Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Group Wants Notre Dame Removed from Catholic Directory

The American Life League is calling for the University of Notre Dame to be removed from the official list of Catholic Institutions after the University invited Obama, an avid (rabid) abortion supporter, to give the commencement address.

Thousands have signed a petition that has been circulated to protest the Scheduled May 17 commencement, rightly pointing out that Obama's views on abortion and stem cell research "directly contradict" Roman Catholic teachings.

I must confess that I have mixed feelings about this.

I am as anti-abortion as anyone you'll find.  Abortion murders children.  Period.  On the other hand, it is legal and Obama (or at least his tele-prompter) is the leader of the free world.  While Notre Dame is a Catholic institution, it is also a University whose primary function is a post-secondary education, not a worship center.

I think Newt Gingrich had an excellent idea. He has proposed that Obama should be allowed to speak at Notre Dame (without protests or disruption, even though that is more consideration than the left would show in a reverse situation).  At the same time, the pro-life community should organize a nation-wide vigil or time of getting together for the purpose of education and commemoration for the lives lost through abortion.  This certainly seems like a productive opportunity.

Either way, the chance to make our voices heard should not go to waste.


James Wolfer April 8, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

He should be allowed to speak there. And people can protest if they want as long as it isn't disruptive. You're right tho. Its a school. And other dems have spoken there before.

What irritates me about so many people on the religious side is that they are one issue voters. They didn't care about the torture done under Bush and the lives lost in wars under him and Clinton or any other president. Just abortion.

The Total Pro-Life standpoint is the official standpoint of both the vatican and the Evangelical Society, which focuses on pro-life as inclusive of abortion, torture, poverty, and war.

Where are the Catholics (and baptists, for that matter) enraged about the former President's use of torture?

Miss T.C. Shore April 8, 2009 at 3:55 PM  

And what irritates me about the left is that the pretend to be concerned about the rights of murderers and terrorists but can't wait to rip the baby out of a mother's womb. When I see some of you lefties complain about illegal late term abortions that are taking place in the U.S. with the support of Obama and the Dems, I'll believe you are serious in your concern of the loss of the rights of terrorists and murderers. (Not to mention a little concern for all the other abortions that are murdering innocent children every day by the thousands.)

James Wolfer April 8, 2009 at 4:48 PM  

I'm against abortion, btw. I subscribe to the "seamless garment" theology and standpoint.

That's why I'm not a Democrat.

But as a former Republican, I find that the GOP has failed itself and its own followers, and it more hypocritical than the other side.

Anonymous,  April 8, 2009 at 4:52 PM  

I believe the school is a private school and a religious one as well, thus they can do as they please. And they are,by holding to their religious convictions.

James Wolfer April 8, 2009 at 5:45 PM  

And by religious convictions you mean hypocrisy since they've allowed other presidents to speak there who violated the catholic theology in their policies.

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