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Pro-life veteran priest arrested protesting Obama at Notre Dame now ailing, prayers requested
Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT

Posted on 04/11/2012 3:46:37 PM PDT by NYer

April 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Friends of longtime pro-life activist Fr. Norman Weslin are asking for prayers for the elderly priest as his health declines.

Weslin, 81, is the founder of the Lambs of Christ and estimates on his group’s website that he has been arrested 70 to 80 times in peaceful civil disobedience against abortion.

Jean and Kathy Plourde of Gabriel’s Corner on Tuesday asked for intercession for Fr. Weslin, who is expected to enter hospice care as soon as this week. The pro-lifers say that the priest currently is staying at an Alzheimer’s care facility in Michgan, where he has been for about the past two years.

Although a longtime veteran of the pro-life movement, Weslin became an icon during the Notre Dame scandal as the priest caught on amatuer video being roughly hauled off the school grounds by security personnel when he refused to end his peaceful pro-life witness.

Prior to his ordination in 1986, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. army and married to another pro-life activist, who died in a car accident in 1980. In honor of his wife, Weslin converted his Council Bluffs, Iowa home to “The Mary Weslin Homes for Pregnant, Unwed Mothers,” which has housed over 300 mothers in crisis pregnancies.

In 2007 Weslin was cleared of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act after entering the abortion facility of late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart and counseling women not to abort their children.  He was convicted of the same charge in 2001 and sentenced to five months in prison after kneeling in prayer within a 60-foot buffer zone outside a Buffalo abortuary.


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Prayer
KEYWORDS: ndu; obama

1 posted on 04/11/2012 3:46:46 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Prayers for Fr. Weslin, ping!


2 posted on 04/11/2012 3:47:54 PM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer

Godspeed. Probably headed for sainthood, at the rate he’s going.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 3:50:00 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: NYer

Blood on Jenkin’s hands?


4 posted on 04/11/2012 3:50:09 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: NYer

Met him at a protest long ago. Wonderful, saintly man. Inspiring... I pray for his comfort and peace, and if God calls him home may he be received by the millions of babies he dedicated his life to.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 4:03:06 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: NYer

I do not consider Notre Dame to be Catholic, nor in any way remotely Christian. The Catholic Church would do well either to clean house in these “institutions”, or just cut ties.

Prayers up for Father Weslin.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: NYer

May the Lord bless him abundantly.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 4:15:32 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer; nickcarraway; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; marshmallow; ...
Please pray for Father Weslin.

 

May The Lord bless you and keep you;  

May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

And may Our Lady bless you with   her maternal love


I
n the name of the Father, and of the Son
and the Holy Spirit. Amen

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Please address all prayers to Nyer;    

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8 posted on 04/11/2012 4:15:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

Prayers lifted.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 4:18:20 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: NYer

Dear Father Norman,
This is Easter Week, and the week for the Novena of Divine Mercy.
For your faithful service to your flock and for standing up for life, we thank you. God bless you, dear Father Norman. You are in the prayers of so many of us at FR.
You are in the arms of Christ.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 5:21:38 PM PDT by fatfertile
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To: NYer

Prayers from Ct for Father Norm.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 5:24:11 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: NYer

Very brave man. Will pray for him.


12 posted on 04/11/2012 6:53:20 PM PDT by tanuki (Left-wing Revolution: show biz for boring people.)
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To: NYer

Lord Jesus Christ, be near Thy servant Fr. Norman, heal him of all illness and give him many more years.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, in the company of saints in heaven we pray, amen.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 7:45:19 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: NYer; All; LucyT; narses; Salvation

Prayers for Father Weslin. May God watch over him.

In case you or other Freepers have not seen it, here is a wonderful video of the protest at Notre Dame and the arrest of Fr. Weslin, which was released at the time of the protests:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiz4tfjSuPc

Coach Dave get exclusive footage of Father Norman Weslin’s arrest at Notre Dame University for protesting abortion. Also featuring an interview with Pastor Rick Scarborough. Very much worth watching the whole thing.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 7:53:19 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NYer

What a man! Prayers up.


15 posted on 04/11/2012 7:55:28 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Fred Hayek
Compare this priest with the president of Notre Dame, who preened and postured before the pro-abortion President of the United States, basking in the reflected glory.
16 posted on 04/11/2012 8:00:06 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: NYer

Prayers for his health.


17 posted on 04/11/2012 8:49:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Cicero; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; ...
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Prayers for Father Weslin. May God watch over him.

In case you or other Freepers have not seen it, here is a wonderful video of the protest at Notre Dame and the arrest of Fr. Weslin, which was released at the time of the protests

. . . . Article, then see video, - link at # 14.

Thanks, Cicero.

18 posted on 04/11/2012 9:00:34 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: NYer

Prayers up!


19 posted on 04/11/2012 9:07:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cicero; LucyT
Thank you for posting that video. Very painful to watch the decline of our great country! Where once we reigned strong, a nation under God, we now witness the effects, experienced by other countries, when dictatorial leaders replace God with their own mandates.
20 posted on 04/12/2012 4:52:04 AM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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21 posted on 04/12/2012 4:56:16 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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22 posted on 04/12/2012 4:57:14 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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23 posted on 04/12/2012 4:58:51 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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24 posted on 04/12/2012 5:00:27 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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25 posted on 04/12/2012 5:01:46 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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26 posted on 04/12/2012 5:02:41 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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27 posted on 04/12/2012 5:03:50 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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28 posted on 04/12/2012 5:04:53 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Great side-by-side comparison. It’s infuriating. But justice comes in the next world. Obama should keep that in mind.


29 posted on 04/12/2012 5:07:45 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: NYer

30 posted on 04/12/2012 5:07:52 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Excellent comparative visual, much like Christ before Pilate. Thank you for posting those images of Fr. Weslin.


31 posted on 04/12/2012 5:26:39 AM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer

Happy to do it.


32 posted on 04/12/2012 5:29:09 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: LucyT

Prayers up for Fr. Weslin.


33 posted on 04/12/2012 8:57:38 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: NYer

Prayers up for this courageous priest.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 6:05:38 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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