
http://www.cdob.org/bishop/column/2009/4-24-09.htm
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050403.html

Bishop Glen Provost - Lake Charles, LA
Statement: http://live.lcdiocese.org/bishop-provost/writings/285-bishop-provost-comments-on...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042807.html

Bishop David Ricken - Green Bay, WI
Statement: http://www.thecompassnews.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Cardinal Justin Rigali - Philadelphia, PA; Chairman, USCCB Pro-Life Committee
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042803.html

Bishop Kevin Rhoades - Harrisburg, PA
Statement:http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=33146
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Bishop Alexander Sample - Marquette, MI
Statement: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15630
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Edward J. Slattery - Tulsa, OK
Statement: http://www.dioceseoftulsa.org/article.asp?nID=907
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Bishop Richard Stika - Knoxville, TN
Statement:http://www.dioceseofknoxville.org/?news=3585&menu=1462&level=1
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09041406.html

Bishop Anthony Taylor - Little Rock, AR
Statement: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/note.php?note_id=66338251686
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop George Thomas - Helena, MT
Statement: http://www.diocesehelena.org/thomas/050109%20letter.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Bishop Robert Vasa - Baker, OR
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Michael Warfel - Great Falls-Billings, MT
Statement: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200905011500/NEWS01/...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043009.html

Bishop Thomas Wenski - Orlando, FL
Statement: http://www.orlandodiocese.org/who_we_are/bishop_wenski/columns/200904_und.php
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Archbishop Donald Wuerl - Washington, D.C.
Statement: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/godingovernment/2009/04/dc_archbishop...
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042709.html

Bishop David Zubick - Pittsburgh, PA
Statement: http://www.pittsburghcatholic.org/newsarticles_more.phtml?id=2466
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042302.html%20

For a list of contact information regarding the Notre Dame scandal, go to: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032706.html


29 posted on 05/08/2009 7:33:20 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: RU88
I know Catholics who voted for Obama. Their position, on abortion for example, is that they feel even though the Catholic church opposes abortion, the US gov should not place the same conditions on it's citizens. They use that logic to justify them voting for Obama.
30 posted on 05/08/2009 7:33:20 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: topher

Catholics are starting to listen to the GOOD bishops!


31 posted on 05/08/2009 7:34:04 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: topher
But when the context changes to principle over politics, and Americans are made aware that a Catholic university is violating a directive of the Catholic bishops based on moral teaching, public opinion swings against Notre Dame's action.

Which corroborates a larger principle: in any segment of population and on any issue, the better informed the sample respondents are, the more conservative their opinions become.

32 posted on 05/08/2009 9:40:32 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: topher

why this can’t be, the MSM tells us 0bama receives great support from the Catholic community (/sarc)


33 posted on 05/08/2009 11:25:15 AM PDT by Godzilla (TEA: Taxed Enough Already)
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To: topher
Pinged from Terri Dailies


34 posted on 05/08/2009 4:41:01 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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