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Notre Dame Football Opponent Duke of the ACC Offers Abortions; Irish Fans and People of Good Will Should Boycott the Notre Dame-Duke Game and Its Sponsors and Demand the Removal of Culpable Administrators

Notre Dame's football schedule continues to be pockmarked by abortion-performing institutions, in part because of their improper relationship with the ACC.

The latest is the aptly named Duke Blue Devils, scheduled to appear at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.

The Catholic faith, with which Notre Dame still purports to be associated, regards "abortion," deliberate prenatal killing, as such a serious matter that it brings automatic excommunication.

Duke openly admits on their web site that they offier "medical and surgical termination of pregnancy."

Medical and Surgical Termination of Pregnancy

We provide medical and surgical termination of pregnancy in a private and specialized environment. Our services include management of complicated pregnancies, mid-trimester pregnancies, and termination for fetal anomalies. All patients receive counseling regarding pregnancy options and procedures, ultrasound confirmation of pregnancy dating, and contraceptive options. We provide 24-hour patient phone contact for emergencies.

Here is a screenshot from a visit to the above-linked web page on Sept. 11, 2020, the day before the Notre Dame-Duke game.

Duke OBGYN

It is only with implied, yet undeniable, disregard of the Catholic Faith that Notre Dame administrators would have agreed to enhance the revenue and prestige of an abortion provider, by scheduling them to play America's most storied football program.

Prenatal killing is almost beyond comprehension, regarding its bloodcurdling, ruthless brutality towards the innocent; its assault on the timeless sanctity of motherhood; and its sheer magnitude.

The United States has had more than 62 million surgical abortions since the would-be Supreme Court, in 1973, began blocking most abortion prosecutions with its illegal, treasonous Roe v. Wade decision. To put that mindboggling number in perspective, it is now equal to the number of votes usually received by a major presidential candidate.

Against that backdrop, if Notre Dame administrators claimed abject ignorance of the Duke abortion matter, that would imply a shockingly incompetent lack of due diligence.

Regardless of whether such highly paid public figures, at a multi-billion-dollar institution, were capable of such lazy incompetence and ignorance, they still would be culpable for the utter lack of moral compass manifested by this misconduct.

Notre Dame, for years now, has courted a relationship with Duke's conference, the ACC, which includes multiple abortion perpetrators. To have failed to "pick up on" the facts of the matter across years of encounters and mutual enrichment strains belief.

It also is well known that many "big-money" institutions that used to be focused more on serving humanity as universities have become infiltrated, corrupted and misdirected by persons guiding them towards maliciously attacking humanity by performing abortions. Non-ACC Notre Dame opponents that have held themselves out as peforming abortions include such prominent institutions as Southern Cal, Stanford and the University of Michigan.

Given that Notre Dame is a major money-maker in college football, and that some of the abortion institutions have big "name value," the misconduct of Notre Dame officials is compounded by the implication that they are seeking to "tee up" a scenario in which their employer is "bought and paid for." They create the implication that they sacrifice their employer's honor and integrity in order to "cozy up" to earthly wealth and prestige, no matter how pernicious the evil with which their football opponent partners associate.

Additionally appalling is the morbidly cynical attempt to connect the misconduct with the Blessed Virgin Mary.

"Notre Dame," of course, is French for "Our Lady," referring to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The university was named after the Blessed Virgin Mary. Along those lines, even the Golden Dome is actually a pedestal for a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of The Immaculate Conception.

Whatever would-be "Notre Dame" administrators do, they purport to do in her name. To atttempt to associate the Blessed Virgin Mary with the enhancement of an abortion provider's revenue, prestige and false legitimacy is profoundly insulting and disrespectful to the Blessed Virigin Mary.

By scheduling abortion providers, university administrators and coaches are insulting the Mother of God.

They also are blaspheming Christ, by suggesting God would choose to be born to a woman who would be associated with "abortion." Much of what the Catholic Church has said about the unique nature of the Blessed Virgin Mary, such as the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, that Mary was created without original sin, springs from the fact that Christ chose her to be His Mother.

By insulting the Blessed Virgin Mary, relevant administrators implicitly also insult God.

It is profoundly fraudulent and hypocritical to make money and claim fame and status exploiting the Blessed Virgin Mary and Jesus as brand names while, simulataneously, contradicting and insulting what Jesus and Mary actually stand for.

As detailed in the Gospel of Luke, even when Jesus was newly conceived in Mary's Womb, and she was visiting her cousin Elizabeth, the latter pregnant with John the Baptist, the Holy Spirit already declared the newly conceived Jesus to be Lord and Mary to be the Mother of the Lord. At the same time, the Holy Spirit also declared the prenatal John the Baptist to be an infant. Indeed, John the Baptist's first recorded act as Herald of the Messiah was at that time, from his own mother's womb, when the Arrival of the Messiah was heralded by a baby's kick.

Additionally pernicious about the misconduct of Notre Dame administrators is its contribution to a kind of public grooming. It implies encouragement of the kind of oblivious denial, false legitimization and "looking the other way" that has made prenatal mass murder of scores of millions of Americans more feasible by fostering denial, watering down conscience and demoralizing the faithful.

The latest misconduct joins other patterns of egregious misconduct and anti-Catholic hostility by some Notre Dame administrators, such as the honoring of pro-abortion national politicians or the hiring of a pro-abortion militant homosexual as adjunct faculty. The innate evil of such acts have a corrosive effect on conscience, and represent an overt harrassment of rational, God-fearing students, alumni and scholars.

Indeed, the current "Notre Dame" president recently even attacked a former Notre Dame football coach for having a stronger public conscience than the administrator.

The relentless attack on public conscience likely also contributes to specific killings. These kinds of actions are part of the "death of a thousand cuts" that undoubtedly lowers barriers and weakens inner defenses that ordinarily would cause a woman in a crisis pregnancy to otherwise consider complicity with the cold-blooded murder of her own child to be unimaginable.

The only rational response of good Catholics and others of good will should be to reject this misconduct, boycott such games and their sponsors and call for the removal of the blameworthy administrators, coaches and others contributing to the matter.

Additional Links and Resources:

Duke University School of Medicine: Duke Obstetrics & Gynecology: Family Planning

Golden Dome and Basilica of the Sacred Heart at University of Notre Dame