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November 30, 2009


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THE WANDERER, December 3rd, 2009 Issue, America's Oldest Catholic Newspaper Denounces Ave Maria University Honoring of Pro-Choice Politician-- and Denounces AMU's Banning of THE WANDERER's Reporter, Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The following statement from the Editor of The Wanderer, America’s oldest Catholic newspaper, appeared in the December 3, 2009 issue.   It became available online at on Friday, November 27, 2009 at 1:00PM Eastern Time:

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We are somewhat heartened concerning the Newman Society’s somewhat weak “shot across the bow” of AMU,  following the publicity surrounding the Golisano scandal. 

 Our reporter, Marielena de Stuart, continues to be banned from the AMU campus, because of her attempt to find out why she suddenly had been prevented from attending the Golisano press conference, after earlier obtaining official clearance from AMU representatives. 


Marielena Montesino de Stuart, Journalist and Resident of Ave Maria, Refuses to be Silenced

Thanks to an express order to AMU authorities from Venice Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Mrs. Stuart must be allowed access  at any time to the AMU church (which is on AMU property).  THE WANDERER  intends to issue shortly a formal request to AMU’s president, and to its chancellor, to lift its un-Christian and unprofessional ban against Mrs. Stuart.
Meanwhile, the Monaghan money vacuum continues to be turned on at full power.  Hundreds of parents of children in Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of St.Paul-Minneapolis received a “begging” letter from Monaghan.  Written on November 2nd (All Souls Day) only days before AMU’s public honoring of 4 million dollar donor, Tom Golisano,  Mr. Monaghan closes his appeal letter as follows: 


Yes, we have made great progress in building Ave Maria University, but we need to make more progress now.  Your gift today will help in several ways– it  will allow us to keep up the pace, it will show the broad base of support for Ave Maria which is so important to any national institution, and it will encourage others to support us too because they will see that they can be a part of a great awakening in our culture– the new evangelization in our country that will so dramatically shape the future of the Church.

Please, I ask you to pray, fast, and contribute today. You won’t regret it.  In fact, I have great hope that you and I will have an eternity to rejoice in the action we take today.”

As the ancient warning declares:  “Let the buyer beware!”

A.J. Matt  Jr.

Editor Publisher


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Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Marielena Montesino de Stuart is an observer of the Roman Catholic world.  She expresses her views as a journalist for The Wanderer and for .  You may write to her at

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TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION: Abortion, Blood Money, Ave Maria, Ave Maria University is Not a Catholic University, Is Ave Maria University ready to face ”Blood Money”?, Ave Maria Stewardship Community District (AMSCD) Town Government, Ave Maria University Honors “Tom” Golisano Pro-Choice Politician / Billionaire, Does AMU have a Right to Criticize Notre Dame? Ave Maria University Council, What is the Status of Ave Maria University Accreditation Process?, Ave Maria University Board of Trustees, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Father Joseph Fessio SJ, Firing of Priest, Lack of Fiduciary Responsibility, Institutional Instability, Tom Monaghan, Nicholas J. Healy Jr., President of Ave Maria University, Barron Collier the Ave Maria Town Developer, Ave Maria Development, Ave Maria University 2nd Mortgages, Ave Maria Real Estate, Naples Daily News, The Wanderer Catholic Newspaper, Open Letter to the Ave Maria University Board of Trustees, Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Summorum Pontificum, Latin Mass, Communion Rail, Catholic town identity, Charismatic Movement, Charismatic Healing Masses, etc.

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NOTICE TO READERS:  Marielena Montesino de Stuart and do not disparage anyone’s motives at Ave Maria, Ave Maria University, including the administrators, Ave Maria entities, Ave Maria Town, and Barron Collier Co.  Nothing contained in The Chronicles of Ave Maria© or Divine Comedy©, or anywhere on this blog/website questions the commitment of all involved to what they genuinely see as the best interests of Ave Maria, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria entities, Ave Maria Town and Barron Collier Co.  Marielena Montesino de Stuart and concede this.