The following statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, is in response to the decision by Mary Ann Glendon to decline acceptance of the University’s Laetare Medal:
“We are, of course, disappointed that Professor Glendon has made this decision. It is our intention to award the Laetare Medal to another deserving recipient, and we will make that announcement as soon as possible.”
This is not going well for them. On top of it all, they have had 47 Bishops criticize and disagree with the decision, had millions of dollars in donations lost and badly tarnished their reputation. Others, including Ed Peters and Fr. Raymond de Souza, have taken them to the cleaners when writing about ND's reasoning behind it all.