Obama, the Abortion Wars, and Notre Dame
It takes courage to be a Catholic educator. In America's culture wars, abortion is the trump card of every moral discussion.
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Since: Sep 06
#1 Apr 3, 2009
Very well said! From the editorial:
On the Obama decision, Catholic bishops vehemently disagree. Chief among them is Bishop John D'Arcy of the South Bend diocese, which includes Notre Dame. He will not attend, saying, "A bishop must teach the Catholic faith 'in season and out of season,' and he teaches not by his words -- but by his actions."
If only Catholic bishops were consistent in their own actions. Haven't they allowed Cardinal Bernard Law, formerly of Boston, and the prelate who obstructed justice in the investigation of the horrific pedophilia scandal in his own diocese, to remain a member in good standing? Law wasn't sanctioned but rewarded: He now runs the third largest basilica in Rome.
Does that outrageous Vatican decision mean we shouldn't listen to what else they have to say?
Bishops aren't one-dimensional.
And neither is Barack Obama.
#2 Apr 9, 2009
It is sick gay people who become prists and molest children,they are the one's we must rid the world of.Notre Dame has no right to invite Obama who wants to kill unborn babies.You sound like one of those lift wing nuts who would vote for someone like Barney Frank who would molest kids.Notre Dame will pay if they let Obama the baby killer speak.It's ok if you don't believe in God but don't try to force your views on others like the sick lift wing nuts do all the time,just like Gays,they really think there is nothing wrong with their sick ways.
#3 Apr 9, 2009
The columnist is being a bit disingenuous-
"All of this is happening because pro-choice Obama, in the first weeks of his presidency, has reversed Bush administration policy by restoring funding to international family planning groups that provide abortion services and by removing limits on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.
You'd think that's all he had done in his first 69 days in office. Winding down the Iraq war, fortifying forces in Afghanistan, trying to stop the economy from going over a cliff, working for decent health care for all citizens apparently don't matter much."
The fact is that Obama DID manage to prioritize the abortion rights issues in the midst of all the high priority matters, meaning HE assigned the abortion rights issues a high priority. It serves only to show the depth of Obama's commitment to abortion rights rather than making them the "no big deal" the author suggests.
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