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Now it's 46: More Bishops Against ND Scandal Comments

Notre Dame, a 'symbol of Catholic education in America throughout its history,'has 'embarrassed Our Lady and embarrassed our Church.' Bishop David Zubik Continue Reading

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  1. Patricia Williams
    5 years ago

    I am amazed that you are only publishing comments that support the position taken by this publication. Thoughtful intelligent discussion is a tradition of our Church. You are clearly attempting to promote the falsehood that no Catholics have considered the idea that it MIGHT be OK to have President Obama speak at Notre Dame. Perhaps the university intended to applaud the Presidents policies on issues also of importance to the Catholic Community. For example if we examine the letter to Congress on the 2009 Congressional Budget there are many many points of important agreement between the Obama administration and the Church. I believe that the same people who want to dissuade Notre Dame from inviting Obama to speak would have completely supported an invitation to Bush in spite of the FACT that he started a WAR in direct opposition to vocal objections by the POPE. The people can not have it both ways, Bush's war has killed over 4,000 American Soldiers. It has maimed many more. I was a Social Worker at Walter Reed and saw this first hand. And it has killed countless Iraqis. It seems to me that we can not ignore one atrocity and then condemn a man for another with out violating the teachings we hold so dear. I hope you publish this comment. Like the others whose comments you HAVE published I am a PRACTICING catholic, a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. I am not some visitor trying to insert "non-catholic" teachings to mislead your readership.

  2. Francis Pimentel-Pinto
    5 years ago

    A great many Catholics together with more than 50 bishops,in the name of their orthodoxy,want publicly to humiliate the elected President of the United States.Could this be the first sign of their intention to create an independent "American Catholic City State", similar to the Vatican City State in Italy?

  3. Kathryn Groening
    5 years ago

    As I recall, several pro-abort congressmen received communion at a Mass celebrated by non other than the Successor to Peter himself, our current Pope Benedict. I find it hard to believe the Pope knew nothing about this. I am sure others believe the same way. So what does that say about Rome's seriousness about the abortion issue?

    What is going on at ND is a travesty in action, but rather understandable considering Rome's inaction. The time for talking and counseling and dialoguing with "sinners" (or perhaps partakers of certain sins) is long past. Rome needs to act.

  4. Franc is Pimentel-Pinto
    5 years ago

    I send you a comment last night. Why was it not published?

  5. T. Skindeleski
    5 years ago

    ....and Galveston-Huston's leader.

  6. T. Skindeleski
    5 years ago

    We need to hear from the other Cardinals, not just Chicago's leader.

  7. frank ronnenberg
    5 years ago

    Public statements by bishops are nice. Sermons from the pulpit on Sunday are necessary and they aren't forthcoming. Why?

  8. roseanne perticaro
    5 years ago

    This is an absolute disgrace.Let us start with not hiring professors with liberal views that they put into the heads of the students.

  9. Frank
    5 years ago

    Further on Bruce's comment: A quick web query identified 195 dioceses in the United States. Thus, we have only 24% of the country's bishops publicly supporting their own mandate. The scandal is not only at Notre Dame but in 75% of the Chanceries in America! This is not surprising considering the culture that these senior clerics have perpetuated permitting 54% of the Catholic electorate to vote against their church's teaching as if it were elective. The wonder, if any, is why the 54% was so low!

    The only way this is to end is if Rome was to put steel in its canon law and to suspend Father Jenkin's priestly functions and penalize the Congregation of the Holy Cross, the order that enables him. While they are human, nor more or less rthan we, their behavior is apalling. Bishop d'Arcy, while a stauch and devoted defender of Catholic teaching, has been stripped of his power over "Catholic" higher education. He and we must suffer the personal humiliation of being patronized by the President of the University of Notre Dame. The issue, however, is not personal humiliation - Our Lord provides the example of how to deal with that - the issue is the scandal that is permitted and enabled by the American episcopate. If this scandal is not addressed and arrested the next step is continued and increased persecution and desecration. Ironically, the Congregation of the Holy Cross can trace its origin to a similar period in France, yet they blindly and niavely inflict this on a new generation of American Catholics. It is as if Matthew 23 was written with them specifically in mind.

  10. Bruce
    5 years ago

    How many American Bishops are there? If the number is over 250 as I suspect, where are the voices of the rest. The number now is a small minority. Give us a total, then the number speaking out as a reference.

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