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Archbishop Chaput on Notre Dame Scandal Comments

Chaput said it was difficult to imagine any way the Obama invitation could be justified in light of the U.S. bishops' 2004 document "Catholics in Political Life". Continue Reading

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  1. pro life ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,all the way!!!
    5 years ago

    lets all pray for notre dame and for all the baby"s that wont be born because of this

  2. jessica farley
    5 years ago

    Father Groeschel recently stated on his show Sunday night live there are only 20 catholic colleges and universitys that are authentically catholic in their teaching. May the good Lord have mercy on us all. Why isn't every catholic standing up to defend the sanctitiy of all human life? Obama has pushed us over the edge with his pro-abortion agenda. Stand up and unite, we must pray to end this tragedy in our nation.

  3. mw
    5 years ago

    I am in agreement with the bishops. My question is why do you continue to run the Notre Dame Online web link. It reads "effectively Influence, Manage & Lead. 100% Online Certification." Nothing about teaching Catholic values. It may be time for all Catholics to begin distancing themselves from Notre Dame.

  4. Rick Jackomis, Class of '89
    5 years ago

    Why haven't all of the US bishops joined in unison to oppose Jenkins farcical justification? It is a sad state of affairs in the Church when the bishops can't unite in a remotely timely manner on one of the cornerstones of our faith or even defend their own united principle. The silent ones are no better than our empty-suited "pro-choice catholic" politicians. Teh bishops should have acted swiftly and in unison. Their trinkle-in opposition reflects weakness of their faith.

    As for Notre Dame, my money and my loyalty went right out the out the window with my respect and admiration. And just to cap it off, 2009 will be the year I don't even watch ND football. I'm done.

  5. Mary Unrein
    5 years ago

    I'm so happy to have Archbishop Chaput as my Shepherd. To bad their isn't a Bishop from California on the list. Every Hail Mary we say cries against Obama being hailed as a hero on a Catholic Campus. "Blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus." Every womb need God's precious Mercy and Love not the U.S. dollar to kill and destroy.

  6. Stephannie B.
    5 years ago

    Well what are all the other Bishops thinking.. or not!. I have emailed our Bishop Barnes in San Bernardino California 4 times and no answer yet. Nor has he added his name to the list of Very Wonderful Bishops who have. What are you saying by remaning silent. Be Strong! Speak out! It is only God you are showing your respect for when you do!

  7. Phil jr.
    5 years ago

    Talk about creative reasoning, This stuff about not being able to voice our opinions on these immoral wars, weapons of mass distruction, a leader who could barely put two sentences together, the state of the economy because of greed, the bashing of immigrants, the demonizeing of islam, the pillaging of the poor countries thruogh the IMF and world bank, the torture of prisoners, the violations of the constitution, the support for Isrial during the Gaza crime against humanity, and on & on, because abortion trumps all these issues (even though the guy we were supposed to vote for could really care less about turning over roe vs wade). That. That is creative reasoning.

  8. Frank Niemiec
    5 years ago

    Which Bishops have not weighed in on the matter? Don't their flocks need to know where they stand?

  9. Bill Sr.
    5 years ago

    Not to be cynical, just realistic.
    This whole flap is only a result of the university’s attempt to promote itself as a top of the line if not the Cadillac of progressive liberal Catholic thinking in America. The higher education industry in this country is very competitive. Academics compete for superstars just like football and basketball coaches. The athletes are awarded scholarships and appear on the fields and courts. Dignitaries are awarded “honorary” degrees and appear on stage.
    Fr. Jenkins simply looks upon ND as a valid competitor in this expanding industry and its thirst and appetite for new ideas to ponder and promote for society. The thinking is you can’t survive here if you aren’t “open” to all areas of “intellectual thought”. Obama’s an Ivy Leaguer man and now the top gun! Get him!
    So you operate like the casinos in Los Vegas, you book the top acts and stars of the day and parade them for all potential “customers”. And just like Vegas the stakes are high but the “payoff” in profits can be enormous. It was a gamble but ND could be getting its own version of Obama’s Bailout Program.
    Bishop Darcy nailed it when he said ND was seeking "prestige over principles".

  10. Bob Laird
    5 years ago

    Hopefully, these Notre Dame graduates who oppose this visit will send their charitable donations to institutions that are faithful to the Church. Has anyone turned in their season football tickets yet? If we are Catholic, we need to do so in all of our actions. We need to not only talk Catholic and think Catholic, but also to ACT Catholic.

    Bob Laird, Executive Director
    Divine Mercy Care
    Transforming the Culture in Health Care

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