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Notre Dame Response Sampler

Head on over to NRO for a sampler of eloquently written responses to the unfortunate choice of President Obama as the 2009 commencement speaker for the University of Notre Dame. Here are a few snippets:

Imagine a Catholic university in the 1960s awarding a segregationist politician an honorary doctorate. This would have been an outrage — giving religious cover to someone who denied the equal rights and fundamental equal dignity of a whole class of human beings. In the same way, it is an outrage for a Catholic university to provide a stamp of approval to someone who just last week wrote the death warrant for millions of embryonic human beings, the most recent of a long line of anti-life acts. Obama’s pro-abortionist extremism relegates a whole class of human beings — unborn human beings — to the status of mere sub-personal objects that can be dismembered, ripped to shreds, or disposed of in trash cans.--Patrick Lee


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And there’s more to the outrage. Beyond the matter of propriety, Catholics rightly suspect betrayal by a Catholic institution. With all of the possible honorees who could have been selected, Notre Dame chose the individual who is today the most dangerous proponent of the Culture of Death in the United States. For centuries, faithful Christians persevered under the persecution of emperors, kings, and Communists; but in the Land of the Free, so-called Catholic intellectuals freely honor those who are responsible for great evil. We have been betrayed.--Patrick J. Reilly


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This is a highly cynical act, contemptuous of the Church’s prophetic voice in civil society and wagering that there will be no retribution. If a midwestern school seeks attention by granting Mr. Obama an honorary doctorate in law, the next logical step would be to grant Judas Iscariot posthumously an honorary doctorate in business administration.--Fr. George W. Rutler


There are many more salient comments so do read the entire article.

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