Thanks to Professors Michael New and Robert George, I received clearance last week to attend a debate tomorrow from 5p to 6:30p EST at the National Press Club in DC between George and Catholic Obama apologist Doug Kmiec. I flew in yesterday.
Entitled, "The Obama Administration and the Sanctity of Human Life: Is There a Common Ground on Life Issues? What is the Right Response by 'Pro-Life" Citizens?", the debate is an outcome of an online debate at US News & World Report.
The debate will be moderated by Professor Mary Ann Glendon, of Harvard Law School.
You'll recall Glendon declined Notre Dame's Laetare Medal upon ND's decision to honor Obama, as well.
The event is being hosted by the Catholic University of America, which will videotape the event and make it available for viewing immediately after the debate.
EWTN will also tape the debate for a later broadcast.
I'm told there will be Internet access, so I plan to live-blog from the event. I also plan to Twitter/Facebook the goings on, which will become Plan A through my phone if I can't get online.
Awesome - this should be quite informative.Posted by: Chris Arsenault at May 27, 2009 5:36 PM
I'm glad you have twitter, I'm looking forward to getting updates from the debate tomorrow. Also, do you know if the recording (either audio or video) will be available (especially if it can be found on-line) ?Posted by: Carol Marie at May 27, 2009 5:44 PM
Remember this, if 5,000 two year olds were being murdered every day you wouldn't be attending a debate you would be attending a War Seminar.Posted by: HisMan at May 27, 2009 5:46 PM
I wouldn't waste my time with that low life loser Doug Kmiec. The guy is a creep, it's not worth your time Jill.Posted by: Jasper at May 27, 2009 6:19 PM
I'm so jealous Jill! Wish I were there.
Should be pretty easy for George to debate Kmiec. I've read a few of their exchanges on the internet. Robert George is miles ahead. I'm hoping that Kmiec will actually learn something.
Pray for George that the Holy Spirit uses him to "enlighten" Kmiec.
The debate is over, there is no debate. We won the debate, pro-lifers won, pro-lifers are correct. Murder is wrong.Posted by: Jasper at May 27, 2009 6:38 PM
The movie Corpus Christi is due to be released this June to August.
This disgusting film set to appear in America later this year and it depicts Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals! As a play, this has already been in theaters for a while. It's called Corpus Christi ' which means 'The Christ Body .' It's a revolting mockery of our Lord. But, we can make a difference. Perhaps we may be able to prevent this film from showing in America and South Africa .... Apparently, some regions in Europe have already banned the film.
As a Christian I want to take a stand in what I believe in and stop the mockery of Jesus Christ our Savior.
Please help us prevent such offenses against our Lord. Remember, Jesus said 'Deny Me on earth and I'll deny you before my Father'.
The debate is over, there is no debate. We won the debate, pro-lifers won, pro-lifers are correct. Murder is wrong.
Posted by: Jasper at May 27, 2009 6:38 PM
yes I agree in some ways Jasper.
But the truth must still be proclaimed until everyone believes and accepts it.
"The movie Corpus Christi is due to be released this June to August."
This appears to be a hoax.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court:
do you know if the recording (either audio or video) will be available (especially if it can be found on-line) ? Posted by: Carol Marie at May 27, 2009 5:44 PM
Carol Marie, looks like it'll be carried live on C-SPAN 2.Posted by: Fed Up at May 27, 2009 8:23 PM
Jill, we hope to see you there!
Jack (and Charmaine)Posted by: Jack & Charmaine at May 27, 2009 8:41 PM
I eagerly await the official floor-wiping that Kmiec will be subjected to in full view of the EWTN audience.
The big I-told-you-so.Posted by: carder at May 27, 2009 10:53 PM
Remember this, if 5,000 two year olds were being murdered every day you wouldn't be attending a debate you would be attending a War Seminar.
Posted by: HisMan at May 27, 2009 5:46 PM
you seem to be advocating tough action, old friend. Tread lightly.Posted by: Hal at May 28, 2009 5:16 AM
Jack and Charmaine, that's great! I'll look for you.Posted by: Jill Stanek at May 28, 2009 6:02 AM
I have a prayer request for a friend of mine and her grandson. He was diagnosed with childhood lupus! The family is very upset. Please pray for the Hrudka and Guzzi family.Posted by: heather at May 28, 2009 6:34 AM
So if it is legal, then it is moral. Am I understanding you correctly there, FTFY?Posted by: Bobby Bambino at May 28, 2009 9:48 AM
Also, FTFY (friend, checkplease, really pro-choice, professor, caspar, remember), choose an actual moniker and stick with it from now on, or your comments will continue to be deleted. Thanks.Posted by: Kel at May 28, 2009 10:10 AM
Ouch.....Thanks for the heads up. The e-mail I got did hit one of my HOT buttons.
I don't think we can be vigilant enough on this stuff, however, I'll remember in the future to check things out more thoroughly.
Uh, I think you misquoted Jasper.Posted by: HisMan at May 28, 2009 10:11 AM
I will pray.
I'll pray, Heather. Lupus is no fun. The good news is that we have a lot of research and information on ways to treat the effects... unfortunately it still requires trial and error to determine what works for any individual child.
Please keep us posted.Posted by: Elisabeth at May 28, 2009 12:56 PM
I'll pray, too, Heather. A friend of mine from grade school was diagnosed with Lupus in 8th or 9th grade and its definitely no fun!Posted by: LizFromNebraska at May 28, 2009 3:48 PM
Elisabeth, Carla, and Liz, thank you all for your kind prayers!Posted by: heather at May 28, 2009 9:10 PM