Expected 20,000 Protesters this Weekend as Pro-Abortion President Obama Gives Commencement Speech at Notre Dame


Notre Dame, losing their religion.

Many at Notre Dame are not just “Fighting Irish,” they are fighting mad over the decision for the most prominent Catholic University in the United States to honor the most radical, pro-abortion president in years. Does anyone really not see the sad, pathetic, insulting irony of a Catholic college name Notre Dame, which translates to “Our Lady,” providing an honorary degree to a man who is as pro-abortion as they come? REALLY?

The controversy began a couple months ago when Notre Dame school administrators asked President Barack Obama to speak at their Commencement ceremony. Notre Dame’s choice to have Obama speak and receive an honorary degree was a bit much for many to stomach as a private, Catholic University honor a man who has been the most radical, liberal, pro-Abortion president in years. The White House and Golden Dome Administrators thought this would blow over. Make no mistake, it has not as 20,000 people are expected to protest this weekend.

A protest on a college campus against a liberal, Democratic President? My how times have changed. Protests are not just at Berkeley anymore. President Barack Obama and Notre Dame University President Jenkins really misread the tea leaves on this one. Or was it the Rosary?


Vanderbilt – ‘09

Petitions to Abort the Commencement Reading of the
Teleprompters by a Pro Abortionist US President at the
University of Notre Dame are being circulated and
signed by thousands. Was it just a ‘Senior Moment’
by Father Jenkins that precipitated this scandalous
situation? Time for the ‘Hook’!

The petition to Father Jenkins  in outrage that Notre Dame will honor President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker has received over 364,351 signers to date and counting.

Dear Father Jenkins:

It has come to our attention that the University of Notre Dame will honor President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker on May 17.

It is an outrage and a scandal that “Our Lady’s University,” one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States, would bestow such an honor on President Obama given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage …

Catholics may have to look in the mirror and ask why they are Catholics if they are ok with what is transpiring at ND. The idea that they would honor Barack Obama with a Honorary degree defies all logic, common sense and Catholic beliefs.

 Maybe Barack will tell the ND grads these perils of wisdom during his speech, “I don’t want them punished with a baby”. Who knew that a baby was a punishment? I hardly think Obama’s parents thought he was. Where so these people acquire such a screwed up value system?

The Cardinal Newman Society, an advocacy group for Catholic colleges that circulated the position, said the invitation violated a 2004 bishops’ mandate that stated, “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles.”

Is it any wonder why so many people are outraged by the disbelief that such a pro-abortion president would be honored? A recent Gallup poll stated for the first time since the question has ever been asked, a majority (51%-42%) of Americans now consider them self “pro-life” rather than “pro-abortion”.

As Michelle Malkin writes, the Obama White House can pooh-pooh this controversy all they want, it is big, it is real and it is here to stay. Eighteen people were arrested today at the gates of the university as the “Showdown at Notre Dame” has begun.

Read a post from a former Notre Dame grad and Peace and Freedom Promises who is disgusted at the entire situation that ND has allowed them self to get into.

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  • Comments

    22 Responses to “Expected 20,000 Protesters this Weekend as Pro-Abortion President Obama Gives Commencement Speech at Notre Dame”

    1. First Time Since 1995 More American’s Pro-Life than Pro-Abortion (Oh sorry Pro-Choice) Says Gallup | Scared Monkeys on May 16th, 2009 12:08 am

      [...] I: No wonder there is an expected 20,000 protesters supposed to show there disgust at the radical, pro-abaortion Obama receiving a n Honorary degree at ND  [...]

    2. Taffy on May 16th, 2009 2:48 am

      So, he’s pro choice. Is he pro America??? Anti Comm and Soc. I digress. Will he eat sh** and die? I own a gun and will use it. I am a 40 yr., own my house. You want to know my demog.
      The bank can eat sh** and die. This gove. is an Obamination. I love to water-board..cause its fun.
      Kimberli Dahn Riddell

    3. Taffy on May 16th, 2009 2:57 am

      Anyone want to date me! Didn’t think so.

    4. Greg the Mongoose on May 16th, 2009 7:56 am

      Bend over gang.

    5. Scared Monkeys on May 16th, 2009 12:46 pm

      Notre Dame should be ashamed.

    6. rightknight on May 16th, 2009 3:10 pm

      Some say they would let the guy speak
      as long as the honorary doctorate degree
      is not offered to Obowma. Where is Rev.
      Wright these days?

      Hey, Obowma is playing straight from
      Alynski’s ‘Rules for Radicals” where any
      means is justified by the desired ends.

      Let’s take a look at ‘Rules for Conservatives’
      so we can thwart this Fascist Left move.

    7. Joesamas Mama on May 16th, 2009 6:23 pm

      Growing up loving Notre Dame football and the school, I have just done all my laundry, I am about to pack up every Notre Dame T Shirt I own, Hockey sweater, sweat shirts and pants in to about 4 large Hefty bags and send them to the Salvation Army.

      I didn’t think they would go through this Obamanation, but apparently it will happen tomorrow. It is a sad day for a Catholic Institution named for Our Lady.

      I hate to say this, but my heart is breaking right now, because Notre Dame football and the University has been my heart and soul when I sat in snow watching Joe Montana in the Cotton Bowl as a kid. I wasn’t smart enough nor had the money to get into ND, but that was my University of my Dreams. Sorry for the rant. I am just very disgusted by the whole thing. I bet he will make touchdown Jesus weep.

      I hope and pray when they give him his major award, the graduates and their families turn their backs on him or walk out. I also pray the protestors act like fine Catholic/Pro Life people and don’t make a scene. That is just want mr Obama is wanting to happen. He loves some controversy, especially when it makes the Pro life movement look bad. Just my stupid opinion. JSM

    8. HOPE on May 16th, 2009 7:10 pm

      Notre Dame is an Educational Institute…

      Don’t worry, they’re not going to grow up to own an abortion clinic from listening to him. In Upper Education, are students that can make up their own minds. Derive their own conclusions and write their own stories. There is nothing wrong with hearing the other side. Besides, he teaches abstinence and doesn’t believe in abortion as a choice that he’d make. It’s too bad that subject wasn’t debated more in the primaries. Hilary, on the other hand is pro-choice because she doesn’t have the backbone to speak about how bad it is so she hides behind a clothe that is entitled ‘Women’s Rights’.

    9. Michelle Smith on May 16th, 2009 7:48 pm


      Did you not hear his speech? He wouldn’t want his daughters to be punished with a baby? WTF?

      I hope more people show up for this protest. I would if I hadn’t already made a commitment elsewhere.

      Of all the people they could have chosen to give a speech why on earth would they pick him? Doesn’t make sense, he does not care about the unborn and he wants my tax money to pay for abortions and partial birth abortions. That’s disgusting that goes against the Christian teachings.

    10. katablog.com on May 17th, 2009 8:07 am

      Hope: Again, you either are not reading anything but the O site or you are delusional. O does believe in “choice” for the woman and NO CHOICE for the baby.

      Joesmama Quote: “I also pray the protestors act like fine Catholic/Pro Life people and don’t make a scene.”

      Sorry, I hope they do “make a scene” and stand up for what they believe. I do hope they do not break the law as I believe that is wrong.

    11. HOPE on May 17th, 2009 9:25 am



    12. HOPE on May 17th, 2009 9:33 am

      Watch the tape…

      He’s talking about the consequences of immoral acts.


    13. Michelle Smith on May 17th, 2009 1:05 pm


      Abortion is still murder regardless of the circumstances. Don’t you get it?

    14. Joesamas Mama on May 17th, 2009 2:41 pm

      Katablog, I don’t mind the protestors making a scene, I just meant I hope they don’t get arrested and such. The MSM will be all over the protesters actions, saying crazy protesters, ruined it for graduates, etc. I hope that makes some sense.

      PS I just went to ND website and they are showing his commencement speech. I couldn’t watch it.

    15. dotratc on May 17th, 2009 3:44 pm

      “At least 27 arrests ahead of speech
      Ahead of Obama’s speech, at least 27 people were arrested on trespassing charges from protests outside the university, police said. They included Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff identified as “Roe” in the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. She now opposes abortion and joined more than 300 anti-abortion demonstrators at the school’s front gate.”


      “…more than 300 anti-abortion demonstrators…” Not quite the 20,000 that we were told to expect.
      SM: No it wasn’t the # that the media said would be there.

      ND’s biggest concern will be future donations from past alumni that have a far different opinion that the recent brainwashed, indoctrinated grads.

      On a personal level and a long time supporter and fan of ND, I am disgusted with them.

    16. Michelle Smith on May 17th, 2009 4:55 pm

      What I don’t understand is why the invited him to speak in the first place? Couldn’t they find someone who better represents the Catholic Faith than this guy?

      This is a Catholic school, so they are supposed to follow Catholic guidelines or so I thought and Barrack Hussein Obama is certainly not a spokesperson for Catholicism.

      I’m just saying, I think they messed up with this one.

    17. BUN on May 17th, 2009 8:30 pm

      Well, first get rid of a lot of the children, then cut off health care to the older types…well, lets see, what is an older type? Mayge 45 or 35, sort of depends on the economy where we draw the line. It’s the only way .. the ultimate solution!

    18. Taffy on May 18th, 2009 3:58 am

      Yes, Mr. Bun…….get rid of all the little kiddies,(no school), get rid of all the old peeps (no health care)….now the economy deps on us. All the peeps that work and pay taxes. Osama Bin my trash to long sucks ass. All us normal folk gonna havt’a pay all that trillions back. Obama Bin can eat my candied ass.

    19. Dolf on May 19th, 2009 8:40 am


      you do know what the Catholic church has done and is doing

      their child raping money stealing murdering SOB’s

    20. rightknight on May 19th, 2009 2:29 pm

      We all think Obowma is very loving in
      stating that we SHOULD slow the rate
      of baby killing. The Church used to stand
      for NO baby killing, and that averaged
      with Obowma’s pro baby killing is claimed
      to work. Of course, Barry IS funding abortion
      worldwide with Catholic’s tax money….

      It’s good to be the Tax King!

    21. Dolf on May 22nd, 2009 8:56 am

      Catholic church is killing (almost an abortion) kids before they are born

      long live the no condom declaration…thats another 30% hiv increase in Africa and South America

    22. Dolf on May 22nd, 2009 8:57 am

      must be something the pope learned in his hitlerjugend days

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