November 5, 2009

The Roman Catholic World

Contact Information:  Marielena Montesino de Stuart



Ave Maria University  11-05-09

Sheriff Deputy and Thomas Minick (Chief Security Guard) Threaten me with Arrest to Keep me Out of Pro-Abortion AMU Donor "Tom" Golisano Press Conference, at Ave Maria University

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As a writer for The Wanderer (a weekly Catholic newspaper) and The Roman Catholic World  (this blog) on November 4, 2009 I contacted Branden E. Blackmur at Falls Communications, who is  in charge of press matters for Ave Maria University to inform him that I would be attending the Press Conference scheduled to take place this morning at 11:00am at the Student Union Ballroom at Ave Maria University. He extended an invitation for me to attend this Press Conference. 

This morning at 9:15AM I received a telephone call from Mr. Blackmur to inform me that I am being banned from the Ave Maria University property until further notice, and that I am disinvited from the Press Conference.  He further stated that this was the decision of the university administration.  I asked why, and he said that it is due to my participation in the Ave Maria Stewardship Community District Meeting.

The Ave Maria Stewardship Community Meeting holds public meetings for property owners who are  taxpayers in said Special District.   I am a property owner in Ave Maria– as such, it was my duty and my right to be present at said meeting and to ask questions regarding the District’s non-compliance of Florida statues, as stated by the Auditor General of Florida.  These meetings are recorded, so they are a matter of public record.  The audio recording of the meeting shows that at no time was I disruptive.   This meeting took place on the Town of Ave Maria.  I have never attended a Press Conference at Ave Maria University, nor have I ever been disruptive on Ave Maria University property, nor elsewhere. 

This decision by the Ave Maria University administration to ban me from the Press Conference and from the university property is based on my critical views of their past decisions and actions.  It is further evidence of the way in which they silence public opinion inside Ave Maria.  This terribly unfair and illogical decision is being made by the administration of Ave Maria University, while claiming  to uphold the highest Catholic moral values.


Marielena Montesino de Stuart


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