The Irish are fighting in Notre Dame! Bishop John D'Arcy, the Catholic bishop of South Bend, Indiana, will not attend graduation ceremonies at the University of Notre Dame because he uphold the teaching of the church and disagrees with the stem-cell research and abortion views of the commencement speaker President Obama.
He writes: "President Obama has recently reaffirmed, and has now placed in public policy, his long-stated unwillingness to hold human life as sacred," D'Arcy said. "While claiming to separate politics from science, he has in fact separated science from ethics and has brought the American government, for the first time in history, into supporting direct destruction of innocent human life."
Last week I posted a story about a bunch of wishy washy pastors who had teamed up with Obama and we holding out hope that more "Christianesque" policy would somehow float out of the oval office. They are turning a nice shade of blue from holding their breath.
The school is facing a growing amount of pressure to rescind the Obama invite as anti-abortion groups have launched campaigns attempting to persuade the Catholic university.
This is supposed to be an institution of higher learning. One that attracts the brightest mind to teach the next generation. Did no one raise a red flag on this idea?
In a written statement Notre Dame President John I. Jenkins noted that the university has been host to Democratic and Republican presidents and said the invitation does not mean the university agrees with all of Obama's positions. But Johnny, Obama is there for one day. Your Bishop who seems to have an issue with all this will be around for awhile.
You might want to rethink the guest list. Maybe Kim Jong Il s available?