Monday, May 18, 2009

Shame on Notre Dame

I recently had the opportunity to see EWTN's interview with Archbishop Burke following his keynote address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast this past Friday. Burke has been described as the highest ranking American in the Vatican.

"The profound granting of an honorary doctorate at Notre Dame University to our President who is as aggressively advancing an anti-life and anti-family agenda is a source of the gravest scandal. Catholic institutions cannot offer any platform to, let alone honor, those who teach and act publicly against the moral law. In a culture which embraces an agenda of death, Catholics and Catholic institutions are necessarily counter-cultural. If we as individuals or our Catholic institutions are not willing to accept the burdens and the suffering necessarily involved in calling our culture to reform, then we are not worthy of the name Catholic. "

I was happy to see in the news coverage last night the Notre Dame graduates who chose not to participate in the Obama honored graduation ceremony, but rather gathered at the grotto on campus to celebrate their achievement, free of the hypocrisy their beloved institution was engaging in.

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