Notre Dame Shame

Notre Dame Student Groups
Lead Graduation Protest

Campus Divided Over Catholic Character Question

SOUTH BEND, Indiana, MARCH 25, 2009 (Zenit.org).- A coalition of student organizations at the University of Notre Dame are joining forces to protest President Barack Obama’s invitation to speak at their graduation ceremony.

A statement released today by the coalition reported the “deepest opposition” of the students to the announcement made Friday by Notre Dame’s president that the U.S. president will give this year’s commencement speech and will receive an honorary law degree at the university’s graduation.

Senior Emily Toates of Notre Dame Right to Life affirmed: “This is not a partisan issue; rather, it’s an issue of respect for human life, and our Catholic character.

“We want to emphasize that we are not attacking the office of the president, but taking issue with his moral stances. I think the statement makes it clear that the student body of Notre Dame is not unequivocally in favor of this decision.”

. . .

Citing the U.S. bishops’ conference, they noted that Catholic institutions should not give “awards, honors or platforms” to those “who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles.”

. . .

“To award a Notre Dame law degree to a lawyer and politician who has used the law to deny equality to the unborn diminishes the value of the degree itself.”

Moral dilemna

The students asserted that the university’s president, Father John Jenkins, “has placed some of his students in a moral dilemma as to whether they should attend their own graduation.”

To read more of that article, see:
http://www.zenit.org/article-25478?l=english.

Read what you can do about this (in addition to prayer, of course!):
http://www.notredamescandal.com/.

See also: http://www.ndresponse.com/events033109-red.html.

And please pray for conversion! It’s not too late for there to be a change in the plans.

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