Friday, March 27, 2009

Bishop Aymond on Notre Dame - Breaking News!

Bishop Aymond, of Austin (what a great bishop), has released the following statement:

Statement regarding the University of Notre Dame

As was announced recently, the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., is presenting President Barack Obama with an honorary degree and have asked him to give the commencement address.

I, along with many other Catholics, express great disappointment and sadness that a Catholic university would honor someone who is pro-choice and who holds many values contrary to our Catholic belief.

In the midst of such a sad situation, as Catholics we must continue to be pro-life and to proclaim with even greater strength the values of Christ and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

In my opinion, it is very clear that in this case the University of Notre Dame does not live up to its Catholic identity in giving this award and their leadership needs our prayerful support.

3 comments:

James said...

Living in South Bend, I believe this is a great way for the University to give back to the community and its students.

James said...

Living in South Bend, I believe this is a fantastic way to give back to the community as well as the great students of Notre Dame. I really hope Obama accepts the offer.

~~~mary said...

Bishop Aymond - Way to Go! Thank you for stepping up to add your voice to what is becoming a cacophony forthrightly standing in opposition to Pres. Obama's appearance on one of Our Lady's campuses.
James - Say what? You really felt compelled to share that? Dude?!?
Peace. ~~~mary