March 28, 2009 10:01 AM
Obama divides the Catholic ChurchTo the Catholics who tipped the vote into an Obama victory, I say shame on you. And shame on you for defending the most ungodly, duplicitous leader we've ever placed in the White House.
Shame on Notre Dame for caring more for prestige than for truth. This is not a "dialog" but an opportunity for a wolf to be dressed in sheep's clothing. Since Notre Dame is refusing to rescind the invitation because that would be "rude" - how "rude" is it that we are killing 1.5 million babies a year in abortion? - we can pray for a significant demonstration/protest that day. Although who knows? By then the voices of dissent may be shut down completely.
Thanks to those who are signing the petition (nearly 200,000 signatures as of this morning) to express their disappointment/disapproval/outrage.
And thanks to Bishop D'Arcy for refusing to take part in this travesty - see Notre Dame Bishop to Boycott Obama.
I see only good coming of this outrage - as Obama has thrown down the gauntlet and conservative Catholics realize it's time to speak out for the truth.
Martha sent this from The American Spectator:
The Catholic Church in America has bred her own destroyers, graduating from doctrinally corrupt catechetical programs, schools and colleges two generations of pro-abortion politicians. Barack Obama, in his effortless Alinskyite style, has exploited this phenomenon to the hilt, seeking out Catholics such as Joe Biden and Kathleen Sebelius to serve as his agents of destruction.
The controversy this week at Notre Dame is one more snapshot of this self-implosion. Here we have the American bishops' most prominent university planning to confer an honorary degree upon Obama even as he accelerates the destruction of its moral teachings.
Were Saul Alinsky alive today, he would have to smile at the ease of it all. Obama can not only thwart the Church at every crucial turn and still retain the Catholic vote; he can even expect over the next few years prizes and pats on the back from Catholic colleges for doing so.
Jesuit Georgetown University is no doubt itching to honor him too; its professors ranked seventh among all university faculties in donations to Obama during the campaign, reported the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Jesuit magazine America and Jesuit Thomas Reese rushed to Notre Dame's defense this week.
Perhaps Obama enthusiast/fellow Alinskyite Father Michael Pfleger can travel over from Chicago for ND's commencement exercises to fill in for the boycotting Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop John D'Arcy.
To his credit, D'Arcy, a long and lonely opponent of Notre Dame's secularization, wants no part in the sham, correctly noting that the school is once again panting after "prestige" at the expense of "truth." Four decades of surrendering to secularist culture and championing progressive politics at Notre Dame have culminated in an honorary degree to the most pro-abortion president ever.
Read entire article here.
Did you see this quote from Father George Rutler:
This is a highly cynical act, contemptuous of the Churchâ€™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.
Posted by: mary | March 28, 2009 5:45 PM
Wow, that is just so sad. This part struck me as particularly disheartening:
"Obama can not only thwart the Church at every crucial turn and still retain the Catholic vote; he can even expect over the next few years prizes and pats on the back from Catholic colleges for doing so."
As Christians we are called to treat all authority with a certain amount of respect, knowing that "there is no authority except that which God has established." (Romans 13:1) But we can do so while still recognizing God's ultimate authority. Take Daniel as an example. He lived under the rule of heathen kings, giving due respect to their authority -- but still he did not turn his back on God's higher laws. He never called evil good or praised kings in their unrighteousness. He stood firm even unto death. We can learn from that.
Posted by: Michelle Potter | March 28, 2009 5:48 PM
Praise God for Bishop D'Arcy, a true shepherd! God provides, and so perhaps there is the right number of true shepherds for the true flock, but we are so scattered and infiltrated.
Posted by: evergreen | March 28, 2009 10:41 PM
Obama wishes he had the power to divide the Catholic Church. He doesn't have the fortitude nor the respect to take on religion.
Posted by: Chris | March 30, 2009 8:35 PM
Such a scandal, ND supporting the worst enemy the helpless unborn have ever had. If the Church cannot stand united in opposition to this shameless destroyer of morality, who will?
Posted by: Leticia Velasquez | March 31, 2009 10:51 PM