Enemies within the walls

Started by Sir Percy, Oct 17, 2005, 10:56 PM

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Morality's walls are breached. Your email protests could help.


Moral Chaos at the University of Notre Dame
"The sins which lead most souls to hell are sins of the flesh!"
~ Blessed Jacinta Marto

During the week of October 10-14, students at the prominent Catholic University of Notre Dame faced another assault against traditional Catholic morality on campus: "National Coming Out Day." The weeklong event included shocking pro-homosexual activities under titles such as:

   Speak Out! Sex and Gender at Notre Dame Rally
   Come Out of Your Closet!
   Library Exhibit: Famous LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trasgender] Individuals
   The Process of Coming Out: A Panel Discussion
   Gay? Fine by Me T-shirt Day

An email alert advertising pro-homosexual activities circulated by a Notre Dame graduate student on October 7, stating: "All campus Masses [on Sunday, October 9] will be dedicated to creating a more welcoming environment for ND GLBTQ [gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer] students. Homilies at Mass in residence halls and the Basilica will reflect this message, and prayer cards and rainbow ribbons will be distributed during all campus Masses."

The same email also invites students to watch a film called Ma Vie En Rose. A description of the movie talks about one of the characters: "Ludvic is a young boy who can't wait to grow up to be a woman."

Notre Dame's Graduate Student Union and Sociology Department sponsored perhaps the most revolting event. According to The Observer, a life-size orange closet draped with a rainbow curtain was placed on the quad in front of the South Dining Hall. Students on their way to lunch were given pink flyers and urged to support the homosexual agenda by literally coming out of this large closet.

This week's outrage comes on the heels of other troubling pro-homosexual events. On February 10, Notre Dame hosted its second annual "Queer Film Festival," where notorious dissident Catholic speakers freely voiced their scandalous opinions. At one session, pro-homosexual Sister Jeannine Grammick is reported to have told students: "I'm beginning to believe that the greatest sin for lesbian and gay people is to want to be straight." In 1999, Pope John Paul II permanently prohibited Sister Grammick from all and any pastoral work involving homosexuals. Causing grave scandal, she ignored the order from Rome and continues to contradict Church teaching.

To sign a petition to stop moral chaos at Notre Dame, click here.
Another featured guest speaker at the film festival was Terrence McNally, author of "Corpus Christi," a blasphemous play that portrays Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles as homosexuals, and which the American TFP protested in 1998. Unfortunately, that is not all. A few days after the "Queer Film Festival," amid widespread opposition, the lewd feminist play "V***** Monologues" was performed on campus with the support of three university departments.

Before this appalling scenario, Notre Dame's Catholic administrators are virtually silent, if not complacent. In fact, next year's "Queer Film Festival" was already approved by Notre Dame's board of directors: "Such films should be shown and discussions on them should be held on a university campus."

Faithful Catholics at Notre Dame are extremely frustrated. As student Christian Hoeffel put it: "One of the primary reasons I chose to attend Notre Dame was because of its deep Catholic roots. Seeing the university sponsor, and often promote, events like the "Queer Film Festival," "V***** Monologues," as well as a number of pro-gay speakers really shocks me, and makes me question whether or not the University of Notre Dame is in line with the Church's teachings as it claims to be."

The Most Reverend John M. D'Arcy, bishop of the diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, opposed the deplorable "Queer Film Festival" in a statement:
This presentation is an abuse of academic freedom. Pope John Paul II makes clear the place of academic freedom when he says it must always be linked to certain values central to a Catholic university.
Freedom is always linked to truth. In this seminar, held at a Catholic university, there is no place given to the presentation of Catholic teaching on the matter of homosexuality. The rights of others are violated. What about the rights of the church to have its teachings properly presented? What about the rights of parents of those students at Notre Dame who find the content of this seminar offensive?

The mission of a Catholic University includes counseling students away from sin, providing them with insights to the necessity and beauty of the virtue of chastity that some may have never known. As Blessed Jacinta warned: "The sins which lead most souls to hell are sins of the flesh!"
That is why TFP Student Action is launching a peaceful and prayerful protest, asking the recently elected president of the University of Notre Dame, Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., to uphold Catholic morality. The success of this protest depends largely on your prayers. Please pray for the end of homosexual sin and for the perseverance of Catholic students.
The more letters we generate, the better. Join the e-petition. Click here to sign your protest message. (Ed. Go to the original)

Then forward this article to your friends. Call Fr. Jenkins to complain (always politely and respectfully). Personal letters are effective. Send them to:
Rev. Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President
University of Notre Dame
317 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: 574-631-5000
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Thomas G. Burish, Provost
University of Notre Dame
300 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Phone: 574-631-6631, Fax: 574-631-6897

Other numbers to call:
Alumni Association
Phone: 574-631-6000
Email: [email protected]
Vice President for Public Affairs and Communication
Ms Hilary Crnkovich
Phone: 574-631-6798
Email: [email protected]
vil, like misery, is Protean, and never greater than when committed in the name of 'right'. To commit evil when they are convinced they are doing 'good', is one of the greatest of pleasures known to a feminist.


I'm surprised the carnival atmosphere is tolerated at such a revered institution.

Didn't anyone there get the memo from Pope Benedict XVI?

....the cafeteria is closed...


Homosexuality isn't wrong in my view.  What's wrong is the underlying belief that everyone MUST accept it as normal.  In other words, the thought police mentality.

Several of my friends are Gay or Bisexual, and frankly I don't care one bit.

But I tell them to shut up if they complain about not being accepted by this or that person....usually all I have to do is make a comment about "Breeders" and they get the picture.

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