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    NOTRE DAME’S DONATIONS PLUNGE [$120 MILLION] IN WAKE OF ‘09 OBAMA SPEECH
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    American Life League

    28 October 2010

    Washington, DC – American Life League president Judie Brown issued the following statement on the news that contributions to the University of Notre Dame fell by over $120 million during the fiscal year in which [Alleged] President Barack Obama, a zealous abortion advocate, delivered a speech and was honored at commencement ceremonies.

    As one of the first responders to the scandal, American Life League and its supporters insisted that the university had forfeited its right to be called Catholic and thus petitioned for the school’s removal from The Official Catholic Directory.

    “It is heartening to hear that Notre Dame’s donors responded so overwhelmingly to American Life League’s call and that of so many other organizations and individuals that were genuinely scandalized and saddened by the mockery made of an institution also known as ‘Our Lady’s University.’

    “The fact that Notre Dame bestowed an honorary law degree on a man who is outspokenly committed to denying the poorest and weakest human beings their God-given human rights, pains me to this day.

    “We want to thank, once again, the American Life League supporters who signed our petition to Bishop John D’Arcy and all those who supported our on-the-ground work in Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana.

    “Clearly, our combined voices were heard by Notre Dame’s donors and, you can be very sure, will be felt by the university for a long time to come.

    “The saga of Notre Dame, though tragic, is also an uplifting reminder that Christendom is still alive, courageous and responsive in the face of insults to Our Lord and His Blessed Mother.”

    American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death.  For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    Catholic Culture: Gifts to Notre Dame plunged $120M during year of Obama’s appearance (25 October 2010)
    http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=8036

     

    Posted 2010-10-28 3:24 PM (#45275) By: EternalVigilance


     
    Posted 2010-10-28 5:02 PM (#45283 - in reply to #45275) By: EternalVigilance


    http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=8036

    “During the July 2008 - June 2009 fiscal year, gifts to the university totaled $226,689,374, including $60,133,035 in government grants. During the July 2007 - June 2008 fiscal year, in contrast, gifts totaled $347,155,514, including $62,241,121 in government grants. Thus most of the decline in contributions consisted in a decline in private donations rather than a drop in government funding.”

    Posted 2010-10-29 5:56 AM (#45293 - in reply to #45275) By: EternalVigilance

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