This morning I still struggle to find the words to describe the feelings I felt watching Father Weslin’s arrest at Notre Dame yesterday, as he protested Barack Hussein Obama’s Commencement Ceremony appearance.
Perhaps I should start by stating that in all my years never would I have given so much as a second’s worth of thought that a Catholic Priest, acting in conscience for one of the most basic, fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church would ever be arrested at a “Catholic” University for standing up for one of the Catholic Church’s most basic and fundamental teachings: respect for the sanctity and dignity of human life. Yet, that’s precisely what happened yesterday at Notre Dame University to Father Weslin.
Obama as we know is the most liberal, pro-abortion President in the history of the United States of America. Notre Dame’s invitation to him as the Commencement Speaker has been very controversial amongst Catholics and Christian’s alike in the last several months. Notre Dame up until yesterday was considered one of the cradles of Catholicism in the country.
Not any longer.
Father John Jenkins, Notre Dame Board Chairman who ultimately approved and endorsed the Obama invitation has cost Notre Dame its credibility. By inviting Obama, a steadfast pro-abortion President, Jenkins sends a conflicting message to Catholics about the issue of abortion. Catholic doctrine on this issue is clear, condemning abortion as a grave evil. Christian writers from the first-century author of the Didache to Pope John Paul II in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae ("The Gospel of Life") have maintained that the Bible forbids abortion, just as it forbids murder.
In 1995 Pope John Paul II declared that the Church’s teaching on abortion "is unchanged and unchangeable. Therefore, by the authority which Christ conferred upon Peter and his successors . . . “I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being. This doctrine is based upon the natural law and upon the written word of God, is transmitted by the Church’s tradition and taught by the ordinary and universal magisterium. No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit, since it is contrary to the law of God which is written in every human heart, knowable by reason itself, and proclaimed by the Church" (Evangelium Vitae 62).
In inviting, and allowing Obama to give the Commencement address at today’s Graduation ceremonies at Notre Dame, Father John Jenkins is directly violating a fundamental Catholic Church teaching, a directive by the late Pope John Paul II himself, and engaging a mortal enemy of the teachings of the Catholic Church itself – Barack Hussein Obama.
Let’s be honest for a moment. The debate over abortion is not about using sweet cover-up words like “choice” or “reproductive health.” The debate over abortion is really about the killing of innocent human beings in the womb. It’s about blood, guts and murder. Father Jenkins, what part of “Thou Shall Not Commit Murder” do you not understand?
As the Board of Notre Dame has endorsed Father John Jenkin’s decision to allow Barack Hussein Obama to deliver the commencement address, Notre Dame has itself demonstrated it is corrupted, and is no longer a University in the “Catholic Tradition.”
In closing, I’d like to offer up one final thought.
The arrests of Father Weslin and others at Notre Dame yesterday made me pause to think and research if there were any such arrests during the Bush Administration on college campuses or elsewhere as Bush delivered Commencement or other addresses in a public forum.
We’d heard for eight years that American’s were losing their rights under the Bush Administration on a daily basis. Yet, I couldn’t find a single example of those claims. (The closest the Bush haters could come is to point to Guantanamo Bay, however not a single American is held there.)
Nowhere in the public record could I find a single instance of a Bush hater being arrested for … protesting. In fact, quite the opposite was true.
Cindy Sheehan camped out at “Camp Casey” with a number of other anti-war protesters directly outside the prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford Texas, as President Bush vacationed at his Crawford Ranch in 2005.
Not a single arrest was recorded as a result, and in fact a local property owner with closer proximity to the Bush family ranch allowed Sheehan and her merry band of miscreants to move onto his property to conduct their protests in an attempt to disrupt the Bush family’s vacation – on their own property.
Now, we know that not a single protester was ever arrested on a College Campus while Bush gave a commencement address for if there was one, media accounts of the arrests would be readily available on the internet! Considering the ‘mainstream media’ was not exactly friendly to the Bush administration, a single arrest would’ve been subject of media scrutiny for weeks had one happened. Clearly one did not.
Yet, here we have the ‘mainstream media’ once again demonstrating their complicity in not reporting the Obama Administration’s egregious violations of basic Constitutional protections: FREE SPEECH in having civil, non-violent protesters who simply disagree with the current President’s stance on abortion arrested.
This is FASCISM in America, where dissent is no longer tolerated. Apparently when Hillary Clinton declared “dissent is patriotic!” she meant free speech only for thee, and not for ME.
Today’s liberals are the FASCISTS of the 1930’s and 1940’s, and if we all remember world history then we know what happened last time a FASCIST was appeased and allowed to run wild.
The time to take a stand is NOW. Will you stand?
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