ND: Oh I thought Emily’s list was just like Angie’s list

by Datechguy | June 9th, 2011

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ND: Oh I thought Emily's list was just like Angie's list

With Anthony Weiner grab­bing the head­lines you might have missed Notre Dame’s lat­est kick affir­ma­tion of their Catholic Iden­tity…or not:

Father John Jenk­ins, wrote a let­ter to the Class of 2009 explain­ing his posi­tion. He stated his sad­ness that the hon­ors bestowed on Obama had been taken as “ambi­gu­ity in our posi­tion on mat­ters of Catholic teach­ing.” Notre Dame, he asserted, “was unequiv­o­cally com­mit­ted to the sanc­tity of human life and to its pro­tec­tion from con­cep­tion to nat­ural death.”
Remem­ber those words: “unequiv­o­cally com­mit­ted” with no “ambi­gu­ity in our posi­tion.” How are these words rec­on­ciled with the university’s announce­ment that Rox­anne Mar­tino has been elected to the board of trustees? For it turns out that Mar­tino, an accom­plished busi­ness­woman and ND alumna, has given more than $25,000 over the years to Emily’s List.

Yes you read that right, and what did ND have to say about that?

After declar­ing with­out any vis­i­ble sup­port that Mrs. Mar­tino is “fully sup­port­ive of Church teach­ing on the sanc­tity of human life,” the Chair­man asserted: “She has through the years con­tributed to orga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide a wide range of impor­tant ser­vices and sup­port to women. She did not real­ize, how­ever, that sev­eral of these orga­ni­za­tions also take a pro-​choice posi­tion This is not her per­sonal position….”

Even the Pro-​Abortion spot Jezebel is not buy­ing that:

That’s a harder to believe in the case of EMILY’s List since, a quick Google search brings up the phrase, “EMILY’s List is a national orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to elect­ing pro-​choice Demo­c­ra­tic women to office.”

and they are likely right about this state­ment too:

In all like­li­hood she had some idea that she was sup­port­ing pro-​choice orga­ni­za­tions, and like many peo­ple, still con­sid­ers her­self a Catholic…

Well appar­ently ND ad the lady in ques­tion decided one train wreck that can stem the con­tri­bu­tions of Catholics who, you know actu­ally believe in Catholic teach­ing was enough:

A Chicago busi­ness exec­u­tive resigned Wednes­day from the Uni­ver­sity of Notre Dame’s board of trustees after a con­ser­v­a­tive Roman Catholic watch­dog group reported that she donated thou­sands of dol­lars to an orga­ni­za­tion that says it is “ded­i­cated to elect­ing pro-​choice Demo­c­ra­tic women.”

Rox­anne Mar­tino, a 1977 Notre Dame grad­u­ate and pres­i­dent and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer of Aurora Invest­ment Man­age­ment, a Chicago firm with more than $8 bil­lion in invest­ments, said she stepped down less than two months after her appoint­ment in “the best inter­est of the university.”

Much more fun is the com­ment from the pres­i­dent of Catholics for choice grave sin who said her res­ig­na­tion shows…

the lunacy of the extreme über-​conservative Catholics who rep­re­sent really a minor­ity opin­ion within the church.”

Yeah there are peo­ple who actu­ally take this guy seriously.

Just a reminder of what this actu­ally is:

With Anthony Weiner grabbing the headlines you might have missed Notre Dame’s latest kick affirmation of their Catholic Identity…or not:

Father John Jenkins, wrote a letter to the Class of 2009 explaining his position. He stated his sadness that the honors bestowed on Obama had been taken as “ambiguity in our position on matters of Catholic teaching.” Notre Dame, he asserted, “was unequivocally committed to the sanctity of human life and to its protection from conception to natural death.”
Remember those words: “unequivocally committed” with no “ambiguity in our position.” How are these words reconciled with the university’s announcement that Roxanne Martino has been elected to the board of trustees? For it turns out that Martino, an accomplished businesswoman and ND alumna, has given more than $25,000 over the years to Emily’s List.

Yes you read that right, and what did ND have to say about that?

After declaring without any visible support that Mrs. Martino is “fully supportive of Church teaching on the sanctity of human life,” the Chairman asserted: “She has through the years contributed to organizations that provide a wide range of important services and support to women. She did not realize, however, that several of these organizations also take a pro-choice position This is not her personal position….”

Even the Pro-Abortion spot Jezebel is not buying that:

That’s a harder to believe in the case of EMILY’s List since, a quick Google search brings up the phrase, “EMILY’s List is a national organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office.”

and they are likely right about this statement too:

In all likelihood she had some idea that she was supporting pro-choice organizations, and like many people, still considers herself a Catholic…

Well apparently ND ad the lady in question decided one train wreck that can stem the contributions of Catholics who, you know actually believe in Catholic teaching was enough:

A Chicago business executive resigned Wednesday from the University of Notre Dame’s board of trustees after a conservative Roman Catholic watchdog group reported that she donated thousands of dollars to an organization that says it is “dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women.”

Roxanne Martino, a 1977 Notre Dame graduate and president and chief executive officer of Aurora Investment Management, a Chicago firm with more than $8 billion in investments, said she stepped down less than two months after her appointment in “the best interest of the university.”

Much more fun is the comment from the president of Catholics for choice grave sin who said her resignation shows…

“the lunacy of the extreme uber-conservative Catholics who represent really a minority opinion within the church.”

Yeah there are people who actually take this guy seriously.

Just a reminder of what this actually is:

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