Notre Dame Pres. Rev. John Jenkins & ObamaChances are no one predicted 36 years ago, when the Supreme Court ignited a culture war with its Roe v. Wade decision, that “Jane Roe” would one day be arrested while participating in an anti-abortion demonstration at the University of Notre Dame. But then, no one could have predicted, either, that the nation’s most celebrated Catholic university would be conferring an honorary degree on the most thorough-going defender of abortion “rights” ever to hold the office of president of the United States.

wrong turn signUPI reports that on January 30, 2009, 25-year-old Adolfo Valle was on his way to the grocery store when he accidentally turned down the wrong street. Well, the wrong street to take him to the store, anyway.

New HampshireNew Hampshire Governor John Lynch said yesterday he will sign legislation to establish same-sex marriage in the Granite State, but only if the state’s lawmakers enact safeguards to ensure religious organizations will not be legally required to participate in or provide services for “gay” weddings.

Star TrekFirst, let me establish my geek street-cred by admitting that this 40-something man did watch the new Star Trek movie solo. Of course, I only did this because I was on assignment for The New American. It was all in the line of duty. If I had been given more time to plan, I would have gone to the trouble of finding a buddy or two to go along with me (and we’d sit in the threater with that “I am not a homosexual” empty seat between us). The missus is not a sci-fi fan, and it was a miracle that I could get her to attend (and actually like) the original Spiderman movie. I can push my luck only so often.

Notre DamePublicity surrounding the arrest of former ambassador Alan Keyes and 21 other demonstrators for trespass at the University of Notre Dame last Friday will likely bring more demonstrators to the South Bend campus to protest Sunday’s commencement address by President Barack Obama, one of the protest organizers said.