Monday, May 18, 2009 3 Responses
Governor Palin of Alaska, a strong pro-life advocate, weighed in on the issue:
“My favorite grandpa, Clem James Sheeran, was Catholic. Irish to the core, his favorite place (other than church) was Notre Dame. I can’t imagine what he would think as the university recognizes someone who contradicts the core values of the Catholic faith by promoting an anti-life agenda. As we learned today, our nation is more pro-life than ever before; it is a very important time to strengthen the message that every baby is created for good purpose and has the potential to make this world a better place.”
While The Governor understands this battle is about a fundamental value, Øbama supporters trivialize it by suggesting it is about opening a dialogue with people of opposing views. Despite their belittling, this outrage is well deserved. By bestowing the degree on President Pro-Choice, a message is conveyed that he is a role model, someone deserving of recognition in the eyes of the university. Despite the shame brought on by ND Jenkins even said he is an inspiring leader.
Many see the damage done by Notre Dame as unforgivable. Other highly respected Catholic universities such as The Catholic University of America and Georgetown University have lead by example. CUA & GU apparently understand the core values of the Catholic faith and will lead Catholics & all Christians into the furture.