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Catholic Notre Dame University to Give Obama Honorary Degree
http://www.catholic.org/politics/story.php?id=32752 ^ | 2009-03-21 | Kathleen Gilbert

Posted on 03/21/2009 3:19:52 PM PDT by Clive

Edited on 03/21/2009 4:06:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

His appearance at the university would appear to violate the USCCB's policy against honoring pro-abortion politicians.

NOTRE DAME, Indiana (LifeSiteNews.com) - White House Secretary Robert Gibbs stated today that Obama will give the commencement address at Notre Dame University this year. The school confirmed the announcement, stating on its website that Obama will also receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University's 164th University Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. May 17 in the Joyce Center on campus.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barf; bho44; bhocommencements; catholicschools; notredame

1 posted on 03/21/2009 3:19:52 PM PDT by Clive
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To: Clive

How disgusting is that? I’m turning in my rosary beads.


2 posted on 03/21/2009 3:24:43 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Clive

Didn’t about half the US bishops support the abortion party in the 2008 presidential election? Sound’s like Notre Dame is with the Catholic program on this one.


3 posted on 03/21/2009 3:26:39 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Clive

Some catholics.I dont wonder why so many people in my family left the catholic church.


4 posted on 03/21/2009 3:27:06 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Veto!
Great timing. Aren't we due for a centennial or millennial celebration of unholy colusion between mega-church and state?
5 posted on 03/21/2009 3:28:52 PM PDT by Tax Government
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To: imahawk

I would call them apostates, but I dont think they had anything to apostasize from.


6 posted on 03/21/2009 3:30:40 PM PDT by Blogger (Pray and Prepare)
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To: Clive

I wish I could live way up in the ISS for the next 4 years....This is becoming a sick country.


7 posted on 03/21/2009 3:33:25 PM PDT by geege
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To: Clive

That’s just wrong.


8 posted on 03/21/2009 3:34:25 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II -- overdue.)
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To: Clive
Most "Catholic" universities haven't been Catholic for decades. Until the Bishops take real action don't expect anything to change.

Of course, the root problem is that there aren't that many real Catholic Bishops left either. Some talk a good orthodox line, but "go along to get along" remains the rule.

9 posted on 03/21/2009 3:39:25 PM PDT by AustinBill (consequence is what makes our choices real)
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To: PAR35
Didn’t about half the US bishops support the abortion party in the 2008 presidential election?

Yes, and through the bishops' USCCB gave over a million dollars to ACORN to get out the vote for Obama.

10 posted on 03/21/2009 3:44:30 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Clive
Here's an interesting article regarding BO/ND: Link
11 posted on 03/21/2009 3:45:00 PM PDT by mlizzy
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To: AustinBill

Is there no sanity or belief in the sanctity of life left in the Catholic Church and Catholic Colleges in America? Notre Dame might as well give an honorary degree to Satan. I am more than appaled, I am truly sick at this action.


12 posted on 03/21/2009 3:45:25 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Clive; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...

To contact Notre Dame:

Phone: (574) 631-5000
email form: http://president.nd.edu/contact-us

Notre Dame Fellows:

Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., President, U. of Portland
(503) 943-7101

Patrick F. McCartan, Senior partner, Jones Day
(216) 586-7272
Email: pmccartan@jonesday.com

William M. Goodyear, CEO, Navigant Consulting
main: (312) 583-5700

list of all Notre Dame Fellows:
www.nd.edu/leadership/fellows

To contact the USCCB:

Cardinal Francis George, President
Archdiocese of Chicago
phone: 312-751- 8200
email: mfox@archchicago.org

Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Chairman, Committee on Education
Diocese of Worcester
phone: 508-791-7171
committee email: catholiceducation@usccb.org

To contact Notre Dame’s bishop:
Bishop John D’Arcy, Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese
Fort Wayne Chancery
phone: (260) 422-4611


13 posted on 03/21/2009 3:46:49 PM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: Clive

bttt


14 posted on 03/21/2009 3:48:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Clive
You have got to be kidding!! I cannot believe they would honor someone who just made the murder of innocent babies possible, not only in America but around the world, and WE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER are forced to pay for them ALL! IMO, this kind of 'honor' only encourages him to believe that it's OK to kill innocent babies.

It's not only about abortion. Obama has made it very clear that in his new health care program he would appoint staff to look over all of the medical care that sick people and the elderly need, and if their health care costs too much, they will just let you die. I mean, after all, dying is part of getting old and sick people just have to accept the fact that they're going to die. For the common good, I suppose. As far as Obama is concerned, there is NO sanctity to human life. I would think the Pope would be outraged, just like we are!

15 posted on 03/21/2009 4:06:17 PM PDT by NRA2BFree
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To: imahawk; Veto!
Veto! - you - and imahawk - your family members - weren't really Catholic to begin with if this has you heading for the door.

This was a laity decision - not one made by the Church leadership. And it can also be a decision undone.

16 posted on 03/21/2009 4:10:11 PM PDT by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: narses

Do you know addresses for these folks? I think tons of personal letters would a lot more punch than emails. They’ll probably just delete them without reading.


17 posted on 03/21/2009 4:13:58 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Veto!

No, that’s just what Jenkins and obama WANT you to do. Stop praying.


18 posted on 03/21/2009 4:14:56 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Clive

Why do I still call myself a Catholic? It’s almost like calling myself a Republican.


19 posted on 03/21/2009 4:17:02 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: NRA2BFree

God is not mocked, there will be an accounting whether anyone believes it or not. Most everyone seems to be doing which is “...right in his own eyes” but the “Lord pondereth the hearts”. (*sigh*)

Pray for the aged, infirm, handicapped, unborn and partial born, for their protection for they have a fearsome advocate and He listens.


20 posted on 03/21/2009 4:23:55 PM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: Clive

The name is the University of Notre Dame, not Notre Dame University.

If you went to the University of Texas, wouldn’t you think people who called it Texas University were clueless?

Notre Dame University is in Lebanon.


21 posted on 03/21/2009 4:24:16 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Clive
Doctor of What Diabolos !!
22 posted on 03/21/2009 4:25:43 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Clive

Degrees must not be worth much these days.


23 posted on 03/21/2009 4:28:05 PM PDT by MaxMax (RINO=RAT!)
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To: narses

Thank you. I’m busy sending e-mails and I’ll be calling.


24 posted on 03/21/2009 4:33:08 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: NRA2BFree

I think the pope is probably saddened by all this, but he knows that it is beyiond his powers simply to zap Jenkins. Even the local bishop can’t do much. The universities are private corporations who may be trading on the name of Catholic, but they have powerful protectors. Father Jenkins is what in medieval times was called an “over-mighty subject.” who was free to disregard what his king wished, unlss he went too far out on a limb. The Church in the USA is divided between “liberals” and “conservatives,” the former who are trying to redefine what it means to be Catholic.


25 posted on 03/21/2009 4:38:25 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Clive
Petition here.
26 posted on 03/21/2009 4:40:34 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: RobbyS

No need to zap him. Sting his conscience and you’ve done your job.


27 posted on 03/21/2009 4:43:24 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Clive

O’Nausea


28 posted on 03/21/2009 4:55:14 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Good as Gold)
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To: Veto!
Its not just Catholics. Rick Warren, mega-church leader and snake oil salesman, said Mama O would make a great president. I am also disgusted with other mega-church leaders who have had other pro-abortionists actually speaking in their pulpits. By doing so they put an imprimatur on that policy. It tells their members that supporting abortion is really not a biggee. A cursory reading of Scripture says otherwise, but some religious leaders love hobnobbing with the powerful, and would miss too keenly not being invited to the WH.
29 posted on 03/21/2009 4:59:14 PM PDT by attiladhun2 (Obama is the anti-Reagan, he believes government is the solution, rather than the problem)
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To: narses

Thank you. I am adding this info to my e-mails.


30 posted on 03/21/2009 5:00:53 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Good as Gold)
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To: Clive

Obviously his “..above my pay grade” answer to a question on abortion at the Saddleback debate did not offend all Roman Catholics.


31 posted on 03/21/2009 5:02:44 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: Clive

Bad Idea, Omama is a pro-abortion, secularist socialist, not someone the Catholic Church or Catholic run college should honor.


32 posted on 03/21/2009 5:07:01 PM PDT by RicocheT
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To: oldbill

oldbill, do you have a link for this, or any kind of documentation?

I know that many Catholics voted for Obama; I wasn’t aware that the USCCB were in support in any way.

Obama’s approach toward the Catholic Church is very intelligent (from a pro-abortion point of view) and yet very insidious. He has appointed so many pro-abortion Catholics to so many positions of power. My belief is that is it his goal to undermine the authority of the Catholic bishops in the country by overwhelming them with the opinions and power of his elected Catholic-in-name-only politicians.

My daughter is a freshman at Notre Dame. We are sick about this. I would love to remove her from there next year, but she loves being there and it is a top flight education. I did not send her there for the religion factor, as we teach her this at home; teaching her the faith is completely my responsibility. We sent her there for the excellent education. We do have other children in secular collegiate environments as well.

At least with the state schools you know that you are receiving a secular education, and nothing more. They are honest in that regard. ND’s dishonesty is a gut shot. They purport to be a Catholic School, and then pull this crap (along with their insistence to host the Vagina Monologues).

I expected more than this from Notre Dame, and am severely disappointed.


33 posted on 03/21/2009 5:09:37 PM PDT by Clarence (back to lurking now...)
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To: mbraynard

Fine,whatever you say.


34 posted on 03/21/2009 5:10:47 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Clive

I’m not catholic but I attended two catholic universities and am almost ashamed to admit it.

The catholic church didn’t do much for the people of Cuba back in 1959 when Castro was taking over, and I think they have been proud of Castro’s success ever since.


35 posted on 03/21/2009 5:23:20 PM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: chainsaw

Liberation Theology


36 posted on 03/21/2009 5:25:49 PM PDT by Clarence (back to lurking now...)
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To: narses

THANK YOU! This makes me sick....my first reaction was they’re getting a call from me...and you made it easier to do just that!

Seems many more Catholic Bishops have begun to speak out against politicians who support ‘the culture of death’, the term my priest used. But, had they done this a long time ago.......as they should have....maybe we wouldn’t have a President who supports killing fully formed babies.

Tomorrow, I will talk to my priest about this.


37 posted on 03/21/2009 6:10:29 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: Clarence

Try this:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/nov/04/catholics-probe-aid-directed-to-acorn/


38 posted on 03/21/2009 6:25:50 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: Clive

HUZZAH! HUZZAH! His Excellency Barack Hussein Obama Dada at last has a verifiable Law Degree from a reputable American University!

At LAST, at LONG LAST he is “qualified” to be POTUS!

What a great day for America!


39 posted on 03/21/2009 6:34:46 PM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Clarence
Here's a link. Salvation has an extensive list here too.
40 posted on 03/21/2009 8:08:42 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Clive
You got to be sh**ing me.....

I got a few phone calls to make tomorrow. I'm not a ND grad, but I have a few connections.

41 posted on 03/21/2009 8:12:39 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Buckley, Brooks, Parker - You supported Obama, so shut up and take your screwing)
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To: Clive

Why?


42 posted on 03/22/2009 11:54:28 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: chainsaw
The catholic church didn’t do much for the people of Cuba back in 1959 when Castro was taking over,

What about all the children that they helped evacuate?

43 posted on 03/22/2009 11:57:19 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Right Wing Assault

Notre Dame has contact info at their web site


44 posted on 03/22/2009 12:02:05 PM PDT by nufsed
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