Monday, March 23, 2009

University of Notre Dame - Lose of Catholic Identity

Ralph McInerny, a member of the staff for over 50 years says:

The University of Notre Dame has officially and with much self-satisfaction invited President Barack Obama to address its 2009 graduates and to receive an honorary law degree. Not to put too fine a point on it, this is a deliberate thumbing of the collective nose at the Roman Catholic Church to which Notre Dame purports to be faithful. Faithful? Tell it to Julian the Apostate.

... the invitation to Barack Obama is far from being the usual effort of the university to get into warm contact with the power figures of the day. It is an unequivocal abandonment of any pretense at being a Catholic university. And it is in sad continuity with decades of waffling that have led with seeming inevitability to it.

Notre Dame to honor President Obama with an honorary Law degree...hmmm.

Amp has the post...Ralph McInerny: " Notre Dame has forfeited its right to call itself a Catholic university"

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