Statement regarding the University of Notre Dame
March 27, 2009
As was announced recently, the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.,
is presenting President Barack Obama with an honorary degree and have asked him
to give the commencement address.
I, along with many other Catholics, express great disappointment and sadness
that a Catholic university would honor someone who is pro-choice and who holds
many values contrary to our Catholic belief.
In the midst of such a sad situation, as Catholics we must continue to be
pro-life and to proclaim with even greater strength the values of Christ and the
teachings of the Catholic Church.
In my opinion, it is very clear that in this case the University of Notre Dame
does not live up to its Catholic identity in giving this award and their
leadership needs our prayerful support.
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