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UPDATE: Notre Dame Scandal To Break?

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UPDATE: Catholic Church to tell the Messiah Wannabe “Let My People Go?” After two months of American Catholics all across the country screaming, could it be that prayers really do work and that the USCCB and the Vatican are starting to clamp down on secularism at Catholic universities? Will Father Jenkins be fired or forced to resign for the deliberate attempt at honoring an abortion advocate?

Breaking news: “We’re not at liberty to release details, but it appears that events are taking shape aimed at correcting the abuses at Notre Dame. These plans may include the canceling of Obama’s appearance at the commencement.”

JMJ What Is Wrong With Notre Dame?

Update: Notre Dame Scandal Petition

The paedophile scandal thrust across the pages of the secular MSM’s (even though paedophila crimes statistically are higher in schools and Protestant churches) hurt the Catholic Church around the world. The moral authority of the Church was attacked. Sadness and disillusionment grew silently resulting in attendance declining as Catholics struggle for spiritual and moral leadership in a secular world. Parishes close alienating more Catholics and disappointing even cradle Catholics that no longer attend mass.

In the last election, we should have been a clear cut voice for conservative family values. There should have been no division among Catholics but Obama won with 54% of the Catholic voters. Entire parishes were confused as to who they should or should not vote for. Pro-abortion Catholic politicians and government officials defied church authority and the threat of ‘latae sententiae’ excommunication to force their beliefs on faithful Catholics. Some parish priests advocated for Obama and others rallied against Obama’s anti-life rhetoric. Recently pseudo-Catholic theologian Nancy Pelosi embarrassed herself and millions of Roman Catholic Americans by visiting Pope Benedict XVI and clearing her conscience about what the Catholic Church teaches.

Now will we see even more confusion, disillusionment among good Catholics struggling for moral leadership from the Church? Outrage may be more of the emotion vocalized. Despite the Catholic Church’s own teachings of the evils of abortion and fatal stem cell research, the Catholic University of Notre Dame will be giving the pro-evil Barack Hussein Obama an honorary degree May 17th at their commencement services.

Who in their God-given intelligent mind would think that Obama deserves an honorary degree after signing away the lives of millions of infants with partial birth abortions and feticide?

Why did the USCCB ask all the parishes to send a postcard to Congress to stop the passage of the fatal stem cell research? Were they just trying to keep Catholics passified that they were doing “something?”

What good Catholic with God-ly principles and family values will not rethink the Catholic Church’s purposes in honoring a man for acts that will kill more humans in one year than all the military deaths in American wars combined.

Okay, I’ll say it: What the hell is the University of Notre Dame thinking? The academic school named for Our Lady, Mary the Mother of God? The Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. An unwed mother of God who could in this day and age get an abortion with the gracious funding from Barack Obama.

Notre Dame prides itself as an “independent, national Catholic university” – as noted on Google search pages – I guess that means the institution really is independent from the Vatican.

We need to raise holy hell and stop this blasphemy of recognizing non-Catholics and pro-abortion politicians as role models and characters of good faith. Catholics around the world should pound on heaven’s doors with prayers to give the USCCB spiritual strength to do the right thing. After all they ask Catholics to do the right things.

As with the pedophilia scandal, Catholics made their outrage known by not funding the Catholic Church’s lawsuits through the Bishops Appeal. Catholics need to take it a step further. The Vatican needs to state that the USCCB and the University of Notre Dame are Catholic institutions and demand that they act like it.

Reverend Jenkins, find an excuse. Change the date of the Commencement and don’t tell the White House. Just be gone when Obama arrives. Don’t give Obama a stage to make a mockery of Catholicism!

Make your voices heard. Send a postcard to the Vatican.

His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City

Archbishop John Patrick Foley, President,
Pontifical Council for Social Communications
00120 Vatican City State

Vatican Switchboard: +39.06.6982

The following organizations are responsible for this sinful honorarium:

United States Council of Catholic Bishops
Pro-Life Activities
3211 4th Street, N.E.,
Washington DC 20017-1194
(202) 541-3000

Catholic Diocese of Peoria
Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603-3719
Phone (309) 671-1550
Fax (309) 671-1576

Most Reverend Daniel Jenky C.S.C., D.D. Bishop

Father Stanley L. Deptula
Vice Chancellor

Mr. Chris Kreps
Assistant to the Bishop

Office of Finance
Sheen Pastoral Center
412 NE Madison Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone 309-671-1550
FAX 309-671-1597

John Bannon Director

Jim Stolt Associate Director

Office of Respect Life and Human Dignity

Spalding Pastoral Center
419 NE Madison Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone 309-671-1550
Fax 309-671-1595

Mrs. Lynn Grandon

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Phone: (574) 631-5000

University of Notre Dame

400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574.631.3903

Reverend John I. Jenkins C.S.C. President-Elect

University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees

Phone: (574) 631-5000

  • Board of Trustees
    John F. Affleck-Graves, Ph.D.
    Rev. José E. Ahumada F., C.S.C.
    David M. Baron
    Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C.
    Robert F. Biolchini
    Cathleen P. Black
    Stephen J. Brogan
    Thomas G. Burish, Ph.D.
    Raymond G. Chambers
    Holly A. Colman
    Robert M. Conway
    Fritz L. Duda
    José Enrique Fernández
    James F. Flaherty III
    W. Douglas Ford
    Kathleen M. Fox
    Marye Anne Fox, Ph.D.
    Stephanie A. Gallo
    F. Michael Geddes
    John W. Glynn Jr.
    William M. Goodyear
    Nancy M. Haegel, Ph.D.
    Enrique Hernandez Jr.
    Carol Hank Hoffmann
    Douglas Tong Hsu
    Rev. Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C.
    Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
    Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., D.D.
    John W. Jordan II
    Thomas E. Larkin Jr.
    The Honorable Diana Lewis
    Patrick F. McCartan(Chairman Emeritus)
    Ted H. McCourtney
    Terrence J. McGlinn
    Andrew J. McKenna(Chairman Emeritus)
    Martin Naughton
    Richard C. Notebaert(Chairman)
    Joseph I. O’Neill III
    Anita M. Pampusch, Ph.D.
    Percy A. Pierre, Ph.D.
    Cecilia H. Prinster
    Philip J. Purcell III
    William F. Reilly
    J. Christopher Reyes
    Phillip B. Rooney
    Shayla Keough Rumely
    Shirley W. Ryan
    John F. Sandner
    Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C.
    William J. Shaw
    Kenneth E. Stinson
    Phyllis W. Stone
    Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C.
    Arthur R. Velasquez
    The Honorable Ann Claire Williams
    Trustees Emeriti
    Kathleen W. Andrews
    Rev. Ernest Bartell, C.S.C.
    Roger E. Birk
    Rev. Thomas E. Blantz, C.S.C.
    John Brademas, Ph.D.
    John H. Burgee
    Thomas P. Carney, Ph.D.(Chairman Emeritus)
    John B. Caron
    Arthur J. Decio
    Alfred C. DeCrane Jr.
    Anthony F. Earley
    Rev. Carl F. Ebey, C.S.C.
    Philip J. Faccenda, Ph.D.
    Charles K. Fischer Sr.
    Sister Alice Gallin, O.S.U.
    Roland D. Grimm
    J. M. Haggar Jr.
    Bernard J. Hank Jr.
    Philip M. Hawley
    Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.
    John A. Kaneb
    Donald R. Keough(Chairman Emeritus)
    The Honorable George N. Leighton
    Ignacio E. Lozano Jr.
    Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C.
    Donald J. Matthews
    Newton N. Minow
    Timothy O’Meara, Ph.D.
    Jane Pfeiffer
    Ernestine M. Raclin
    John M. Regan Jr.
    John A. Schneider
    Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C.
    William K. Warren Jr.
    Robert J. Welsh
    Robert K. Wilmouth

University of Notre Dame Alumni Association

University of Notre Dame Alumni Association Board Members and email addresses.

God forgive them all.


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  1. The church is getting weak just like everyone else.


    March 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm

  2. This is reprehensible! The Orthodox Church is looking better and better. Time to swim the Volga?


    March 20, 2009 at 10:56 pm

  3. Absolutely deplorable! We must take a stand. I didn’t know we could send postcards to the Vatican though.


    March 21, 2009 at 10:24 am

  4. the devil is at work in our Catholic universities…


    March 23, 2009 at 8:12 am

  5. Uh, why are you blaming Bishop Jenky and the Diocese of Peoria for this fiasco? What on earth do they have to do with it?

    Yes, I know Bishop Jenky happens to be on the board of directors, but that’s because he’s a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and was a chaplain there for many years.

    I used to live in the diocese and unless he’s gone totally off his nut in the past couple of years, I cannot for one minute imagine that Bishop Jenky would approve of this.

    For that matter, why do you assume that the entire board of directors approved of this invitation or knew about it in advance? Did they have to vote on it, or even be consulted ahead of time?

    The idea of them all resigning in protest sounds good, but if all the pro-life orthodox Catholics do that, who’s going to be around to try to turn things around?


    March 26, 2009 at 11:04 pm

  6. Everyone who is involved with the University of Notre Dame and its fiscal support is responsible. This is happening in their diocese and they need to speak out about it. Rebuke it. Condemn this heinous honorarium.


    March 26, 2009 at 11:07 pm

  7. I never said anyone should resign.


    March 26, 2009 at 11:08 pm

  8. To All Concerned For Notre Dame,

    Since Father Dave Tyson is clearly the core of Notre Dame's move to secularism, let all of us mail to: Father David Tyson, Administration Building, Notre Dame, IN 46556, bags of Tyson Chicken, symbolizing Father Tyson's being too scared (chicken) defend Catholic Morals and Our University. As you probably know, Father Tyson, as Provincial Superior of the CSCs and under Canon Law, Father Tyson can request Father Jenkin's resignation from the office of President of Notre Dame. Father Tyson is trying to hide his unique moral responsibility with his deflecting statements that it is only the Notre Dame Trustees' role to approve or disapprove the actions of the University's President. That is being chicken! Father Tyson is also a Notre Dame Fellow, and can, with the other Fellows, remove the current Notre Dame Trustees and require a special election to replace them. Notre Dame's move to secularism was hatched during Father Tyson's years out in Oregon, while President of the University of Portland. It is in Oregon that Father Tyson lost his way.


    All Genuine & True ND Alumni

    ND Patriot

    March 31, 2009 at 9:54 am

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