There is a huge uproar about the Chancellor of Notre Dame University, a Catholic University,inviting the present president to speak at it's commencement ceremony and be honored with a law degree from the University. I have been asked by many of my friends and acquaintances, especially that know I am a devout Catholic, my take on it. Here it is for the blogging world:
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Roman Catholic Church has been a pro-life voice forever. Her stand has been to protect life from it's very beginning (conception) until natural death is a core teaching that is not up for negotiation. In the 60's when the hippie craze started the free love&sex, drugs and the introduction of the pill and other IUD's, the Church stood her ground. It was not easy as the many churches bent from this position around her. With so much grey area and less and less right and wrong, our society is losing it's moral ground....we are out-of-control for the most part.
So now we have the chancellor inviting, as traditionally done, the present president, who has the reputation of being a proud pro-choice supporter. The fact that Odrama is an abortion advocat, with his very first act as president signing over the taxpayers money to pay for abortions in foreign countries and making it known that he "doesn't want his daughters to be punished with a baby" if they make a mistake, flies in the face of the strict teachings of the Catholic Church. His radical activism in socialized health care, FOCA, and legalization of doctor-assisted euthanization, hid zealous support to Planned Parenthood and sex education in the younger grades is appalling, not to mention that he doesn't care about the conscience aspect of doctors, especially pro-life physicians who do not want to be forced to perform abortions and abandon surviving infants in attempted late-term abortions.
The core values/teachings/morals of the Roman Catholic Church remain intact and should be honored by this Chancellor of Notre Dame by rescinding the invitation to the present president, agreeing with the Church, and the thousands petitioning this invitation, that the present president has no place speaking at Notre Dame staying true to the Magisterium not tradition.