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...Notre Dame Claims Board Member Didnít Know Emilyís List Was Pro-Abortion, After Donating $30K...
Catholic Vote Action ^ | 5/26/11 | Thomas Peters

Posted on 05/27/2011 2:33:50 AM PDT by markomalley

Talk about digging a hole for yourself. This is what the office of the President at Notre Dame is sending in response to people asking about why Roxanne Martino was invited to sit on their board:

Ms. Martino (along with her husband, Rocco) is a Notre Dame graduate, and she is fully supportive of Church teaching on the sanctity of life.

She has through the years contributed to organizations that provide a wide range of important services and support to women. She did not realize, however, that several of these organizations also take a pro-choice position.

This is not her personal position, and she will now review all of her contributions to ensure that she does not again inadvertently support these kinds of activities in the future.

I’m glad that M(r)s. Martino is “fully supportive of Church teaching on the sanctity of life.” I am.

But the idea that EMILY’s List provides “a wide range of important services and support to women” is, to be blunt, baloney (and I don’t mean “baloney”).

Furthermore, the idea that Mrs. Martino has been donating to Emily’s List for twelve years – right up until last year – normally to the tune of $5,000 (the legal max amount, coincidentally, for designated donations to candidate campaigns – and Emily’s List ONLY endorses pro-abortion candidates) for a total of almost $30,000, without EVER realizing what Emily’s List PROUDLY does … that idea also beggars serious doubt.

Finally – and this is my real point – when committed, Catholic, pro-life people come to a Catholic university and, knowing all these facts in the public record, ask for an explanation, they deserve a forthright answer and an apology – not a snow job.

Notre Dame never seems to miss an opportunity to strain its already tenuous relationship with Catholics of principle and passion. My patience with their current leadership has about snapped.


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: abortion; emilyslist; notredame; roxannemartino
Notre Shame is a wonderful formerly Catholic school.
1 posted on 05/27/2011 2:33:57 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I would have given them a pass (as far as not doing their homework) if they had not already invited Obama to speak last year. As far as I am concerned they are a disappointment and can’t trust their excuse.


2 posted on 05/27/2011 2:47:26 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
I would have given them a pass (as far as not doing their homework) if they had not already invited Obama to speak last year. As far as I am concerned they are a disappointment and can’t trust their excuse.

Yeah, and if they hadn't had that priest arrested for protesting abortion either...

Pass The Salt - Priest Arrested at Notre Dame (Full Version)

3 posted on 05/27/2011 2:57:06 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: markomalley

It’s high time for the bishop of the Diocese where Notre Dame is located to withdraw their right to use the word “Catholic” in their identification.

At least he ought to suspend it for a period of 5 years to give them time to once again consider themselves a “Catholic” university.


4 posted on 05/27/2011 3:06:38 AM PDT by veritas2002
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To: markomalley

It is absolutely insulting to lie like that and expect her critics to be stupid enough to believe her lies.


5 posted on 05/27/2011 3:26:33 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: markomalley
I read the text....it did not explain the pix

perhaps I am just old and ignorant of modern symbols...

I know what the zer0bama zero on the one hat means

what does the cross with the 2 feet mean...looks pornographic???

6 posted on 05/27/2011 3:53:38 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero
what does the cross with the 2 feet mean...looks pornographic???

It's pro-life symbolism. The feet are baby footprints.

7 posted on 05/27/2011 3:56:15 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2723242/posts

The Fellows elected Ms. Martino. They are specifically charged by the University’s statutes with the duty of maintaining the Catholic character of the University. You may wish to get in touch with them. Here is their contact information. Let us know if any of these addresses do not work.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.: president@nd.edu
Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C.: beaucham@up.edu
W. Douglas Ford, c/o Board Secretariat: chapleau.3@nd.edu
William M. Goodyear: wgoodyear@navigantconsulting.com
Enrique Hernandez, Jr, c/o Board Secretariat: chapleau.3@nd.edu
The Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.: ckreps@cdop.org
Rev. James B. King, C.S.C.: jking1@nd.edu
Hon. Diana Lewis, c/o Board Secretariat: chapleau.3@nd.edu
Patrick McCartan: pmccartan@jonesday.com
Richard C. Notebaert, c/o Board Secretariat: chapleau.3@nd.edu
Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C.: tscully@nd.edu
Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C.: David.t.tyson.4@nd.edu


8 posted on 05/27/2011 4:14:59 AM PDT by Diago (What is the Silver Lake Conspiracy?)
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To: markomalley

well then...was one of hat flashers trying to counter the other?? or did it...as it appears...that they were together.

very confusing.


9 posted on 05/27/2011 4:43:55 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

So - if she is that dumb - is she really the type of person you need to fill a board seat?

Oh yeah, also - you are lying.

Here is how you should answer for this -

“look, she is loaded and more than happy to bankroll this place. It ain’t complicated.” “As for her personal beliefs - whatever, dude - we are Notre Dame and we have a boatload on dumb parents and a bevy of marginal students dying to come here...I mean it’s freakin country club man!”


10 posted on 05/27/2011 4:54:41 AM PDT by pkmaine
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To: pkmaine

I did not address the person...never heard of her before.

I simply asked what the ‘HAT’ stood for...I truly did not know the symbology of the HAT...

if she is pro-death...then she does not belong associated with a Catholic university...neither did the president, John Jenkins, of that school who had pro-life priests and nuns arrested, when zer0 spoke there.


11 posted on 05/27/2011 5:04:14 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

No, they weren’t together. One was pro-Obama; the other was pro-child.


12 posted on 05/27/2011 5:08:41 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: markomalley

So ND wants us to believe that (a) one of their alums is too ignorant to know that she’s giving large amounts of money to support the election of pro-aborts to office, and (b) that alum is nevertheless well-qualified to sit on the ND Board of Trustees?


13 posted on 05/27/2011 5:12:51 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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...Notre Dame Claims Board Member Didn’t Know Emily’s List Was Pro-Abortion, After Donating $30K...

For a place that is touted to be such a great school, how can it's board members not have the sense to investigate before handing out money?

14 posted on 05/27/2011 5:22:47 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: markomalley

This is another example of why my son will be attending UVA this fall instead of Notre Dame.


15 posted on 05/27/2011 5:29:26 AM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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Year’s ago, after spending a year at a Catyolic High School, my daughter told me she owuld never consider attending a Catholic College. The demons have taken over our schools and colleges. At least at UVA the enemy does not wear a mask. But check with the Newman Society to see how orthodox the chaplain is.


16 posted on 05/27/2011 7:11:19 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: RobbyS; CWW; Mad Dawg
But check with the Newman Society to see how orthodox the chaplain is.

I think MD is down around Charlottesville somewhere and might be able to give you some input on that.

17 posted on 05/27/2011 7:34:04 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: markomalley; napscoordinator; veritas2002; wideawake; Vaquero; Diago; pkmaine; Campion; ...
Father John Jenkins, CSC [Holy Cross Congregation], is paid about $562,000 per year.

I believe he is also bound by a vow of proverty, as are all members of the Holy Cross Congregation.

You don't pay people big bucks to be incompetent.

You don't get board members for a $30 billion a year organization [maybe it is only $3 billion a year], and then that board member claim that they are totally ignorant of some organization that they have donated $30,000 to.

That is like saying it is okay to donate to Hitler and the Nazi Party if you are ignorant of what they are doing... It was just the patriotic thing to do...

18 posted on 05/28/2011 8:46:53 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: topher
Father John Jenkins, CSC [Holy Cross Congregation], is paid about $562,000 per year.

I believe he is also bound by a vow of proverty, as are all members of the Holy Cross Congregation.

Not disagreeing with anything else you are posting, but I think if you'd check, there are a lot of religious who get paid for their work. Particularly those who work in educational institutions or in hospitals. I believe what happens is that their earnings are turned over to their religious institute and they receive a stipend to cover their expenses.

If this seems odd, remember that Notre Shame is no longer owned by the CSC. It is a nonprofit corporation controlled by its Board of Fellows.

19 posted on 05/29/2011 2:39:54 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: veritas2002

Better to send them a pro-life, conservative president who will spend their billions in endowment money on pro-life causes.

That would be a fun ride.


20 posted on 05/29/2011 3:14:38 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: markomalley
Link to info on Salaries/Yearly expenditures at Notre Dame University. Note that fired coach Charles Weiss salary is included [his severance package continues for a few years, apparently]:

View Charity [Adventures 4 Charity.com] -- University of Notre Dame

21 posted on 05/29/2011 7:09:28 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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