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Catholic Notre Dame University to Give Obama Honorary Degree Comments

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

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  1. Gerald J. St. Germain
    5 years ago

    The president of Notre Dame University should be relieved of his duties. It is a disgrace that he would invite Oboma after what he has done to promote abortion since he became president. President was not capitalized in both instances because neither deserves any Catholics respect.

  2. jane balfa cormier
    5 years ago

    1 corinthians chapter 13 verse6 love does not rejoice in what is wrong but with the truth.
    the pro abortion groups would never offer a platform to a pro life speaker. they are true to their belief system. they are not lukewarm . would that christians be so loyal and convinced of their belief system and in the one in whom that belief is based on !!! jesus said , who do you say that i am. ? i believe he is the son of the living god!!! if he said it and i disagree, guess who i wrong. who do you say that jesus is? jane cormier in cajun country

  3. Dr. T.
    5 years ago

    As a catholic hospital physician I feel that all available Catholics should congregate at ND on Sunday the 17th of May and have conscientious priests provide mass on the day of the graduation and allow all family members and graduates to get to the ceremony. The same congregation should peacefully block Obama's arrival to the ceremony. Should Obama get stopped by the protesters they should sing prolife and catholic songs that they feel might inspire Obama.
    Should he somehow make it to the ceremony the ND students who object to his positions on Catholic Ideals should turn their back on him at the service and sing Pro-life songs while he tries to give his speech. The coverage should help forward America's religious heritage and refocus Americans on what matters. Our souls.

  4. Greg
    5 years ago

    Letters and calls should go directly to the Pope asking him to order Jenkins to step down, and or declare Notre Dame no longer a "Catholic" university

  5. Ted Kapp
    5 years ago

    If this award is given I will be very saddened that such an impressive organization as Nortre Dame University will compromise its position as one of the finest catholic teaching institutions to honor an individual that promulgates the killing of children. A very SAD day for Catholics in the US. I m a product of Catholic grammer schools, high schools and college in the Arcdiocese of Chicago.

  6. Barbara Rice
    5 years ago

    I myself am LDS (Mormon) but have always held my Catholic brothers and sisters in high regard for their openly public stance on abortion. We each do so because of our personal values, but most importantly as representing God's values.
    To suggest that a man's title, not his values, makes him THE appropriate speaker at this event, as the last person whom you hold up as an example while influencing your student's lives directly, is inappropriate on all fronts. "Star power" has no place here. Had I been a parent who had paid for my child's scooling, based largely on the fact that the school they attended was demonstrating the beliefs that my religion holds dear, I would no longer support the school financially. Thankfully there remain strong Catholic voices out there, and I honor all of them who have demonstrated their disapproval.

  7. Carol
    5 years ago

    I am profoundly saddened at the stand that Notre Dame and it's president have taken to allow such a man as Pres.Obama to speak and to obtain a degree from the university.Perhaps a new reformation may need to occur for the Catholics to see the hypocrisy of their decision.Do as i say and not as i do does not work! How can they expect the graduates to believe and to support the beliefs so relavant to Catholics when the hierarcy provides exceptions when they should be providing EXAMPLES to the youth and to watching good people all over the globe. God help us if our moral leaders bend under pressure of the glitze of the moment.

  8. stella
    5 years ago

    one can only wonder how this will bolster notre dame's pro-life identity. It's such bad taste and just shows you how ridiculous these clergy are.They are only thinking how prestigious it looks to have this President, irregardless of his Executive orders that make human murder legal.What a shame and I for one will not support a school that goes along with this decision.

  9. dpa
    5 years ago

    Oh, My GOD!We all just have to pray and leave the rest to the
    almighty creator.

  10. Susan
    5 years ago

    This school should be ashamed to invite any speaker (even a President) with such non-Catholic views to speak at Graduation. It shows how "Non-Catholic" this Nation has become if the people at this University who should say and stand for the are Catholic faith allow this. This does not show commitment to the Catholic faith. This is not an example for our young Catholics.

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