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  • Amira Willighagen (9) does it again - AVE MARIA - Holland's got Talent [Beautiful!]

    12/23/2013 9:20:53 AM PST · by mlizzy · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-23-13 | mlizzy
    Please, if you will, listen to Amira sing, Ave Maria.
  • Ave Maria Law priest takes bishops to task for failing to deny Communion to Biden, Pelosi, et. al.

    03/21/2013 7:44:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    LSN ^ | Rev. Michael P. Orsi
    ROME, March 21, 2013 ( - There had been a little off track betting going on among pro-life Catholics ( a tautology for sure) as to whether or not Vice Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would receive Holy Communion at the Mass of Installation for Pope Francis in Rome. on Tuesday. The yeas far out polled they nays, and the yeas proved to be right. It was really a no-brainer! Biden and Pelosi and other pro-abortion politicians have been thumbing their noses at church teaching for many years now. Even though it has been repeated ad infinitum...
  • The New Catholic Debate Over the HHS Mandate

    09/28/2012 6:17:54 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Ave Maria University ^ | 9/23/12 | Joseph G Trabbic
    My distinguished colleagues and friends Michael Pakaluk and Steven Long have recently opened a new chapter in the intra-Catholic debate over the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate and the moral implications of the responses to it by employers, especially Catholic employers. I think that it is an important chapter since it raises issues that have not yet been appropriately dealt with. But before commenting on their interventions, I would like to consider a little history… The debate’s first chapter — or at least an significant chapter — began in February. Robert T. Miller, now professor of law at the University of...
  • Ave Maria drops student health insurance over HHS mandate

    05/23/2012 3:24:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    CNA ^ | 5/23/12
    Ave Maria University has become the second Catholic college to announce it will discontinue its student health insurance plan due to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate. In a May 21 statement, university president Jim Towey called the mandate “an affront to our core values.” “Ave Maria University will not offer or pay for health insurance plans that violate our deeply-held religious beliefs,” he said. The announcement comes amid continued controversy over a federal insurance mandate that will require employers and colleges to offer health care plans that cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs, even if doing so violates their religious...
  • Florida Catholic Univ considers dropping student health plan, on heels of Ohio decision

    05/17/2012 7:08:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17, 2012 | Judson Berger
    On the heels of an Ohio school's decision to abandon its student health insurance plan, another Catholic university in Florida is considering whether to follow suit over concerns about premium costs associated with the federal health care overhaul, has learned.  The school, the private Ave Maria University, is voicing both moral and economic concerns. Like Franciscan University -- the Steubenville, Ohio, school that just announced it is dropping student coverage -- Ave Maria officials are opposed to the so-called contraceptive coverage mandate. But for both schools, premium costs associated with new coverage requirements appear to be fueling their anxiety. ...
  • Ave Maria University Files Lawsuit Against Obama Administration

    03/09/2012 12:31:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 03/02/2012
    Ave Maria University has joined Belmont Abbey College and the Eternal Word Television Network in the rising tide of lawsuits against the Obama administration’s attempt to force contraception, sterilization, and abortion drugs into virtually every health insurance policy in America.Ave Maria President Jim Towey, former head of the Bush administration’s Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives, said, “As an American Catholic, I am in disbelief that I have to choose between being a good Catholic and a good citizen. I will not, and the University will not, accept this false choice.”Towey said that the university will not allow any...
  • Santorum 2008: America is under attack from Satan

    02/21/2012 2:41:46 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 147 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | February 21, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Top story on Drudge as I write this. And to think, some people accuse him of being pro-Romney. “Satan has his sights on the United States of America!” Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has declared. “Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.”… “This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good,...
  • SANTORUM'S SATAN WARNING (Drudge doing Romney's Dirty again - An Election must be coming up)

    02/21/2012 8:59:54 AM PST · by apillar · 135 replies ^ | 2/21/2012 | Drudge Report
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  • Ave Maria University: A Catholic project gone wrong

    10/25/2011 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 80 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | Oct 20 2011 | Michael E. Miller
    Marielena Stuart stood in the middle of a quiet street, 120 miles across the swamp from Miami, and stared down the black plastic barrel of a news camera. Behind her loomed a monstrous church, its 100-foot orange-brick façade shimmering like scales in the nighttime spotlights. Stuart glanced up at its one round window — a Cyclops's unblinking eye gazing out over the strange, tiny town of Ave Maria — and shuddered. Her dream town had turned against her, she explained. Stuart, a conservative Catholic writer and blogger who resembles an aging Elizabeth Taylor, explained she felt like she was being...
  • The Most 'Catholic' University That Isn't Catholic

    04/15/2011 7:07:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | 4/14/11 | Phil Lawler
    Cardinal William Levada will celebrate Mass for the graduation ceremony at Ave Maria University in Florida on May 7. The prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the highest-ranking American prelate ever to serve in the Roman Curia: that’s a nice coup for a young, small Catholic school. But wait: here’s the interesting thing. Ave Maria is not a Catholic university. Not officially, at least. The local ordinary, Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, has not yet acceded to the school’s request for formal recognition as a Catholic university. Thus Ave Maria (AMU) cannot yet claim the official...
  • Good News for Ave Maria University: Jim Towey Named New President

    02/10/2011 9:46:32 AM PST · by tcg · 3 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/10/11 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    ...Jim Towey's friendship with Mother Teresa of Calcutta. He served as her legal counsel for twelve years. He offered himself, both in Mexico and Washington, DC, to her work of loving and serving the poor. This is clearly a man who "walks the walk" when it comes to his Catholic faith. As a Catholic lawyer with a commitment to authentic Catholic Social Doctrine, I followed Jim Toweys early work as Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and as Assistant to President George W. Bush from 2002 to May 2006... ...President Elect Towey released this statement,...
  • Ave Maria University: A Challenge Among Friends

    01/18/2011 1:21:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | 1/18/11 | Hadley Arkes
    Ave Maria, Florida. I’m in this pioneer town, about fifty minutes from Naples, Florida, to do two talks on natural law at Ave Maria University. The place is exotic because it is so different from academic towns in the Northeast, and not merely in the weather, forever spring. But it is also “familiar” to some of us because it suddenly transports us into a world we used to know in the forties and fifties: a neighborhood with a virtual society of children, roaming freely at large because the community is filled with “catchers-in-the rye”– an ample supply of grownups always...
  • AMU [Ave Maria] Ranked as "Most Catholic Catholic School" in America

    10/21/2010 6:41:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Ave Herald ^ | 10/20/10
    <p>Ave Maria University is "the most Catholic Catholic" college in the U.S., and has academics superior to almost all other Catholic schools, according to a survey of American higher education published by the respected religious journal First Things.</p> <p>"Faith on campus is vibrant" at AMU, the editors of First Things wrote in their November issue, and "provides students with the opportunity to express their faith in all that they do."</p>
  • Ave Maria Shows Campus Religious Group the Door

    09/08/2010 6:20:23 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Naples News ^ | 9/7/10
    The visible religious community known as the Home of the Mother will be leaving Ave Maria University's campus this week after allegations surfaced that the nun supervising the school's program to help women discern a religious vocation "was responsible for immoral conduct" last year, the university announced Tuesday. The religious group, which is based in Spain and known also by its Spanish name Hogar de la Madre, recalled the nun, Sister Maria Elena, last year after learning of accusations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a female student in the program, but the group did not report the incident...
  • Alex Klucik, 19, Dies in Ave Maria Car Accident

    08/12/2010 2:48:36 PM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 46 replies ^ | 8/2/2010 | staff
    Matthew "Alex" Klucik, the oldest of seven children, was killed early Monday when his car left the road north of Emerson Park shortly after midnight and overturned in a canal. Mr. Klucik, 19, graduated from the Donahue Academy in May and was enrolled as a freshman at Ave Maria University this fall.
  • Ave Maria Gets Accreditation

    06/24/2010 12:34:36 PM PDT · by 0beron · 14 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 06/24/2010 | Tancred
    Tom Monaghan is ahead of the game and eager to feed at the government trough. He announced this weekend at an unofficial alumni gathering that he was fairly certain that the AVE Maria would receive accreditation from SACS. Accreditation is important because it means that the school's credits will transfer and be recognized by employers like the US Government; it also means that Ave Maria will get access to America's tax money. There is currently not any evidence that a school's accreditation was refused due to concerns of the school not having up-to-date hiring policies, such as those that include...
  • The Chronicles of Ave Maria: One year later

    06/24/2010 8:51:46 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Spero News ^ | June 23, 2010 | Marielena Montesino de Stuart
    A very significant event has taken place– and it involves the Town of Ave Maria, Florida. One year ago the Naples Daily News published a three-part investigative story titled “AVE MARIA: A Town Without A Vote, Now and Forever.“ The story has just been awarded First Place in the Multimedia category by the Florida Society of News Editors. Click HERE to read the Naples Daily News print copy of the announcement. This First Place recognition given to this story about Ave Maria speaks volumes, and brings further attention to the compelling facts and on-going controversy of this town, which is...
  • Ave Maria: Questions and Answers (selling land to ESCR biotech company)

    06/14/2010 6:07:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 215+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 6/14/2010 | Patrick Archibold
    A week ago I wrote a post calling on Tom Monaghan, founder of Ave Maria University and builder of the town of of Ave Maria, to answer some serious questions surrounding the sale of his land for the purpose of development for the bio-tech company Jackson labs. The serious question arose because there is evidence that Jackson labs is involved in research into contraception and in vitro fertilization and there was some speculation that Jackson Labs might even have some links to human embryonic stem cell research. On its face, the sale of the land for the expressed purpose of...
  • Ave Maria: Plunging into Compromise

    06/11/2010 7:57:24 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 189+ views
    Spero News ^ | June 11, 2010 | Marielena Montesino de Stuart
    During perilous economic and political times, it is easy to see how quickly many members of society begin to set their sights low. It seems as if a state of pragmatism overtakes them– which leads to the justification of actions, no matter how unwise these may be. This is how society falls. Individuals begin to compromise over material issues, which is always followed by questioning and devaluing their principles. Some even justify their actions with intellectual pretentiousness.Anyone who has the courage to criticize their pragmatic material decisions, while reminding them of their moral proclamations and the commitment these require– is...
  • Jackson Labs Admits It Might Do HESC Research In Ave Maria Town

    06/06/2010 5:20:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies · 179+ views
    FUMARE ^ | Thursday, June 03, 2010
    Thursday, June 03, 2010 Jackson Labs Admits It Might Do HESC Research In Ave Maria Town Jackson Labs has a nifty new website devoted to the proposed facility to be built in Collier County, Florida, just outside of Ave Maria University. (HT: commenter "curious"). The website has a neat section of "Frequently asked questions" where Jackson Labs proudly declares the following as one of its "key discoveries": "In vitro fertilization, the freezing of embryos and other assisted reproductive technologies were invented and/or perfected by Jackson." Uh-oh. Not a good sign that Jackson takes its ethical obligations seriously. But let's get...