10 Holy Cross Priests Say Notre Dame "Risks It's Soul" By Inviting Obama to Graduation
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.
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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. And, democrats are pushing legislation that will force healthcare providers to perform abortions even if it violates their moral or religious convictions.
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.
But, Obama’s record doesn’t bother Notre Dame University.
Today 10 priests from the Holy Cross Order that founded Notre Dame warned that the university risks its “true soul” by inviting Barack Obama to graduation.
The priests say the school will distance itself from the Roman Catholic faith.
Notre Dame will honor Barack Obama at commencement ceremonies this year.
The Union reported:
Ten priests from the order that founded the University of Notre Dame say the school risks its “true soul” and could distance itself from the Roman Catholic Church by inviting President Barack Obama to campus next month.
The members of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, which helps run the university, asked the Rev. John Jenkins, the Holy Cross priest who is Notre Dame’s president, and the university’s board of fellows to reconsider the invitation to Obama because he supports abortion rights.
“Failure to do so will damage the integrity of the institution,” said the letter published Wednesday in Notre Dame Observer.
Notre Dame announced last month that Obama would deliver the university’s May 17 commencement address and receive an honorary degree. The decision by the nation’s best-known Catholic university sparked widespread anger among many Catholics who said Notre Dame should not honor someone whose policies on abortion and embryonic stem-cell research clash with core church teachings on human life.
Hundreds of abortion opponents protested on campus Sunday, and the priests said the invitation has opened a “fissure” between Notre Dame and many bishops. More than a dozen bishops have denounced Obama’s appearance, including Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Jenkins has said the university does not condone all of Obama’s policies, and spokesman Dennis Brown has said Notre Dame does not plan to rescind the invitation.