Mar 26, 2009

More proof that liberal Catholics are addicted to pro-abortion politicians

Holy Cross Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, rationalizes his decision to award abortion extremist Barack Hussein Obama an honorary doctorate and to have him give the 2009 commencement address (all this on May 17, by the way) by saying, among other excuses, that Notre Dame has honored previous presidents of the USA.

Actually, Notre Dame has never honored a pro-abortion chief executive.

You can read all about the Fr. Jenkins-Obama scandal, and join 177,000 (and counting) other pro-lifers in signing a petition against the invitation (click on this post's title).

It is good to hear that Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has written (see Fr. Jenkins to point out that his invitation is "a direct act of disobedience" to the U.S. bishops, who wrote in 2004 that Catholic institutions should not invite or honor pro-aborts.

Wouldn't it be nice if Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles would add his voice to that of Bishop Olmsted in urging Fr. Jenkins to disinvite Obama? (Note: This is basically a rhetorical question.)

One benefit of the big scandal is that it is activating many ND students and alumni and probably turning many into pro-life activists from now on.

That so many people want ND to disinvite Obama is proof that American Catholics (me included) love Our Lady's university and want the school to be fully Catholic the way it used to be.

Let us pray for the University of Notre Dame, for Fr. Jenkins, and for everyone involved. Above all, let us pray for all of America's preborn babies.


Anonymous Knute said...

University of Notre Dame President Emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, without a doubt one of the most influential American Catholics, a man who has fought tirelessly for civil rights in this country and to transform the University into a respected institution of higher learning, said this [about the Obama invitation] Friday speaking to a group of alumni, parents and friends of Notre Dame:

"No speaker who has ever come to Notre Dame has changed the University. We are who we are. But, quite often, the very fact of being here has changed the speaker."

2:22 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

I could "maybe" except inviting Obama in the hopes of changing his views, but why is Fr. Jenkins honoring him?

These are sad times.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Thomas More said...

I totally agree that the Notre Dame situation is an utter disgrace.

We cannot compromise with these people, indeed Notre Dame, by doing this is not actually performing an act of charity towards Obama but is helping to kill his soul.

P.S. I really enjoy your blog, please check out my new one The Fire where I treat this issue as well:

9:16 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Knute,

Did Fr. Hesburgh give any examples of speakers being changed?

11:22 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Rita,

Yes, indeed -- why honor a pro-abort?

God bless!

11:24 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Thomas More,

Thank you very much for commenting about the effects of the invitation, and thank you for your kind words!

And thanks, too, for sending me to your really fine blogspot! Your really excellent analysis of the effects of Fr. Jenkins's invitation to Obama is filled with insight.

11:32 PM  

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