Fr. Jenkins Sits on the Board of Pro-Abortion Organization

Per Lifesitenews.com – Drew Mariani and PewSitter.com have reported that Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins sits on the board of Millenium Promise – a organization dedicated to fighting poverty in Africa that promotes contraceptives and abortion.

The finding comes as the controversy over President Obama’s award and speech at the University reaches a fever pitch in the last week before the event.  As the president of Notre Dame, Fr. Jenkins has received the majority of the heat for the scandal. However, despite the criticism of over 70 U.S. bishops and over 350,000 petitioners, Jenkins has steadfastly continued to defend the university’s honoring of the president. In a letter to graduating students dated this past Monday, Jenkins said that Obama is “a remarkable figure in American history and I look forward to welcoming him to Notre Dame.”

Fr. Jenkins’ involvement on the board of the Millennium Promise was first reported by the Drew Mariani Show and PewSitter.com.  (See the list of board members here: http://www.millenniumpromise.org/site/PageServer?pagename=about_bod) Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic education watchdog organization, responded to the news of Fr. Jenkins’ involvement in Millennium Promise, saying in an interview with LSN, “One has to wonder what Fr. Jenkins’ opinion is of the Church’s teaching on contraception.” 

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“Put on the Armor of God: Spiritual Warfare and Protection” Conference

The conference “Put on the Armor of God: Spiritual Warfare and Protection” took place at the Bloom Township High School Auditorium on November 22, 2008.

In order of appearance, the speakers are:

Drew Mariani (Relevant Radio)
Patricia Fason
Fr. Thomas Alkire
Fr. David Simonetti
Fr. Clement Machado

“Like St. Joseph to us all” – Passing of Fr. Don Noel

Reverend Donald Claude Noel, O. Praem., priest, artist and sculptor age 78, a member of the Norbertine Community of St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere, Wisconsin and a Norbertine priest, passed into God’s eternal kingdom on November 21, 2008.

Fr. Don was in residence at St. Norbert’s Abbey in De Pere which is near the main offices of the Relevant Radio network.  Fr. Noel had been a guest on teh Drew Mariani show. On Drew’s show he discussed his participation in a social experiment where through medications he changed his skin color from white to black. The experiment was inspired by John Howard Griffin’s 1961 book “Black Like Me.”  Fr. Don also said evening mass on the network.

The Green Bay Diocese Newspaper The Compass presented an article about Fr. Don:

Art was among Fr. Noel’s passions. In 1983, he opened a studio on Main Street in Green Bay, where he specialized in figurative sculptures. He later moved his Open Sea Sculpture Studio to St. Norbert Abbey.

Fr. Noel took a historical approach to sculpting. In 1987, he began designing a statue of Jesuit Fr. Claude Jean Allouez, who founded St. Francis Xavier mission in De Pere in 1671. For forensic sculpting accuracy, Fr. Noel received permission to exhume the remains of Fr. Allouez, who is buried in Niles, Mich. He put the project on hold while seeking funds.

In 2001, he completed a facial reconstruction based on the skull of St. Norbert of Xanten. He began the process of reconstructing St. Norbert in May of 1999 when he visited his tomb at Strahov Abbey in Prague, Czech Republic. St. Norbert’s skull was placed on the main altar so Fr. Noel could measure it and reconstruct a copy in clay. He used Japanese calipers to record 55 measurements of the skull.

“He liked to absorb himself in his work,” he said. “He wasn’t afraid of walking on a different street to go beyond the typical Catholic life.”

Norbertine Br. Steve Herro, social concerns director for the Green Bay Diocese, said he will remember Fr. Noel as a “very selfless man.”

“We lived together at one time,” he said. “I was moving down to Jackson (Miss.) and needed somebody to drive the van back. He said, ‘I’ll do it.’ He drove down with me and drove the van back. He liked helping people. He often drove to Fond du Lac on Sunday nights to celebrate Mass at Marian College.

“He also had an uncanny ability to remember things about you,” he added. “He would store it in his mind and ask you about a brother or sister. He cared about people.”

One friend observed, ” He was like St. Joseph to us all.”

Post-Election Message from Fr. Corapi: “There is Still A God In Heaven”

Drew Mariani’s page at the Relevant Radio site includes a new letter from Fr. Corapi:

The American people have now made it abundantly clear who they want to lead them, and the policies and practices that this president-elect has represented for some time, they can now claim as their own. Actions have consequences, and I am sure God has duly noted what our priorities are in the US of A. Economic matters would seem to take precedence over moral matters; money more important than life itself to most people (I guess they don’t consider almost 50,000,000 innocent children murdered by abortion part of life).

Now we shall see what the fruit of such a tree will be. I predict that we won’t have to wait long. In recent months we have seen “corrections” in the stock market, housing market, and banking industries. Now we’ll see if God orchestrates a “correction” in a country and a world that has demonstrated quite clearly that it prefers convenience and wealth to life itself.

Regardless of whatever happens next, remember there is still a God in Heaven and He loves you. He is infinitely merciful—and He is infinitely just as well.

God Bless You

Fr. John Corapi

Demographic Winter!

Dr. Allan Carlson yesterday spoke on the Drew Mariani show about the impact of demographics and population. Dr. Carlson is with the Howard Center at www.profam.org.

More info at http://www.demographicwinter.com/index.html

The Opposite of Employment is not Unemployment – it is Independence! – Chesterton

Great comment from Dale Alquist of the Chesterton Society on Drew Mariani’s show this afternoon!

Shrine of St. Joseph

Drew Mariani today on Relevant Radio spoke with Amy Polasky who is spreading the word about devotion to St. Joseph and the National Shrine of Saint Joseph.