Friday, April 17, 2009

Holy Cross Has My Back

"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 teaching on human life."
The Congregation of the Holy Cross is the order of Catholic priests that founded the University of Notre Dame. They continue to assist in running the university, but not to the extent that a board of directors does. 

The Holy Cross has sent a letter to the president of the university and its board of fellows. 

"Failure to [reconsider the speaking invitation to President Obama] will damage the integrity of the institution."

If that refrain sounds familiar, it may be because you read my earlier post, The Fighting Irish, in which I encouraged Notre Dame to stand up for itself and its values.

President Obama will also speak at Arizona State's commencement ceremony. Interestingly, however, ASU will not bestow an honorary degree.
"It is our practice to recognize an individual for his body of work.... That's why we're not recognizing him with a degree at the beginning of his presidency."

1 comment:

SMDStudio said...

You need a tag that says "outrageous". That is completely ridiculous! What is this world coming to?