Bishop D'Arcy clarifies stance on ND protests, will attempt to attend protest himself
I received this communication yesterday from Bishop D'Arcy's secretary. I think it's fair to say that in this statement Bishop D'Arcy is going way beyond what anyone has a right to expect from a bishop in this delicate situation. Please pass the Bishop's statement of support for the students of NDResponse on to local residents who may have been misled by the local media's cunning distortions of the Bishop's previous statement discouraging participation in disrespectful demonstrations by outsiders.I hope to update this post shortly with more details.
Also, I want to remind everyone that NDResponse will be sponsoring a March for Life tomorrow, Friday April 17, beginning at 6:00PM down at the Grotto. A large turnout of local residents would be a terrific instance of Christian witness.Bishop D'Arcy spoke with Mary Daly of NDResponse this afternoon and asked that I also share the following with you. He told Mary to share his following comment with any and all students.
"I am supportive of all efforts by NDResponse or any other prayerful and dignified demonstrations by Notre Dame students; and if my schedule allows, I will attend and also meet with students if they would find this helpful." - Bishop J. M. D'Arcy
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