Archive of May 17, 2009

Pro-lifers disrupt Obama speech, crowd silences them with 'Yes we can'

May 17, 2009 - 06:06 pm .- At least four pro-lifers disrupted President Barack Obama's commencement speech at Notre Dame with shouts like  "stop killing babies," and "abortion is murder," but they were immediately escorted out by campus police and their voices silenced by the audience chanting Obama's campaign motto "Yes we can."

British council declares ‘overtly Christian’ royal honor to be unlawful

May 17, 2009 - 05:09 pm .- An honor established by the Queen of Great Britain to recognize distinguished service and gallantry on the former British colony of Trinidad and Tobago has been declared unlawful following complaints that its Christian name and cross insignia were offensive.

Bishop D’Arcy speaks at Notre Dame

May 17, 2009 - 04:18 pm .- Although he had initially planned to stay away from campus today as President Barack Obama was honored at Notre Dame, Bishop John D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana changed his mind and spoke at a campus pro-life rally.

Notre Dame History Professor speaks at campus rally, praises hard work of students

May 17, 2009 - 04:07 pm .- Father Wilson Miscamble, a Holy Cross priest and History professor at Notre Dame spoke at a rally organized by ND Response today and praised the students and their firm support of life.

President Obama speaks of the ‘call to love’ at Notre Dame commencement

May 17, 2009 - 03:43 pm .- President Barack Obama addressed graduates of the University of Notre Dame this afternoon. As he spoke about the importance of diversity and the "call to love," hundreds of protesters gathered in a prayer vigil for the conversion of the President on his stances on life issues such as abortion.

Christians in San Diego hold ‘Choose Life!’ rally as Obama speaks at Notre Dame

May 17, 2009 - 02:40 pm .- As President Obama is honored at the University of Notre Dame, hundreds of San Diego Christians are holding a pro-life rally today in defense of the unborn.

New Orleans priest to speak at ND demonstration

May 17, 2009 - 02:29 pm .- This afternoon a priest and graduate from Notre Dame who serves as principal for a predominately black New Orleans high school will be speaking at a demonstration on campus today as President Obama arrives in South Bend.

Pope Benedict gives thanks for pilgrimage to Holy Land

May 17, 2009 - 11:09 am .- On a warm spring day, Pope Benedict XVI met with tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square Sunday to pray the Regina Coeli and to reflect on his recent visit to the Holy Land.

Bishop D’Arcy prays with Notre Dame students before graduation

May 17, 2009 - 10:48 am .- As President Barack Obama’s commencement address approaches this Sunday, protests have been heating up on the campus of the University of Notre Dame and the local bishop has joined pro-life students in prayer.

Law on abortion would grant amnesty to promoters of death in Spain

May 17, 2009 - 01:55 am .- The Spanish Federation of Pro-Life Associations has strongly rejected the government’s plan to liberalize abortion laws, saying it would grant amnesty to those who have profited for years from the practice.

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