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Schindler Family Attends Mass for Terri Schiavo Hosted by Ave Maria University
Life News ^ | 4/1/09 | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 04/01/2009 11:13:55 AM PDT by wagglebee

St. Petersburg, FL (LifeNews.com) -- The Schindler family attended a special Mass on Tuesday, which marked the fourth anniversary of the painful starvation and dehydration euthanasia death of Terri Schiavo. Ave Maria University, a Florida-based Catholic college, hosted the mass, which saw the entire Schindler family attend.

Bob and Mary Schindler, Terri's parents, joined their other children Bobby Schindler and Suzanne Vitadamo for a ceremony in Terri's honor.

As the Schindlers prayed with participants for other disabled people who face the same euthanasia concerns, they placed a picture of Terri on her wedding day on the altar and joined more than 400 people in remembering her life.

The Mass was part of the International Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Terri Schindler Schiavo that the Schindler family jointly co-sponsors with the Terri Schiavo foundation and Priests for Life.

The two organizations established this day last year to foster education, prayer, and activism regarding discrimination against the disabled.

"God is using Terri to impact the world in a very special way," Bobby Schindler told the News Press.

Thomas Monaghan, founder and chancellor of Ave Maria University, told the newspaper the college was happy to help with the ceremony.

“We're very big on pro-life,” he said. “Our purpose is to fight evil and pro-life is center stage, and that’s where we want to be.”

Fr. Frank Pavone, who was with Bobby and Suzanne at Terri’s bedside as she died, recalls that painful day and the support from pro-life advocates and others.

"As we consoled Terri and prayed with her, what I felt most strongly was the presence of countless people around the world who, by their love, prayers, and tears, accompanied Terri and her family through those difficult days," he said. "I am confident that these same individuals, families, and Churches will want to observe Terri’s Day."

Related web sites:
Terri’s Day - http://www.TerrisDay.org
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation - http://www.TerrisFight.org
Priests for Life - http://priestsforlife.org



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To: topher; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ..
The Notre Dame board has received over 300,000 signatures opposing Zero's appearance there and this comes on the heals of losing over $8 million in donations.

Thread by topher.

1st 300,000 Petition Signatures Delivered to ND Board Members, Fr. Jenkins

MANASSAS, VA, April 29, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - This morning the first 300,000 names of individuals who signed the petition at NotreDameScandal.com - opposing the University of Notre Dame's decision to honor President Barack Obama at this year's commencement - began to be delivered to Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the Board of Trustees and the Board of Fellows as they prepare for scheduled meetings on Friday, May 1, at Notre Dame.

As of this morning, more than 344,000 people have signed the petition, but because of the overwhelming number of signers The Cardinal Newman Society says it took them more than 24 hours to prepare the data and print more than 64,000 sheets of paper, double-sided, which were then bound in notebooks and rushed to Father Jenkins and individual members of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees and Board of Fellows.

Copies of the petitions are also being rushed by The Cardinal Newman Society, which sponsored the petition, to Archbishop Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education; Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Apostolic Nuncio (Vatican ambassador) to the United States; Francis Cardinal George, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB); Bishop John D'Arcy, of Fort Wayne-South Bend, who presides over Notre Dame; and Bishop Robert McManus, Chairman of the USCCB Education Committee. . .

151 posted on 04/29/2009 4:12:09 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; 8mmMauser
Well, it seems that the Orange County, CA board of supervisors had second thoughts about doing the right thing.

Thread by me.

Orange County, California Supervisors Restore $300K Planned Parenthood Grant

Santa Ana, CA (LifeNews.com) -- The Orange County Board of Supervisors in southern California has restored the $300,000 grant it initially revoked from the Planned Parenthood abortion business in March. The board initially voted to suspend the grant for family planning services because Planned Parenthood does abortions.

After hearing from county attorneys, supervisors restored the grant on Tuesday, but they also approved a policy that would make future grants to the abortion business more difficult to obtain.

Supervisor John Moorlach, who first proposed cutting the Planned Parenthood grant, and Supervisor Bill Campbell voted against restoring the funding.

Supervisors voted to create a new policy that, among other provisions, makes it so the family planning services can't be provided in the same location as abortions. That would require Planned Parenthood to establish a new facility that solely provided the contraception the grant funds.

The new policy also restricts funds to direct health services, rather than health education -- such as the propaganda Planned Parenthood will provide area teenagers with the $300,000. . .

152 posted on 04/29/2009 4:14:39 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


153 posted on 04/29/2009 8:49:21 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

So depressing!! Where is the backbone?


154 posted on 04/29/2009 8:53:55 PM PDT by Lesforlife
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To: Bill Dupray; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Zero spent his first hundred days pushing abortion, now he is setting the stage to kill the rest.

Thread by Bill Dupray.

Obama: Terminal Patients May Be Denied Some Treatment Under Health Plan

“I don’t know how much that hip replacement cost,” Mr. Obama said in the interview with David Leonhardt of The Times. “I would have paid out of pocket for that hip replacement, just because she’s my grandmother. Whether, sort of in the aggregate, society making those decisions to give my grandmother, or everybody else’s aging grandparents or parents, a hip replacement when they’re terminally ill is a sustainable model is a very difficult question.”

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155 posted on 04/30/2009 4:34:35 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jim Robinson; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
If the GOP is to be saved, which is looking more doubtful by the day, then conservatives MUST hold the line.

Thread by Jim Robinson.

If Mitt Romney is in, I'm out!

Yeah, I know. Said some similar things about Bush in 2000. But at least he was pro-life, pro-family, etc, and thank God we supported him over the idiot All Green Gore.

Said similar things about McCain in 2008. But when asked the question "when does human life begin?," and he unabashedly stated, "At conception, of course," I had to take notice. Then when he announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, I decided to support her. I voted for Sarah (and the white haired old geezer that came along with the package).

But Romney is a NO go. And I don't care who this socialist, abortionist, homosexualist, constitution trampling bastard picks for running mate. If Romney's in I'm out!

G.O.P., R.I.P!

156 posted on 04/30/2009 4:39:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
The number of bishops opposing Zero's Notre Dame deathfest continues to grow and Jenkins doesn't seem to be backing down.

Thread by me.

"ND Has Turned Its Back on the Catholic Community": 56 Bishops against ND Scandal

SOUTH BEND, Indiana, April 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Three more bishops have spoken out against the University of Notre Dame's decision to honor President Obama by asking him to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at the school's graduation ceremony May 17.

"In my first year as bishop no issue has generated more mail expressing dismay and sadness as the recent decision by the leadership of the University of Notre Dame to honor Pres. Barack Obama at this year's commencement," wrote Bishop James V. Johnston of the diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO in his weekly column dated May 1.

"Regardless of whether it is deserved or not, Notre Dame holds a special place in the hearts of a vast number of Catholics who see it as a proud symbol of the Catholic Church's place in American life."

Considering President Obama's extreme pro-abortion agenda, said the bishop, "it is saddening and bewildering that Notre Dame would act in this manner."

"This honor will cause confusion and scandal among many."

Bishop Johnston expressed solidarity with Notre Dame's Bishop D'Arcy and his decision to boycott the ceremony, and said he joins those calling for Notre Dame to "reconsider this decision."

"Even at this late date, such a reversal would be a credit to Notre Dame's leadership, and would restore the near-universal goodwill that Notre Dame is now almost assured of losing," said the bishop. . .

157 posted on 04/30/2009 4:44:21 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
Now Vermont is looking to get into the euthanasia business.

Thread by me.

Vermont Pro-Life Advocates Rally Against New Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Montpelier, VT (LifeNews.com) -- Vermont pro-life advocates are gearing up once again for a battle against legislation that would add the state to the list of those that have legalized assisted suicide. Led by Vermont Right to Life, state residents will participate in a rally in the state capital tomorrow.

The pro-life organization tells LifeNews.com the Healthcare is a Human Right rally is an event to remind state lawmakers that abortion and physician-assisted suicide are not health care and should not be included in any state health care proposal.

Just prior to the scheduled rally, lawmakers introduced legislation to legalize assisted suicide in both the state House and Senate.

The measures, S. 144 and H. 455, are causing pro-life groups, medical organizations and disability rights groups to be concerned about the specter of a government-run system that relies on rationing of health care along with legalized assisted suicide.

“It is no accident that the push to legalize physician-assisted suicide is rearing its ugly head at the same time that pressure is being put on lawmakers to change the health care system and reduce health care costs,” Vermont Right to Life director Mary Hahn Beerworth told LifeNews.com.

Beerworth said states such as Oregon, the first to legalize assisted suicide, have seen abuses. There, a patient can be denied lifesaving health care but the state government will cover the cost of a lethal dose of a deadly drug. . .

158 posted on 04/30/2009 4:47:45 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


159 posted on 04/30/2009 8:23:07 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee
Terri Schiavo was the topic on Hardball last night. I was channel surfing, heard something about a guy who lived with somebody else per Tom Delay and I kept it on. Yes, it was about Terri. CHRIS SHAYS, RINO, said saving Terri was big brother.

Well, how is it they can pardon convicts and that's okay????

Had JEB not been derelict in his duty, the faux action in DC would not have been necessary. It was staged to protect Jeb's big brother. GOP and dems wanted Terri to be the first public victim of the culture of death.

Jeb's running around now trying to save the GOP. Sorry, Mr. Party above Oath Jeb.

You aren't worth saving but Terri certainly was. GOP roll Jeb out at your own risk!

160 posted on 05/01/2009 2:31:59 PM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Zero will probably declare these billboards "hate speech" and have the torn down to avoid having to see them.

Thread by me.

Pro-lifers Put up Billboards on Indiana Toll Road Decrying Obama's Notre Dame Appearance

CHICAGO, May 1, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In response to the University of Notre Dame's invitation to President Barack Obama to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree on May 17, the Pro-Life Action League has erected two large billboards located near the South Bend, Ind., campus.

The billboards, to go up May 4 on the Indiana Toll Road, Interstate 80/90, will read, "NOTRE DAME: Obama is pro abortion choice. How dare you honor him," along with a picture of a baby in utero sucking its thumb. They also will list a Web address, NotreDameProtest.com, where visitors can get information on the protests planned during the graduation weekend at Notre Dame.

"These billboards will be seen by hundreds of thousands of motorists, including most of the families coming to Notre Dame for the graduation exercises," said Eric Scheidler, the League's communications director. "They will help make the direct and irrefutable connection between Barack Obama and abortion."

The League and its national director Joe Scheidler, a Notre Dame alumnus and former teacher there, already have called on the university's president, Rev. John Jenkins, to rescind his invitation to Obama. They have protested at the university, and have said they will return to decry Obama's appearance on May 17 if Jenkins' invite stands. Nearly 60 Catholic bishops and scores of pro-life leaders have written Jenkins, urging him to cancel Obama's talk, or otherwise protested his decision. . .

"We will not be silent.
We are your bad conscience.
The White Rose will give you no rest."

161 posted on 05/02/2009 4:38:24 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: SErtelt; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Zero has filled every available post with the most pro-death people possible, SCOTUS will certainly not be an exception.

Thread and story by our great FRiend Steven Ertelt.

President Obama Likely to Pick Pro-Abortion Supreme Court Justice After Souter

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Now that pro-abortion Supreme Court Justice David Souter has announced his future retirement in June, speculation turns to President Barack Obama. During the presidential campaign, he made it clear he would only appoint a pro-abortion activist to the high court if given a chance to nominate a new judge. . .

162 posted on 05/02/2009 4:46:28 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe) has weighed in on Zero's desecration of Notre Dame.

Thread by Mrs. Don-o.

'Jane Roe' of Roe v Wade attacks Notre Dame decision to honour pro-abortion Obama

The woman whose pregnancy provoked the Roe v Wade court case that legalised abortion in the United States in 1973 has condemned the decision by Notre Dame University to invite the fiercely pro-abortion Barack Obama to deliver its commencement address on May 17.

Norma McCorvey - the "Jane Roe" of Roe v Wade - is now a Catholic pro-life campaigner. And she has joined 60 Catholic bishops in condemning the university 's decision to honour the most "pro-choice" politician ever to sit in Congress.

"Obama is not the ideal person to speak to a young bunch of kids that are going out into the world for the first time," she told me....

163 posted on 05/02/2009 4:49:25 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Man50D; BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
Montana's Supreme Court is set to rule on what would be the most pro-death euthanasia laws in the country.

Threads by Man50D and me.

Doctors face orders to 'kill on demand'

Physicians in Montana could be facing "kill-on-demand" orders from patients who want to commit suicide if a district court judge's opinion pending before the state Supreme Court is affirmed.

The case has attracted nominal attention nationwide, but lawyers with the Christian Legal Service have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the pending case because of what it would mean to doctors within the state, as well as the precedent it would set.

The concern is over the attack on doctors' ethics and religious beliefs – as well as the Hippocratic oath – that may be violated by a demand that they prescribe deadly chemicals or in some other way assist in a person's death. . .

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Montana Supreme Court Gets More Pro-Life Briefs Against OKing Assisted Suicide

Helena, MT (LifeNews.com) -- The Montana Supreme Court has received more legal briefs from pro-life groups asking it not to affirm a lower court decision making the state the third to allow assisted suicides. The Christian Legal Society and Christian Medical Association, along with Americans United for Life, weighed in this week.

AUL filed a brief on of a bipartisan group of 28 Montana state senators and representatives arguing there is no right to assisted suicide under the state’s constitution.

Mailee Smith, staff counsel with the group, told LifeNews.com that the "district court held that a person’s constitutional rights are ‘defeated’ if she does not receive assistance in dying. This means that anyone—even a patient who cannot administer lethal drugs herself—is entitled to have a physician kill them."

Smith says the Montana ruling would allow the state to go beyond assisted suicide and allow euthanasia. . .

164 posted on 05/02/2009 4:54:12 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
We are coming dangerously close to a full return of Nazi-style eugenics.

Thread by me.

DNA databases prelude to return of eugenics?

An organization that has been battling Minnesota state procedures in which DNA from every newborn is collected and warehoused says virtually all states do the same thing, and the alarming trend eventually could lead the United States back into eugenics.

The report from Twila Brase, president of the Citizens' Council on Health Care, says, "Throughout history, proponents of eugenics have focused on the reproduction of children, either through encouraging the 'healthy' to reproduce or discouraging the 'unhealthy' from procreation. This focus has been evidenced in history by 29 state sterilization laws … and the horrific Nazi campaign aimed at ridding Germany of the 'unfit' – the Jews, the physically deformed, the mentally retarded, the 'feebleminded,' the inferior, the epileptic, the deaf, the blind, 'those suffering from hereditary conditions,' the deviant 'asocial' and the politically dissident."

The report then continued, "That the focus on reproduction still exists today is more than troubling.

"The authors of a 2001 study 'were struck' by the large number of state government officials who agreed with a specific statement regarding assessment of a child's suitability for future reproduction," the report said. "Nineteen (54 percent) of 35 … respondents who routinely provide counseling – mostly newborn genetic screening follow-up staff at state health departments across the country – thought it important when giving advice to parents to 'identify children who might be, for genetic reasons, unsuitable choices for future reproduction,'" the report said. . .

165 posted on 05/02/2009 4:56:27 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
This is an excellent column on just how dangerous the culture of death is.

Thread by me.

'Death-on-demand culture' risky, ethics expert warns

The perfect storm of intellectual thought, economic reality and societal context that allowed the mass killings of "undesirables" in Germany before and during the Second World War, is swirling today, warned an American professor.

And while history won't repeat itself exactly -- it's doubtful that even pro-abortionists would condone death camps -- "the pro-abortion twist is spinning bad into good," said Mark Mostert, director of the Institute for the Study of Disability and Bioethics at Regent University, in Virginia. "In the battle for the sanctity of life, we need to watch what's happening with legally assisted-suicide and euthanasia. The sick, infirm, elderly and those with disabilities are most at risk."

Mostert, a professor of special education, was a guest speaker at the annual conference of Alliance for Life Ontario, that was held Friday and Saturday in Guelph. He said medical and technological advances now allow doctors to do more for their patients, including detecting defects in unborn children, which is adding to a death-on-demand culture.

"The ethical thinking hasn't caught up with the scientific advances and we really need to have those discussions," he said. "What we're talking about is the value of a life."

Mostert said those values began to shift in Germany after the First World War, when intellectuals, medical researchers and law makers began to measure a person's value by how much they contributed to the economy. By extension, those who did not or could not contribute were considered a burden. . .

166 posted on 05/02/2009 4:58:46 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

Thanks for the ping!


167 posted on 05/02/2009 8:53:57 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

Montana, a former conservative state: Kill on Demand likely scenario

http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=96777


168 posted on 05/03/2009 8:23:13 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
As Zero's date to desecrate Notre Dame nears, things are heating up.

Two threads by me.

62: Three More Bishops Against Notre Dame Scandal, Obama Urged to Decline Invitation

SOUTH BEND, Indiana, March 4, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A total of 62 bishops have publicly condemned the Notre Dame scandal, with three more bishops expressing solidarity with Notre Dame's Bishop John D'Arcy and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) policy against honoring pro-abortion politicians.  The University of Notre Dame has invited President Obama to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree May 17.

Bishop Reymundo Pena of Brownsville, TX has published an April 24 letter addressed to both President Obama and University President Fr. John Jenkins condemning the scandal.  (http://www.cdob.org/bishop/column/2009/4-24-09.htm)

Citing USCCB policy, Pena told Fr. Jenkins: "The prestige that the president will lend to your commencement is not sufficient reason to disregard these principles. There are numerous prominent public figures distinguished for their moral rectitude and record of public service from which you could have drawn."

Bishop Pena pointed to the dozens of bishops and over 350,000 petitioning Catholics who have expressed outrage at the invitation. 

"Surely their collective voice has made it clear that they consider your action to be scandalously inconsistent with Notre Dame's symbolic mission to showcase how Catholic faith can positively influence modern life and culture," the bishop wrote.  "Why have you refused to meet with twelve university student groups, who have asked to talk with you about your choice?

"I join my voice to this growing chorus of protesters, and I encourage Valley Catholics to express what is in their hearts to you,  Father Jenkins."
 
In the portion addressed to President Obama, the bishop lauded the president's personal accomplishments, but acknowledged the "deep divide between you and the majority of Americans on the paramount moral issue of our time: the right to life vs. the claimed right to abortion."

"Mr. President, less than 18 months ago, Pope Benedict XVI canceled a speaking engagement at La Sapienza University in Rome, simply because some of the students reacted negatively to the announcement of his coming," wrote Bishop Pena.  "Rather than risk throwing the university into turmoil, the pope humbly withdrew. 

"I respectfully ask you to consider freely withdrawing your commitment to speak at Notre Dame University, for the same reason."
 
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Notre Dame Students to Protest, Boycott Obama Speech, Confront on Abortion

South Bend, IN (LifeNews.com) -- The collection of pro-life student groups at the University of Notre Dame who have led much of the response to the Obama graduation invitation have announced their plans for commencement. Notre Dame Response will hold a peaceful protest when President Barack Obama speaks at the Catholic college.

The invitation from Father John Jenkins to the pro-abortion president to both give the graduation address and receive an honorary degree has prompted national outrage.

An ad hoc coalition of several pro-life students groups has led the official protest from UND students to the decision.

Today, the groups announced their plans for the May 17 event, saying, "ND Response has received official permission to hold a prayerful and constructive demonstration on the South Quad of the University of Notre Dame between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the day of Commencement."

"The students of this coalition would like to extend an invitation to all those interested in joining us on campus on May 17th as we respectfully give witness to Notre Dame's Catholic identity and pro-life principles," the group added.

"We will not be silent.
We are your bad conscience.
The White Rose will give you no rest."

169 posted on 05/04/2009 4:26:54 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
This an excellent piece about how Hitler's agenda is being carried out long after people thought we had destroyed Nazism.

Thread by 2ndDivisionVet.

Did Hitler Win The War? Reflections On Habit and Moral Evil (Must Read!)

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Our moral bluntness has reached such a point that not only do we constantly refer to physical sex in newspapers, magazines, advertisements, movies, which every child can see, but some Catholic parents irresponsibly endorse certain sex education courses approved by the local bishop (who usually rubber-stamps the evaluation of "sex experts"), which teach innocent children things which should make us blush with shame—facts which most of us, of the older generation, never even knew about when we were young because this information was both unnecessary and filthy. It is bound to destroy the child’s innocence. When a young boy of eight, watching a tennis tournament, turns to me and says, "Do you know that she (referring to one of the players) is a lesbian?" it must make the angels cry. When grammar school children are taught the standard forms of artificial birth control and various forms of sexual perversions, we ought to wake up to the fact that evil is now presented as perfectly acceptable—no, respectable. For the child, his parents and teachers are "authorities," and he will necessarily accept as "perfectly all right" sex information sponsored to him by his teachers, in programs financed by the school, and headed by "sex experts" who teach the child "the facts of life." They are in fact invited to "experiment," and children love to try things out. These little ones are too young to carry the weight of this "scientific" information.

Moreover, they are taught to be "tolerant" toward "other life styles," and perversions are put on the same level as differences of race and color. To be black, white, or yellow is not a moral question. It is morally irrelevant, and this is why racial prejudices are both stupid and immoral. But homosexual activity is morally relevant indeed (both Plato and Paul have made this strikingly clear and condemned these practices in the strongest possible terms, and the gentle Francis de Sales echoed their views when he refers to this sin as "the most detestable disorder that human flesh can commit" (Treatise on the Love of God, 11:11). We are reminded of the words of Jeremiah: "They do not know how to blush" (6:15, 8:12). The situation is so grave because we have become anaesthetized by the media and live in a state of total moral somnolence. We are now so used to abominable practices that they no longer scandalize us. Yet Christ said, "Woe to those who scandalize one of these little ones; it would be better for him to have a millstone put around his neck" (Matt. 28:6).

One of the greatest moral dangers threatening us today is that all of us, constantly exposed to the horrors shown on our television screens and the artful propaganda of "liberal" views, have become morally blunt and blind. Assisted suicide, scientific research on fetuses, abortion of millions of helpless infants, are accepted as a matter of course. Now that a democratically-elected president of the U.S., abetted by his wife, officially defends the right of a woman "to control her reproductive organs"—that is to say, makes the murder of an innocent child a "right"—and proclaims that he will veto any bill prohibiting partial birth abortions, we should realize that we have hit the rock bottom of moral decadence. The greatest political authority in the U.S. proclaims that a crime is a right.

Individuals in any given society will commit crimes. But the moment that a state legalizes crimes and lobbies for the subvention of these crimes by the state, we have, humanly speaking, reached the point of no return. God alone can save people who have strayed so far from his laws.

This is precisely what happened in Germany when Hitler came to power on January 30, 1933. He too legalized crimes of all sorts. Because the state is a powerful institution and enjoys a de facto respectability, the danger of accepting its views becomes immense. "Thus discord in religion, and untruth in religion, have come to be less odious and less alarming to men, simply because they are accustomed to them. It requires courage, both moral and mental, to believe the whole of a grand nation in the wrong" (P. Gueranger, Liturgical Year, 8:218).

There is a great danger that those whose moral sense has not been totally warped will at first reject these abominations with horror. After a while, this response of total rejection and horror will be replaced by regret, which will degenerate into tolerance, then acceptance leading to total callousness and indifference.

Once this stage is reached—the acceptance of the legalization of crimes—the fabric of the state is threatened. The state should stand for justice. Once it condones the most crying injustice, it has sapped the foundation of its authority. The worm of immorality has eaten so deeply into the apple that it is now rotten to the core and, humanly speaking, it cannot survive.

Our society is afflicted by the terrible disease of moral blindness. The physically blind person knows, at least, that he is handicapped. The morally blind person accuses those who see of being "fanatics." The great Pascal raised the question, "Why is it that, when I see a limping man, I feel sorry for his plight? But when I meet a limping mind, I am irritated beyond words?" His answer testifies to his genius: "Because the limping man knows he is limping; the limping mind accuses me of limping." The pro-abortionist and the abortionist have "limping minds," yet they accuse those who understand the rights of the unborn as limping.

This is the situation we face today. In this respect we can say that Hitler has won the war in the Western world.

170 posted on 05/04/2009 4:34:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Just how low is Specter willing to go?

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Arlen Specter Blames Pro-Life Science Policies for Death of Jack Kemp

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Fresh from switching from the Republican to the Democratic Party, pro-abortion Sen. Arlen Specter upset pro-life advocates again over the weekend. He blamed the death of pro-life former Congressman and vice-presidential candidate Jack Kemp on pro-life policies that he claimed are anti-science.

Kemp died over the weekend about a bout with cancer, with which he was only diagnosed in January. By the time it was caught, it had spread throughout his body.

Now, Specter has, as some pro-life advocates say, "shamefully" used the occasion of Kemp's death to justify his political switch.

"Well, I was sorry to disappoint many people. Frankly, I was disappointed that the Republican Party didn't want me as their candidate," he told the news program "Face the Nation."

"But as a matter of principle, I'm becoming much more comfortable with the Democrats' approach. And one of the items that I'm working on, Bob, is funding for medical research," Specter added. "If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine."

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171 posted on 05/04/2009 4:38:03 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
Australia's own Doctor Death might be moving to America.

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(Euthanasia Advocate) Nitschke ditching Britain for US

PHILIP Nitschke is considering moving to the US to continue his campaign for voluntary euthanasia after a hostile reception from British immigration authorities on the weekend.

The Australian campaigner known as "Doctor Death" said last night that until he was detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours on Saturday he had been considering moving to Britain to escape Australia's increasingly tight restrictions on the dissemination of information on how to kill yourself.

"That looks unlikely now, because after that reception I guess the British will be less likely to let me stay," Dr Nitschke told The Australian.

"I'm not sure, but we might be forced to move to the US, which still has freedom of speech and increasingly looks like a less hostile environment."

Dr Nitschke was last night due to launch in London a testing kit to allow people considering suicide to check that any barbiturates they had bought were capable of killing them, before holding four seminars on assisted suicide.

"The problem is it was pretty clear the immigration people were waiting for us, and they were well prepared with a big file on our activities," he said. . .

172 posted on 05/04/2009 4:41:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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173 posted on 05/04/2009 9:15:25 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Caleb1411; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
A great editorial by Judie Brown!

Thread by Caleb1411.

Contrary Catholics Continue to Confuse

There seems to be no end to the mind-boggling contradictions that spew forth from the mouths of public figures who claim to be Catholic, but use their media opportunities to discredit the Catholic Church and her teachings through deception.

First, there was Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback’s statement, made after voting in favor of pro-abortion Catholic Kathleen Sebelius for secretary of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, as reported by the Washington Times.

"It's well known that Governor Sebelius and I fundamentally disagree on several issues, and most notably on the issues of life," Mr. Brownback said. "However, we can work together for the people of Kansas, especially on rural health care issues, graduate medical education in Wichita and a National Cancer Institute designation at KU."

I am not sure what "issues of life" might be, though Brownback could be referring to the direct murder of innocent pre-born children, which is, according to Catholic teaching, an abomination before God.

One has to wonder if Brownback seriously believes that the church and the Lord himself would step aside for fundamental disagreements on matters of life and death because his followers want to collaborate with the purveyors of evil on "rural health care issues."

God save us from such drivel. Ah, but Brownback is not alone.

When courageous Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon announced that she had declined the University of Notre Dame’s prestigious Laetare Medal, rather than share a stage with culture-of-death-guru President Barack Obama, someone whom Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker referred to as “a mutual friend” said, "[Notre Dame president] Father [John] Jenkins thought he could use Mary Ann Glendon as a fig leaf."

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174 posted on 05/05/2009 5:18:37 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Let's see, THEY murder 3500 children EVERY DAY, over a third of the victims are Black, yet somehow WE are "violent racists" for opposing them.

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Obama Admin Terrorism Dictionary Calls Pro-Life Advocates Violent, Racist

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- More details are emerging about a terrorism dictionary the administration of President Barack Obama put together in March. The newly-revealed document comes on the heels of a report the Department of Homeland Security sent out saying pro-life advocates were right-wing extremists.

The latest report to cause national outrage is a document known as the "Domestic Extremism Lexicon," essentially a terrorism and political extremism dictionary for the Obama administration's internal use.

The March 26, 2009 document features numerous definitions and the headline "antiabortion extremism," appears on page two of the eleven-page manual.

The Obama administration calls pro-life advocates violent and claims they employ racist overtones in engaging in criminal actions.

The definition reads: "A movement of groups or individuals who are virulently antiabortion and advocate violence against providers of abortion-related services, their employees, and their facilities. Some cite various racist and anti-Semitic beliefs to justify their criminal activities."

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175 posted on 05/05/2009 5:22:20 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
One would think that a person who derives their income from selling childrens books would be opposed to killing children.

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Children's Author Judy Blume Seeks Donations to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Famous children's author Judy Blume is no stranger to controversy, but she's added to herself to a list of people who will be remember for something more devastating. Blume has lent her name the solicitation of donations for Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion business.

In a new missive ironically celebrating mothers day, Blume suggests sending a donation to the pro-abortion group to honor mothers.

"Say thanks this Mother's Day with a gift that honors her courage by making a donation to Planned Parenthood in her name. I guarantee you that she'll be pleased. I know I would be,' Blume writes.

"There is no organization that I know of that supports motherhood and all that it means more than Planned Parenthood. That's why I'm honoring moms everywhere with my gift to Planned Parenthood today," Blume adds. . .

176 posted on 05/05/2009 5:25:25 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Thanks for the ping!


177 posted on 05/05/2009 8:39:10 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ReformationFan; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
A wonderful message of truth from the Pope!

Thread by ReformationFan.

Pope: "Non-Negotiable Human Rights" include "Right to Life and Right to Freedom of Conscience"

VATICAN CITY, MAY 5, 2009 (LifeSIteNews.com) - Pope Benedict XVI addressed members of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences yesterday at their plenary session which is focused on the theme of Catholic social teaching and human rights, and called for the promotion of universal human rights based on both faith and reason, affirming the "right to life and the right to freedom of conscience and religion as being at the center of those rights that spring from human nature itself."

The Holy Father noted that though these human rights are not strictly "truths of faith, even though they are discoverable - and indeed come to full light - in the message of Christ who "reveals man to man himself," they do "receive further confirmation from faith."

Giving an historical perspective to human rights as "the reference point of a shared universal ethos - at least at the level of aspiration - for most of humankind," the Pope spoke of the "vast suffering caused by two terrible world wars and the unspeakable crimes perpetrated by totalitarian ideologies," as a consequence of which "the international community acquired a new system of international law based on human rights."

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178 posted on 05/06/2009 4:06:38 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: markomalley; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
This "priestess", or whatever she calls herself, is clearly doing Satan's work.

Thread by markomalley.

Remarks of the Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, Birmingham, AL (BARF Alert)

Well Operation Save America came, they saw, they harassed, and they annoyed; but they did not close the clinic. The clinic stayed open, no patients were turned away, and the doors never closed. We remain victorious. And that victory is a good thing – but, make no mistake, even though OSA has gone home; our work is not done.

If we were to leave this park and discover that clinic violence had become a thing of the past, never to plague us again, that would be a very good thing, indeed; but, still, our work would not be done.

If we were to find that, while we were here, Congress had acted to insure that abortion would always be legal, that would be a very good thing; but our work would not be done.

If we were suddenly to find a host of trained providers, insuring access in every city, town, village, and military base throughout the world, that would be a very good thing; but our work would not be done.

When every woman has everything she needs to make an informed, thoughtful choice, and to act upon it, we will be very close; but, still, our work will not be done.

As long as women, acting as responsible moral agents, taking responsibility for their own lives and for those who depend on them, have to contend with guilt and shame, have judgment and contempt heaped upon them, rather than the support and respect they deserve, our work is not done. . .

179 posted on 05/06/2009 4:10:34 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: NYer; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
This is too sickening for words.

Thread by NYer.

Decrimininalizing Infanticide (in Texas)

A Catholic state legislator in Texas has introduced shocking new legislation that would effectively reduce infanticide to a fineable offense for the first 12 months of a baby's life. The bill states that if a mother kills her own child within the child's first 12 months of life due to past partum depression, the murder would be downgraded and punishable by relatively short jail stay and/or a fine. . .

180 posted on 05/06/2009 4:12:37 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; Sun; Dante3; 8mmMauser
A great editorial by Jill Stanek!

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Jill Stanek: Turbulence surrounds Notre Dame 'abortion plane'

This is finals week for students at the University of Notre Dame.

But a new kind of buzz may be getting in the way of scoring good grades, and it's not illegal (yet, anyway).

For the past 10 days the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform has been conducting an air and land campaign in, around and over the Notre Dame campus to educate students and faculty exactly what its intended May 17 commencement honoree, President Barack Obama, supports by being "pro-choice."

On the roads are CBR's "Reproductive 'Choice' Trucks," six-paneled moving billboards with large signs such as these plastered on them:



And in the air at least three hours a day (six during finals week) has been an airplane trailing a large photo banner behind it, also showing in vivid detail what Obama means when he says he's pro-choice:


It is the plane that has caused the most commotion. . .


181 posted on 05/06/2009 4:15:24 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

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182 posted on 05/06/2009 8:29:05 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee

bttt. Flip Wilson Geraldine’s boyfriend’s nickname was “killer”.


183 posted on 05/08/2009 6:40:28 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: wagglebee

Farrah Fawcett is in her final days at home. At least she has an IV for nutrition but she’s bedridden and frail.


184 posted on 05/08/2009 6:42:20 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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Didn’t Barry euthanize his grandmother before the inauguration??????? Michelle and the kids didn’t go bk to Hawaii w/him and shortly after, Hawaii declared that Barry was born in Hawaii. Killed 2 birds w/one stone. Grannie was a commie though. She taught him all the crap he’s using on us now.


185 posted on 05/08/2009 6:55:50 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: KLT; topher
The scandal at Notre Dame continues to heat up.

Threads by KLT and topher.

Archbishop Chaput: Habit of "Vanity and Compromise" Led to ND Scandal

NEW YORK, May 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The University of Notre Dame's decision to honor pro-abortion President Obama resulted from "vanity and complacency" with modern culture, said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver yesterday. Chaput also remarked on the controversy stirred by President Obama's statement that America is "not a Christian nation," asserting that America is under attack from groups working "very vigorously" to de-Christianize popular culture.

The Catholic News Agency published portions of the archbishop's remarks to the American Bible Society in New York City yesterday, where he received the Becket Fund's Canterbury Medal, which honors those who "most resolutely refused to render to Caesar that which is God's."

Reflecting on the spirituality of St. Paul as the theme of his talk, Chaput urged American Catholics to be uncompromising in witnessing to their faith. "As even St. Peter discovered, Paul never let shallow courtesies interfere with his witness for Jesus Christ," he said. . .

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Catholics Overwhelmingly Oppose ND 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. . .

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Alan Keyes among 21 arrested at Notre Dame

Alan Keyes among 21 arrested at Notre Dame May 8, 2009 1:29 PM Former Illinois U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes and 20 other protesters were arrested this morning when they refused to leave the Notre Dame campus during a protest of President Obama's upcoming commencement address there, a university spokesman said. . .

186 posted on 05/08/2009 4:39:43 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
More of Zero's "change we can believe in."

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President Obama's New Budget Calls for Tax-Funded Abortions in Nation's Capital

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- President Barack Obama's new federal budget calls for taxpayer funded abortions in the nation's capital. Although Obama has promised Americans he wants to reduce the number of abortions, one pro-life group says he is violating that promise by calling for taxpayer-financed abortions in the District of Columbia.

The budget Obama submitted to Congress urges the House and Senate to repeal a law sometimes called the Dornan amendment that has prevented tax-funded abortion in the District of Columbia for many years.

Congress, as authorized by the U.S. Constitution, holds complete legislative authority over the District of Columbia and, therefore, determines whether taxpayer dollars will be used to fund abortions for poor women there.

Although Congress has banned taxpayer-funded abortions in D.C. for years, the budget Obama released today, on Appendix page 1209 asks Congress to repeal the ban. . .

187 posted on 05/08/2009 4:44:14 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Well, it seems that Judy Blume is upset that she is getting negative e-mails from pro-lifers and Klan Barrehood now has lesbian B actress Cynthia Nixon pimping for them.

Three threads by me.

Planned Parenthood Begs for Response to Criticism of Judy Blume Abortion Plug

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- The criticism of children's author Judy Blume has reached such a fever pitch so quickly after an expose' article from Lifenews.com that Planned Parenthood is begging for help. Blume wrote a mother's day fundraising letter for the abortion business that has pro-life advocates aghast.

Blume plugged the pro-abortion group in an attempt to raise money near Mother's Day and her missive ironically suggested that abortion advocates celebrate mothers by donating to Planned Parenthood.

LifeNews.com received an email blast this afternoon from Planned Parenthood to its supporters titled "Please help" and begging for assistance in responding to the deluge of criticism.

"Yesterday, Judy Blume — a beloved writer and icon to generations of women — graciously wrote a letter about Mother's Day for Planned Parenthood," Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards writes. "Now, anti-choice extremists are inundating her with hate mail and phone calls."

"We rarely respond to these outrageous attacks, but when it comes to Judy Blume ... well, I can't stand by and do nothing. I just can't," Richards added. "Please, let her know how much we appreciate her courage."

Blume has likely directly seen the critical response. . .

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Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon Wants Planned Parenthood Mother's Day Gifts

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda on the popular television program and movie, is the latest celebrity to stump for donations for the Planned Parenthood abortion business on Mother's Day. Her letter to Planned Parenthood donors follows one from children's author Judy Blume.

The Blume letter sparked so much national outrage after LifeNews.com exposed it, that Planned Parenthood begged its supporters to send thank you notes to her.

Like the Blume letter, the missive from Nixon ironically urges donations to Planned Parenthood to celebrate Mother's Day even though Planned Parenthood routinely puts women's health at risks with unsafe abortions and spends most of its time doing abortions instead of offering women legitimate prenatal health care services.

"I am Cynthia Nixon. I am an actor, an activist, a mom, a daughter. But today, I am writing to you about motherhood, on behalf of Planned Parenthood and the many people they serve," the actress writes. "The truth is, in my book, there is no organization that supports motherhood more than Planned Parenthood. That's why I'm honoring the moms I know with a gift to Planned Parenthood today."

With Planned Parenthood killing children and injuring women in abortions, Nixon displays an astonishing impudicity when she adds, "To me, it just makes sense: honor the courageous mothers who are raising kids ... with a gift to the courageous organization that helps so many women."

Like Blume, Nixon says the fact that more women are going to Planned Parenthood centers for abortions is another reason to support the organization. . .

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Post-Abortive Women to Planned Parenthood: Hands off Mother's Day

STATEN ISLAND, NY., May. 8 /Christian Newswire/ -- Leaders of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (SNMAC), the world's largest network of individuals harmed by abortion, responded today to Planned Parenthood's new Mother's Day appeal and urged post-abortive women to seek healing.

"Just when it seemed Planned Parenthood's Mother's Day fundraising letters couldn't get more hypocritical, this year they've brought in a children's author to say we should honor mothers by donating to the nation's largest abortion business," said Janet Morana, co-founder of SNMAC.   "Honoring mothers by giving money to Planned Parenthood, though, is like honoring our troops by sending care packages to al-Qaeda.  It makes no sense and it's highly offensive."

"Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby told us that terminating our children's lives would solve our problems, but that lie has turned Mother's Day into a time of anguish and regret for far too many," said Georgette Forney, another co-founder of SNMAC.  "This Mother's Day, the voices of Silent No More want women to find healing and healing begins with the truth."

"Acknowledging a mother's pain and regret is a critical step in her restoration from abortion," said Fr. Frank Pavone, Pastoral Director of SNMAC.  "The Silent No More campaign understands this and connects post-abortive women with resources that not only help them cope with their feelings of loss, but also to become emotionally and spiritually whole again.  I urge everyone who has been impacted by abortion to visit Iregretmyabortion.org to share their regret and begin the healing process. . .

188 posted on 05/08/2009 4:53:08 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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189 posted on 05/08/2009 8:43:48 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: wagglebee
Alan Keyes arrested at Notre Dame - trespass, just like when they arrested people at Hostage Woodside including CHILDREN. It was just a sidewalk but imo, was Homeland Security's first training mission. When the "trespassers" went bk to their states, the Pinellas Courts upped the charges to incitement. Pinellas County is hurting right now. They can't get tourists here like they used to. Poor babies. Who wants to visit murder central? (what some attorneys call it).

Neither JEB or CRIST would meet w/Alan Keyes. Neither Jeb or Crist are manly men. They are wimps.

190 posted on 05/09/2009 9:22:51 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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To: kellynla; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
I get a certain amount of satisfaction watching the death mongers turn on each other.

Thread by kellynla.

Suicide Expert Turns on 'Dr Death'

For well over a decade, they were friends as they launched a global campaign to legalise assisted suicide for terminally-ill patients.

But after Dr Nitschke conducted a tour of Britain last week to show people how they can end their lives effectively, Dr Irwin has hit out at his former colleagues actions.

Dr Irwin accused Dr Nitschke of being "totally irresponsible" for telling people how to obtain an "easy access" drug either for their own suicides or to help with the deaths of seriously-ill relatives. . .

191 posted on 05/10/2009 4:26:16 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; angelwings49; ...
Alan Keyes has been released from jail but plans to return to Notre Dame and the media are doing their best to provide cover for Zero and Notre Dame.

Three threads by me.

Dr. Alan Keyes Released from Jail -- And Will Bear Witness on Notre Dame Campus Again

SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Alan Keyes and 20 peaceful pro-lifers were arrested yesterday after they walked onto Notre Dame's campus praying the rosary and pushing baby strollers carrying baby dolls covered in "stage blood" to protest the invitation of Notre Dame to President Obama to deliver the commencement address at this year's graduation.

Dr. Keyes will be leading peaceful witnesses again on campus this coming Tuesday and Friday -- and is calling on others to join him.

Dr. Keyes said upon being released from jail, "I went on campus to bear witness to the truth that the invitation by the University of Notre Dame to Barack Obama is a travesty and abomination against the truth that is characteristic to our Catholic and Christian faith. Obama's actions deserve condemnation, not honor.

"I am issuing a call to everyone of like mind that we must come together now to bear witness to the world, to send a message to destroy this scandal and spread the truth of the Christians' dedication to life.

"I am going back on campus to prayerfully bear witness. Come, join me, let us trespass together so that in our trespasses we might find ourselves fully in obedience to the will of God."

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Is ND Catholic enough? Obama visit prompts examination of identity

SOUTH BEND — As soon as it was announced March 20 that President Barack Obama would be the University of Notre Dame's commencement speaker and receive an honorary degree, the reaction started.

Online petitions by some Catholic groups were launched that day, denouncing the decision by the Rev. John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame's president, to honor Obama, who is pro-choice and who on March 9 had given approval for expanded fetal stem-cell research.

Pro-life activists have flooded into town, conducting rallies and petition drives, standing at Notre Dame's main gate holding large photos of aborted babies. Airplanes have been flying above the city towing banners, and trucks are being driven along city streets, showing graphic abortion photos and demanding Notre Dame cancel the president's visit to campus, where 85 percent of undergraduates and 53 percent of faculty identify themselves as Catholic.

The Most Rev. John M. D'Arcy, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, announced he will not attend commencement because of Obama's presence.

"Even as I continue to ponder in prayer these events, which many have found shocking, so must Notre Dame," D'Arcy said in a written statement a few days after the announcement of the president's visit. "Indeed, as a Catholic University, Notre Dame must ask itself, if by this decision it has chosen prestige over truth."

Some are demanding that Jenkins be fired for honoring a president who doesn't adhere to moral teachings of the Catholic Church. . .

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Roman Catholics’ War Over Abortion (NYT Barf Alert!)

Discord is nothing new for Roman Catholicism. But the controversy surrounding the appearance of President Obama at the University of Notre Dame’s commencement on May 17 suggests that run-of-the mill discord among American Catholics is escalating into something closer to civil war.

Just watch that airplane circling over the famous Golden Dome of Notre Dame’s Main Building and the spire of the university’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The plane pulls a banner with a picture of an aborted fetus.

The group flying the banner is unhappy not just with the university but also, according to a spokesman quoted in The South Bend Tribune, with “the pro-life community at Notre Dame.”

“If they were doing a good job of reaching the campus,” he said, “it’s unlikely Obama would have been invited.”

Now listen to Bishop Robert W. Finn, bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese in Missouri. “We are at war!” he told an anti-abortion convention on April 18. “We are engaged in a constant warfare with Satan.”

Although this war must never involve violence, he said, and Christians must love the human enemies who come under Satan’s power, “even without their fully realizing it,” he went on to say that the most dangerous enemies were not those openly attacking the church but “more subtle enemies.” These included Catholics who “attack the most fundamental tenets of the church’s teachings.”

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"We will not be silent.
We are your bad conscience.
The White Rose will give you no rest."

192 posted on 05/10/2009 4:33:07 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: BykrBayb; floriduh voter; Lesforlife; 8mmMauser
Studies have confirmed that when the terminally ill are given proper palliative care they DO NOT want to be killed.

Thread by me.

Assisted suicide for ill 'unnecessary'

Good medical care to ease the suffering of terminally ill patients makes assisted suicide unnecessary, experts said at a European conference in Vienna.

Physicians at the meeting of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) also called for improved services across Europe, as the infrastructure varies widely across the continent.

Patients asking for assisted suicide should be taken seriously, said professor Franco De Conno of Italy's National Cancer Institute in Milan.

'But we have to keep in mind that requests for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are often altered by the provision of sufficient and comprehensive palliative care,' he said. Such patients should therefore get access to such treatment.

Palliative medicine tries to help the terminally ill or dying by providing pain treatment and other therapies, including psychological help.

In a study carried out in Vienna among 778 patients receiving such treatments, only 2 asked for assisted death, according to the Vienna physicist Hans-Georg Kress, who also took part in the meeting of some 3,000 experts. . .

193 posted on 05/10/2009 4:38:15 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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194 posted on 05/10/2009 9:27:50 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: kellynla; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
Archbishop Burke makes the truth crystal clear.

Thread by kellynla.

No Other Issues Can Justify Voting for Pro-Abortion, Pro-Euthanasia, or Pro-Same-Sex Marriage

Archbishop Raymond Burke, the prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the highest court in the Roman Catholic Church, told a crowd at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Friday that no matter what good positions a politician may hold on other issues it is never justified to vote for him if he supports abortion, euthanasia or same-sex marriage.

“In a nation set so firmly on a path of violation of the most fundamental moral norms, Catholics and others who adhere to the natural moral law are pressured to think that their religious commitment to the moral law as the way of seeking the good of all is a merely confessional matter which cannot have any application in public life,” Burke told a crowd gathered at the Hilton Washington.

“Apparently, a number of Catholics in public life have been so convinced,” he continued.

“How often do we hear Catholic legislators who vote in favor of anti-life and anti-family legislation claim that they are personally opposed to what the legislation protects and fosters, but that they as public officials may not allow religious beliefs to affect their support of such legislation?” he asked.

“How often do we hear fellow Catholics supporting candidates for office, who are anti-life and anti-family, because of political-party loyalties or for reasons of other policies and programs supported by the candidate, which they deem to be good?” he continued. . .

195 posted on 05/11/2009 4:08:38 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Deo volente; Ohioan from Florida; Goodgirlinred; Miss Behave; cyn; AlwaysFree; amdgmary; ...
God Bless this courageous woman and her family!

Thread by Deo volente.

Mother-to-be sacrifices her chance of surviving cancer for her baby

She leaned on her husband, using his strength to hide her unsteadiness. Her steps were tentative, measured, cautious, with her gait more typical of a woman decades older than her late 20s. She could still walk, shake hands and almost smile, at least with one side of her mouth; she couldn't let the tumor take those gifts away -- not yet. She had to stay healthy another few weeks, until her baby was born. . .


196 posted on 05/11/2009 4:11:34 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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While criticism of Notre Dame continues to pour in a group of pro-life students will be holding an alternate graduation ceremony with the always wonderful Father Frank Pavone as their speaker.

Two threads by me.

Notre Dame has Hurt Itself with Invitation to "Most Radical Anti-life" President Ever

ROME, May 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Notre Dame University, with its invitation to President Barack Obama to give the commencement address on May 17, has hurt its reputation and Catholic identity, perhaps irrevocably, a prominent US Catholic scholar and author told LifeSiteNews.com in Rome on Friday. Robert Royal, a professor of history and president of the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, D.C., told LSN, "I don't think this is going to end well for anyone."

The university, that he described as having lived under a "sacred canopy" of its religious and academic identity, has made a critical error with the invitation. "I think that, in spite of the fact that the they'll manage the public relations of this deftly, it's going to hurt Notre Dame, and not just financially."

"This sort of thing doesn't do well," he said. "It doesn't contribute to the distinct identity that even Catholic universities now recognise they need to have."

Royal, an author, lecturer and editor-in-chief of The Catholic Thing online magazine, was in Rome last week as one side of a debate organized by the Italian publishers of his book, The God That Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West. Arguing against a leading Italian secularist, Luciano Pellicani, Royal said that western history has shown that the so-called "triumph of reason" over religion has led to some of the bloodiest episodes of the last two centuries, from the Terror of the French Revolution, the Soviet Gulags, the Nazi Holocaust and, he said, "the slaughter of the innocents via abortion."

Royal described the invitation, and Notre Dame's persistent refusal to admit any mistake in the face of opposition from over 70 bishops, as a "watershed moment."

"It's a watershed for Catholicism in the US, if what is clearly the most visible Catholic university in the country can openly, openly, ignore the wishes of our bishops expressed as a body.

"As a body, the USCCB has asked Catholic universities not to honour people who represent values directly in contradiction to our own, primarily anti-life and family issues. I think this is going to speak ill of Notre Dame for a long time."

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Notre Dame Students Select Father Frank Pavone to Lead Obama-Free Graduation

South Bend, IN (LifeNews.com) -- Notre Dame students who don't want to attend a graduation ceremony involving pro-abortion President Barack Obama put together alternate plans. Today, they announced that Father Frank Pavone, the director of Priests for Life, will lead prayer at a pro-life prayer vigil.

The Class of 2009 Vigil for Life will be celebrated at Sunday's commencement ceremony at the same time as the graduation event.

“In standing with these students, I am standing with the true spirit of Notre Dame: a pro-life spirit, in harmony with human reason and Catholic Faith," Father Pavone told LifeNews.com on Monday.

"The scandal that has been generated does not represent what Notre Dame is all about," Pavone added. "It represents a radical betrayal of what Notre Dame is all about."

Pavone said the scandal has resulted in pro-life Catholics standing up for the teachings of the Catholic Church and wanting to hold the university accountable to them.

“Hundreds of thousands of Catholics, hundreds of priests, and dozens of bishops have called upon Notre Dame to end this scandal by withdrawing its invitation to President Obama," he said. "The result of that demand is not in our control."

Pavone told LifeNews.com he thinks pro-life students should exercise their right not to attend the graduation ceremony, where President Obama will give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree.

"One final response to this scandal is fully in the control of each graduating senior: don't show up. Don't participate in an event which will only serve to obscure rather than highlight the Church’s pro-life teaching and the true spirit of Notre Dame," Pavone continued.

"The seniors who do this are manifesting the real meaning of commencement: they are carrying out the witness to truth and service that their hard-earned degrees have prepared them to give in the world," he added. . .

197 posted on 05/11/2009 4:17:30 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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198 posted on 05/11/2009 9:32:51 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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Father Pavone’s da man.


199 posted on 05/13/2009 7:40:26 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Obama's White House: Where men look like women & women look like men.)
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Great job by Lesforlife!

Thread by presidio9.

Notre Dame to be given 'Collaborator' status? Abortion opponents say rescind invitation or else

A pro-life group is warning that the University of Notre Dame may be given its "Collaborators" designation, a mark it reserves for those it considers the worst offenders in the war over abortion, because of its invitation to President Obama to speak at its commencement.

In a letter today to university officials, Leslie Hanks, chief of the Collaborators Project, wrote:

Because Notre Dame has extended the extraordinary honor of speaking at one of America's foremost Catholic colleges to one with such cavalier disregard for the sanctity of life, social tension is increasing exponentially in your community.

Collaborators Project was founded to do precisely that. Our motto is, "No Child Killing with Tranquility."

On the organization's Website, officials for the Collaborators Project said: "For their plan to honor Barack Obama, the leading pro-abortion advocate in America, the Collaborators Project is considering designating Notre Dame with Permanent Collaborator Status (PCS). If the university does not rescind their Obama invitation to deliver their commencement address on Sunday, May 17, 2009, the CP will designate Notre Dame with PCS.

"This would be only the second time in its history that the Collaborators Project has issued such a designation. If this occurs, the Collaborators Project will ask Indiana and Michigan pro-lifers to add Notre Dame to their ongoing anti-abortion protest itinerary," the group said.

Hanks explained to WND that only once before has the group awarded its Permanent Collaborator Status, to the Weitz Corp., which built Denver's Planned Parenthood megaclinic abortion facility. . .

"We will not be silent.
We are your bad conscience.
The White Rose will give you no rest."

200 posted on 05/13/2009 4:27:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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