VWV Note: The days have passed and still I am sad about this story. How can an university arrest people for praying in public? How can a Catholic university arrest Catholics for praying? How can Notre Dame officials think this is anything but a slap to the beliefs to which they give lip service? So, the question becomes "Do you believe the teachings of your religion?" Or, has this, too, passed.
18 More Anti-Abortion Activists Arrested at Notre Dame on Saturday; More Arrests Planned for Sunday
/PRNewswire/ -- The Following is Being Issued by Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue:
At approximately 12:00 Noon, over 40 pro-life activists walked on Notre Dame's campus, praying the Rosary.
They were led by pro-life icons Norma McCorvey, Joan Andrews Bell, and Father Norman Weslin.
Five women and thirteen men were arrested while they carried images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and prayed the Rosary. Those arrested included Fr. Weslin and Joan Andrews Bell. Norma McCorvey was not arrested.
Over one hundred pro-lifers gathered on all 4 corners of the main entrance block of Notre Dame, holding signs and praying.
Other news: A Local attorney requested an emergency hearing, in order to request bond for the five pro-lifers who were being held without bond. The judge granted the request, but placed a high bond on those in custody. Pro-lifers are currently seeking people to bond them out.
Other news: A journalist told a StopObamaNotreDame official that the University threatened to "cut the feed" of any network that covers disruptions during Obama's address.
Randall Terry states: "Notre Dame is so desperate to hide the fruit of their sin, that they will cover up the truth of what happens inside the auditorium. We pray for the success of those who are committed to bearing witness during Obama's address."