Sunday, September 30, 2007

Respect Life Week

This week, October 1-7, is Respect Life Week – dedicated to increase of respect and understanding of the dignity and value of all human life from conception until natural death.

Notre Dame observes this week along with other universities and organizations – particularly National Respect Life Sunday, October 7.

The events for this year are listed below. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and join in the discussion of life issues.

7:00pm 331 Colman Morse Center
Round Table Discussion on Life Issues
Participants include: Human Rights ND, ND ASK, Peace Fellowship

All are invited to wear prolife or green shirts this day

9:00am; 9:00pm Sorin Statue, South Quad

3:00pm Grotto
Divine Mercy Chaplet

7:00pm Coleman-Morse Chapel
Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration


8:00pm Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune
Right to Life club meeting

8:30pm Montgomery Auditorium, LaFortune
Lecture, Prof Charles Rice, Law School

9:30pm Log Chapel


7:30pm 155 DeBartolo
Lecture, "Fight for the Soul of a Country"
Dawn Parkot, ND '95 '00 - First Domer with multiple disabilities


6:30pm CSC Coffeehouse
Theology of the Body 101
Discussion led by Prof. Adrian Reimers, Theology

SUNDAY – Respect Life Sunday

Observed at Masses and prayer cards distributed across campus

This week is sponsored by ND Right to Life, Campus Ministry and the Center for Ethics and Culture with the support and participation of a number other groups

For more information email

Monday, September 24, 2007

Fr. Eduardo Chavez Lecture on Our Lady of Guadalupe

September 24, 7:30pm
Hesburgh Library Auditorium
Fr. Eduardo Chavez Lecture on Our Lady of Guadalupe

In honor of the 475th anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe,
the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring Fr. Chavez on a national lecture tour
entitled "Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Woman who Changed the Hemisphere."
Since Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the unborn, we encourage all our
members to attend this great event!

For more information visit the Knights

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Richard Dieter - Death Penalty Lecture

THURSDAY, September 20, 7:00PM

Hesburgh Center Auditorium

Death Penalty in the U.S. - Present and Future
Richard Dieter, Executive Director Death Penalty Information Center

Sponsored by ND ASK & Campus Ministry

Richard Dieter, ND alum, attorney, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Catholic
University, will address the issues surrounding America's death penalty and
offer his thoughts and research on the future of capital punishment in our

Read more on the ND ASK blog

Monday, September 17, 2007

Conversation in Farley

Campus Outreach Commissioner David will be leading the first of a series of informal discussion/debate in the dorms this week. We hope that the familiar dorm setting will encourage people to attend and feel more at ease discussing and questioning the beliefs we uphold here at Notre Dame Right to Life

All are welcome!

Tuesday, September 18
Farley Hall Basement

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thanks for Rosary

Dear Right to Life Members,

I just wanted to express my appreciation to all those who prayed the Rosary at the Grotto on Friday for the intention of the new Planned Parenthood in Aurora, IL, not opening. I know Bishop Doran would also be very appreciative of your efforts. May God continue to bless you and help you promote a culture of life and end the culture of death.

In Christ and Notre Dame,
Joseph F. Jaskierny
Seminarian, Diocese of Rockford

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Rosary against PP

Dear RTL friends,

It's been dubbed the "Abortion Fortress", and it sounds like something out ofsome campy pulp fiction book, except it's actually true:

In the last few months, Planned Parenthood has pulled some sort ofprobably-illegal stealth operation, has bought land under a FAKE NAME, and thenbuilt a huge 'clinic' there. ...'Clinic,' as in bulletproof windows, high brickwalls, tons of security cameras, and, it seems, INDOOR PARKING so that motherswon't be able to listen to any possible pro-lifers outside trying to convincethem not to abort.

The fact that Planned Parenthood was so secretive about all this should tell yousomething .... Honestly, the whole thing sounds really creepy. It's set toopen in four days.

The Bishop of Rockford, IL, Bishop Doran, has asked that this Friday the 14th bea day of "prayer and penance" for an end to abortion, and ESPECIALLY to stop theimminent opening of this huge new Planned Parenthood center that will no doubtresult in thousands of deaths and shattered lives.

Therefore, RTL will pray a ROSARY at 3 PM at the GROTTO, for this intention.Please also offer up all of your sacrifices tomorrow for the sake of stoppingthis new Planned Parenthood scheme.

Thanks to Philip for the heads-up; also, here's one of the many links to the story:,2_1_AU11_CLINIC_S1.article
Please all keep this in your prayers.

Spiritual Commissioner

Friday, September 7, 2007

Welcome Back!

We hope you've had a wonderful summer and are ready for another semester of pro-life efforts. A special welcome to all freshmen and other students joining us for the first time!