Pro-Life Opposition Grows to Notre Dame Honoring Pro-Abortion Barack Obama
The Destruction of Notre Dame
What is it about President Obama that makes the right wing so crazy, so uncharitable, so frothing-at-the-mouth unreasonable? I asked another priest who ventured racism was part of the answer. I am not so sure.
This crowd of conservatives does not own the Catholic Church. They certainly do not own Notre Dame University. They are about to find out that they do not own Dr. Glendon either. The rest of us Catholics, however, must not let the public square think that they do. Our voices must be raised to say that we are thrilled such a distinguished Catholic university is considered such a part of the life of the nation that our President will be coming to address its graduates. We are thrilled that he will be sharing the stage with one of our Church’s and nation’s finest scholars and diplomats. And, we should be thrilled that the right wing commentariat has again adopted its smug "I thank Thee, Lord, that I am not like other men" stance. The Master condemned many things when he trod the earth, but none more than the smug judgmentalism of the Pharisees. Alas, like the poor, the Pharisees will be with us always. You will be able to find them on Graduation Day protesting outside the gates at Notre Dame.
Outrage Over Obama's Appearance at Notre Dame: Who Are the Political Victims? (The USCCB can either lead or GET OUTTA THE WAY! The laity has been carrying this issue for many years and they have had enough! Again--Lead or get outta the way!)
Notre Dame's Honoring Pro-Abortion Barack Obama Makes College Less Special
It's striking that the protest is spearheaded by grass-roots Catholics, as opposed to the Roman Catholic hierarchy. It's in-the-pews conservatives who are pressuring U.S. bishops to speak out against an alleged injustice; typically, it's the other way around, with bishops imploring their flock to action.
REMINDER: Obama beat Sen. John McCain in St. Joseph County, Ind. home of Notre Dame, by 17 points, aided by support from the school’s students.
Some applaud, others condemn Obama announcement