Thursday, July 7, 2011

Roxanne Gets the Red Light; ND Board Term shorter than John Paul I

News Item: Notre Dame News - Roxanne Martino elected to Notre Dame's board of trustees

On May 10, 2011, Roxanne (O'Brien) Martino was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame (see link above); on June 8, 2011, she resigned from the Board (see link below) because of fallout from the revelation that she was a regular contributor to the abortion promoting group Emily's List, a fact first disclosed by the Cardinal Newman Society, which monitors Catholic Universities. Subsequently, after Ms. Martino's contributions to the group were disclosed, the Sycamore Trust, a group of Notre Dame Alumni dedicated to preserving the University's Catholic identity, began to beat the drums of protest against her appointment as well. Congrats to Bill Dempsey and the Sycamore trust gang, combined with the dropping of the charges by the University against the ND88 (protesters arrested at a prayer vigil on campus at the 2009 commencement), they appear to be on a roll of late.

News Item: Martino Resigns from Notre Dame board

Let's us wish Ms. Martino well on her departure with a video tribute from the Police: YouTube/Police