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.