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Notre Dame: 2 More Bishops and a College President Comments

Your decision to provide President Obama with a national platform -- worse yet, to honor him with an honorary doctorate of law degree -- is truly tragic, and will have disastrous, long-lasting consequences. Continue Reading

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  1. 5 years ago

    where are the condemnations from ALL the catholic bishops?

  2. jh
    5 years ago

    A well-written and charitable letter that acknowledges the difficulties facing presidents of Catholic universities, yet still affirms the responsibilities of guiding Catholic youth and remaining faithful to our Church's teachings.

    Thank you, Fr. Cook, for your firm moral leadership.

  3. jackie
    5 years ago

    Remember Abortion?

    Why would I encourage any young men to join the Congregation of Holy Cross?
    Why would I encourage any young adult to go to Notre Dame?

    Neither the Congregation or the University represent Catholic Principals to the world.

    Could someone please speak to Fr Jenkins, to the Congregation of Holy Cross to Notre Dame and remind all of them of what it means to be Catholic?

    As lay people we need the help of the priests in this world. We need priests and nuns that will stand up for what it means to be Catholic. As lay people we’re expected to do it day in and day out. Does Fr Jenkins have a pass? Does Notre Dame have a pass? Does the Congregation of Holy Cross have a pass???

    This is truly disheartening.

  4. Joanne 4-05-09
    5 years ago

    If I had college age children, I would not consider sending them to Notre Dame. I am so sad because up until now, it was a sterling examble for Catholic education. Now the Catholic families will have to look elsewhere. The University is giving a very bad example inviting a politician who endorses the right of abortion at all stages. May God and the Blessed Mary have Mercy on this University

  5. Noemi
    5 years ago

    Bush and Regan believed in the sanctity of life. Obama does not. We Catholics support him if we stand silently and say nothing of this. We are just as guilty of denying Christ as those that sided with the Romans and Judas if we remain silent. Our youth need to have the backbone and staunchness of generations past. Generations that put man on the moon. Quit trying to be "trendy" and "politically correct". STAND UP AND SHOUT OUT LOUDLY AND WITNESS TO CHRIST! Be His warriors and be fearless in your convictions. You are young, wise, and faithfilled. Give this world a "shaking up" and SHOUT OUT HOW YOU WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS. THAT YOU STAND FOR THE PRINCE OF PEACE AND THE BLESSED MOTHER! God bless and keep all those against this ghastly deed.

  6. Mary
    5 years ago

    Was it a big deal when President Reagan, who was DIVORCED, or President George W. Bush, who authorized the TORTURE of prisoners, gave their commencement speeches at Notre Dame? Get over it...Barak Obama is the President of the United States!

  7. Mary V.
    5 years ago

    Has Fr. Jenkins, in his rush to invite Pres. Obama given any thought to why so many catholics believe abortion is ok? Maybe when a catholic college named for our Blessed Mother invites a champion of abortion to speak at a graduation it leads them to believe that the Catholic Church has changed it's position on abortion.

    After all, we have three other catholics in prominent positions who defy the church when they express their beliefs on abortion. No wonder many catholis are confused. It is time for the church to speak loudly with one voice to make up for the thousands of priests who never mention these topics in church. Please, Pope Benedict, speak for us in the United States.

  8. bradley
    5 years ago

    Fr. Jenkins has demeaned the University of ND, the Catholic heritage and doctrine which birthed her, the students, past and present; and forever will leave a dark stain upon her once golden dome. Once you have sold out the integrity of an institution, you can't get it back. ND will now and forever not be known as a great Catholic University but one that was. The commencement with Pres. O'bama at ND will resemble more of a funeral march. FR. Jenkins needs to resign and ask for forgiveness.

  9. John Kalchthaler
    5 years ago

    I can`t begin to tell you how upset and disappointed I am to have a catholic college invite a pro-abortion advocate to speak at their graduation and even worse to give them any kind of honor. I consider it a slap in the face to all Catholic belief. At the very least I think Fr. Jenkins should Resign .

  10. Michael
    5 years ago

    Bravo..Well Done....Fr.Cook is a real light in the sky..The future of Catholic Education is at stake here, and he is not afraid to step up and hold true to the Faith...

    Fr. Jenkins needs to remember the words of the Late Grate JPII..'Be not afraid" resind the invitation, it may hurt your pride, but than as a good Catholic we know that Pride can hurt us more than anything else at times.....

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