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Father Jenkins is deliberately acting in contradiction to Catholic teaching. He should, in good conscience, resign. Continue Reading

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  1. Leigh
    5 years ago

    Free speech is a totally different issue than a commencement speech. ND should have invited someone that was not opposed to the core beliefs of the Catholic Church and its core teachings, plain and simple. Father Jenkins has only hurt the institution he is supposed to be serving. I say fire him and Obama.

  2. hank
    5 years ago

    Thank god the alumni woke up.Now you need to get it done,Fire him!!

  3. wjk
    5 years ago

    BMOON: How many LIVE needy, rejected, impaired, multi-racial or whatever, children in orphages, foster homes or other instritutions...HAVE YOU OR THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE Save the Fetus, anti- abortion ilk ADOPTED in your lifetime.

  4. WJK
    5 years ago

    The Zealots who are against the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES speaking at Notre Dame... are a disgrace.

    I did NOT vote for him but it is an HONOR to have one of the world's new leaders come to ND.

    The issue is NOT is a commencement......... These malcontents want to have mob rule manage our University satiate their personal beliefs.

    .They are obviously against (OR FEAR) FREE SPEECH in one of the nations bulwark of open minded learning;.................... a University that is open to all.


  5. Colleen
    5 years ago

    If you cannot be true to yourself and your faith than your intergrity is corrupted. This would never occur at a school with Mormon, Jewish, Muslim or any other faith based institution. Being Catholic is not a crime it is an honor and should be respected as one at all levels. Whether you are catholic or not.

  6. The_Observer
    5 years ago

    A big question would be will Notre Dame do a Georgetown U? i.e. That when President Obama visits Notre Dame will the former's administration once again require that the University cover up signs of it's religious inspiration, will the University concede?

  7. BMoon
    5 years ago

    WOW! FuzzyR, pro-life doesn't always equate to Republicans. Many democrats are against abortion as well. Abortion clinics are not pregnancy assistance centers, as you referred to them, they are slaughter houses for innocent children. You called the decision to ask for Fr Jenkins' removal "reactionary drivel' when, in fact it has been a goal of the Catholic Church to protect all life, from conception to natural death for some 2000 years! Reactionism came on the part of Fr Jenkins when he Asked the new president to speak and to award him with an honorary degree based solely on his popularity in an effort to bring Notre Dame back into the spotlight. This is, at the least, very poor judgement on The Father's part. I can't think of anything that is more "extreme" than making the decision to destroy an unborn child, like it is an abandoned puppy at the animal shelter, because a person can't or wont take care of it. If we as Americans would seperate ourselves from this instant gratification and greedy attitude we collectively have, we would not only go a long way to solving the problem of abortion, but we wouldn't get into economic disasters like the one we find ourselves in now. Greed and "gotta have it now" got us into this financial mess. Not Republican policies.

  8. Thain
    5 years ago

    I am not catholic but respect their stand on abortion and marriage. I am very disappointed that they would allow a speaker that advocates abortion in any shape form or size. The president should be asked to resign by the church.

    5 years ago

    fifty million americans have died at the hands of abortionists

  10. Bill Sheppard
    5 years ago

    President Jenkins should resign or the trustees of the university should remove him. A speaker who does not endorse the Bible and what God says should not be able to speak even if he is President of the United States.

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