Friday, March 27, 2009

Scandal at Notre Dame - Obama Commencement News Items - # 5

Notre Dame Not Budging on Obama Invite

Catholic United denies White House ‘tip’ on Sebelius nomination

Criticism over Obama invite mounts at Notre Dame

Catholics United Defends Its Performance in Obama/Notre Dame Controversy

No-Bama at Notre Dame

Notre Dame Students Denounce Obama Speech

Obama's invitation

Distressed that Obama Flap Will Overshadow Graduation Day: A Notre Dame Mom's View

White House and Progressive Catholics Slow to Defend Obama's Notre Dame Appearance

Richard Viguerie: Notre Dame Honor for Obama is Part of a Collapse in American Institutions and Their Leaders

Around the Catholic Blogs

Bishop Olmsted tells Fr. Jenkins Obama invitation "public act of disobedience to US Bishops"

Obama and Notre dame

Archbishop Burke News

Catholic Archbishop Remorseful For Misuse Of His Comments- Terry Randall

Hey, Obama: Hands Off Burke

USCCB - Statement on Reiki- AMEN!

Thank You LORD!
Thank you Blessed Mother!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Prayer Alert: Carrie Tomko


G20 News

We must clean up banking system, Gordon Brown tells US financiers
On the second day of five-day tour ahead of G20 summit, prime minister denies lack of consensus over dealing with the global financial crisis

G20 must act on banking reform, job creation: Brown

Soros: G20 a "make or break" event for markets

Swiss to discuss tax co-operation with US, Japan

China May Press G-20 to Guard Its US Assets, Researcher Says

Forthcoming London meeting of G-20 could be a fireworks display

G-20 Meeting May Give Impetus to WTO Accord, U.K., Brazil Say

US and European paths to recovery diverge

Britain's Brown expects results from G20 summit


IS this the kind of 'change' we want?!!!!!

SEE The Drudge Report news items too (3-25-09)

UK - Gettin' IT DONE! GO Daniel Hannan MEP

Mary Ann Kreitzer - On the ND-Obama - America Magazine

Michael Winters of America Magazine, Fulminates on Notre Dame and Obama

Scandal at Notre Dame - Obama Commencement News Items - # 4

Bishop, White House issue responses

Verbatim: White House responds to Notre Dame commencement boycott:

Petition - Randall Terry - Stop Obama Notre Dame -

Pray to ‘Our Lady’ for Notre Dame University, Says Indiana Bishop

The Observer - Notre Dame Campus Newspaper - Online - Viewpoint

Mixed reaction on Notre Dame visit

'Fox And Friends' Exclusive: Notre Dame In Uproar Over Obama Speech

Should Notre Dame ‘disinvite’ Obama?

Abortion debate dogs Obama's plan to deliver commencement address

Should Obama speak at Notre Dame?

Notre Dame's Obama invite outrages some Catholics

Around the Catholic Blogs:
***Canon Lawyer - Ed Peters -Breviter: Two things Bp. D'Arcy couldn't do re Notre Dame

AmP Poll: What do you think of Notre Dame's invitation to Obama?

"Truth Over Prestige"

Fr. Reese's flawed arguments for Pres. Obama at Notre Dame

The Annunciation

My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For He hath regarded the humility of His handmaiden.For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His Name. And His Mercy is from generation unto generations upon them that fear Him. He hath shewed might in His arm, He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel, His servant, being mindful of His mercy. As He spoke to our Fathers, Abraham and His seed forever.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Update: Mobile Tea Party

No Tea Party on USS Alabama

Update: Plan B - Morning After Pill

Let's make sure this info gets moving too, because everybody is missing out on this info - under the radar, for sure!

Back Up Your Birth Control Day Gets a Boost from Court Decision

The court ordered the FDA to expand over-the-counter access to 17-year-olds within 30 days. It further ordered the FDA to reconsider the application to eliminate all age restrictions to over-the-counter access to emergency contraception, which is sometimes called Plan B or the "morning-after pill."

Plan B Ruling Endangers Health and Parental Rights

FDA Ordered to Rethink Age Restriction for Plan B

Morning-After Pill for Girls of All Ages?

Americans United for Life Condemns Ruling Increasing Minors ...

Advocates for Youth Applauds Court Ruling on EC Age Restriction

Let's Take A Look At G20 News & Info

Q&A: the G20 summit


The Working Groups

Communiques March 14, 2009

Communiqué Annex - Restoring lending: a framework for financial repair and recovery, 14 March 2009 (PDF 25KB)

China May Press G-20 to Guard Its US Assets, Researcher Says

Obama Urges G20 to Take Bold Economic Action

London prepares for violent G20 protests

Wishlists for a new world order

China calls for new global currency

And I throw this one in for good measure---(connect the dots):
Officials seek new power over financial companies

Update: Alabama Tea Party - Hoover - Shelby County

Now, let's get out there and 'set the table' - with patriots with smiles, appropriate signs, business cards in hand (contact info/network) to share with others, a yard chair, and your desire to see our country continue to be the country that OUR LORD has intended it to be....
A beacon of light - of liberty, freedom, and hope for all the world!

Scandal at Notre Dame - Obama Commencement News Items - # 3

Despite criticism, Notre Dame firm on Obama as commencement speaker

Critics Blast Obama's Scheduled Notre Dame Commencement Address

Pro-Lifers Plans at Notre Dame: Keep Obama from Speaking

Georgetown’s Thomas Reese weighs in on Barack Obama-Notre Dame ...

Vast protest against Obama commencement address at Notre Dame gathers pace

Notre Dame Defends Obama Invitation as Antiabortion Protests Mount

Obama faces Notre Dame backlash

FOX NEWS- America’s Talking 1 P.M. Question (@ 2:30 p.m. cent -254 comments)

Around the Catholic Blogs:


Nancy Brown Ready to Issue Statement: Obama at Notre Dame

Notre Dame’s Faustian Bargain

Obama at Notre Dame: What if?

Form Criticism

Notre Shame - Cartoon

Update: ND Scandal - Bishop D'Arcy Speaks

Bishop D'Arcy's Statement - Concerning President Barack Obama speaking at Notre Dame graduation, receiving honorary law degree

Notre Dame's Bishop Will Not Attend Obama-Honoring Graduation, Criticizes University's Decision

Bishop D’Arcy won't attend Notre Dame commencement featuring Obama

Monday, March 23, 2009

Update: ND Responds to Scandal

Notre Dame sticking with Obama for commencement

A spokesman for the University of Notre Dame says it won't rescind an invitation to President Obama to speak at its spring commencement despite criticism from some Catholics that his views on abortion and stem cell research run counter to Catholic teaching.

Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown:
"Jenkins has spoken with D'Arcy about the matter, Brown said, declining to provide details."
"Brown, asked about the volume of complaints to the university, said it was "nothing beyond what we anticipated." "

O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee!

Scandal at Notre Dame - Obama Commencement News Items - # 2

ND Students May Not Attend Commencement

Pro-Life Opposition Grows to Notre Dame Honoring Pro-Abortion Barack Obama

The Destruction of Notre Dame

Notre Dame's President John Jenkins at Crossroads Over Obama Award

Notre Dame students (heart) Obama

ALL Condems Obama Appearance At Notre Dame University

America The National Catholic Weekly - Three Cheers for Notre Dame
(Threshing grain.....)

What is it about President Obama that makes the right wing so crazy, so uncharitable, so frothing-at-the-mouth unreasonable? I asked another priest who ventured racism was part of the answer. I am not so sure.


This crowd of conservatives does not own the Catholic Church. They certainly do not own Notre Dame University. They are about to find out that they do not own Dr. Glendon either. The rest of us Catholics, however, must not let the public square think that they do. Our voices must be raised to say that we are thrilled such a distinguished Catholic university is considered such a part of the life of the nation that our President will be coming to address its graduates. We are thrilled that he will be sharing the stage with one of our Church’s and nation’s finest scholars and diplomats. And, we should be thrilled that the right wing commentariat has again adopted its smug "I thank Thee, Lord, that I am not like other men" stance. The Master condemned many things when he trod the earth, but none more than the smug judgmentalism of the Pharisees. Alas, like the poor, the Pharisees will be with us always. You will be able to find them on Graduation Day protesting outside the gates at Notre Dame.

Outrage Over Obama's Appearance at Notre Dame: Who Are the Political Victims? (The USCCB can either lead or GET OUTTA THE WAY! The laity has been carrying this issue for many years and they have had enough! Again--Lead or get outta the way!)

It's striking that the protest is spearheaded by grass-roots Catholics, as opposed to the Roman Catholic hierarchy. It's in-the-pews conservatives who are pressuring U.S. bishops to speak out against an alleged injustice; typically, it's the other way around, with bishops imploring their flock to action.

Notre Dame's Honoring Pro-Abortion Barack Obama Makes College Less Special

Symposium: A Moral Exemplar?

re: Notre Dame -George Weigel writes - NRO-Kathryn Jean Lopez -

Is Obama Worth a Mass?

Petition Launched to Stop Obama From Speaking at Notre Dame

REMINDER: Obama beat Sen. John McCain in St. Joseph County, Ind. home of Notre Dame, by 17 points, aided by support from the school’s students.

From ND - Online Newspaper - The Observer Online (While I was checking around their site I found this info:See: Terms of Use and Service - "an Internet website offered in cooperation with the mtvU Television channel ("MTVU Channel"- WARNING SCANDAL-GRAPHIC).

Some applaud, others condemn Obama announcement

Obama selection a betrayal of Notre Dame's mission

Jenkins: Obama 'honored' University by accepting

Obama choice unacceptable