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President Barack Hussein Obama will deliver the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., today.   Among outrage and protests, the Catholic university will also bestow upon him a Doctor of Laws honorary degree.  President Obama has made clear he stands against what most Catholics believe in- obfuscating everything from traditional marriage to abortion. 

The Catholic Bishops summed it up pretty clearly, “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”  http://www.usccb.org/bishops/catholicsinpoliticallife.shtml  So much for playing by the rules!

The Text of Obama’s Honorary Doctorate: “At the 164th Commencement The May Exercises The University of Notre Dame Confers the degree of
Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on the 44th president of the United States, whose historic election opened a new era of hope in a country long divided by its history of slavery and racism. A community organizer who honed his advocacy for the poor, the marginalized and the worker in the streets of Chicago, he now organizes a larger community, bringing to the world stage a renewed American dedication to diplomacy and dialogue with all nations and religions committed to human rights and the global common good. Through his willingness to engage with those who disagree with him and encourage people of faith to bring their beliefs to the public debate, he is inspiring this nation to heal its divisions of religion, culture, race and politics in the audacious hope for a brighter tomorrow. On Barack H. Obama, Washington, District of Columbia” sourced at- http://www.stopobamanotredame.com/ 

Pardon me while I vomit.  “…heal it’s division of religion…”? ND  is a Roman Catholic School, a religious school, there is no decisiveness, no division, and the sanctity of life is paramount at Notre Dame and for Catholics.  Surely Catholics have abortions, but celebrating a man who once called pregnancy a mistake out of wedlock is just misguided in so many ways. 

I can’t wait to hear his speech and wonder if at the end he will say, “God Bless America?”  Should the TelePrompter fail perhaps he will have slip of the tongue and say “God Damn America,” after listening to Rev Wright’s sermons for so many years. 

Touchdown Jesus, must certainly be crying on this day.  For us football fans pray too that we see a season of successful Hail Mary’s on and off the field.

Previously Related Posts-

https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/the-religion-of-obama-christian-muslim-or-jewish-in-the-name-of-god/

 https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/obama-the-pope-politics-of-religion-at-notre-dame/

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