"Children are a gift from God, a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb is His reward..."
Shame of Notre Dame
By Angela Michael
of the highest responsibilities we have is to ensure the well-being
of our children.”
President Barack Obama, New York Times, February 4, 2009
abolished slavery, we overcame bigotry, but we still kill our
shame of Notre Dame is the same shame that was exposed here in the
Catholic diocese of
, in particular
, with the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. The Church allowed an
abortionist to be chief of obstetrics and on staff at formerly named
, conveniently located across the street from the
’s largest late-term baby killing mill. Years ago, we spoke at a
Right to Life awards banquet where the
bishop was in attendance asking him to either remove the abortionist
from the Catholic hospital or take Catholic off of the hospital
sign. He chose the latter. Praise God!
bishop D’Arcy chose not to attend the commencement instead of
confronting the travesty and demanding the University to rescind its
invitation to the most pro-abortion president in our history, Barack
Obama. He took the coward’s way out of the situation. This
university had months to do something about this and did nothing. Randall
Terry stated: “This entire debacle of Notre Dame has been
an act of defiance to the Church, and betrayal of the babies who are
dying from abortion. We grieve that this speech ever took place, and
that the local bishop did not do all he could do to stop this from
a matter of fact, where was most of the Catholic Church hierarchy?
There should have been hundreds of bishops standing with us outside
one of the nation’s leading Catholic Universities. Thank God for
the few who did speak out against this hypocrisy including Fr. Frank
Pavone of Priests for Life who held a counter rally for students and
families who chose not to attend this event.
D’Arcy, do you ignore cancer or do you confront cancer? You
confront it. Evil is a cancer in society. The only way to eradicate
the cancer of evil from society is to confront it.
What a great start in life for these graduating students to
see thousands of “community organizers” showing
them the social injustices in today’s world.
Michael family joined hundreds of other “community
organizers” outside the gates of Notre Dame University on
Sunday, May 17th to let Barack Obama and the world know
that you cannot be Catholic and pro-choice. It was an outrage for
Notre Dame President Father Jenkins to invite President Obama to
give the commencement address and also receive an honorary degree
from the University.
were able to stand with former Presidential candidate and Ambassador
Dr. Alan Keyes, Randall Terry founder of Operation Rescue, and many
other Christians to show the shame of Notre Dame that flies in the
face of God and Catholic teachings. People from all across the
came to proclaim the truth of abortion and the many lies that Barack
Obama perpetrates. He and his wife Michelle claim to love children
and promote the safety of innocent human beings, yet in another
breath promote child killing at any age and stage of life.
Outside the main entrance of Notre Dame, which by the way was
located on “Angela
Blvd.”, hundreds of protestors were lined up on the sidewalks.
Most were holding signs, some depicting what an abortion really
looks like. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform was present with its
large gap signs. Truth Trucks showing the violence of abortion and
hypocrisy of Mr. and Mrs. Obama drove up and down the busy streets
around the Notre Dame campus. Across the street from the Notre Dame
entrance were 15-20 pro-choicers chanting the usual pro-death
slogans. Many cars drove by honking in support of the pro-lifers.
The media was present snapping pictures of the various pro-life
signs and billboards and conducting interviews. Many arrests were
made including Dr. Keyes and Miss Norma McCorvey in the past few
days leading up to the event.
the commencement speech several pro-lifers interrupted yelling, “Abortion
kills children!” and, “Abortion
is murder!” and were removed from the event and arrested. Mr.
Obama tried to shrug the interruptions off and went on to talk about
the controversy of his appearance at Notre Dame. In his speech, he
told the 2,900 graduates that while the two sides may never agree on
the issue, there is still some common ground. “We
can still agree that this is a heart-wrenching decision for any
woman to make, with both moral and spiritual dimensions.”
Obama, I invite you to come and stand outside our abortion mill
and watch how many women go in there mocking our efforts, bragging
how many abortions they have underwent, and mocking God. As mothers
and their accomplices pull up in their BMWs, Mercedes, and Cadillac
Escalades, the only “heart-wrenching
decisions” on their minds are “Visa
or Mastercard?”, “Tuesday
Mr. Obama wants to play with the emotional heartstrings of our
nation. He took an oath to protect our country and its citizens, and
yet signs and insures the demise of its weakest and outcast and
refuses to acknowledge their very existence.
After we were outside the entrance for almost two hours, Mr.
Terry gathered the pro-life protestors together and directed
everyone to gather at the campus exit located by the Interstate that
President Obama would soon be departing through. As we arrived at
exit, we viewed many police officers and state troopers on the
scene. They directed us to stand a certain distance from the
intersection. Proclaimers lined up around the intersection so Mr.
Obama would be able to view what choice really looks like. Jack Ames
lead the crowd in chanting “Life
yes, Obama No!” as Obama left the campus in the Presidential
the motorcade came by us, we stood with our signs, “What
if His Momma Had Aborted Obama?” We confronted Mr. Obama
with these signs in
in February 2007 where he announced his candidacy for President in
bitter cold weather on the steps where Abraham Lincoln once stood.
His limo slowed down, then sped past us onto the interstate. Convict
was encouraging to be with a great group of devoted Christians that
realize the evils of the world and the grave mistake that Fr.
have committed. These dedicated people were not afraid to stand for
their faith in the face of adversity. As far as ruining the
commencement, would you wait until the train wrecks to tell
passengers that there is an obstacle on the track?
This is how the devil comes: to rob, kill, and destroy. You expect
the devil to come with horns and a tail, but to the contrary. Evil
slowly creeps in and bit by bit chews away at the moral fabric in
our religious institutions, churches, families, and our very moral
foundations. Eventually given enough time just like termites, our
structures are weakened, our principles and standards are eroded to
just a pile of worthless dust. Is it any wonder why we see so many
Christians and Catholics alike using surgical abortion for
Whenever there is injustice, we must speak out and take a stand
against the evil that has swallowed up our fractured nation. Let us
be the ones that He can depend on to be His remnant of justice as we
set a standard in our nation. We are His voice, His hands and feet
as we do what we know He would do if He were here in the flesh. Yes,
this is God’s war, but He asks us, His people, to show up for the
battle. God will not bless our nation; He will not be mocked.
We cannot isolate ourselves in our homes and churches while
our nation is made blasphemous before Almighty God. There can be no
more compromise, no more common ground. It is time to take up the
cross. It is time to lay down our lives for others who cannot speak
29: 26 “Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the
Lord that man gets justice.”
Be encouraged ~Angela
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