Skip to comments.Catholic Notre Dame University to Give Obama Honorary Degree
Posted on 03/21/2009 3:19:52 PM PDT by CliveEdited 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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How disgusting is that? I’m turning in my rosary beads.
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.
Some catholics.I dont wonder why so many people in my family left the catholic church.
I would call them apostates, but I dont think they had anything to apostasize from.
I wish I could live way up in the ISS for the next 4 years....This is becoming a sick country.
That’s just wrong.
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.
Yes, and through the bishops' USCCB gave over a million dollars to ACORN to get out the vote for Obama.
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.
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
Patrick F. McCartan, Senior partner, Jones Day
William M. Goodyear, CEO, Navigant Consulting
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list of all Notre Dame Fellows:
To contact the USCCB:
Cardinal Francis George, President
Archdiocese of Chicago
phone: 312-751- 8200
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Chairman, Committee on Education
Diocese of Worcester
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To contact Notre Dame’s bishop:
Bishop John D’Arcy, Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese
Fort Wayne Chancery
phone: (260) 422-4611
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!
This was a laity decision - not one made by the Church leadership. And it can also be a decision undone.
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.
No, that’s just what Jenkins and obama WANT you to do. Stop praying.
Why do I still call myself a Catholic? It’s almost like calling myself a Republican.
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.
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.
Degrees must not be worth much these days.
Thank you. I’m busy sending e-mails and I’ll be calling.
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.
No need to zap him. Sting his conscience and you’ve done your job.
Thank you. I am adding this info to my e-mails.
Obviously his “..above my pay grade” answer to a question on abortion at the Saddleback debate did not offend all Roman Catholics.
Bad Idea, Omama is a pro-abortion, secularist socialist, not someone the Catholic Church or Catholic run college should honor.
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.
Fine,whatever you say.
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.
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.
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!
I got a few phone calls to make tomorrow. I'm not a ND grad, but I have a few connections.
What about all the children that they helped evacuate?
Notre Dame has contact info at their web site