Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mainstream Media ignores outrage by ND Alumni

Ignoring a story won't make it go away. But don't tell that to the mainstream media which continues to ignore the incredible backlash to the decision by Notre Dame university to invitng Barack Obama to speak at its commencement on May 17 and to honor him with a doctor of laws degree. As of Tuesday morning, there have been over 50,000 signatures pleading with the university to withdraw the invitation.

“This has done more to divide Catholics than just about anything I’ve seen in recent times,” Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, told CNSNews.com Monday. “It approaches the level of anger that the general public has with these Wall Street people who have been fleecing us and then asking us for bonuses. There is a lot of indignity out there.”

Bishop D'Arcy has indicated that he will not attend the graduation exercises in light of the decision to invite Obama.

There are numerous online petitions and blogs being set up to channel the anger and outrage of the country's pro-life Catholics.

I urge you to call the President of the university, Fr. Jenkins, and politely ask him to reconsider his decision.


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