Monday, April 13, 2009

The battle of Notre Dame ~ By Barbara Simpson

By Barbara Simpson As though American Catholics didn't have enough trouble reconciling their "Catholic faith and beliefs" and what they "feel" they "want" to believe and do – now, they face a major doctrinal face-off at the University of Notre Dame. The controversy involves the university and its president, Rev. John Jenkins, his own order of priests, Catholic hierarchy across the country, hundreds of thousands of average Catholics and the U.S. president. The pope hasn't weighed in yet, but that's not impossibility. It's all because Barack Hussein Obama has been invited to deliver the commencement address on May 17 and to receive an honorary degree. He'd be the ninth president to receive an honorary degree there and the sixth sitting president. But Obama is unique. He's the most pro-abortion president this country has ever had, and that's the core of the controversy. To Catholics, abortion is killing. It's premeditated murder. It's immoral. It's not a debatable issue. [Continue reading]
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