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Article notation by Marc Aupiais
The Cardinal Newman Society has the following story about everyone's "favourite" United States university:
Notre Dame Pays Student Expenses to D.C. March for Gay ‘Marriage’The University of Notre Dame gave financial assistance to five students to participate in Sunday’s national gay rights demonstration, which was organized in part to advocate homosexual “marriage,” a campus newspaper has reported.
The “National Equality March” on Sunday, October 11, in Washington, D.C., was sponsored by Equality Across America, which aims to build a national grassroots network asserting homosexual couples’ “right to marry” as well as other demands. The Catholic Church believes that marriage is possible only between a man and a woman.
“Faithful Catholics will ask whether Notre Dame has learned its lesson from the scandalous commencement ceremony last spring,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “What university seeking to reassure families of its Catholic identity would pay for students to attack the family and oppose Catholic teachings on marriage?”
Students from Notre Dame’s Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) petitioned the Student Activities Office and were granted funding to travel to and participate in the demonstration. The Notre Dame students marched two miles across D.C. and then joined gay rights activists for a Capitol Hill rally.
The president of the Progressive Students Alliance told The Observer, “The fact that we were University-approved was surprising but it was a wonderful surprise. The University hasn't always been entirely receptive in the past.”"
(Cardinal Newman Society (Independent; American; Catholic; Watchdog Organization) 13 / 10 / 2009)
Notre Dame invited pro-abortion, pro-gay-"marriage" US president, Barack Obama as a keynote speaker and honoured him with an honourary law degree earlier this year, directly disobeying the United States Catholic Bishops in the process, who had forbidden the awarding of a person with the stances on important moral issues, that Obama openly holds.
More Recently, Barack Obama, has stated to a pro-gay-marriage grouping who he had been speaking to, known as the "Human Rights Campaign":
"For nearly 30 years, you've advocated on behalf of those without a voice. That's not easy. For despite the real gains that we've made, there's still laws to change and there's still hearts to open. There are still fellow citizens, perhaps neighbors, even loved ones -- good and decent people -- who hold fast to outworn arguments and old attitudes; who fail to see your families like their families; who would deny you the rights most Americans take for granted. And that's painful and it's heartbreaking."
(See What We See News And Archive 12 / 10 / 2009)
Barack Obama also voted against giving medical treatment to abortion survivors, and treated George Tiller, a man who aborted babies late term (when they would have survived on their own via Caesarian Section), as a hero. His stances were already know when he spoke at Notre Dame. Many pro-life protesters who decided to walk onto the campus were arrested, and were shown no mercy, by Notre Dame head Fr Jenkins. Pro-Abortion demonstrators were not given this harsh treatment.
Notre Dame, is a French phrase meaning: "Our Lady", referring to Mary, the Mother of Christ, who is also patron of the unborn. Notre Dame University, in the USA, has consistently shown support for those whom Catholic Dogma most opposes.