Skip to comments.Jenkins, students head to D.C. for march - (Notre Dame Right to Life Club sends students to DC)
Posted on 01/23/2010 1:26:58 AM PST by GonzoII
Almost 400 students will participate in this years national March for Life Friday in Washington, D.C. doubling last years participation.
The Notre Dame Right to Life Club sends students to the nations capital every year to march in the annual pro-life rally, the groups co-vice president Mary Daly, a senior, said.
But this year, for the first time, University President Fr. John Jenkins will join the marchers. Jenkins created a pro-life task force in September to broaden and deepen the pro-life culture at Notre Dame to help strengthen the Notre Dame communitys witness to Catholic teaching on life. One of the task forces first recommendations was to suggest the University president join Notre Dame students in Fridays March for Life.
The task forces creation was in response to the work of a group of students who condemned Jenkins decision to invite President Barack Obama to deliver the 2009 Commencement address and award him an honorary degree.
Daly, a leader within the student group that protested Jenkins invitation to Obama, said she is pleased with the progress of the task force so far.
Were very glad to have Fr. Jenkins and faculty coming, she said. This is something weve been working to get for a several years now.
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And what about the 88 pro life demonstrators that were arrested according to Jenkins’ instructions?
Well blow me down! So Notre Dame still has actual practicing catholics in it?
I took a little time to schlep downtown and have a look. It went well but with all the cops there you’d have thought it was a G-12 march.
Judas Jenkins, I'm so not impressed, why doesn't he invite Obama to the March?.......
I never use the title “Father” when I speak of Jenkins.
To me he gave up that title when he invoted the baby-killer to Notre Dame .
Wow, I am shocked that he was there. There was a giant yellow banner at the March yesterday that said “Free the Notre Dame 88.” Wonder if Jenkins walked by it? Blocking the streets of Washington = OK. A priest praying for life on ND’s campus = not OK in Jenkins mind.
Jenkins is an enormous Pharisee.
There were many signs at the March demanding that the POMPOUS ASS,Jenkins drop the charges against the demonstators.Jenkins is a SMALL VINDICTIVE piece of ?
Jenkins is trying to clean up his image, which it SADLY needs. And he does need to address the 88. tsk tsk. There are many strong, conservative Catholics at Notre Dame.
"Ohhhh hello.........fancy seeing you here!!"
"Yeees.........small world, isn't it?"
"We'll see you in court, then.......byyyyeee......enjoy the march!!"
This guy creeps me out.