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  • Appeals Court Forces Notre Dame (Univ) to Comply With Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

    02/24/2014 2:29:29 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | February 24, 2014 | Kelly Conroy
    The University of Notre Dame has once again been denied injunctive relief from the HHS Mandate as its case continues, according to the South Bend Tribune.The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in a 2-1 decision on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling and rejected the relief desired by the Catholic university.In its decision, Judge Richard A. Posner reportedly questioned precisely what remedy the university wanted since the school had already submitted the required form for the University to opt-out and switch the cost for abortifacients and contraceptives for employees to a third party administrator, according to the...
  • ND Univ submits to the HHS Mandate

    01/03/2014 2:55:47 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | January 3, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    While the Little Sisters of the Poor are fighting for our religious freedom, the University of Notre Dame (which gave to the most infamously pro-abortion President of these USA ever the honor of a Doctrate in Law – of all things), has submited to their honoree’s HHS Mandate.In the South Bend Tribune we read: SOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame’s [Shame's] insurance plan on Wednesday started providing contraceptive coverage for employees, as required by federal law.But university leaders are continuing with a lawsuit they hope will result in an end to that benefit. [Meanwhile, they obey. Why wouldn't...
  • Complaint filed over school's purge of Islam

    02/17/2013 11:16:42 PM PST · by man_in_tx · 3 replies
    WND.com ^ | Sunday, February 17, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    Officials with the Thomas More Law Center say they have filed a formal complaint challenging the accreditation of the National Defense University after officials there disciplined an instructor for teaching an approved course on Islam. ....... more at URL
  • University of Notre Dame to lead March for Life: 700 students and faculty to join

    01/22/2013 1:11:52 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 21, 2013 | CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY
    The campus of the University of Notre Dame. January 21, 2013 (CNS) - Fr. John Jenkins C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, will march in the March for Life along with about 600 students and more than a hundred faculty, according to students with the University’s pro-life student group. Fr. Jenkins has walked in the March for Life since the 2010 event. This year, however, is a little different as Notre Dame students were asked to lead the March for Life. “In addition to the faculty and students attending the March, alumni and friends of ND will also...
  • Legal group comes to aid of Army instructor ousted over Muslim groups' complaints

    10/05/2012 9:11:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Army lieutenant colonel who was on the fast track until Muslim groups complained about a course he taught on radical Islam has a legal foundation in his foxhole. Attorneys for Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University, where by most accounts he won praise from students and faculty alike. But when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey excoriated Dooley during a Pentagon press conference in May, characterizing his course, Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism as objectionable,...
  • Legal group comes to aid of Army instructor ousted over Muslim groups' complaints

    10/05/2012 10:30:57 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 2 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    An Army lieutenant colonel who was on the fast track until Muslim groups complained about a course he taught on radical Islam has a legal foundation in his foxhole. Attorneys for Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University, where by most accounts he won praise from students and faculty alike. But when Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey excoriated Dooley during a Pentagon press conference in May, characterizing his course, Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism as objectionable,...
  • Pro-life veteran priest arrested protesting Obama at Notre Dame now ailing, prayers requested

    04/11/2012 3:46:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 11, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    April 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Friends of longtime pro-life activist Fr. Norman Weslin are asking for prayers for the elderly priest as his health declines. Weslin, 81, is the founder of the Lambs of Christ and estimates on his group’s website that he has been arrested 70 to 80 times in peaceful civil disobedience against abortion. Jean and Kathy Plourde of Gabriel’s Corner on Tuesday asked for intercession for Fr. Weslin, who is expected to enter hospice care as soon as this week. The pro-lifers say that the priest currently is staying at an Alzheimer’s care facility in Michgan,...
  • Notre Dame professor rebuked for defending contraception in NY Times

    03/16/2012 1:43:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    EWTN ^ | March 16, 2012 | Benjamin Mann
    Notre Dame philosophy professor Gary Gutting A professed Catholic who holds the Notre Dame Endowed Chair in Philosophy has drawn a sharp rebuke for his public rejection of the Church's teaching authority on contraception and other subjects. According to Professor Gary Gutting, the 'people of the Church have spoken' and they don't accept the teaching of the Church on this particular point, noted Professor William E. May of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. However, that does not settle the issue, because our Lord himself has given the authority to speak in his...
  • NDU Prof: The immorality of birth control is no longer a teaching of the Catholic Church. (CC)

    03/13/2012 4:24:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | March 12, 2012
    A philosophy professor at the University of Notre Dame has declared in the New York Times that the bishops no longer decide morality in the Church and that “the immorality of birth control is no longer a teaching of the Catholic Church.”Gary Gutting, Endowed Chair in Philosophy, argued that the will of many Catholics who choose to use contraceptives is paramount to the teaching of the bishops. …haven’t the members of the Catholic Church recognized their bishops as having full and sole authority to determine the teachings of the Church? By no means. There was, perhaps, a time when the...
  • Archbishop Dolan defines human dignity as 'primary doctrine' of church (at Notre Dame Univ)

    12/07/2011 2:44:54 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 1+ views
    cns ^ | December 7, 2011
    NOTRE DAME, Ind. (CNS) -- Calling the dignity of the human person "a primary doctrine" of the Catholic Church, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York told an audience at the University of Notre Dame Dec. 6 that it must prompt Catholics "to treat ourselves and others only with respect, love, honor and care." That doctrine also means people must not be identified "with our urges, our flaws, our status, our possessions, our utility," but each seen as "a child of God, his creation, modeled in his own image, destined for eternity," he said. The archbishop, president of the U.S....
  • Ministerial Murkiness: Biggest Religion Case in 20 Years? (case before SCOTUS)

    07/06/2011 1:03:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | July 6, 2011 | Ken Walker
    A dispute that pits the principle of church autonomy against an unfair firing claim is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.At issue is whether an elementary school operated by a Missouri Synod Lutheran church in Michigan was justified in dismissing a teacher attempting to return to work after a disability leave related to narcolepsy. She filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.Though a decision may be an entire year away, churches are keeping a close eye on the case. The turning point is whether the teacher can be considered...
  • Ex-NSA worker charged in classified leak case (likely Berger protege)

    04/15/2010 9:32:07 AM PDT · by SueRae · 41 replies · 1,268+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/2010 | Breitbart (via AP0)
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - A former senior executive at the National Security Agency was charged Thursday with lying and obstruction of justice in an investigation of leaks of classified information to a newspaper. Federal prosecutors said Thomas Drake, 52, served as a source for many articles about the NSA in an unidentified newspaper, including articles that contained classified information.</p>
  • Mullen Stresses Precision, Innovation to Graduates

    06/11/2010 2:54:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 129+ views
    DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE) ^ | June 10, 2010 | By Jim Garamone
    Note: The following text is a quote: Mullen Stresses Precision, Innovation to Graduates By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, Washington, D.C., June 10, 2010 The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today told graduates of the National Defense University here that their careers will be dominated by their understanding of the precise application of military force and national power. NDUs National War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces graduated 603 people from the armed services, civilian agencies and many foreign countries. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and King Abdullah of...
  • Notre Dame Fails Again

    03/03/2010 10:43:39 AM PST · by NYer · 28 replies · 634+ views
    cmr ^ | March 3, 2010 | matthew archbold
    This is bad news for those who have hope for Notre Dame University. Dr. Charles Rice has been writing a column for the Notre Dame Observer for many years. But this week, the editors refused to run his column on the Church's teaching on homosexuality. Joe from Defend Us In Battle writes:Notre Dame... fails again. This is hitting just now in a few well respected Catholic News outlets: Dr. Charles Rice (Notre Dame Law School - Bio) recently wrote a column/piece for the Notre Dame Observer, as he does every few weeks. The topic this week is: The Church's Teaching...
  • Judge recuses herself from trial of Notre Dame pro-life protesters

    01/12/2010 3:46:01 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 593+ views
    cna ^ | Januay 12, 2010
    Judge Jenny Pitts Manier South Bend, Ind., Jan 12, 2010 / 06:05 pm (CNA).- The trial judge assigned to the legal case involving 88 pro-life activists arrested for demonstrating at the University of Notre Dame recused herself from the case last week. The activists had demonstrated against the universitys decision to host President Barack Obama as a commencement speaker and award him an honorary degree.Defense attorneys had appealed Judge Jenny Pitts Maniers ruling denying their request that she recuse herself. In Indiana the standard for recusal states that the judge must be shown to have actual bias or the...
  • Notre Dame criticized for funding student travel to D.C. homosexual march

    10/18/2009 4:05:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies · 746+ views
    cna ^ | October 17, 2009
    Washington D.C., Oct 17, 2009 / 04:05 pm (CNA).- The University of Notre Dames Student Activities Office is facing criticism for allowing a group of five students to use student activities funds to travel to a national homosexual political demonstration that advocated for same-sex marriage and related issues.The Office approved Notre Dames Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) request to use PSA funding to travel to Washington, D.C. for the National Equality March on the weekend of Oct. 9-11, the Notre Dame Observer reports.The March, organized by the group Equality Across America, says on its website that the march was for...
  • EWTN - Friday at 8pm - Mary Ann Glendon Former US Ambassador to the Vatican

    05/29/2009 12:26:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 435+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 29, 2009
    Friday, May 29 Mary Ann Glendon - Former US Ambassador to the Vatican and member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Fr. Robert Sirico - President of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty.
  • Vatican newspaper finally reports on U.S. bishops criticism of Obama, Notre Dame

    05/22/2009 1:56:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 562+ views
    cna ^ | May 22, 2009
    Vatican City, May 22, 2009 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- The Vatican daily newspaper LOsservatore Romano, facing criticism from many pro-life U.S. Catholics for its positive assessment of Barack Obamas presidency, finally reported today on the objection of U.S. bishops to both Obamas pro-abortion record as well as to Notre Dames decision to invite him to its commencement speech.In the article titled "U.S. Bishops and ethical questions," LOsservatore quotes the strongly-worded statement from the Archbishop of Denver, Charles J. Chaput which comments on Father John Jenkins commencement speech that justified his decision to invite the President of the U.S. to Notre...
  • Contempt for Their Bishops (Catholic universities ignoring their bishops)

    05/21/2009 10:39:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 403+ views
    ncr ^ | May 20, 2009 | Tom McFeely
    Fordham University seal Here’s what Fordham said to the New York Post about its honoring of pro-abortion Mayor Michael Bloomberg at its undergraduate commencement ceremony and its refusal to advise Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York about its actions: Fordham said the fact that “it hosts speakers . . . across the political spectrum points to a vibrant culture of engagement with the real world, rather than an insufficiency of Catholic teaching.” It added, “The quality of a Catholic education at the university can’t be measured by trying to parse the positions of speakers or honorees in relation to Church...
  • Bishop (Robert W. Finn): Obama vs. Dialogue

    05/21/2009 10:11:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 442+ views
    ncr ^ | May 20, 2009 | Bishop Robert W. Finn
    I tuned into the May 17 Notre Dame graduation for the obvious reasons. I was particularly interested in this cultural watershed that united scores of American bishops and countless others who could not fathom why President Barack Obama should be granted the platform and a doctoral degree honoris causa by a Catholic university. In his commencement address at Notre Dame, President Obama cleared the air concerning his intentions in the abortion wars. Understand, Dr. Obama directed, I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away. No matter how much we want to fudge it ...
  • Mary Ann Glendon honored by ND student group

    05/18/2009 10:55:35 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies · 519+ views
    cna ^ | May 18, 2009
    Dr. Mary Ann Glendon South Bend, Ind., May 18, 2009 / 12:31 pm (CNA).- After previous Laetare Medal winner Judge John T. Noonan concluded his remarks at commencement, a provost of the University informed the crowd they were witnessing something historic: this was the first time a past Laetare Medal winner had been invited back to speak at commencement. What the Provost failed to mention, however, was the reason for Judge Noonans invitation: for the first time the Laetare Medal was declined by its intended recipient because of the Universitys decision to honor President Obama.Dr. Mary Ann Glendon was...
  • Notre Dame Becomes a Symbol of Catholic Dissent

    05/18/2009 8:50:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies · 1,503+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | May 18, 2009 | Deal Hudson
    The "party's over" at Notre Dame, as the old Comden and Green song says:The party's overIt's time to call it a dayThey've burst your pretty balloonAnd taken the moon awayIt's time to wind up the masqueradeJust make your mind up the piper must be paid Notre Dame chose to honor President Obama. Fr. Jenkins defended the choice with arguments that should make a freshman blush. The mainstream media glossed over the widespread criticism, the withdrawal of Amb. Mary Ann Glendon, and ridiculed demonstrators, like Fr. Frank Pavone, praying at the university's gate.But at the end the day, the party's...
  • Notre Dame History Professor speaks at campus rally, praises hard work of students

    05/17/2009 3:10:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 963+ views
    CNA ^ | May 17, 2009
    South Bend, Ind., May 17, 2009 / 04:07 pm (CNA).- Father Wilson Miscamble, a Holy Cross priest and History professor at Notre Dame spoke at a rally organized by ND Response today and praised the students and their firm support of life.Fr. Miscamble began his address, provided by Pewsitter.com, by reflecting on the founding of the University of Notre Dame noting that the Holy Cross priests "aimed to serve Christ here. And they sought to evangelize in His name under the patronage of the Blessed Mother."Fr. Miscamble noted that though the school "faced horrendous tribulations during its initial years," the...
  • Bishop DArcy speaks at Notre Dame (shuns commencement for pro-life rally)

    05/17/2009 3:01:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,371+ views
    CNA ^ | May 17, 2009
    South Bend, Ind., May 17, 2009 / 04:18 pm (CNA).- Although he had initially planned to stay away from campus today as President Barack Obama was honored at Notre Dame, Bishop John DArcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana changed his mind and spoke at a campus pro-life rally.According to the Fort Wayne News Sentinel, the bishop spoke in front of 2,500 people protesting the universitys award to pro-abortion President Barack Obama.Initially Bishop DArcy had planned to boycott the graduation festivities, however he decided to appear on campus due to the schools pro-life undergraduates."It is certainly the place for the bishop...
  • Rev. John Jenkins's remarks and introduction to President Obama (Mega Barf Alert!)

    05/17/2009 2:26:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies · 1,952+ views
    WNDU ^ | May 17, 2009
    The complete transcript of the remarks and introduction given by Rev. John Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Dame. "President Obama, Fr. Hesburgh, Judge Noonan, Members of the Board of Trustees, Members of the faculty, staff, alumni, friends, parents, and most of all the Notre Dame Class of 2009: Several autumns ago, you came to Notre Dame from home.now Notre Dame has become home. And it always will be. For home is not where you live. Home is where you belong. You will always belong and I pray you will always feel you belong here at...
  • Two Priests Arrested With Dr. Keyes and 20 Pro-Lifers

    05/15/2009 2:48:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies · 1,388+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | May 15, 2009
    Police violate rights of peaceful praying people, refuse to allow Dr. Keyes and others to bond out of jail. Norma McCorvey, AKA "Jane Roe" of Roe vs. Wade, to pray and risk arrest with others at Notre Dame at Saturday, May 16, at 12 noon. SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue: "Is there one - just one - Catholic Bishop in all of America who will walk on campus and pray with us? "St. John Fisher - the only Catholic Bishop who stood against Henry III, stands...
  • Bishop Aquila addresses Obama and Notre Dame on Fox News

    05/15/2009 1:47:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies · 616+ views
    CNA ^ | May 15, 2009
    Fargo, N.D., May 15, 2009 / 10:38 am (CNA).- Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo, said on national television May 14 that the University of Notre Dame is ignoring their Catholic identity by giving an honorary degree to President Barack Obama. Obama will speak at the universitys commencement exercises May 17 and receive an honorary degree. Certainly Notre Dame is a wonderful Catholic institution. It is one that has a Catholic character and a Catholic identity, Bishop Aquila said on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News channel Thursday, May...
  • UND's Fighting Sioux nickname headed for dustbin

    05/15/2009 9:50:04 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 56 replies · 2,281+ views
    pioneer dePressed ^ | 5-15-09 | DALE WETZEL
    North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has agreed to drop the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian head logo, a move intended to resolve a decades-long campus dispute about whether the name demeans American Indians.
  • White House reacts to critics of Obamas Notre Dame Honors

    05/14/2009 1:45:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 1,231+ views
    CNA ^ | May 14, 2009
    President Barack Obama Washington D.C., May 14, 2009 / 05:12 am (CNA).- The White House has responded to opposition to President Obamas appearance at the University of Notre Dame, claiming that only "one group" is organizing a boycott and pointing to other groups who support the presidents commencement speech and reception of an honorary degree."I think there's one group organizing a boycott and, as best I can understand it, there are 23 groups that have formed in support of the president's invitation," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said, according to ABC.The "one group," ND Response, is a coalition...
  • Fr. Corapi On Notre Dame; (Full Text) Statement On Behalf Of The Cardinal Newman Society

    05/08/2009 6:47:04 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 1,083+ views
    fratres ^ | May 8, 2009 | james mary evans
    NOTE: Father Corapi also prepared a video on behalf of the Cardinal Newman Society – You can view it on Father’s website and find more information and SIGN THE PETITION by clicking here.It is my privilege to be able to deliver the following message on behalf of the Cardinal Newman Society:As you know, the University of Notre Dame—an old and honored Catholic institution of higher learning in the United States—recently dishonored itself, and to some extent the entire Catholic world, by inviting President Barack Obama to receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, and to deliver the commencement address...
  • Bishop Wenski leads Mass of Reparation for Obama invite and Catholic complacency

    05/06/2009 10:00:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 495+ views
    CNA ^ | May 6, 2009
    Bishop Thomas Wenski Orlando, Fla., May 5, 2009 / 09:10 pm (CNA).- Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Florida led a Mass of Reparation on Sunday for Notre Dames invitation to President Barack Obama and the sins and transgressions committed against the dignity and sacredness of human life. Criticizing Catholic complacency, he urged the faithful to be for the world by living the Gospel. In his Sunday afternoon homily at the Cathedral of St. James, Bishop Wenski said the University of Notre Dame chose to defy the Bishops of the United States by granting him an honorary degree despite his...
  • 66: Bishops Decry "Toxic Residue" of Notre Dame Scandal

    05/06/2009 8:01:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies · 1,729+ views
    LifeSite News ^ | May 6, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SOUTH BEND, Indiana, May 5, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Four more U.S. bishops have come out against the decision by the University of Notre Dame to honor President Obama with the commencement address and an honorary law degree at the school's graduation May 17. Philadelphia's Archbishop Emeritus, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, released to the Catholic professional group Legatus his letter to University president Fr. Jenkins expressing "great distress" at the invitation and calling for its retraction. (http://patricknovecosky.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/cardinal-bevilacqua-addresses-n...) "While one may understand an invitation to President Obama to engage him in conversation on creating a culture of life, it is not appropriate for...
  • Dr. Alan Keyes going to Notre Dame to be arrested

    05/06/2009 7:37:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies · 1,546+ views
    “…until the South Bend jail is filled to overflowing..." Read entire statement from Dr. Alan Keyes 11:30 am - Friday May 8Protest with ArrestsJoin Alan Keyescall  574-387-5287 if you want to join in the protest  7 pm - Wed. May 6Protest Planning Meeting2614 S. MichiganSouth Bend, IN11 am - Thurs. May 7Press Conference with Alan KeyesFort Wayne Chancellery1103 S Calhoun St Fort Wayne, IN 46802 2 pm - Thurs. May 7Press Conference with Alan KeyesUniversity of Notre Dame South EntranceN Notre Dame Ave & E Angela Blvd 7 pm - Thurs. May 7Protest Planning with Alan Keyes2614 S. MichiganSouth Bend, IN 11:30 am -...
  • Text: Obama's response to CNN question on Notre Dame, FOCA and abortion

    04/30/2009 2:01:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies · 1,650+ views
    American Papist ^ | April 30, 2009 | Thomas Peters
    Last night during Obama's press conference Ed Henry of CNN asked an excellent question. Here is the text of the question and Barack Obama's response: CNN's Ed Henry: Thank you, Mr. President. In a couple of weeks, you're going to be giving the commencement at Notre Dame. And, as you know, this has caused a lot of controversy among Catholics who are opposed to your position on abortion. As a candidate, you vowed that one of the very things you wanted to do was sign the Freedom of Choice Act, which, as you know, would eliminate federal, state and...
  • Former presidential speech writer gives witness to life at Notre Dame

    04/30/2009 7:55:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies · 576+ views
    CNA ^ | April 30, 2009
    William McGurn addresses the Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life. Credit: The Observer South Bend, Ind., Apr 29, 2009 / 03:41 pm (CNA).- William McGurn, former speech writer for George W. Bush, spoke at Notre Dame on April 23, to affirm and be a witness to the sacredness of life. He noted that no human right is safe when the right to life is denied, and that the unborn belong to no political party.The lecture was sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture as well as by the Notre Dame Fund to Protect Human Life and was...
  • Glendon Declines ND Honor - analysis of what Glendon's decision means

    04/27/2009 1:58:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies · 1,529+ views
    NCR ^ | April 27, 2009 | Father Raymond J. de Souza
    Mary Ann Glendon (CNS) Father John Jenkins likely thought himself very clever. Professor Mary Ann Glendon just took him to school. In declining to receive the Laetare Medal alongside President Barack Obama’s honorary doctorate of laws at next month’s commencement, Glendon has refused to participate in the shabby manipulation Father Jenkins attempted to engineer. It is a rare personage who could ennoble an award by refusing to receive it, but Professor Glendon has done just that. The Laetare Medal will now be known best for the year in which it was declined. Glendon chose, to use the apt words of...
  • Notre Dame Alumni Withhold $8.2 Million Over Pro-Abortion Obama Invitation

    04/27/2009 1:26:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies · 1,207+ views
    Life News ^ | April 27, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    South Bend, IN (LifeNews.com) -- University of Notre Dame alumni have withheld a total of $8.2 million in planned donations to the Catholic college as a result of its decision to have pro-abortion President Barack Obama give the commencement address at its upcoming graduation ceremonies.David DiFranco, a Michigan businessman and Notre Dame graduate, started the effort to withhold donations to the college.He has put together a web site, ReplaceJenkins.com, urging fellow alumni to not only withhold donations but to call on replacing ND president John Jenkins, who invited Obama and has strongly defended the decision.The web site has received over...
  • Flash: Fr. Jenkins announces will transfer Laetare Medal + White House responds to Glendon Refusal

    04/27/2009 1:17:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 84 replies · 2,377+ views
    American Papist ^ | April 27, 2009 | Thomas Peters
    Flash: Fr. Jenkins announces he will transfer Laetare Medal This has all the signs of a knee-jerk half-baked response to Glendon's morning bombshell: Statement by Father John Jenkins on the Laetare Medal The following statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, is in response to the decision by Mary Ann Glendon to decline acceptance of the Universitys Laetare Medal: We are, of course, disappointed that Professor Glendon has made this decision. It is our intention to award the Laetare Medal to another deserving recipient, and we will make that announcement as soon as...
  • Notre Dame's Fr. Jenkins meeting with Obama in DC today?

    04/21/2009 4:00:57 PM PDT · by Diago · 54 replies · 1,812+ views
    Jill Stanek ^ | April 21, 2009 | Jill Stanek
    April 21, 2009 Notre Dame's Fr. Jenkins meeting with Obama in DC today?UPDATE, 4:25p: From Joseph Lawler (Phil's son) at the American Spectator: ... This is still merely a rumor, but indeed FlightAware shows the ND jet flying to Dulles this morning.... That Fr. Jenkins would rescind the invitation seems unlikely given that on Saturday Fr. Jenkins reaffirmed his invitation to a crowd celebrating black student-athletes at Notre Dame that "shook down the thunder" with applause. But then what could they be talking about? If there is any change in the status of Obama's invitation, it's big news._______________ From Phil...
  • ND President Jenkins: "We Are Tremendously Proud" to Honor Obama at Notre Dame

    04/21/2009 4:24:21 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 60 replies · 1,578+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/21/09 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SOUTH BEND, Indiana, April 21, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - University of Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins heaped fuel on the fire yesterday by gushing that President Obama's highly controversial platform at the school's commencement would be a "tremendous event" for Notre Dame."We are very proud and honored to welcome the first African-American President of the United States in a few weeks as our commencement speaker," said Fr. Jenkins at a town hall meeting celebrating 60 years of black student-athletes at Notre Dame, according to the South Bend Tribune. Obama will also be receiving an honorary law degree from the...
  • Bp D'Arcy May Join Prayerful Notre Dame Protests against Obama (and you've got to see this VIDEO)

    04/20/2009 8:58:48 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies · 1,747+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Friday April 17, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NOTRE DAME, Indiana, April 17, 2009 - Notre Dame's own Bishop John D'Arcy has expressed a desire to attend "prayerful and dignified" demonstrations led by Notre Dame students against the school's honoring of President Obama on May 17, according to reports. Bishop D'Arcy's latest statement on his support for peaceful demonstrations clarifies once again an April 10 statement in which the bishop urged protesters "to stay away from unseemly and unhelpful demonstrations against our nation's president or Notre Dame or Father John I. Jenkins." While construed by several media outlets as a condemnation of all protests, the diocese's communications director...
  • Notre Dame Expects Obama to Wear Prayer to Virgin Mary on Chest When He Accepts Honorary Degree

    04/17/2009 8:40:07 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 95 replies · 2,968+ views
    Notre Dame Expects Obama to Wear Prayer to Virgin Mary on Chest When He Accepts Honorary Degree President Bush wore Notre Dame's traditional doctoral robe when he received an honorary law degree at Notre Dame's May 20, 2001 graduation ceremony. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) Friday, April 17, 2009 By Edwin Mora(CNSNews.com)- Notre Dame expects President Obama to wear the school’s traditional doctoral robe--which is emblazoned with a cross and a prayer to the Virgin Mary--when the president receives an honorary law degree from the university at its May 17 commencement ceremony.   “Yes,” replied Notre Dame Spokesman Dennis Brown, when...
  • Putting Notre Dames Decision in Historical Context

    04/13/2009 9:42:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 645+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 13, 2009 | Russell Shaw
    For people whose view of history extends beyond last week, the furor over Notre Dame’s decision to invite President Barack Obama to be its commencement speaker and receive an honorary degree is simply the latest chapter in an old story by the name of “Americanism.” Notre Dame is a paradigmatic institution — flagship of the Americanist impulse in U.S. Catholicism — and with the uproar over our pro-abortion president the university’s special status has come home to roost for folks under the Golden Dome. Pope Leo XIII in 1899 condemned a heresy he called Americanism as a “reprehensible” error. He...
  • Obama creates infighting at Notre Dame

    04/12/2009 2:03:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies · 1,548+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | April 11, 2009 | Dirk JOHNSON,
    SOUTH BEND, IND.As church bells pealed, Claire Gillen, a Notre Dame freshman, stood on the stone steps of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, accusing this fabled Roman Catholic institution of sin and sacrilege."It's a scandal," said Gillen, voicing outrage over the university's invitation to President Obama, a supporter of abortion rights, to deliver the commencement address here on May 17.Some alumni have called the campus, saying they have thrown away their Fighting Irish sweatshirts in disgust. The local bishop, John D'Arcy, has vowed to boycott the graduation ceremony. A visiting high school senior, Halley Chavey, who said she was...
  • Catholic Caucus: Hundreds of Students Rally in Prayer to End ND 0 Scandal on Palm Sunday

    04/07/2009 7:41:08 AM PDT · by topher · 5 replies · 387+ views
    Monday April 6, 2009 Hundreds of Students Rally in Prayer to End Notre Dame Obama Scandal on Palm Sunday By Kathleen Gilbert NOTRE DAME, Indiana, April 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Yesterday, Palm Sunday, 400 students, faculty and others participated in a prayer rally at the University of Notre Dame to end the scandal of honoring President Obama at commencement. The University of Notre Dame student-formed coalition, Notre Dame Response, announced their plans last Tuesday for the first public demonstration in front of the famous golden dome Main Building on campus to take place on Palm Sunday. Events in...
  • Leaked: ND Prez Comment on USCCB Document Prohibiting Honoring Pro-Abortion Politicians

    04/09/2009 7:30:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 876+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | April 8, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NOTRE DAME, Indiana, April 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - LifeSiteNews.com has obtained a copy of University of Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins' commentary on the U.S. Bishops Conference (USCCB) document, "Catholics in the Political Life," which was sent to Notre Dame's Board of Trustees at the beginning of this month. In the commentary Jenkins explains how he believes that the university's invitation of President Obama to be this year's commencement speaker and receive an honorary law degree is in keeping with the "letter and the spirit" of the recommendations included in the USCCB document. The USCCB issued "Catholics in Political...
  • Four More Bishops, 9 Holy Cross Priests Condemn ND Scandal

    04/08/2009 7:52:57 PM PDT · by topher · 34 replies · 877+ views
    Wednesday April 8, 2009 Four More Bishops, 9 Holy Cross Priests Condemn ND Scandal By Kathleen GilbertNOTRE DAME, Indiana, April 8, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A group of priests with the Congregation of the Holy Cross (C.S.C.), the religious order that runs the University of Notre Dame, and four more U.S. bishops have issued their condemnation of Notre Dame's decision to honor President Obama with an honorary law degree and an invitation to speak at the school's May 17 commencement. Nine Holy Cross priests and Notre Dame alumni wrote a letter concerning the scandal to the University's Observer newspaper yesterday,...
  • Group Wants Notre Dame Removed From Catholic Directory Over Obama Invite

    04/08/2009 3:41:21 PM PDT · by annalex · 26 replies · 904+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | April 08, 2009
    Group Wants Notre Dame Removed From Catholic Directory Over Obama Invite The American Life League says removing Notre Dame from the Official Catholic Directory would cut it off from a lot of Catholic foundation funding. FOXNews.com Wednesday, April 08, 2009 The American Life League is calling for the University of Notre Dame to be removed from the official list of Catholic institutions after the university invited President Obama, an abortion-rights supporter, to give the commencement address. The group, a Catholic pro-life organization, said in a statement Wednesday that removing the school from the Official Catholic Directory would cut Notre Dame...
  • 10 Holy Cross priests object to Obama invite

    04/08/2009 1:24:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 474+ views
    Google ^ | April 8, 2009
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ten priests in the Roman Catholic order that helps run the University of Notre Dame want the school to reconsider having President Barack Obama deliver this year's commencement address.Notre Dame's invitation to Obama has drawn outrage from some Catholics because his stances on abortion and stem cell research are at odds with church teaching.Ten members of the Congregation of the Holy Cross signed an open letter published Wednesday in the campus newspaper.They ask Notre Dame's president — the Rev. John Jenkins, also a Holy Cross priest — and the university's board of fellows to reconsider...
  • Pro-Abortion MSNBC Host Chris Matthews to Speak at Saint Joseph's University

    04/04/2009 2:34:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 1,106+ views
    Life News ^ | April 3, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Philadelphia, PA (LifeNews.com) -- Though the University of Notre Dame is coming under intense criticism for its decision to have pro-abortion President Barack Obama give its graduation address, the Catholic Saint Josephs University has invited pro-abortion MSNBC political talk show host Chris Matthews to give commencement.That is despite Matthews long-standing pro-abortion views and his recent comparison of pro-life advocates to terrorists.Like Notre Dame, Saint Joseph's will also give Matthews an honorary degree at the gradation ceremonies.Matthews is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross but his own Catholic faith has diverged from the pro-life teachings of the Catholic...