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 Take Action!: A Call for a Rosary Novena By Fr. John Corapi

Interesting Events and News StoriesAnonymous writes "A Call for a Rosary Novena By Fr. John Corapi

Among the most important titles we have in the Catholic Church for the Blessed Virgin Mary are Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of the Rosary.

These titles can be traced back to one of the most decisive times in the history of the world and Christendom. The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7 (date of feast of Our Lady of Rosary), 1571. This proved to be the most crucial battle for the Christian forces against the radical Muslim navy of Turkey.

Pope Pius V led a procession around St.
Peter’s Square in Vatican City praying the Rosary. He showed true pastoral leadership in recognizing the danger posed to Christendom by the radical Muslim forces, and in using the means necessary to defeat it. Spiritual battles require spiritual weapons, and this more than anything was a battle that had its origins in the spiritual order—a true battle between good and evil.

Today we have a similar spiritual battle in progress—a battle between the forces of good and evil, light and darkness, truth and lies, life and death. If we do not soon stop the genocide of abortion in the United States, we shall run the course of all those that prove by their actions that they are enemies of God—total collapse, economic, social, and national. The moral demise of a nation results in the ultimate demise of a nation. God is not a disinterested spectator to the affairs of man. Life begins at conception.

This is an unalterable formal teaching of the Catholic Church. If you do not accept this you are a heretic in plain English.

A single abortion is homicide. The more than 48,000,000 abortions since Roe v. Wade in the United States constitute genocide by definition. The group singled out for death—unwanted, unborn children.

No other issue, not all other issues taken together, can constitute a proportionate reason for voting for candidates that intend to preserve and defend this holocaust of innocent human life that is abortion.

I strongly urge every one of you to make a Novena and pray the Rosary to Our Lady of Victory between October 27th and Election Day, November 4th. Pray that God’s will be done and the most innocent and utterly vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be protected from this barbaric and grossly sinful blight on society that is abortion. No woman, and no man, has the right to choose to murder an innocent human being.

May God grant us the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and counsel to form our conscience in accordance with authentic Catholic teaching, and then vote that well-formed Catholic conscience.

Please copy, email, link and distribute this article freely.

God Bless You Fr. John Corapi

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 Take Action!: Obama, Clinton Join Senate Against Parental Involvement on Abortion

Interesting Events and News StoriesAnonymous writes "Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Join Senate Against Parental Involvement on Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
March 13, 2008

Washington, DC ( -- Led by votes from pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the Senate rejected a measure on Thursday night that would have promoted parental involvement when it comes to a minor teenager girl who is considering an abortion.

The Senate voted on an amendment from Sen. John Ensign of Nevada authorizing funds for the federal government to enforce the prevention of taking teens to another state for a secret abortion.

Congress has previously considered the Child Custody Protection Act, a bill to make sure someone can't take a girl to another state for an abortion that violates the parental consent or notification laws of her home state.

Because the Senate's pro-abortion leadership won't take up the bill, Ensign structured a budgetary amendment to essentially accomplish the same purpose as the legislation and pro-life groups considered the vote the same as a vote on the bill.

However, the Senate defeated the amendment on a 49-49 vote thanks to votes against it from both Obama and Clinton.

Most of the chamber's Republicans voted for the measure except pro-abortion Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine and Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania. Also, Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who normally votes pro-life, opposed the amendment as well.

Democrats opposed the parental involvement amendment except Sens. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Harry Reid of Nevada.

Senator John McCain, the likely Republican presidential nominee, and Sen. Robert Byrd, were not present at the time of the late vote.

ACTION: See how your members of the Senate voted by going here and then tell them how you feel about their vote.

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 Take Action!: DePaul University Plans Pro-Homosexual Conference, Tramples Catholic Identity

Interesting Events and News StoriesAnonymous writes "Urgent Action Item!

DePaul University Plans Pro-Homosexual Conference, Tramples Catholic Identity
“He who allows himself to be ruled or guided by the lower and animal part of his nature, deserves to be called a beast rather than a man.”
-- Saint Vincent de Paul

As the largest Catholic university in America with over 23,000 students, DePaul University plans to host a pro-homosexual conference on October 19-20, titled: “Out There: The Second National Conference of Scholars and Student Affairs Personnel Involved in LGBTQ Issues on Catholic Campuses.”

Students and parents are praying, protesting and calling for its cancellation.

* Click here to sign your e-protest or go to the following link:

The first “Out There” conference was held in California at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit institution. It drew pro-homosexual activists from Georgetown, Fordham, Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga, DePaul, Boston College, College of the Holy Cross, La Salle, and others. Attendees included feminist professor Linda Garber, author of Tilting the Tower: Lesbians Teaching Queer Subjects, the Rev. Thomas Brennan, a self-proclaimed homosexual priest and professor at Saint Joseph’s University, and Mark D. Jordan, author of The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism.

Talks at the first annual “Out There” conference included: “Coming Out Issues in a Catholic College Setting,”1 “Curriculum and Same-Sex Marriage in a Jesuit University,” and “Can I Be Gay and Catholic? Encouraging Theological Engagement and Reflection on LGBTQ Issues.”2

Is DePaul Catholic in Name Only?

DePaul University needs your prayers. In addition to the planned “Out There” conference, the university recognizes two pro-homosexual student groups, Outlaws3 and Spectrum4. Activities held on campus reveal a consistent trend to uproot Catholic morality and natural law. For example:

* January, 2006: Despite the opposition of Catholic students, a “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Studies” minor is created.5

* February, 2006: The feminist play The V-Monologues is performed, a production that includes graphic descriptions of lesbian lewdness and debauchery.6 Some students even mocked St. Vincent de Paul with a sign that read: “Even Vinny DePaul was a feminist…”

* October, 2006: Spectrum holds a “Coming Out Day,” where pro-homosexual students stage a public same-sex “Kiss-in” at the Student Center. The event tried to convince onlookers that same-sex kissing is “normal.”7

* April, 2007: Spectrum hosts its third annual “Spectrum Week.” According to the student newspaper The DePaulia, university president Fr. Dennis H. Holtschneider speaks at the event in support of “queer” programs. Following the priest’s talk, a radical homosexual activist and notorious prostitute also speaks. Students are encouraged to dress in androgynous fashions.8

* Spring, 2007: College of Law professor, Donald Hermann, organizes a seminar that promotes the legalization of same-sex “marriage.”9

Pray and Peacefully Protest…

DePaul University’s Catholic identity is being uprooted. A wakeup call is needed. The time to speak up is now. TFP Student Action is calling on thousands across the country to join its urgent protest by contacting DePaul University. If nothing is said now, what will happen to Catholic higher education?

Concerned students and parents must stand up and defend traditional Catholic morality.

“Catholic college students are sick of our hyper-sexualized culture. The homosexual agenda is jammed down their throats on the news, on the Internet, in the classroom – now even on Catholic campuses,” said TFP Student Action Director John Ritchie. “But thank God, more and more students are waking up. They realize that a culture without morals leads to anarchy.”

“Catholic universities should be centers of virtue and purity, not sin and scandal. The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual vice is a grave sin, not something to celebrate or be comfortable with,” Ritchie added.

Sign your instant e-protest to Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University. Call for the cancellation of the pro-homosexual “Out There” conference scheduled in October. Be polite and respectful, but firm. The salvation of souls, especially of our youth, are at stake.

Respectfully call or write to:

Fr. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.
DePaul University President
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604-2287
Phone: 312-362-8890
Fax: 312-362-6822

Francis Cardinal George
Archdiocese of Chicago
155 E. Superior Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 312-751-8230 Press 4
Fax: 312-751-5307


1. Bartlett, Thomas: “Coming Out of the Catholic Closet,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, (requires free subscription)

2. Santa Clara Magazine, Spring 2006

3. DePaul University College of Law Student Organizations Listing




7. Stoffel, Michelle: “Kiss and Tell,” The DePaulia§id=1

8. Ibid, 'Queer at work; Queer at play' Spectrum Week raises awareness about issues facing the queer community,§id=1



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 Take Action!: Scandal at 23 Catholic Colleges

Interesting Events and News StoriesAnonymous writes "“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea” (Matt 18:6.)

Scandalizing students nationwide, 23 Catholic colleges and universities intend to allow performances of the lewd "V***** Monologues" play, a piece replete with sexual encounters, lust, and graphic descriptions of lesbian behavior. (Asterisks added for modesty)

After being forced to see the play as part of a class, Christopher, a student from Massachusetts wrote: “…it was a horrible exhibit of vice, lust, and infidelity. Everything about the play - the content, the performers, the atmosphere - was decidedly opposed to just about everything the Church teaches. The painful memories of lust and blasphemy still echo in the outer fringes of my mind.”

Nevertheless, prominent Catholic universities are listed to host the play during the next few weeks, including the University of Notre Dame, Georgetown University, Fordham University, DePaul University and others.

It is difficult to fathom how any Catholic institution of higher learning would stoop so low and give open forum to a feminist play, which explicitly condones mortal sin, and promotes the corrosive agenda of the sexual revolution on campus.

You Can Join the Protest

As in previous years, together with the Cardinal Newman Society, Tradition Family Property Student Action is launching a nationwide protest. To instantly sign and send your e-protest, just click here. Your protest will be sent to 23 universities at once.

“This vile play is the antithesis of Catholic morality. So we hope to generate a barrage of protest messages and phone calls, urging these Catholic universities to cancel the play and stop the scandal,” said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie.

Protests are effective. In 2006, thirty-two Catholic institutions planned to allow the play. This year, however, only twenty-two Catholic universities appear willing to allow it on campus. Thousands of protest letters, e-mails, and phone calls can cause a public relations nightmare for college presidents.

The TFP applauds university officials who have had the courage to ban the play such as Rev. Brian Shanley, O.P., president of Providence College.

Bishop Criticizes Production

Bishop John M. D'Arcy of the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese, Indiana, criticizes the "V***** Monologues" in a two-page statement. He said it should have never played at the University of Notre Dame. “The play violates the truth about women, the truth about sexuality, the truth about male and female and the truth about the human body.”

"Freedom in the Catholic tradition, and even in the American political tradition, is not the right to do anything,” bishop D'Arcy said. “Freedom is the capacity to choose the good.”

Please defend Catholic morality and support Catholic students who struggle to keep their faith by signing a polite and respectful message of protest.


Read on at:

Note: We are grateful to Mr. Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society, for his efforts to stop this play on Catholic campuses. He kindly provided TFP Student Action with a list of campuses where “The V***** Monologues” is scheduled. The list below was compiled by the Cardinal Newman Society and will be updated as the protest develops, using the information CNS places on its web site:

2007 Performances of "The V***** Monologues"
According to (, 1-29-2007)

Bellarmine University
Dr. Joseph J. McGowan, President
2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: (800) 274-4723

Boston College
Rev. William Leahy, S.J., President
18 Old Colony Rd., Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Phone: (617) 552-8000

College of the Holy Cross
Rev. Michael McFarland, S.J., President
1 College St., Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: (508) 793-2011

College of Mount Saint Vincent
Dr. Charles Flynn, Jr., President
6301 Riverdale Ave., Riverdale, NY 10471
Phone: (718) 405- 3233

College of Saint Benedict
Dr. MaryAnn Baenninger, President
37 S. College Ave., St. Joseph, MN 46374
Phone: (320) 363-5505

College of Saint Rose
Dr. R. Mark Sullivan, President
432 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 454-5121

College of Saint Scholastica
Dr. Larry Goodwin, President
1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: (218) 723-6033

College of Santa Fe
Dr. Mark Lombardi, President
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Phone: (505) 473-6234

DePaul University
Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., President
55 E. Jackson Blvd., 22nd Fl, Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 362-8890

Emmanuel College
Sr. Janet Eisner, SND, President
400 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 735-9825

Fordham University
Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President
441 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY 10458
Phone: (718) 817-3000

Georgetown University
Dr. John DeGioia, President
37th & O Sts. NW, Washington, DC 20057
Phone: (202) 687-4134

John Carroll University
Rev. Edward Glynn, S.J., President
20700 N. Park Blvd., University Hts, OH 44118
Phone: (216) 397-4281

Loyola University of Chicago
Rev. Michael Garanzini, S.J., President
820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 915-6700

Loyola University of New Orleans
Rev. Kevin W. Wildes, S.J., President
6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 865-3847

New York Medical College
Karl P. Adler, M.D., President
40 Sunshine Cottage Road, Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 594-4600

Marquette University
Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., President
615 N. 11th St., Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-7223

Regis College
Dr. Mary Jane England, President
235 Wellesley St., Weston, MA 02493
Phone: (781) 768-7122

Saint Mary's College of California
Brother Ronald Gallagher, President
1928 St. Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94556
Phone: 925-631-4203

Saint Xavier University
Dr. Judith Dwyer, President
Warde Academic Center, Rm A225
3700 West 103rd St., Chicago, IL 60655
Phone: (773) 298-3309

Santa Clara University
Fr. Paul L Locatelli S.J., President
Walsh Administration Building
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053
Phone: (408) 554-4100

University of Detroit Mercy
Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., President
4001 W. McNichols Rd., P.O. Box 19900, Detroit, MI 48219
Phone: (313) 993-1455

University of Notre Dame
Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 631-3903

University of San Francisco
Rev. Stephen A. Privett, S.J., President
2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 422-6762


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