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Notre Dame Faculty to Obama: ‘This Is a Grave Violation of Religious Freedom and Cannot Stand’
CNS News ^ | 2/12/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 02/13/2012 9:15:11 AM PST by rhema

Twenty-five Notre Dame faculty members--led by the university’s top ethics expert, and including some of the school’s most eminent scholars--have signed a statement declaring that President Barack Obama’s latest version of his administration’s mandate that all health insurance plans in the United States must cover sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives, including those that cause abortions, is “a grave violation of religious freedom and cannot stand."

The statement—put out on the letterhead of the University of Notre Dame Law School--is also signed by leading scholars from other major American colleges and universities, including Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, Georgetown, Brigham Young, Yeshiva and Wheaton College.

Prof. Carter Snead, a professor of law at Notre Dame, was one of the lead organizers of the statement, which was published on his official law school letterhead. Notre Dame's top ethics expert, Snead serves as director of the university's Center for Ethics and Culture, a position to which he was appointed by Father John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame.

In 2009, Father Jenkins awarded President Barack Obama an honorary Notre Dame law degree.

Some of the other distinguished Notre Dame faculty who signed the statement condemning Obama’s mandate are Prof. Patrick Griffin, chairman of Notre Dame's History Department; Prof. Richard Garnett, an associate dean; John Cavadini, director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life; Christian Smith, director of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society; Prof. Paolo Carozza, director of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights; Prof. Philip Bess, Notre Dame’s Director of Graduate Studies; and Father Wilson Miscamble, a professor of history.

Other leading organizers of the letter included Prof. Robert George of Princeton and Prof. Mary Ann Glendon of Harvard Law School.

When Obama received his honorary degree at Notre Dame's May 17, 2009, commencement, he vowed to respect the conscience rights of those who believe abortion is wrong.

“Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded not only in sound science, but also in clear ethics, as well as respect for the equality of women,” said Obama. “Those are things we can do.”

Many Catholic bishops and lay leaders had criticized Notre Dame's decision to grant Obama honorary degree to Obama--pointing to his long-standing position in favor of legalized abortion on demand, which included going so far as to oppose a law in the Illinois state senate that would have simply said that a baby born alive in that state was entitled to the same rights under the U.S. Constitution as any other born "person."

In their statement released late Friday, the 25 Notre Dame faculty members and the many other prominent scholars from other institutions who joined them said that Obama’s sterilization-contraception-abortifacient mandate--even with Obama’s proposed adjustments on Friday--remains as “assault on religious liberty and rights of conscience.”

“The administration will now require that all insurance plans cover (‘cost free’) these same products and services,” said the scholars. “Once a religiously-affiliated (or believing individual) employer purchases insurance (as it must, by law), the insurance company will then contact the insured employees to advise them that the terms of the policy include coverage for these objectionable things.

“This so-called ‘accommodation’ changes nothing of moral substance and fails to remove the assault on religious liberty and the rights of conscience which gave rise to the controversy,” they said. “It is certainly no compromise. The reason for the original bipartisan uproar was the administration’s insistence that religious employers, be they institutions or individuals, provide insurance that covered services they regard as gravely immoral and unjust. Under the new rule, the government still coerces religious institutions and individuals to purchase insurance policies that include the very same services.”

The statement also said that Obama’s latest iteration of the regulation is “an insult to the intelligence of Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox Christians, Jews and Muslims” and “cannot stand.”

“The simple fact is that the Obama administration is compelling religious people and institutions who are employers to purchase a health insurance contract that provides abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization,” the scholars said. “This is a grave violation of religious freedom and cannot stand. It is an insult to the intelligence of Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims, and other people of faith and conscience to imagine that they will accept an assault on their religious liberty if only it is covered up by a cheap accounting trick.”


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1 posted on 02/13/2012 9:15:16 AM PST by rhema
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To: rhema

Yep, this is the same “Catholic” University that invited Obama ( the same one who REFUSED to support the Born Alive Babies Act ) to be the honored speaker at their commencement and (get this) CONFERRING AN HONORARY DEGREE ON HIM.


2 posted on 02/13/2012 9:18:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Salvation; narses; wagglebee; Caleb1411; cpforlife.org
So when may we expect Fr. Jenkins and other Notre Dame faculty members to join the 25 who are taking a stand for righteousness?

Prof. Carter Snead, a professor of law at Notre Dame, was one of the lead organizers of the statement, which was published on his official law school letterhead. Notre Dame's top ethics expert, Snead serves as director of the university's Center for Ethics and Culture, a position to which he was appointed by Father John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame.

In 2009, Father Jenkins awarded President Barack Obama an honorary Notre Dame law degree.

Some of the other distinguished Notre Dame faculty who signed the statement condemning Obama’s mandate are Prof. Patrick Griffin, chairman of Notre Dame's History Department; Prof. Richard Garnett, an associate dean; John Cavadini, director of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life; Christian Smith, director of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society; Prof. Paolo Carozza, director of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights; Prof. Philip Bess, Notre Dame’s Director of Graduate Studies; and Father Wilson Miscamble, a professor of history.

Other leading organizers of the letter included Prof. Robert George of Princeton and Prof. Mary Ann Glendon of Harvard Law School.

3 posted on 02/13/2012 9:18:03 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

Gee golly, guess this supposed “oh so brilliant” POTUS really stepped in it this time.

Couldn’t happen to a better person.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 9:19:20 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeppers.

This “protest” is too little, too late.

I’m not impressed.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 9:20:18 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: rhema

Notre Dame just learned that an BHO promise will last until he decides it is no longer of any value to him, or until he departs the room, which ever comes first.


6 posted on 02/13/2012 9:20:47 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: All
the statement signed by the 25 Notre Dame faculty
7 posted on 02/13/2012 9:20:53 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema
It is an insult ... to imagine that they will accept an assault on their religious liberty if only it is covered up by a cheap accounting trick

YES!!!

Finally someone said it!

8 posted on 02/13/2012 9:21:17 AM PST by kidd
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To: rhema

Isn’t Norte Dame the school that had to cover up the Cross when Obama spoke? That should have been there first clue where he was coming from. We need to start waking up the country.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 9:21:59 AM PST by RC2
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To: SeekAndFind
There were those who tried to deter the university from embracing apostasy. Francis Beckwith, who was at that time a Visiting Fellow at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, was one of them.

Barack Obama and Notre Dame: Juris Doctor Honoris Causa?

10 posted on 02/13/2012 9:24:55 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: SeekAndFind
Yep, this is the same “Catholic” University that invited Obama ( the same one who REFUSED to support the Born Alive Babies Act )

Yeah, so what's with this crap. What hypocrites. They invited this monster to their campus, let him take down a few crucifixes, and then let him breath fire over the unborn and newly born.

What a bunch of crap!

11 posted on 02/13/2012 9:25:07 AM PST by laweeks
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To: RC2

No, Georgetown when Zero dropped by for a neighborhood visit.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 9:26:20 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: rhema
Notre Dame could exhibit real courage and rescind Obama’s honorary degree. That would get some headlines about the little tyrant.
13 posted on 02/13/2012 9:27:34 AM PST by Truth29
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To: RC2
Georgetown had that cowardly distinction.
14 posted on 02/13/2012 9:28:55 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

Thank you.


15 posted on 02/13/2012 9:31:00 AM PST by RC2
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To: RC2

Have they been arrested yet?


16 posted on 02/13/2012 9:32:53 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Truth29

Send that suggestion to Mary Ann Glendon and the other signers of that statement. Let’s see if they can force the rest of the faculty to put up or shut up.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 9:32:58 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: rhema

Well, BH0 will come out with some prime time speech soon, to be sure that we all are told that, those who disagree with this whole contraception/insurance stuff, must really just not understand him.

And how stupid does he think we are to say that the insurance companies will cover the cost; not the employers. ??

Give me a break.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 9:35:23 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Responsibility2nd

So what are you saying? That we don’t want people to change their minds, maybe have a change of heart and not support him this time? If nobody changes their minds or admits their mistake last time then we won’t beat him this time either. It’s never to late to “protest” and have a change of heart, if it’s real. I welcome it.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 9:35:23 AM PST by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: rhema

Most of these academics probably enthusiastically voted for Obumer in 2008


20 posted on 02/13/2012 9:37:19 AM PST by PGR88
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To: laweeks

I don’t understand. Do we not want people to have a change of heart, maybe change their opionion on him and maybe help us beat him this time? Or is our goal to turn away anybody who might change their minds and call them names. It’s hard to generate any new support that way.


21 posted on 02/13/2012 9:38:37 AM PST by WatchOutForSnakes
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To: RC2
"Isn’t Norte Dame the school that had to cover up the Cross when Obama spoke?"

No, I'm pretty sure that was Georgetown.

22 posted on 02/13/2012 9:39:32 AM PST by circlecity
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To: lightman; SmithL
Among the signers,

Francis J. Beckwith Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Baylor University [see article in post 14]

Robert D. Benne, Director of the Center for Religion and Society, Roanoke College

23 posted on 02/13/2012 9:41:48 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: PGR88

...and those same academics will vote for the Kenyan again.


24 posted on 02/13/2012 9:42:57 AM PST by oldtimer (uee)
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To: lightman; SmithL

Correction: Beckwith’s article is in post 10.


25 posted on 02/13/2012 9:43:47 AM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes
I don’t understand. Do we not want people to have a change of heart

Sorry, but they're filthy hypocrites! If there's a change of heart at all, it's because their alumni donations have dropped considerably since they made this deal with the devil who lives in our White House. No sympathy for their disgraceful and sinful conduct.

26 posted on 02/13/2012 9:44:52 AM PST by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

“CONFERRING AN HONORARY DEGREE ON HIM.”

They should notify him that they have expunged the records of that dastardly mistake. And get on their knees and ask God to forgive them for the sin of
believing the Prick!


27 posted on 02/13/2012 9:45:42 AM PST by primatreat (I am really tired of "0"s craping and slinging shit toward the middle class.)
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To: RC2

Isn’t Norte Dame the school that had to cover up the Cross when Obama spoke? That should have been there first clue where he was coming from. We need to start waking up the country.

You are so right. Why would a Catholic institution cover the symbol of their faith for ANYONE? And then give him an honorary degree for it? They laid down with dogs...now they have fleas. They covered the crosses for him, they pushed healthcare for him and now it is up to us to pull the knife out of their back.


28 posted on 02/13/2012 9:48:11 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: RC2
There just getting the memo now that Obama is God?

Where were they when he said he would lower the oceans and heal the planet?

Caligula Soebarkah won't like this...

29 posted on 02/13/2012 9:48:33 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: RC2

Isn’t Norte Dame the school that had to cover up the Cross when Obama spoke? That should have been there first clue where he was coming from. We need to start waking up the country.

You are so right. Why would a Catholic institution cover the symbol of their faith for ANYONE? And then give him an honorary degree for it? They laid down with dogs...now they have fleas. They covered the crosses for him, they pushed healthcare for him and now it is up to us to pull the knife out of their back.


30 posted on 02/13/2012 9:48:41 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: rhema
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31 posted on 02/13/2012 9:49:25 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: rhema

That list looks like the people who opposed the Obama visit in the first place, so I guess the geniuses who “honored” Obama are still too enthralled (or intimidated, or embarrassed) to call him out.


32 posted on 02/13/2012 9:50:14 AM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: SeekAndFind
 Know that there were more bishops who spoke out against Notre Dame, but this is the list I have.

The bishops who have so far expressed disapproval of Notre Dame's invitation to Obama (in alphabetical order) are:

SOUTH BEND, Indiana, May 6, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Following is an alphabetical list of bishops who have so far expressed disapproval of the University of Notre Dame's invitation to President Obama to give the commencement speech and receive an honorary law degree May 17.  Included are links to the original source as well as LifeSiteNews.com coverage. 

Current count: 77 bishops

Bishop Joseph V. Adamec - Altoona-Johnstown, PA
Statement:
http://www.ajdiocese.org/documents//April_8__2009_-_Notre_Dame_University.pdf
LSN http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050718.html

Bishop John D'Arcy - Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN
Statement:
http://www.diocesefwsb.org/COMMUNICATIONS/obama.htm
LSN Report: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032408.html

Bishop Samuel Aquila - Fargo, ND
Statement: http://www.fargodiocese.org/Bishop/Homilies/StatementNotreDameLtr4-5-09.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040906.html

Bishop Gregory Aymond - Austin, TX
Statement: http://www.austindiocese.org/newsletter_issue_view.php?id=211
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032707.html

Bishop Robert Baker - Birmingham, AL
Statement: http://www.ewtn.com/library/BISHOPS/bpbakernd.HTM
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Gerald Barbarito - Palm Beach, FL
Statement: http://www.diocesepb.org/bishop/Acrobat_files/Bishop
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09041406.html

Bishop Leonard Blair - Toledo, OH
Statement: http://proecclesia.blogspot.com/2009/04/bishop-blair-responds-to-notre-dame.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (Archbishop Emeritus) - Philadelphia, PA
Statement: http://patricknovecosky.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/cardinal-bevilacqua-addresses-notre-dame-controversy/
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Bishop Lawrence Brandt - Greensburg, PA
Statement: http://www.dioceseofgreensburg.org/DH/Pages/NotreDamestatement.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Archbishop Daniel Buechlein - Indianapolis, IN
Statement: http://www.archindy.org/criterion/local/2009/04-10/notredame.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz - Lincoln, NE
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/News/tabid/54/ctl/Details/mid/452/ItemID/495/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040906.html

Archbishop Eusebius Beltran - Oklahoma City, OK
Statement: http://newsok.com/speech-by-obama-faces-catholic-foes/article/3357948
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040204.html

Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantú - San Antonio, TX
Statement: http://www.archdiosa.org/txtfiles/attachment_153.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Archbishop Charles Chaput - Denver, CO
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042905.html

Bishop Paul Coakley - Salina, KS
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop James Conley - Denver
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050815.html 

Bishop Edward Cullen - Allentown, PA
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050403.html

Bishop Nicholas Di Marzio - Brooklyn, NY
Statement:
http://thetablet.org/05092009/columns_bishop.html )
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050718.html

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo
- Houston, TX
Statement: http://www.texascatholicherald.org/columnists.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032717.html

Archbishop Timothy Dolan - New York, NY
Statement: http://www.620wtmj.com/podcasts/charliesykes/sundayinsight/42081097.html?video=pop&t=a

Bishop Thomas Doran - Rockford, IL
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/435/ItemID/470/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040204.html

Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty - Scranton, PA
Statement: http://www.dioceseofscranton.org/News/ScrantonBishopsProtestNotreDameDecisionApril2,2009.asp
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040302.html

Bishop Robert Finn - Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
Statement: http://catholickey.blogspot.com/2009/04/we-are-at-war-bishop-finns-gospel-of.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Joseph Galante - Camden, NJ
Statement: http://www.camdendiocese.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1282:catholic-a-mere-label&catid=33:press-releases-a-latest-news
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042807.html

Bishop Victor Galeone - St. Augustine, FL
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042211.html

Bishop John Gaydos - Jefferson City
Statement:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050814.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050815.html

Cardinal Francis George - Chicago, IL; President, USCCB
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033106.html

Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger - Evansville, IN
Statement: http://www.themessageonline.org/local/2009/04-17/bishop.html
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Archbishop José Gomez - San Antonio, TX
Statement: http://www.archdiosa.org/txtfiles/attachment_153.pdf
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Auxiliary Bishop Roger Gries - Cleveland, Ohio
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09051101.html

Bishop Bernard Harrington - Winona, MN
Statement: http://www.dow.org/documents/09mayweb.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043004.html

Bishop Robert Hermann - St. Louis, MO
Statement: http://stlouisreview.com/article/2009-04-30/i-thought-you-should-know
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050403.html

Bishop William Higi - Lafayette, IN
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Archbishop Alfred Hughes - New Orleans, LA
Statement: http://blog.nola.com/elections_impact/2009/04/Hughes%20letter.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop Michael O. Jackels - Wichita, KS
Statement:
http://cdowk.org/advanceonline/2009/04/09/bishop-jackels-letter-to-notre-dame/  
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050105.html

Bishop Sam Jacobs - Houma-Thibodaux, LA 
Statement:
http://www.htdiocese.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=hUtmQlVJbos%3d&tabid=565 
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050815.html 

Bishop James V. Johnston - Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO
http://home.catholicweb.com/diocspfdcape/index.cfm/NewsItem?id=263157
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043004.html

Bishop Peter Jugis - Charlotte, NC
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042807.html

Bishop Joseph Latino - Jackson, MS
Statement: http://nems360.com/pages/full_story?page_label=news&id=2300764-Mississippi+bishop+opposes+Obama+commencement+speech&widget=push&article-Mississippi%20bishop%20opposes%20Obama%20commencement%20speech
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop John LeVoir - New Ulm, MN
Statement: http://www.dnu.org/bishop/041309statement.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042302.html

Bishop Jerome Listecki - La Crosse, WI
Statement: http://www.dioceseoflacrosse.com/ministry_resources/ministries/resources/Notre%20Dame%20Invitation.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040711.html

Bishop William E. Lori - Bridgeport, CT
Statement: http://www.bridgeportdiocese.com/folder_bridgedocs/FCC%204-4-09.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop Paul Loverde - Arlington, VA
Statement:
http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/435/ItemID/522/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042302.html

Bishop George Lucas - Springfield, IL
Statement:http://www.dio.org/bishop-lucas-weekly-column/from-east-to-west-we-must-witness-to-the-truth.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Robert Lynch - St. Petersburg, FL
Statement: http://bishopsblog.dosp.org/2009/03/27/week-end-update/
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033103.html

Bishop Joseph Martino - Scranton, PA
http://www.dioceseofscranton.org/News/ScrantonBishopsProtestNotreDameDecisionApril2,2009.asp
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040302.html

Bishop John McCormack - Manchester, NH
Statement: http://www.catholicnh.org/public-issues/fcn-archive/und/
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043004.html

Bishop Robert Morlino - Madison, WI
Statement: http://www.catholiccitizens.org/views/contentview.asp?c=49889
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033103.html

Bishop William Murphy - Rockville Centre, NY
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050105.html

Bishop George Murry - Youngstown, OH
Statement: http://cathexpo.org/articledetails.aspx?articleid=240
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Archbishop John J. Myers - Newark, NJ
Statement: http://www.rcan.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=feature.display&feature_ID=1299
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Archbishop Joseph Naumann - Kansas City, KS
http://www.theleaven.com/columnist/archbishop_column.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042709.html

Bishop R. Walker Nickless - Sioux City, IA
Statement: http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=32936
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt - St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/435/ItemID/460/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09033103.html

Archbishop Edwin O'Brien - Baltimore, MD
Statement: http://www.catholicreview.org/subpages/storyarchnew.aspx?action=5978
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Thomas Olmsted - Phoenix, AZ
Statement: http://www.americanpapist.com/2009/03/exclusive-bp-olmsted-tells-nd.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/mar/09032605.html

Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk - Cincinnati, OH
Statement: http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CardinalNewmanSociety/tabid/36/ctl/Details/mid/435/ItemID/514/Default.aspx
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Reymundo Pena - Brownsville, TX
http://www.cdob.org/bishop/column/2009/4-24-09.htm
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050403.html

Bishop Glen Provost - Lake Charles, LA
Statement: http://live.lcdiocese.org/bishop-provost/writings/285-bishop-provost-comments-on-notre-dame-university-decision.html
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042807.html

Bishop David Ricken - Green Bay, WI
Statement: http://www.thecompassnews.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=345:notre-dames-quandary
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Cardinal Justin Rigali - Philadelphia, PA; Chairman, USCCB Pro-Life Committee
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042803.html

Bishop Kevin Rhoades - Harrisburg, PA
Statement:http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=33146
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Bishop Alexander Sample - Marquette, MI
Statement: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=15630
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040807.html

Bishop Edward J. Slattery - Tulsa, OK
Statement: http://www.dioceseoftulsa.org/article.asp?nID=907
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040106.html

Bishop John Smith - Trenton, NJ
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09051101.html

Bishop Richard Stika - Knoxville, TN
Statement:http://www.dioceseofknoxville.org/?news=3585&menu=1462&level=1
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09041406.html

Bishop Anthony Taylor - Little Rock, AR
Statement: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/note.php?note_id=66338251686
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09040704.html

Bishop George Thomas - Helena, MT
Statement: http://www.diocesehelena.org/thomas/050109%20letter.pdf
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050509.html

Bishop Robert Vasa - Baker, OR
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Bishop Michael Warfel - Great Falls-Billings, MT
Statement: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200905011500/NEWS01/90501007
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09043009.html

Bishop Thomas Wenski - Orlando, FL
Statement: http://www.orlandodiocese.org/who_we_are/bishop_wenski/columns/200904_und.php
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042003.html

Archbishop Donald Wuerl - Washington, D.C.

Statement: http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/godingovernment/2009/04/dc_archbishop_nips_georgetown_for_biden_event.html
LSN
: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042709.html

Bishop Emeritus John Yanta - Amarillo, TX
Statement:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09051407.html
LSN:
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09051408.html

Bishop David Zubick - Pittsburgh, PA
Statement: http://www.pittsburghcatholic.org/newsarticles_more.phtml?id=2466
LSN: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/apr/09042302.html%20

URL: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/may/09050607.html
 
Bishop Donald Trautman - Erie, PA
Bishop's Trautman's statement

33 posted on 02/13/2012 9:51:13 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: rhema

Selling their souls, but not their consciences.


34 posted on 02/13/2012 9:53:53 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: rhema
"Send that suggestion to Mary Ann Glendon and the other signers of that statement. Let’s see if they can force the rest of the faculty to put up or shut up."

I sent the recommendation to Professor Snead. His email is osnead@nd.edu and appears on the masthead of the letter.

35 posted on 02/13/2012 9:54:47 AM PST by Truth29
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To: rhema
Chickens . . .

Filling the skies . . .

coming home . . .

to roost . . .

finally.

36 posted on 02/13/2012 9:59:51 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; don-o
"..a cheap accounting trick.”

Ooh! That one's gonna leave a mark!

37 posted on 02/13/2012 10:03:38 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: rhema

Why don’t they rescind his honorary doctorate?


38 posted on 02/13/2012 10:04:59 AM PST by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Salvation

Looks line Notre Dame IGNORED not only their state’s Bishop, but ALL Bishops around the country as well.

In what sense is this University still “Catholic”?


39 posted on 02/13/2012 10:05:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: RC2
Isn’t Norte Dame the school that had to cover up the Cross when Obama spoke?

That was Georgetown. Feh! Phew!

40 posted on 02/13/2012 10:07:16 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: SeekAndFind

the same guy whose stance on live birth abortion they turned their heads away from....


41 posted on 02/13/2012 10:10:59 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: rhema

Let me be the 2nd: IT’S OBAMA’S FAULT!


42 posted on 02/13/2012 10:35:42 AM PST by UScbass
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To: rhema

Notre Dame has already slept with their beloved Obama. It’s tough for me to see any credibility in their actions now... it’s just too late.


43 posted on 02/13/2012 11:05:04 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Albion Wilde
It is absolutely a "cheap accounting trick," and it should be obvious, too, that the issue here has nothing to do with “choice.”

If you have the money to buy something, you have choices. If the government wanted to guarantee women more choices, they could do it by giving every woman more discretionary funds to buy what she wants.

They could do that very easily just by lowering taxes. Let's say they lower every woman's taxes by approx. $390 a year (the average cost of a year’s worth of contraceptives.)She now has money she can spend on anything: Hershey bars, Pills, stylish maternity clothes, NuvaRings, a one-way airfare to Hollywood, or anything else.

She gets maximum choices, and nobody else is complicit or picks up bad karma whether she chooses 200 very fine condoms or a good used 10-speed Schwinn.

It’s obvious that mandated payments are not about freedom to choose. They’re about promoting a divisive and controversial program by making everyone pay --- yes, YOU pay, Father or Reverend or Pastor or Rabbi or Mr. or Mrs. ---- and no, you don’t have a choice.

44 posted on 02/13/2012 11:27:07 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: laweeks
No, it's not hypocrisy. Most, if not all, of the Notre Dame signers of this letter, were also the ones who opposed Obama's honorary degree 2 1/2 years ago.

You don't seem to realize that there are factions at Notre Dame --- as everywhere -- composed of people who stand in direct oppositon to each other's positions.

That's not hyprocisy. It's a sign of an internal, ongoing struggle.

And if some of them (though I don't know of any) were the very ones who supported Obama's degree --- are you against them turning away from evil? You want them to keep doing evil forever, because if they turn and do good, that would be "hypocrisy"?

(Shaking head.)

45 posted on 02/13/2012 11:37:35 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: WatchOutForSnakes
Do we not want people to have a change of heart

If they change their heart on the whole premise of government-controlled health care then I welcome them to the team - 110%.

But if they settle for one little exception for one issue, and support the rest of Obamacare, then they can go pound sand.

46 posted on 02/13/2012 12:26:36 PM PST by Notary Sojac (Liberalism: Ideas so good, they have to be mandatory!!)
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To: rhema

It’s all about population control. Billy Ayers, Barry Soetooro and Ruth Ginsburg are really into that.

Ginsburg had this to say about her feelings “at the time”:
“Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

Bill Ayers:

I asked, “Well what is going to happen to those people we can’t reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?” And the reply was that they’d have to be eliminated.

And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

And when I say “eliminate,” I mean “kill.”

Twenty-five million people.

I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/election/480

John Holdren, Putting forth pure evil
Obama’s Population Control Czar

Back in 1977 a man by the name of John Holdren co-authored a book entitled Ecoscience along with Paul and Anne Ehrlich. In the book several assertions are made with regard to the dangers of over population and the potential solutions. Forced abortions, mass sterilization, and a “Planetary Regime” with the power of life and death over American citizens are in the forefront of Holdren’s preferred methods.

Holdren has been appointed Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology by Barack Obama.

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/15192

and of course who will ever forget this:

“I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at the age of 16.”

Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Obama


47 posted on 02/13/2012 12:36:44 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: SeekAndFind; rhema

I believe that this is the same place where statues and crosses were covered when 0 spoke last.


48 posted on 02/13/2012 12:38:02 PM PST by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: rhema

The same Notre Dame that was thrilled to give Obama an hororary ‘Doctor of Laws’ degree?

http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/11293-president-obama-to-deliver-notre-dames-commencement-address/


49 posted on 02/13/2012 12:41:09 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: rhema
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50 posted on 02/13/2012 12:49:04 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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