Notre Dame - Pro-Life Christians Arrested While Barack Obama is Honored

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Jill Stanek was at the Notre Dame Grotto this afternoon watching Fr. Frank Pavone speak to pro-life graduates who refused to attend their commencement honoring radical pro-abortion Barack Obama.

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Norma McCorvey, the original Roe in Roe v. Wade - who renounced her ties to the pro-abortion movement and became a prolife Christian in 1995, then a Catholic in 1998 - has been arrested at Notre Dame this morning. So was Monica Miller and 19 others (actually, it was at least 39).

The shame of Notre Dame - arresting a pro-life priest while Barack Obama is given an honorary degree.

Protest during President Obama's commencement address:

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Should there really be any surprise that you watch Fox News? Do you have any idea how many hecklers were arrested during Bush speeches? And those were pre-screened.

No body's talking about what's really happening at Notre Dame.

I applaud those who spoke up at the graduation ceremony objecting to Obama's position at the graduation-- It is very shameful that Norte Dame invited him to speak at the ceremony when his beliefs totally contradict those of Jesus's teaching-- the teachings that ND should have carried out-- shame.

I no longer believe in ND.

I am heartbroken by the fact that vast numbers of ND's students demonstrated such a total disrespect for human life. As they grow in maturity, may they learn that to choose a moral evil to make likely secular acceptance puts one’s soul in great jeopardy.

While it is never too late, no one knows the day or hour…..

Ed Sauley
Founder, Show the Truth Washington State

There is an old adage, if you tell a lie enough times, you eventually will believe that the lie is true and you will be able to fool others into believing that the lie is masking for the TRUTH.

When our Catholic colleges, don't know who they are and don't know the TRUTH, then it is time to close them up and relegate them to the dung heap.

When you have a president who doesn't know a TRUTH from a bald-faced lie...well I won't finish that but the quote is above.

Our President is not pro-abortion. He has never had an abortion. He is pro-choice. He sides with a woman's right to choose what she can do with her body. Abortion is horrible. But don't blame our President.

I attended the ceremony on Sunday to see my brother graduate, an accomplishment he has worked hard to earn.

I was upset that the protesters on campus made me feel like I was a bad Catholic because I was going to see my own brother's graduation. In addition, the gory pictures of aborted fetuses disturbed me. I am 15 years old and wasn't aware of the exact process of abortion -- it was great fun to have my mom explain it to me.

The hecklers during President Obama's speech were extremely inconsiderate to the innocent families like mine who were simply trying to enjoy this stepping stone in our sons'/daughters'/siblings' lives.

Overall, my enjoyment of what was supposed to be a celebration for a new chapter in my brother's life was marred by these protesters. I am not upset with Notre Dame; President Obama gave a fair and inspiring commencement speech.

Rather, I am aggravated that these people felt so strongly about an issue that honestly didn't really concern them unless they were affiliated with Notre Dame in some way had to butt in on what could have been such a beautiful weekend.

The Bible tells us that we are to practice religion not to look important but as an expression of faith (Mt 23: 8-15). Is having a mass on one of the main quads in the middle of the preparations for the commencement ceremony merely an expression of faith or is it using religion to make a statement?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and we do live in the land of the free, so they can say and do what they want. But I agree with President Obama that some kind of common courtesy has to be established.

"Let he among you without sin be the first to condemn."

So let's be reasonable.

This was a graduation ceremony, not an opportunity for Obama, the Catholic Church, and everyone in between to make sure the whole world knew what they thought about abortion. Straighten out the political issues in the conference rooms and the religious issues in the church. We separated church and state a long time ago; this isn't a revolutionary idea.

So congratulations to the Class of 2009, in case we've forgotten why the ceremony was held. I'm sure we'll be seeing great things from them very soon.

I agree with S. Elizabeth. Notre Dame is the one to blame here. Notre Dame asked Obama to come speak. Therefore it is the responsibility of Notre Dame to play the role of gracious host, which it did not!

-A Canadian

For a 15-year-old, you show more intellectual dexterity and maturity than the VAST majority of people on this site and protesters at ND. I hope you continue to maintain a hunger for knowledge and nuance of thought as you grow and enter college yourself.




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