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Notre Dame's Watershed Moment Comments

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  1. Janusz M Zak
    5 years ago

    Proponents of Presidents Obama speaking at ND stated that this will start a dialogue on life issues: I am waiting to see it happen?!
    Janusz Zak

  2. Michael
    5 years ago

    I agree with Cathleen, and will go a step further...All this article did is "prance around" the real issues...It hit the PC things and stays out the real issues ..That is "Jenkins purposely did this behind the Bishops back as a statement of ND's independence.." Now how its handled will determine whether this is a "watershed" or not..Prayer is fine and needed but more direct action is called for...Jenkins should be saying Mass in Outer Mongolia for the remainder of his career, or just thrown out for thumbing his nose at Bishop D'Arcy...

  3. Cathleen
    5 years ago

    TO: ED BURKE, I do not mean any offense to you...but are you serious??? If I have read your comment correctly, it is as if you see things completely opposite of the truth. This leadership has made it clear that they do not value the lives of the unborn and will do whatever is necessary to promote a culture of death and convenience. Please correct me if I read your comments incorrectly. Otherwise, if you are a Christian who walks with Our Lord...please consider expanding your knowledge base to truly 'see' what is going on.

  4. KellyKey
    5 years ago

    Notre Dame needs to take responsbility for their action in having president Obama come there and for letting him step foot on their property and that platform. It is against their morals and values and regulations that they have. They went against that and protestors against abortion were arrested on their property. That should have never happened. If they don't wish to be a Catholic University, then they need to change that. They should be ashamed to say they are a Catholic University. The decision to have him there was not the decision of any Catholic I know. Sincerly, Kelly Key

  5. Pete
    5 years ago

    Where is the much lauded eloquence and smarts of our nation's president? Lincoln said exquisitely "a nation divided against itself cannot stand." Today what do we get..."our views are irreconcilable," but I'm president so I win, but I'll toss you a bone, a "sensible" conscience clause(whatever that means). End of discussion, end of the national public square. Suddenly even a nation divided looks pretty good.

  6. zoomxp
    5 years ago

    Fire the lot, close it down. Turn it in to a school, that teaches, what it means to be Catholic, and belive in "Christ".

  7. Ed Burke
    5 years ago

    Just want to say Thank You Jesus for our New & Better President who is trying to End the Iraq War that Pope John Paul II warned George W. Bush was an Unjust war, before Bush pre-Emptively Invaded and attacked Iraq.

    Thank You Lord of Mercy for a New & Better Leader who hears the Cry of the poor and doen't try to dismantel every social support program that some desperate single mother might need after NOT ABORTING her baby.

    Thank You Holy Spirit for helping the Voters of America to select a wiser, more compassionate President who has no history as as Governor Death Penalty.

    The Father of our Lord & Savior Jesus and indeed of us all, is indeed with us and caring for us as always !

  8. Eddie Fong
    5 years ago

    Action speaks louder than word. It will remain to be seen. It may be true the university hired more Catholic professors, but of what quality? Sibelious, Pelozzi, Kerry, Kennedy? Or Giulliani? Also where will these faculties be involve in?

    I hope and pray, they are not the Fr. Jenkins type of Catholics and that they be involve in the religious life of the students.

  9. Cathleen
    5 years ago

    TO: the "Forty seniors -- out of a graduating class of more than 2,900 -- (who)boycotted the ceremony." You are to be congratulated for a job well done by completing your studies. More importantly, you stood up for integrity and allowed yourselves to be counted as faithful Christians. Further, you missed a special event to be held in your honor; your graduation ceremony. While this may seem obvious, I have no doubt that special blessings will come your way for your courageous decision. May God bless each of you abundantly!

  10. Bill Purcell
    5 years ago

    If the professor's don't evangelize the student's, then it becomes like any other university, and all it's secular trap's and vice's, the pull for the way's of the world on young impressionable mind's is too strong in many case's, of course it start's at home during there up-bringing, with or without a strong christian base with which to build on, when they leave for college. The bottom line is the buck should stop at Notre Dame, the Pope need's to lead strongly in this regard, I feel.


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