Uproar in South Bend After Most Radical Pro-Abortion President Ever Invited to Notre Dame Commencement– Website Set Up
Catholic leaders are outraged that Notre Dame Catholic University has invited the most radical pro-abortion president in this nation’s history to speak at commencement ceremonies in May.
A website has been set up to stop this scandal:
Sign the Petition— www.notredamescandal.com
Already, Obama has signed several major pieces of abortion legislation in his first 50 days in office including funding foreign abortions. He also signed legislation to use taxpayer money to kill embryos in research.
Barack Obama is the most radical pro-abortion and infanticide president in the last 35 years. Barack Obama even voted 4 times to support infanticide.
The Vatican already attacked “arrogant” Barack Obama for using taxpayer money to fund foreign abortions.
Catholic and pro-life organizations have responded to the announcement that the University of Notre Dame, one of the oldest and most prominent Catholic institutions of higher education in the United States, has invited President Barack Obama to deliver a commencement address.
The University of Notre Dame announced on Friday afternoon that President Obama will be the main speaker and the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University’s 164th University Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m., May 17, in the Joyce Center on campus.
According to the Notre Dame press release, “Mr. Obama will be the ninth U.S. president to be awarded an honorary degree by the University and the sixth to be the Commencement speaker.”
In response to the announcement, the Cardinal Newman Society launched a website, www.NotreDameScandal.com, including an online petition to Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins, CSC.
“It is an outrage and a scandal that ‘Our Lady’s University,’ one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States, would bestow such an honor on President Obama given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage,” the petition reads.
Less than an hour after the petition was posted, it already counted the support of high-profile Catholics such as Philip F. Lawler, director of the Catholic Culture Project, Fr. C. J. McCloskey III, and Thomas N. Peters, blogger for the American Papist.
Patrick J. Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society, also faxed a letter to Bishop John D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend, requesting his intervention.