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"Hundreds of thousands of Catholics, hundreds of priests, and dozens of bishops have called upon Notre Dame to end this scandal by withdrawing its invitation to President Obama. The result of that demand is not in our control. But one final response to this scandal is fully in the control of each graduating senior: don’t show up."
" . . . the fact that many don't have a problem with Barack Obama sitting in a place of honor at a Catholic Commencement is simply a corollary of the underlying problem that so many don't have a problem with Barack Obama sitting in the White House."
Labels: Fr. Pavone
In addition to thanking those who signed the petition against Obama coming to Notre Dame, Fr. Corapi thanks the almost 70 Bishops who have already taken a stand, commending them for their leadership and giving Catholics hope. Here's some of what he said.
“No president in history has been so damaging for the cause for respect for life as this one [President Barack Obama], and it’s only just begun…This man, the University of Notre Dame invites in to receive an honorary doctorate degree and deliver the commencement address?
Whether intended or not, this sends a terrible message to the Catholic world and to the world at large. A picture is worth a thousand words. Which thousand words will be articulated to an already morally relativistic culture by the picture of Mr. Obama receiving such honors from a Catholic university? Metaphorically and morally, it’s like shooting yourself in the foot.
So, Notre Dame limps on.
Many of you did what you could to prevent this travesty from actually happening. I want to sincerely thank the more than 350,000 that signed the petition of protest making a singular public statement against Notre Dame’s obvious lack of good judgment that not only dilutes the university’s Catholic credibility and identity but undermines the authentically Catholic identity and credibility of the Church in this county. ..
If indeed we choose prestige over principle and popularity over morality, then we become part of the problem not part of the solution…
Pray for the university of Notre Dame, pray for our Bishops for in the end, the burden will rest on their shoulders to decide if Catholic universities like Notre Dame are Catholic or not.
Fight the good fight… Truth will triumph over lies.”
Amen Father. Preach on.
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The Texas Alliance for Life has been doing yoeman's work raising awareness about the cures that adult stem cells have been effecting and the need for more research in Texas. Bills have been introduced in the Texas Legislature that would create an adult stem cell research consortium, making Texas the leader in the nation on this issue.
Below is the second in a series of videos that highlight the miraculous work that these stem cells have done, in this case a Austin business owner and his complete recovery from a heart attack.
More information is available here.
"Many people are not aware that there are two types of stem cells -- adult and embryonic.
Research and treatments using adult stem cells do not harm the donors. Furthermore, adult stem cells have already been used to successfully treat and often cure more than 70 diseases, including heart disease, cancer, sickle cell anemia, diabetes, and many more.
We oppose research using embryonic stem cells because these can only be obtained by destroying human embryos -- innocent human beings at the very earliest stages of life. Some supporters of embryonic stem cell research also advocate for the creation of human embryos for research through cloning. Embryonic stem cell research has demonstrated no cures whatsoever after years of expensive research, draining sparse funding dollars away from the far more promising adult stem cell research.
We urge the Texas Legislature to PUT PATIENTS FIRST by funding adult, not embryonic, stem cell research.
SB 73/HB 2379 will create a Texas Adult Stem Cell Research Consortium that will put patients first by attracting top researchers to the state and helping to commercialize successful adult stem cell treatments. Adult stem cells have already successfully treated more than 70 diseases."
Labels: Texas Legislature
Why this is scary: Before their appointments to these positions, they were fighting hard to make sure the abortion (Sebelius, Napolitano, Kagan, Moran, Johnsen) and pornography industries (Ogden) stayed strong and same-sex “marriage” became legalized. Now, these people are head of our country’s health care system and national security, and they speak for the President in the courts and in the media.
At least one of them (see previous blog post on DHS Report and Napolitano) is already putting out the word that those who support life and our country should be looked at as possible terrorist threats.
Demand: Reverse the pro-life Mexico City Policy, which said that if the U.S. gave money to non-governmental organizations in other countries, they had to agree not to use the money for abortions as a method of family planning
Achieved: Obama signed an Executive Order on January 23, 2009 reversing the policy
Why this is scary: Only three days after he is sworn in as President, Obama makes this one of his first orders. That’s how serious the man is about giving OUR tax dollars to other countries to make sure they have enough money to kill their children.
Remember these are only two of 15 pro-abortion measures he’s taken.
If after only his first three and a half months in office, President Obama thinks this is the best way to go about “working together to find our common ground,” then things are definitely going to get a lot worse before they get better. And better happens when more people start waking up, looking at the truth of the situation and getting involved.
Until then, more ‘enchanted’ press conferences and not getting a straight answer to questions that affect the American people.
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