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Cardinal Newman Society (www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/)

Bishop decries 'absolute indifference to the murderous abortion program and beliefs of this President of the United States.'

(Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitzof Lincoln) 'The fact that you have some sort of past connection with the State of Nebraska makes it all the more painful that the Catholic people here have to see your betrayal of the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.'

(Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitzof Lincoln) 'The fact that you have some sort of past connection with the State of Nebraska makes it all the more painful that the Catholic people here have to see your betrayal of the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.'

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Cardinal Newman Society (www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/)

4/10/2009 (5 years ago)

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MANASSAS, Va. (Cardinal Newman Society) - Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of the Lincoln Diocese supplied The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) with a copy of his letter to University of Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins in which the bishop publicly opposes Jenkins’ past support for The Vagina Monologues and his decision to honor and host pro-abortion President Barack Obama at commencement on May 17, 2009.

“Faithful Catholics will be thankful for Bishop Bruskewitz’s clear and pointed criticism of the abuse of Catholic identity at Notre Dame and should remain vigilant in their prayers for an end to the scandal,” said Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society.

In total, 31 bishops have raised their voices against the scandal of Notre Dame’s commencement honors for President Obama. The petition at NotreDameScandal.com now has well over a quarter of a million signers.

Below is the text of Bishop Bruskewitz’s letter to Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins.

April 3, 2009

The Reverend John Jenkins, C.S.C
President, University of Notre Dame
400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Reverend and dear Father Jenkins,

Permit me to add my name as well to the long list of Bishops of the Catholic Church who are utterly appalled at your dedication to immorality and wrong-doing represented by your support for the obscenity called “The Vagina Monologues” and your absolute indifference to the murderous abortion program and beliefs of this President of the United States.

The fact that you have some sort of past connection with the State of Nebraska makes it all the more painful that the Catholic people here have to see your betrayal of the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.

I can assure you of my prayers for your conversion, and for the conversion of your formerly Catholic University. I am,
Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus,

The Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz
Bishop of Lincoln


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The Cardinal Newman Society is dedicated to renewing and strengthening Catholic identity at America's 224 Catholic colleges and universities.This article is used with permission.



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