I reported in a couple spots (here and here) on arrests I witnessed Sunday near the Joyce Center on the Notre Dame campus. These occurred when 15 pro-life activists from Citizens for a Pro-life Society attempted to educate students and parents going to their commencement on the reality of abortion through graphic pictures, i.e., what their speaker and honoree actually supported by being "pro-choice."
I reported one of those arrested was Sr. Lois Marie Metoraj. Here is an news interview conducted with her before her arrest as well as footage of the arrest...
Citizens for a Pro-life Society incurred over $6,500 in expenses for its various Notre Dame initiatives. Donations to defray costs would be appreciated. Information on how to donate is on CPS's home page.
3,000 on Monday......
3,000 on Tuesday....
3,000 on Wednesday....
3,000 tomorrow....Posted by: HisMan at May 21, 2009 9:29 AM
Just like cannibals. devouring their own. Now the members of the church attack Nuns and priests that are true to the church values.Posted by: xppc at May 21, 2009 9:44 AM
"Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" Matthew 5:10Posted by: LizFromNebraska at May 21, 2009 9:57 AM
So, HisMan, what's your plan?Posted by: Hal at May 21, 2009 11:01 AM
I am not sure, after watching the video, why she and the others were arrested? It appeared that they were behind a barrier. Were they on the 'wrong side' of the barrier?Posted by: WI Catholic at May 21, 2009 11:48 AM
Now that's what I call a Sistah!Posted by: carder at May 21, 2009 2:23 PM
Go to hell NDPosted by: Jasper at May 21, 2009 6:56 PM
Jasper, cocktails begin a little early again? Anyway, your Christian sentiments are heartening.Posted by: Bystander at May 21, 2009 7:21 PM
I don't like Jasper's utterance at 6:56 p.m., either, though it's generally a bad idea to take one's cue from the scoffing Bystander. Christians don't damn people; the Christ will be the judge. It's only fair to Jasper, however, to note that he didn't pretend to condemn any human being; he seems to have condemned Notre Dame University as an institution. He could care less what happens to it, but I assume he does care about the people.Posted by: Jon at May 22, 2009 11:24 AM
I think it's an interesting thing that secular humanists believe in love in the abstract (hate-crime laws for protected groups), but Christians express love in the concrete. C.S. Lewis made the same observation in the Screwtape Letters, though he was talking about the Englishmen: the Englishmen boasted about the excruciating torment they would dole out to the German demons overseas, but when a German paratrooper helplessly landed in their vicinity, they would take him into the house, feed him, and generally treat him as a fellow human being. Statist secular humanists have the most grandiose thoughts about what the civil government should do to end poverty, transform society into the most compassionate one ever, and purge human beings of even the hateful thought. Christians are generally more down-to-earth, trying their best to follow the sermon on Sunday, keep their houses clean, their spouse happy, and their children fed and trained. Love begins at home.Posted by: Jon at May 22, 2009 11:36 AM