Skip to comments.Catholics Overwhelmingly Oppose ND Honor to Obama: Ramussen Poll
Posted on 05/08/2009 3:23:17 AM PDT by topher
Thursday May 7, 2009
Catholics Overwhelmingly Oppose Notre Dame Honor to Obama: Ramussen Poll
May 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that more than twice as many Americans - and a wider margin of Catholics - oppose the University of Notre Dame's decision to give an honorary law degree to President Barack Obama, as those who support it.
"Faithful Catholics are sick to the heart over this scandal, which reflects decades of such scandals in our Catholic institutions," said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society.
"The Rasmussen poll confirms that this is not about politics
It's about Catholics who are fed up with Catholic institutions betraying their bishops and putting secular prestige ahead of principle, thereby undermining their own Church on the most serious moral issues of the day."
Rasmussen Reports confirms in its poll summary that "the discomfort on the issue is focused on the university decision rather than on the president," and "the response is tied more closely to the violation of the bishops' guidelines that to the policy issue concerning abortion." While pro-life Americans strongly oppose the Notre Dame honor, even "pro-choice" respondents are evenly split as to whether Notre Dame should snub the Catholic bishops.
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The Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that, by a 60% to 25% margin, U.S. Catholics say Notre Dame should obey guidelines issued by the U.S. bishops and refrain from awarding an honorary degree to the president. Among all Americans, 52% oppose the honor and 25% support it.
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In 2004 the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement which reads, in part: "The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions."
Yet the majority of “Catholics” voted for him. Go figure. You can’t have it both ways.
Folks in South Bend are learning about "Choice" Trucks" and seeing the RCC Airplane flying overhead... These are part of an effort by the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform to educate people...
Unfortunately the Catholic Church has a liberal side and a conservative side, much divided as is our country. Their is a battle within to not let liberlism destroy the Church just as we battle to save our country.
Funny how he can decline the opportunity to attend a Catholic sponsored Prayer Breakfast but has no problem attending a Catholic (well use to be Catholic)University graduation.
Wonder what happen to all that opportunity to dialog???
They always said that the day a marxist becomes president, is the day that pigs will fly. 100 days after his inauguration... Swine Flu
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Alan Keyes is supposed to be arrested on the Notre Dame Campus today...
In a sense, this is turning out to be a disaster for Obama and pro-choice Catholics, as well as the Pro-Choice (abortion/culture of death) movement...
People are realizing: "Obama stands for that -- I wish I knew that before the election."
Of course, I could be wrong... But these poll numbers seem to indicate a disaster for Obama and Notre Dame...
and yet the offer still stands. The president of ND needs to go and NOW!
Oh, so there were pigs on that NYC flyover.
Obama is going to use the ND platform to propose various things to reduce abortion, however, we have to look at what he does and not what he says.
The man’s speech is very seductive. What you hear is not what he means.
So far, he has promoted policies in embryonic stem-cell research, and promoted abortion worldwide by reversing Bush’s policy.
That’s far from pro-life.
All of the ND staff who approved this should be fired.
If Hussein had half a heart, he would see it was tearing up the school and excuse himself. He won’t because his ego won’t allow that.
Hey maybe had Catholics voted against him by the same margin this would not have happened.
On this particular subject, there should be a price to pay for Notre Dame's behavior. Go ahead and "do bad" but here's the penalty. What's the penalty? If there is no penalty, then why are we having this discussion. (Maybe Notre Dame will go to hell instead of heaven?). Cut off the funding for them, stop them from being a Catholic university ... who controls that kind of thing and why are they NOT controlling it? And if nobody can control it, then why don't we change the subject?
Imagine if Mary, aka Notre Dame, had an abortion.
I know the Catholics that voted for Obama. They are good people but don’t think critically. I write a column for my local paper and clearly detailed Obama’s horrific record on abortion several times. I know that these people read my column. They had the facts, they just chose to ignore or not believe them.
Many were influenced by their liberal college-aged children who were passionate supporters of the new messiah.
No one from the Church challenges these people to think. They’ve become intellectually lazy.
Its really sad.
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