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  • Live Stream! Notre Dame Commencement Ceremonies

    Each year, the University videotapes the Notre Dame Commencement exercises. This year, you can see the following ceremonies live via streaming video.
  • Pastor Says: 'I Saw Catholics Arrested for Being Catholic at a Catholic University' -- Notre Dame

    05/15/2009 12:14:46 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 213 replies · 4,955+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 5/15/09 | Christian Newswire
    Contact: Catherine Rouse, Vision America, 936-560-3900, Catherine@visionamerica.usSOUTH BEND, Ind., May 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- Vision America President Pastor Rick Scarborough said he was sickened by what he saw when those protesting Obama's speech at Notre Dame were arrested on the campus. "I wept when I saw my friends arrested and taken to jail," Scarborough disclosed. "They almost broke the arm of a priest who appeared to be in his 80s, by dragging him on the ground." Scarborough, who's a Southern Baptist preacher, said he was in South Bend in solidarity with Catholics who are protesting the upcoming commencement speech at...
  • Notre Dame Students Select Father Frank Pavone to Lead Obama-Free Graduation

    05/11/2009 11:51:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 177 replies · 4,350+ views
    Life News ^ | 5/11/09 | Steven Ertelt
    South Bend, IN ( -- 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 on Monday."The scandal...
  • God and Obama at Notre Dame ( "The clash between Catholic culture and Catholic colleges." )

    05/10/2009 6:18:55 AM PDT · by kellynla · 30 replies · 1,071+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 05/18/2009, Volume 014, Issue 33 | Joseph Bottum
    All across campus, the flowers have begun to bloom, their dull Indiana roots stirred by the spring rain, and the grass is almost green again at Notre Dame. Beneath a 16-foot statue of the Blessed Virgin, the main administration building sits, as always, its gold dome sparkling in the warm spring sun. Meanwhile, in the offices of the college chapel--some chapel: the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, with a 230-foot spire and the world's largest collection of 19th-century French stained glass--young couples are meeting with deacons to plan the alumni weddings that run nonstop through the spring and summer. The...
  • Is ND Catholic enough? Obama visit prompts examination of identity

    05/10/2009 11:32:33 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 999+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | 5/10/09 | Margaret Fosmoe
    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...
  • Ave Maria University Commencement Speaker Rips Notre Dame, Obama ( Hooray! )

    05/09/2009 3:03:33 PM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 1,429+ views ^ | Saturday, May 9, 2009 | JOHN OSBORNE
    Reading from the Book of Matthew, the Rev. Robert Garrity welcomed students, family and friends to Ave Maria University’s fifth annual commencement exercises. “You are the salt of the earth … you are the light of the world,” he told them Saturday in the school’s ornate Oratory. The 114 students who received degrees Saturday marked the largest graduating class in the school’s short history in Collier County. Commencement speaker Dr. Thomas Hilgers, an obstetrician from Omaha who Ave Maria President Nicholas Healy described as a pioneer in “gynecological practices that are line with the teachings of the Catholic Church,” used...
  • God and Obama at Notre Dame: The clash between Catholic culture and Catholic colleges

    05/09/2009 1:21:29 PM PDT · by rhema · 26 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 05/18/2009 | Joseph Bottum
    All across campus, the flowers have begun to bloom, their dull Indiana roots stirred by the spring rain, and the grass is almost green again at Notre Dame. Beneath a 16-foot statue of the Blessed Virgin, the main administration building sits, as always, its gold dome sparkling in the warm spring sun. Meanwhile, in the offices of the college chapel--some chapel: the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, with a 230-foot spire and the world's largest collection of 19th-century French stained glass--young couples are meeting with deacons to plan the alumni weddings that run nonstop through the spring and summer. The...
  • Bishop Martino: Kings College Should Not have Sen. Casey for Commencement

    05/03/2009 12:11:25 PM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies · 368+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/3/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Bishop Joseph Martino is a Bishop who has stood out for his deep, continual and unflinching pastoral oversight of the Diocese and all of the Catholic institutions under his care. He has also shown genuine pastoral care for Senator Robert Casey, the son of the late Governor Bob Casey who was a courageous and uncompromising champion of the Right to Life. His son, Senator Robert Casey has a decidedly mixed record concerning the fundamental Right to Life. His Bishop is engaging him regularly to remind him of his obligations to be what Pope Benedict has called "morally coherent" in discharging...
  • Bishop Martino Regrets King’s CollegeCommencement Speaker Selection (Sen Bob Casey)

    05/03/2009 10:13:24 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 17 replies · 601+ views
    Bishop Joseph F. Martino said today that the decision by King’s College to have Sen. Robert Casey serve as commencement speaker on May 17 is, in view of his affirmative vote for Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services, an affront to all who value the sanctity of life. Previously, the Bishop had asked Sen. Casey to reflect on his oft-stated pro-life beliefs and oppose the nomination of Gov. Sebelius who as a Catholic has been a committed advocate of abortion while she served as governor of Kansas. It is the Bishop’s position that his vote on April...
  • Providence College blocks speech by ex-congressman ( Tancredo )

    04/27/2009 2:25:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,677+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 27, 2009
    Providence College has blocked a campus speech by former Colorado congressman Tom Tancredo, a vocal opponent of illegal immigration. It also said Tancredo's stance on illegal immigration "directly contrasts" with Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, a member of the college's Board of Trustees.
  • Covering up the cross (Obama at Georgetown)

    04/25/2009 3:51:26 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 24 replies · 1,947+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | April 25, 2009 | Staff
    THE LATEST flare-up on the Obama Watch (we have trouble keeping up with all of them) was sparked by Georgetown University's covering up its Christian symbols, or trying to, when the president visited the campus to deliver a speech. The cover-up didn't entirely work. The university's (and the Jesuits') abbreviation for Jesus' name-IHS-was still visible elsewhere in the hall. Along with the cross above the university's seal. Was it sloppy planning or divine will? And why not both? He works in mysterious ways. We vote for this scandalette's having been the product of just another bad idea from some lower-down...
  • Xavier Joins Notre Dame on Bishops' Boycott List

    04/25/2009 5:09:26 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 969+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 04/06/2009 | David Waters
    Another bishop has declined to attend another graduation ceremony at another Catholic university because of plans to bestow an honorary degree on another pro-choice politician. This time it's New Orleans Catholic Archbishop Alfred Hughes who says he will not attend next month's graduation at Xavier University of Louisiana, which plans to award an honorary degree to Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist, Louisiana native, Roman Catholic and abortion rights supporter. Hughes is joining in protest a dozen other Roman Catholic bishops who plan to boycott next month's graduation at the University of Notre Dame, which plans to give an honorary degree...
  • Georgetown University to Honor Pro-Abortion Vice President Joe Biden

    04/21/2009 12:23:26 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 9 replies · 1,093+ views ^ | April 21, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Georgetown University could find itself as the latest Catholic college to upset pro-life Catholics as it plans to present a legal award to pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden. It could join the University of Notre Dame, which has invited President Barack Obama to give commencement, in the doghouse. Tomorrow, Georgetown University Law Center will host an event honoring Biden with the “Legal Momentum Hero Award."
  • Rendering Unto Ceasar

    04/18/2009 4:12:41 AM PDT · by dixiedarlindownsouth · 12 replies · 817+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 4/17/2009 | Pat Buchanan
    At the request of the White House, Georgetown University covered up all the symbols in Gaston Hall, before the Great Man spoke, including IHS, the millennia-old monogram for the name of Jesus Christ. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, had adopted the monogram in his seal and it became an emblem of the Jesuit order. When it comes to rendering unto Caesar, Georgetown is not going to be outshone by Notre Dame, which stole a march by offering the nation's avatar of abortion a doctorate of laws degree, honoris causa. Actually, it is regrettable the IHS in...
  • Notre Dame Alumni Use Donations As Leverage in Effort to Oust University President

    04/17/2009 7:34:52 AM PDT · by rhema · 66 replies · 2,059+ views
    CNS News ^ | April 17, 2009 | Susan Jones
    University of Notre Dame alumni and financial supporters on Thursday launched an online campaign to withhold donations to the Catholic school until the Rev. John Jenkins is replaced as president. is calling for the appointment of a president who “is committed to the authentic identity of Notre Dame” and “grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church.” “We feel strongly that the University should not honor President Barack Obama, given his well known commitment to abortion in the broadest possible context,” the Web site says. Coalition representative Joe DiFranco, a ’57 alumnus, said Rev. Jenkins’ decision to “honor” President...
  • Georgetown Says It Covered Over Name of Jesus to Comply With White House Request

    04/16/2009 7:15:34 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 59 replies · 1,947+ views
    CNS News ^ | 04/15/09 | Edwin Mora - Georgetown University says it covered over the monogram “IHS”--symbolizing the name of Jesus Christ—because it was inscribed on a pediment on the stage where President Obama spoke at the university on Tuesday and the White House had asked Georgetown to cover up all signs and symbols there.

    04/16/2009 12:59:43 PM PDT · by kellynla · 97 replies · 2,558+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 16, 2009 | staff
    When President Barack Obama spoke at Georgetown University on April 14, the White House requested that all religious symbols and signage that might appear as a backdrop to where the president was to speak be covered up. Georgetown acceded to the request and made sure that the symbol “IHS,” a monogram of the name Jesus Christ, was not in sight. Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today: “The cowardice of Georgetown to stand fast on principle tells us more than we need to know about what is going on there, but the bigger story is the audacity...
  • Obama's messianic jargon hits 'rock' bottom ...and G'town removes the Holy Name (Ecumenical)

    04/14/2009 2:02:56 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 71 replies · 8,799+ views
    Dawn Patrol Blog ^ | 4/14/2009 | Dawn Eden
    At Georgetown University today, while sitting in the press section at Gaston Hall awaiting the arrival of President Obama for a "major address" on economics, I overheard a reporter discussing the advance text of the speech. The reporter said that senior presidential adviser David Axelrod had compared Obama during his European trip to one planting seeds for a harvest. Along the same lines, he noted, in today's speech, Obama was set to use another Gospel analogy: that of the "house built upon a rock." And so it came to pass, beneath Gaston Hall's beautiful painting of Morality, Faith, and Patriotism,...
  • Abortion, Obama - Now Georgetown

    04/13/2009 4:39:55 PM PDT · by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It · 7 replies · 577+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | April 13 2009 | SOURCE Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue
    Abortion, Obama - Now Georgetown - "Catholic" Georgetown University Follows Notre Dame, Invites Obama to Speak; Pro-Lifers to Protest WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: On Tuesday, April 14, from 10:30 a.m. to the end of Mr. Obama's speech, DC area Pro-life leaders and activists will protest at the entrance to Georgetown University at 37th and O Street. Their presence is to denounce Georgetown, who invited President Obama to speak, knowing the scandal and outrage surrounding his scheduled speech at Notre Dame on May 17. Randall Terry, Operation Rescue...
  • Notre Dame Announces Easter Week Homosexuality Events

    04/13/2009 1:47:55 PM PDT · by grace522 · 92 replies · 2,899+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 12 April 2009 | JOHN P. CONNOLLY
    By JOHN P. CONNOLLY, The Bulletin Monday, April 13, 2009 The University of Notre Dame, which has been criticized in recent weeks for inviting President Barack Obama to this year’s commencement, announced a series of events during Easter week to promote inclusivity of homosexuality. StaND Against Hate Week, announced on Holy Thursday, includes a showing of the film “Prayers for Bobby,” which reportedly blames a mother’s Christian beliefs for her gay son’s suicide. The event will take place from tomorrow through Friday, which is during the Christian celebration of Easter week. The week is co-sponsored by Notre Dame’s Gender Relations...