Where to Voice Concern about Obama’s Honorary Doctorate from Catholic U. of Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, Indiana, March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Following is a compilation of pertinent contact information for those wishing to voice opposition to the University of Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama to offer the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree on May 17, 2009: To contact Notre Dame: University of Notre DameNotre Dame, Indiana 46556, USAphone: 574.631.5000email form: [email protected] Board of TrusteesThe Board has general power of governance at the University Mr. Richard C. Notebaert, Chairman of the BoardNotre Dame, Indiana 46556phone: 574.631.5000 list of all trustees: https://nd.edu/leadership/board-of-trustees/ Notre Dame Fellows(The Fellows are the “successors and associates […]
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Third And Fourth Canadian Bishops Say Development & Peace Funds to be Held Pending Investigation

By Kathleen Gilbert VANCOUVER, B.C., March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Two more bishops have acknowledged that Lenten collection money slated for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P) will be withheld until the organization proves it has not been funding pro-abortion groups. The statements come after a LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) investigative report, as well as several follow-up reports, provided evidence that D&P has been sending money to pro-abortion and pro-contraception groups in at least two Latin American countries, and in several countries in Africa. A statement from Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver states on the diocesan website that D&P will […]
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UK Bishop Warns TV Commercials for Abortionists will “Result in Deaths of Many” Unborn Children

By Hilary White LANCASTER, UK, March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A proposal by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to allow abortionists to advertise on television comes straight “from the heart of the abortion industry,” the Catholic bishop of Lancaster has said. In a statement issued March 26, Bishop Patrick O’Donohue called the proposed changes “deeply damaging” and warned that they would “result in the deaths of many more preborn children and cause untold harm to women” and threaten “yet another hammer-blow to the sanctity of human life in this country.” The proposal comes as statistics continue to show rises […]
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Pepsi Continues To Sponsor Homosexual Agenda: Boycott Continues

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The American Family Association (AFA) is calling for a boycott of soft drink giant PepsiCo over its support of pro-homosexual groups, in particular the homosexualist group known as Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). PFLAG has recently begun a campaign against an organization that helps ex-homosexuals to return to a normal lifestyle, called Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX). Donald E. Wildmon, founder and Chairman of the AFA, said in a press release that, “By issuing national press releases against PFOX, by organizing protests at ex-gay conferences, […]
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ND President’s Religious Superior Says Jenkins “Fulfilling Responsibilities” of President

By Kathleen Gilbert NOTRE DAME, Indiana, March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. David Tyson, C.S.C., Provencial of the University of Notre Dame and religious superior of ND president Fr. John Jenkins, today responded to questions about Jenkins’ decision to back the invitation of Obama to speak at Notre Dame, saying that Jenkins is “fulfilling his responsibilities” as president of Notre Dame.  Fr. Tyson is Fr. Jenkins’ superior in the Congregation of the Holy Cross, a Rome-based order of priests and brothers who answer directly to the Pope, rather than the local prelate. Fr. Jenkins has been at the center of […]
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Fifteen Year-Old Dies after Marie Stopes Abortion

By Hilary White LEEDS, March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A UK coroner has criticised abortionists at one of the U.K.‘s largest abortion providers after a fifteen year-old girl died from complications following an abortion. Roger Whittaker, the coroner for West Yorkshire, has charged that staffers at a Marie Stopes International abortion facility in Leeds were negligent in having failed to provide antibiotics to Alesha Thomas and that the facility could face prosecution. Thomas died on July 11, 2007 from a heart attack after contracting toxic shock syndrome, a bacterial infection. She had been fifteen weeks pregnant at the time of […]
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Canadian Catholic “Development and Peace” Funding Two Abortion Advocacy Groups in Brazil

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman and Steve Jalsevac BRAZIL, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&P), which is the Canadian bishops’ international aid organization, is funding two pro-abortion groups in Brazil, LifeSiteNews has learned. However, despite the mounting evidence, D&P is continuing to deny that there is any problem with its funding of the various groups noted in the LSN reports on this issue. The first group, the Rural Women’s Movement (Movimento de Mulheres Camponesas), openly opposes efforts to enforce Brazil’s laws against abortion, and suggests that abortion is a “right.” “To criminalize women who […]
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Bishop Olmsted: Notre Dame’s Obama Honor “Public Act of Disobedience to U.S. Bishops”

By Kathleen Gilbert PHOENIX, Arizona, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Bishop Thomas Olmsted has written a letter to University of Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins condemning the invitation to President Obama to offer the school’s commencement address and receive an honorary law degree on May 17. Olmsted’s letter follows a statement earlier this week by Notre Dame’s own Bishop John D’Arcy, in which the bishop criticized the decision and announced his intent to boycott the ceremony.  American Papist blogger Thomas Peters broke the news of the letter from Bishop Olmsted, dated yesterday, in which Olmsted told Jenkins he was […]
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Campaign Life Coalition Launches Pro-Life Petition Drive in Lead up to Landmark 40th Anniversary Mar

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski TORONTO, March 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s National Pro-Life organization, Campaign Life Coalition (CLC), has launched a petition campaign calling for legal protection of human life from the moment of conception to natural death, in the lead-up to this year’s annual March for Life in Ottawa (To download the petition: https://campaignlifecoalition.com/images/OSM09petition.pdf). Signed petitions will be forwarded to pro-life politicians who will formally present all the petitions collected to the House of Commons before the 2009 National March for Life on May 14th, which marks the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in Canada. May 14, […]
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