US Cardinal Denounces Obama’s Notre Dame Invitation
Catholic clergymen are seething over Barack Obama’s scheduled commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame, because of his pro-choice positions: Now, a U.S. cardinal denounces Notre Dame’s Obama invite.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has become the first American cardinal to denounce the University of Notre Dame for inviting Democratic President Barack Obama as its commencement speaker in May and to receive an honorary degree.
Four Catholic bishops have now criticized the school for its decision to invite a pro-choice president to address its university body, including as The Ticket reported here the other day, Bishop John D’Arcy of northern Indiana announcing that he would boycott the famous Catholic school’s May 17 commencement exercises over the invitation to the president, who recently broadened funding of stemcell research.
More than 120,000 others have signed an online petition urging the institution to rescind the invitation.
Interestingly, none of these clergymen could muster a single disapproving word when Notre Dame invited radical Islamist Tariq Ramadan to be chairman of their Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.