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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pontius Pilate is alive and well....

...wearing a Roman collar and heading up a "Catholic" university;

Denver, Colo., Oct 27, 2009 / 04:49 pm (CNA).- A Denver mother who is one of the 88 pro-life protestors arrested for trespassing on the University of Notre Dame's campus during President Obama's appearance last May, has decided that if charges are not dropped soon, she will have to plead guilty.

Laura Rohling, a mother of three young children, told CNA on Monday that the burden on her family and the financial cost of traveling from Denver to South Bend, Ind. are key factors she is considering as the legal proceedings continue. (And this is how the new persecution will be conducted, a financial death of a thousand cuts performed on any and all who stand up for whats right.)

The saga involving the 88 pro-life protestors began at Notre Dame on May 8, 2009 when the Catholic university decided to confer an honorary degree on the pro-abortion President Barack Obama and allow him to deliver the commencement address.

As Rohling explained to CNA, “the primary reason for going out to South Bend was to tell my story of choosing abortion years before and how it did not 'fix' my problem.”

Rohling said that her abortion “was not the right choice in the long term. The decision haunted me for years, and I wanted to tell the students especially that abortion is not a good option.” (God forbid they should hear a story such as hers, it might actually lead the students to support Church teaching.)

When she went to Notre Dame last Spring, Rohling explained that she had no idea that it would “turn into such a big mess.” (Whenever we stand up for our beliefs, we should all be prepared for the worst from now on.)

Recalling the day, she said, “the vision that sticks most in my mind is that while we were saying the Rosary, I was holding my 'I Regret My Abortion' sign, there were other groups with pro-Obama shirts on that were allowed to stand aside and watch us get arrested.” (Yep, all animals are equal. Just some are more equal than others.)

Now, along with 87 other protesters, she is faced with charges in St. Joseph County Court that require each defendant to appear for every hearing. Proxies are not allowed, which makes the uncertain defense process expensive and time consuming, especially for those who do not live near South Bend, Indiana.

On October 20, a motion was filed on behalf of the “Notre Dame 88” requesting that all charges be dropped. However, Rohling noted, the judge appointed to the case is the wife of a retired pro-abortion Notre Dame professor and is markedly pro-abortion herself. (Who the hell saw fit to appoint such a judge to this particular case anyway?)

Attorney Thomas Dixon, who is representing the protesters, filed another motion for a change of judge in the case, arguing that St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jenny Pitts Manier is biased. Judge Manier denied any personal or judicial bias in the case. (Big surprise there, or not.)

The “Defendants' Motion to Dismiss” filed by Dixon in South Bend states that “defendants assert that their constitutionally protected rights of freedom of speech and equal protection under the law were violated by these arrests and criminal charges.” Dixon said that the prosecutor has until November 23 to respond.

The hearing for the motion is set for Dec. 3.

In response to various pleas to the university to drop the charges, Father Jenkins, the school's president, sent out a form letter explaining that the matter is out of his hands. Despite the fact that the arrests were made by the Notre Dame Security Police, St. Joseph County, Indiana is the prosecuting party. (Did Fr. Jenkins wash his hands in public while saying this? C'mon, even if the University is completely out of the loop now they could still issue a statement asking for dismissal of the charges.)

Stating that others have also taken pretrial diversions or plead guilty on account of school schedules and other conflicts, Rohling added, “My job first is to raise my children. I cannot continue to travel to Notre Dame for hearings. They will not allow a proxy, so I have to go for every appearance.”

If Rohling pleads guilty to the charges, she will be fined $250, have to pay another $160 in court costs, perform 20 hours of community service, receive one year of unsupervised probation, and have a 10-day jail sentence suspended. “All this,” she says, “for a Rosary, a protest for Orthodox Catholicism, and my free speech rights.”

Despite the cost, the hassle, and the discouragement, she still says, “I'd do it all over again!” (Good for her, that's the important thing.)


Amy said...

Free Speech is obviously not something that Obama believes in. Just ask fox news.

So much for our constitutional rights and democracy.

VSO said...

This is bullcrap! Call the Papal Nuncio!

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Do you know what the real problem is?

People today will read these posts either on blogs like yours and mine, or they will hear them them on TV,etc. and they will say; "Tsk, Tsk, this awful, stuff like this shouldn't be happening." Then they will write their comments and sit back to read the next blog posting. They do not have the spiritual or moral courage to rise up and really do what needs to be done.

I don't mean going to the polls and voting in some body else who will just turn out to be just as bad or worse then what they just voted out, no matter what political party they belong to. I mean taking up arms like our founders did, and get rid of the tyrannical traitorous scum that are destroying our Country and our Freedoms.

Oh, I know that many have and will say that I am way too violent for a man of the cloth, but sometimes, that is exactly what it takes to get rid of evil. Even Jesus Christ got violent with the money changers at the Temple.

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