Obama invite to Notre Dame stirs debate!!!

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    By ERIC GORSKI – Mar 28, 2009

    In American Catholicism, it doesn't get much bigger than Notre Dame. So when the university known for its golden dome, "Touchdown Jesus" mural and rigorous academics invited President Barack Obama to speak at its commencement and receive an honorary degree in May, it stoked both pride and anger on campus and nationwide.

    By giving a platform to a politician whose record on abortion and stem cell research clashes with core church teachings about human life, the private Catholic school on the plains of northern Indiana renewed an impassioned debate about what it means to be Catholic.

    The Notre Dame administration knew it was entering a political minefield. But the intensity of the reaction in the week since Obama accepted demonstrates the depths to which Catholics are divided about how Catholic individuals and institutions should engage politics in a pluralistic society.

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    Kinda funny that there was no uproar when Notre Dame gave honorary degrees to Ronald Reagan, an adulterer and divorcee and George W. Bush who condoned torture
     
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    Chris Matthews was given an honorary degree at one of my alma maters....a class mate of mine protested to the President of the College...primarily on Matthew's views on abortion. The response from the President was the usual mush. It seems you can never back down from a liberal decision...even if you are a conservative instuitution...bad for the balance sheet.
     
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    Were you upset when the coward bush spoke at bob jones "university," perhaps the most anti-Catholic school in the country? Do you really think anyone gives a shit what the pope thinks about abortion? He spoke out against Iraq, yet you still have that flag sticking out your ass.
     
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    No. Yes. And I'd rather have a flag sticking out of my ass, than my head stuck up it.
     
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    Notre Dame group starts petition in support of Obama's commencement speech

    By Robert Singer

    April 07, 2009
    Source: The Observer, Notre Dame

    The outrage expressed on The Observer's Viewpoint page and across the Internet over the university's invitation of President Barack Obama to be Commencement speaker is not representative of the Notre Dame community, according to Matthew Tipton and Briana Miller, senior co-presidents of the Black Cultural Arts Council (BCAC), who organized a petition drive Monday in LaFortune to support the decision.

    "We basically wanted to offset the negative light," said Tipton. "The numbers reflecting the people who want him here are not standing up." ...

    Notre Dame group starts petition in support of Obama' s commencement speech | UWIRE
     
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    Yet you've managed to do both. You still handling your small problem, Gezzhoo?
     

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