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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Third Bishop Condemns Notre Dame Scandal: “It is Very Clear ND Does Not Live Up to Catholic Identity

By Kathleen Gilbert AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A third bishop has publicly condemned an invitation to President Barack Obama by the Catholic University of Notre Dame to receive an honorary law degree and offer the commencement address on May 17. In the latest issue of the Austin diocese’s “E-pistle,” Bishop Gregory Aymond states, regarding the scandal: “I, along with many other Catholics, express great disappointment and sadness that a Catholic university would honor someone who is pro-choice and who holds many values contrary to our Catholic belief. “In the midst of such a sad situation, as Catholics […]
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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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UNFPA to Push Abortion at Population Commission

By Samantha Singson NEW YORK, NY, March 27, 2009 (C-FAM) – As the United Nations (UN) gears up to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD+15), UN agencies like the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and abortion advocates such as the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) are pushing “sexual and reproductive health and rights,” with a particular focus on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The recent CRR publication “Using the Millennium Development Goals to Realize Women’s Reproductive Rights” cites the ICPD as the guide for its work and identifies the MDGs as an access […]
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Abortion Push Expected as UN Marks Anniversary of Cairo Conference

 By Katharina Rothweiler NEW YORK, NY, March 27, 2009 (C-FAM) – The Commission on Population and Development (CPD) will meet next week at the United Nations (UN) to mark the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (CPD), a landmark gathering held in Cairo, Egypt in 1994 that resulted in pro-life and pro-family nations pushing back population controllers who sought to advance a global right to abortion. Abortion is again expected to be a contentious topic as the CPD meets on “The Contribution of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development to […]
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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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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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Commentary on March 26 News

Okay, we’re in overdrive. Excellent news from the Bishop of Phoenix who has in the strongestterms called on the University of Notre Dame (yes we know it’s French)to halt the award and pulpit to President Obama. And just when you’d thought you’d heard it all, the UK is consideringallowing television commercials for abortionists; and a US bioethicistis calling for an abortion ‘pride’ movement similar to ‘gay pride’. More and more evidence is presented showing that Development and  Peace, the official development arm of the Canadian Bishops, is funding pro-abortion social justice and development groups all over Latin America and Friday […]
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HLI President and ND Alum Fr. Euteneuer Condemns Obama Invite

By Kathleen Gilbert FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, March 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Fr. Tom Euteneuer, President of Human Life International and University of Notre Dame alumnus, has condemned Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree May 17. “It appears that President Obama will soon receive a great honor from an institution that used to represent the best in Catholic scholarship and culture,” said Fr. Euteneuer.  He continued: “The nation’s president who has done more damage in 60 days to the cause of life than President Clinton did in 8 years, the […]
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