ACT NOW! Stop Obama Appearance at the University of Notre Dame
Monday, March 23, 2009 - By Judie Brown

ACT NOW! Stop Obama Appearance at the University of Notre Dame

A message from Judie Brown, president of American Life League
Dear Friends,
By now perhaps you’ve heard about the shameful scandal at the University of Notre Dame. President Obama is set to use Our Lady’s university as a platform for his incessant attacks on the personhood of all human beings – unless you act now with me to stop it!

Notre Dame dropped the announcement Friday that Obama would speak at commencement this spring. As if that weren’t shame enough – they’re also going to give him an honorary degree!

The nation’s premier Catholic university wants to honor the most pro-abortion president in history – the man who in the last two months has sanctioned federal funds sent to murder preborn babies overseas, has attacked our freedom of religion and conscience, and has allowed our tax dollars to be used for Orwellian experiments on embryonic stem cell research. They want to honor the man who is stacking his presidential appointments with Planned Parenthood’s dream team of pro-abortion bureaucrats.

We will not stand for this. Please help us stop this outrage!

The first announcement of this travesty at Notre Dame came to my attention because of the diligent efforts of the Cardinal Newman Society. They have new web site inviting every concerned Catholic in America to protest the outrage at Notre Dame.  Notre Dame Scandal.com has become an overnight success. More than 18,500 have signed an open letter to the president of Notre Dame, Father Jenkins. The letter states, in part,
It is an outrage and a scandal that "Our Lady's University," one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States, would bestow such an honor on President Obama given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage.

This nation has many thousands of accomplished leaders in the Catholic Church, in business, in law, in education, in politics, in medicine, in social services, and in many other fields who would be far more appropriate choices to receive such an honor from the University of Notre Dame.

Instead, Notre Dame has chosen prestige over principles, popularity over morality. Whatever may be President Obama's admirable qualities, this honor comes on the heels of some of the most anti-life actions of any American president, including expanding federal funding for abortions and inviting taxpayer-funded research on stem cells from human embryos.

We encourage you to add your name to this open letter, and take as many of the additional actions listed below as you can. In a situation like this, where a grievous insult to the mother of God and her son, Jesus Christ, is about to take place, there is no time to waste in enunciating the horror that should be burning in the heart of every Catholic.

Write to:
Most Reverend Archbishop Zenon Grocholewski
The Congregation for Catholic Education
of Seminaries and Institutes of Studies
[Secretary: Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, O.P.]
Roma, Italy


Contact Bishop John D'Arcy, Diocese of South Bend, Indiana, where Notre Dame is located:

Write: Letters to the editor in chief of the Notre Dame newspaper, The Observer, Mike Connolly or directly via The Observer web site http://www.ndsmcobserver.com/home/lettertotheeditor/

Write: Letters to the editor of the South Bend Tribune:

Write, call or e-mail: President of the University of Notre Dame, Father John Jenkins, C.S.C. [Cong. of Holy Cross],  (574) 631-3903 or Fax: (574) 631-7428

In the Lord who IS Life,

Judie Brown
President, American Life League


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