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Friday, May 15, 2009

Notre Dame's Honorary Doctorate, a Breathtaking Hypocrisy!

On Sunday Notre Dame confers on President Obama an honorary Doctor of Law degree. The degree reads as follows with my comments in parens:

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.

[Actually the election opened a new era of despair for the unborn and other weak and vulnerable Americans. Obama has expanded abortion both here and abroad, has advanced the movement to create and cannabalize babies for their stem cells, and is promoting health care rationing that will devalue the lives of the sick and the elderly. The "new era of hope" is a myth. The country is more divided than ever according to a Pew Research Survey. The administration is also, through its economic actions, creating a country of wage slaves that include not only current generations of workers, but several generations yet unborn who will inherit the monumental debt which Obama has tripled in only a few months in office. Obama has united one group, the mainstream media who slaver over the first couple. As far as American citizens are concerned the country is more polarized than in the past 40 years.]

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.

[There is no doubt that Obama honed his political skills in the corrupt Chicago political machine. As for defending "human rights"...the first human right is the right to life. Abortion preys on the "poor" and "marginalized" who are targeted by organizations like Planned Parenthood. Obama's "dialogue" with foreign leaders has primarily been a sacrifice of American interests while the media focuses on Michelle's wardrobe. And what exactly has the president done to advance the "global common good?" Notre Dame's hyperbolic rhetoric is just that. President Obama has yet to illustrate any contributions to the country or the world which is why Arizona State University had the sense not to give him an honorary doctorate.]

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

[This is pure rubbish. As Cardinal George pointed out after his meeting with the president, Obama verbally agrees with you while standing for precisely the opposite of your position. He has created the impression of a divided Catholic Church by using the enemies within, like Doug Kmiec and other Catholic quislings, to give the impression he has Catholic support. Among the orthodox who stand for the doctrines of the Church he has little, if any. As Michael Voris of Real Catholic TV says, he wants to neutralize the Church which is the only real opponent standing against his anti-life agenda.]

Notre Dame's actions are reprehensible. The words of their honorary doctorate are so patently dishonest and hypocritical they're breathtaking. God bless the seniors who will skip their own graduation and participate in the alternative on campus this Sunday. Please join them spiritually in praying the rosary for the restoration of a once great school dedicated to the Mother of God.

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