No reason was given for staying the charges, but club treasurer Alanna Campbell said the charges -- laid about a year ago -- were ridiculous....
"They recognized it was kind of silly to try their own students with trespassing on their campus," said Campbell.
She also said the university was never able to tell them which bylaws or regulations CPL violated in refusing to turn inwards large photos graphically depicting abortion, while also comparing it to atrocities like the Rwandan genocide and the Holocaust.
This past summer my father gave me an old (like early 1980's old) issue of Sojourners which included a variety of articles by pro-lifers. It's so sad that Wallis seems to have abandoned his pro-life beliefs for a seat at President Obama's table.
The alternet piece was choice. I love religion writers who are athiests. I also love her smugness at asserting how "fringe" we are. Pray tell, what was so horrific at anything she reports as said at that conference? I guess the certitude that life is precious is what she thinks is so ridiculous.
However, Neumann unintentionally reveals something very profound about her life and sin. What shakes her faith, and renders her on her godless path she now espouses? The premarital sex in college. That forbidden fruit, that loss of holy innocence, leads her down the road further and further from the Truth. There but for the grace of God go I.Posted by: Michael at November 3, 2009 1:56 PM
It's so sad that Wallis seems to have abandoned his pro-life beliefs for a seat at President Obama's table.
that line is profound. To trade a seat at the Master's Table for a flash in the pan.Posted by: Maria at November 3, 2009 2:13 PM
As much as I enjoy sex, even the premarital sort I once had in college(oh my!)-I'm afraid I didn't find it to be so wonderful as to set it as the centerpiece of my life and world view. Once again, a case of grossly misplaced priorities rules the day.
Although, I don't think this one is so much in thrall of the sex as she seems to be challenging her established societal norms and moral boundaries with which she grew up. And she's 40 years old? How immature.Posted by: xalisae at November 3, 2009 3:19 PM
88 Pro-lifers going on trial for saying THE ROSARY on the campus of...NOTRE DAME!
Click on the link below.Posted by: OBAMANATION at NOTRE DAME at November 3, 2009 3:25 PM
I realized I didn't phrase my end well. I do not support premarital sex. I think it is morally (as well as socially and personal development-wise) wrong. The "there but for the grace of God..." is more referring to what I almost did and did do before marriage with my now-wife, and what we both wish we hadn't, and knowledge that I could have easily fallen to the same trap that she did.
But I think we both latched on the money quote:
"When I found sex, at the seemingly late age of 20 in a university dorm room to the tunes of Led Zeppelin, all my absolute ideas about religion, moral certitude and God's jurisdiction over my body went right out the open window."
There is a great emotional immaturity in that line that seems to persist to this day.Posted by: Michael at November 3, 2009 3:59 PM
I feel sorry for Ann Neumann and I'm glad I don't live in her world, although I bet she has fantastic clothes. The pro-life fringe is just perfect for me, frumpiness and all. :)Posted by: Janet at November 3, 2009 4:18 PM
Lessee, the lefties who have credited abortion as crime control, and proceed to abort hispanics at 3 times and blacks at 5 times the rate of whites, are calling us racist.
hehhehPosted by: Pharmer at November 3, 2009 4:37 PM
I understand what you were getting at, Michael, I just don't agree. I think this woman would be reprehensible in some other area of her life if her parents thought premarital sex was a-ok. Personally, I don't think there's anything wrong with it under certain conditions, but I didn't do it just to get a rise out of others, I did it for myself and my relationship. This woman is foolish beyond words to have seemingly chosen her values and life philosophy according to how much it would piss off her parents. Screwing up yourself to spite others is the height of stupidity.Posted by: xalisae at November 3, 2009 4:39 PM
We need your help.
Please join us.Posted by: FIGHT FOR NOTRE DAME at November 3, 2009 5:02 PM
FIGHT FOR NOTRE DAME,
What kind of help do you need? The U. of ND is no longer a Catholic University. Catholic High Schools across America should be warned so they can direct their graduates elsewhere. This latest is beyond appalling:
"FATHER MCBRIEN'S CHURCH"
One Notre Dame scholar’s version of Church has been well publicized over the years by Father Richard P. McBrien, former Chair of the Theology Department, prolific author and frequent commentator on religious issues.
His view of the appropriate relationship of the University to its bishop seems to have taken hold at Notre Dame:
Bishops should be welcome on a Catholic-university campus. Give them tickets to ball games. Let them say mass. Bring them to graduation. Let them sit on the stage. But there should be nothing beyond that. (Chronicles of Higher Education Nov 22 1996)
Now he has weighed in against Eucharistic Adoration.
Five years ago dedicated students, with the support of some faculty and priests, secured approval to re-establish the Notre Dame tradition of an annual Eucharistic Procession. Along with Eucharistic Adoration, the Eucharistic Procession has grown impressively.
Oddly, Father McBrien finds it “difficult to speak favorably about the practice [of Eucharistic adoration] today.” In a recently-published article, Father McBrien asserts that for “literate and well-educated Catholics Eucharistic adoration...is a doctrinal, theological, and spiritual step backward, not forward.” Presumably his reference to “well-educated Catholics” would include the students and the priests and faculty members who support and encourage them.
(For McBrien's letter in full), go to:
Posted by: Janet
at November 3, 2009 5:19 PM