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Notre Dame releases pro-life statement
South Bend Tribune ^ | Apr 9, 2010 | MARGARET FOSMOE

Posted on 04/09/2010 6:02:28 AM PDT by jaydubya2

'I don't know that this will be a dramatic change,' president says

SOUTH BEND -- The University of Notre Dame on Thursday issued an institutional statement affirming "its commitment to the defense of human life in all its stages."

The university also has adopted new principles for the institution's charitable activity.

"I don't know that this will be a dramatic change," the Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame's president, said in a telephone interview. "We wanted principles that we could apply consistently."

The development and adoption of the statement and principles were among recommendations made to Jenkins by the campus Task Force on Supporting the Choice for Life.

Jenkins and the university faced widespread criticism last spring for inviting President Barack Obama, who favors abortion rights, to campus to give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree. Jenkins created the task force in September.The new statement on the defense of life reads: "Consistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church on such issues as abortion, research involving human embryos, euthanasia, the death penalty, and other related life issues, the University of Notre Dame recognizes and upholds the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death."

(Excerpt) Read more at southbendtribune.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; notredamescandal; prolife
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ppfft!
1 posted on 04/09/2010 6:02:28 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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Too little, too late.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
2 posted on 04/09/2010 6:04:06 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: jaydubya2

Isn’t this kind of belief implicit at Notre Dame? Why make a statement?


3 posted on 04/09/2010 6:04:33 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: jaydubya2

This makes them even worse. They acknowledge the sanctity of the principle they refuse to live by.


4 posted on 04/09/2010 6:04:44 AM PDT by circlecity
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The University of Notre Dame on Thursday issued an institutional statement affirming "its commitment to the defense of human life in all its stages."

Who wrote this BS, Bart Stupak?

5 posted on 04/09/2010 6:06:09 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: jaydubya2
Tell that to Fr. Weslin...


6 posted on 04/09/2010 6:07:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: jaydubya2

The Fightin’ Irish aka “Baby Killer U”


7 posted on 04/09/2010 6:07:58 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: jaydubya2

Too little, too late.


8 posted on 04/09/2010 6:09:15 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: jaydubya2

Does anyone believe the sincerity of this statement?


9 posted on 04/09/2010 6:12:05 AM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: jaydubya2

Alumni contributions from the real Catholics must be way down.


10 posted on 04/09/2010 6:17:08 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: jaydubya2

In other news Stupak will become there new spokesman


11 posted on 04/09/2010 6:22:30 AM PDT by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: jaydubya2

Then was does ND honor those who disagree with the statement and promote the slaughter of the unborn, and jail those who agree with the statement, and protest against the baby-killers?


12 posted on 04/09/2010 6:23:35 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: RexBeach
Isn’t this kind of belief implicit at Notre Dame? Why make a statement?

They made a statement because Pro-life Catholics Alums are no longer giving to their institution. Follow the money.

13 posted on 04/09/2010 6:24:26 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness)
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14 posted on 04/09/2010 6:25:17 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: Joe 6-pack
Free the ND 88
15 posted on 04/09/2010 6:26:43 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: jaydubya2
Oh, jeez. Who the heck is their PR advisor? This is almost as bad as the whole Exxon Valdez incident for textbook what NOT to do in a crisis.

Somehow, I don't think the alumni are going to fall for it.

16 posted on 04/09/2010 6:27:35 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: Joe 6-pack; EternalVigilance; don-o; Mrs. Don-o
Tell that to Fr. Weslin...Yes!
Notre Dame
Father Weslin

AND Alan Keyes...
Alan Keyes Alan Keyes

17 posted on 04/09/2010 6:28:43 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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18 posted on 04/09/2010 6:30:28 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: EternalVigilance
Sad...Pathetic...Disgusting!
19 posted on 04/09/2010 6:32:30 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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20 posted on 04/09/2010 6:32:43 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: Just A Nobody
Father Jenkins "dialogues" with Barack Obama, who thinks it's okay to kill babies at any time they are in the womb, and even after they're no longer in the womb:


21 posted on 04/09/2010 6:37:09 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: jaydubya2

I’ll believe Notre Dame when they rescind that honorary degree they gave the Abortionist-in-Chief.


22 posted on 04/09/2010 6:37:45 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised Change: He's given us CHAINS!)
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To: italianquaker

“In other news Stupak will become there new spokesman”

His new gig.


23 posted on 04/09/2010 6:38:26 AM PDT by Cheryllynn
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To: EternalVigilance

WOW! How did I miss all these pics. Thanks for posting them and keep them coming!


24 posted on 04/09/2010 6:38:30 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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To: jaydubya2

It would have been a bigger statement to not have obama give a graduation speech. Just sayin’.


25 posted on 04/09/2010 6:38:40 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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26 posted on 04/09/2010 6:40:02 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: Just A Nobody
If you insist.


27 posted on 04/09/2010 6:41:15 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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28 posted on 04/09/2010 6:42:23 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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The new principles on charitable activity state the university will seek to "direct its contributions to both persons and organizations so that they are not used to support research or activities that conflict with Catholic teachings. Should a question arise, Notre Dame will require written assurance that it can direct the use of its funds in ways that respect Catholic teachings. The University will monitor compliance. If ensuring appropriate use proves impossible or an organization consistently advocates research or other activities that conflict with fundamental Catholic moral principles, the University will withhold all further contributions."

Tell us again, Fr. Jenkins, how much it cost Notre Dame to strike that Juris Doctor Honoris Causa medal for Barack Obama.

29 posted on 04/09/2010 6:42:46 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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30 posted on 04/09/2010 6:43:27 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks ..... ;*)


31 posted on 04/09/2010 6:45:27 AM PDT by Just A Nobody ( (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA))
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiz4tfjSuPc&feature=player_embedded


32 posted on 04/09/2010 6:47:28 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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33 posted on 04/09/2010 6:48:15 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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34 posted on 04/09/2010 6:51:44 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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35 posted on 04/09/2010 6:52:18 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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36 posted on 04/09/2010 6:52:46 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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37 posted on 04/09/2010 6:54:30 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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38 posted on 04/09/2010 6:54:55 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: jaydubya2

Hmmmm — I wish they had done this before they had Obortion Obama speak on their campus.

Makes me wonder if Francis Cardinal George is turning the money screws on them??


39 posted on 04/09/2010 6:56:07 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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40 posted on 04/09/2010 6:57:23 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: jaydubya2
The University of Notre Dame on Thursday issued an institutional statement affirming "its commitment to the defense of human life in all its stages..."...unless of course a bizarre figure of questionable character who supports killing live babies who survive an abortion wants to use us for a campaign backdrop.
41 posted on 04/09/2010 6:57:58 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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Alumni must really be holding back on their donations. Just wait until football starts and God starts mocking Notre Shame.


42 posted on 04/09/2010 6:59:21 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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You know Shakespeare really was a genius. Two lines come to mind.

"Me thinks thou doth protest too much."

And for Pres Jenkins "Get thee to a nunnery." In the bard's time a nunnery was slang for whorehouse.

43 posted on 04/09/2010 6:59:37 AM PDT by Illuminatas (Obama - Dumber Than Bush!)
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To: EternalVigilance
Thanks EV, for your contributions!


44 posted on 04/09/2010 7:02:55 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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45 posted on 04/09/2010 7:08:30 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Ronald Reagan: "Peace Through Strength." Barack Obama: "Perpetual War Through Utter Weakness.")
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To: EternalVigilance

Thank you for posting those photos. I will ping this thread out. Tears - what is the world coming to where those who want children not to be killed are arrested as criminals.


46 posted on 04/09/2010 8:55:10 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: oldbill

Always follow the money.


47 posted on 04/09/2010 8:59:27 AM PDT by BenKenobi ("we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be")
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To: jaydubya2

bookmark


48 posted on 04/09/2010 8:59:47 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: EternalVigilance

thanks for posting the pics


49 posted on 04/09/2010 9:01:28 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks for posting all of these!


50 posted on 04/09/2010 9:03:00 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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