ReplaceJenkins.com is a national effort consisting of Notre Dame graduates and financial supporters. We feel strongly that the University should not honor President Barack Obama given his well known commitment to abortion in the broadest possible context. Father Jenkins’ decision to honor President Obama directly violates the 2004 US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ directive on Catholics in Political Life and is offensive to all Catholics. That decision, together with other poor decisions over the years, calls into question Father Jenkins’ judgment and leadership. Although we love Notre Dame, our conscience requires that we withhold all financial support from our University until such time as Father Jenkins is replaced as Notre Dame’s President with someone who will be more loyal to the teaching of the Catholic Church.
ReplaceJenkins.com fully supports academic freedom at the University of Notre Dame, but we believe that the truths revealed by Christ through His Church must be taught and defended by a faithful Catholic University.
ReplaceJenkins.com is a non-partisan group which is not opposed to President Obama or Father Jenkins based upon political motivation or party affiliation, but is opposed to their actions and pronouncements which run contrary to the fundamental moral principles of our Catholic faith. No part of our effort is intended to be an attack on President Obama or Father Jenkins personally; rather, our concern relates solely to the actions of both men and is intended to serve as a strong condemnation of Father Jenkins’ moral leadership and President Obama’s unequivocal support of abortion.
Pat Archbold of the National Catholic Register in asking Fr. Jenkins why he has not signed the letter signed by hundreds of Catholic leaders including many college and university presidents sent to the Obama administration dated Feb 13, 2012. The letter entitled "Unacceptable" states "This so-called “accommodation” changes nothing of moral substance and fails to remove the
assault on religious liberty and the rights of conscience which gave rise to the controversy. It is
certainly no compromise."
Fr. Jenkins the Church is under attack. Join us in the trenches!
Dozens of Notre Dame faculty have written an open letter to the Obama administration declaring the HHS accommodation "Unacceptable". The letter is co-signed by hundreds of Catholic and other religious leaders who defend the Church from this attack on religious liberty.
Welcome Bishop Kevin Rhoades
ReplaceJenkins.com congratulates and welcomes Bishop Kevin Rhoades who will become the ninth bishop of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese. We ask all of our supporters to pray for Bishop Rhoades in his new assignment as he leads the diocese and the University of Notre Dame. Bishop Rhoades was among the first bishops who spoke out about the Obama scandal at Notre Dame in the spring of 2009.
We also wish to take this opportunity to thank and honor Bishop John D'Arcy for his years of dedication and service to the Church. We especially thank him for his bold defense of Catholic moral teaching in the diocese and at Notre Dame during the Obama debacle.
What Happened to Notre Dame? by Prof. Charles E. Rice is a compelling look at the steps taken over the past forty years that led to the invitation of Barack Obama "the most relentlessly pro-abortion public official in the world." (pg. 3) to Notre Dame's 2009 commencement. The book is available now through St. Augustine's Press. Use the promotion code "REPLACEJENKINS" and receive 15% discount (and we will receive a donation)
On September 16, 2009 Fr. Jenkins emailed the Notre Dame community to announce new pro-life initiatives at Notre Dame. Click here for ReplaceJenkins.com's response.
July 8, 2009: ReplaceJenkins.com sent this letter to each of the University Fellows. To date none have responded:
A cartoon drawn by our spokesman David DiFranco.
"Consoled in Her sorrow by those we help to destroy"
News: April 27, 2009 $8.2 MILLION IN WITHHELD DONATIONS – IN ONE WEEK
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By signing this petition I am pledging to withhold all funding to the University of Notre Dame until Father John Jenkins is replaced as President of the University with someone who will uphold fundamental Catholic moral principles and steer Notre Dame to its proper place of prominence as a Catholic university faithful to the complete teaching of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Alumni or other supporters who would like to withhold their donations from Notre Dame’s General Fund to express their feelings to the University are still encouraged to support campus pro-life organizations. These contributions will NOT go to Notre Dame’s General Fund, but will go directly to these worthy organizations. According Notre Dame’s website, these donations ARE credited to alumni’s eligibility for the football lottery.
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