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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. DN
    5 years ago

    Do we stop with asking for the removal of Fr. Jenkins? I have heard that the new dean who will assume her position in July, is also very Pro-Choice and voted for Obama. Please correct me if I am wrong. Has anyone else heard this?

  2. Steve
    5 years ago

    I hope I speak for a majority of alumni (Class of 77) when I proclaim pride in my Notre Dame for extending the invitation to President Obama to speak at commencement.
    University president, Rev. John Jenkins, has emphasized that the invitation to Obama neither condones nor endorses his positions on specific issues regarding abortion and embryonic stem cell research. The invitation, instead, reinfores commitment to the mission of this distinguished Catholic university, to nurture intellectual pursuit and uninhibited debate. Are we to simply ban speakers with whom we disagree? We must fight the impulse to censor dissenting opinions.

  3. Joseph
    5 years ago

    What is so awful and deeply disturbing about Notre Dame's invitation to Obama? Surely it is that unlike all previous Pro-Abortion politicians - who for the most part generally preferred to simply turn up their noses and look the other way when voting on Abortion issues and primarily cast their vote to appease their progressive left-wing supporters - unlike all those politicians and Presidents, Obama is a firm believer, a true zealot in the Abortion debate. This guy actually thinks it's 'a good thing' to kill kids in the womb (or in the birth canal for that matter). And it is this that makes him, despite all the hype, so utterly despicable and so very, very creepy. For me it is this question which goes to the heart of who Obama is and makes Father Jenkin's decision to invite him to Notre Dame so profoundly scandalous and so deeply insulting to all true Catholics. Many people, including those who voted for him, are perhaps only now beginning to realise that this Obama guy really is something else: a cheerful, convinced, ever-smiling advocate of all abortions, even late term abortions.

  4. Paul M Fitzgerald
    5 years ago

    I fully support Fr, John Jenkins
    and his decision to have President Obama speak at the ND graduation.

  5. Tony George Gunua
    5 years ago

    I am from a small country in the South Pacific , Papua New Guinea and a regular user of Catholic.org. I have been folowing this saga in the begining hence I think Fr. Jenkins has made a grave mistake initially to invite the current American president to address such an important event of the Catholic University and even to bestow an award. I think Mr.President does not deserve any form of bestowment from Notre Dame or any Catholic universitiey in America or around the globe given his mindset in promoting and legalising abtortion which is totally against Catholic Faith and teaching.I pray and urge Fr. Jenkins to come to his senses and rovoke the invitation,if he can't then he should be stripped of his position and also dismissed from Notre Dame and the priethood. It is un Godly and morally wrong when a learned priest of a very high Catholic learning institute in America to invite a President who promotes abortion.


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