#1 Notre Dame Alumni Go After Donations, President Over Obama Invite
04-19-2009, 09:23 PM
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More good new for the president of Notre Dame
A price tag will soon be attached to the University of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Barack Obama as the commencement speaker next month.
A group of seven alumni and donors has launched an online effort using Facebook and the Web site, replacejenkins.com, to withhold funding to the university until the school's president, the Rev. John Jenkins, is replaced.
"Although we love Notre Dame, our conscience requires that we withhold all financial support from our University until such time as Father Jenkins is replaced as Notre Dame’s President with someone who will be more loyal to the teachings of the Catholic Church," Joe DiFranco, ND Class of 1957 and coalition representative, said in a statement this past week.
Jenkins has repeatedly defended invite, first by saying the invitation was meant to honor Obama's accomplishment and not condone his abortion stances. He later disputed a line found in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' direction "Catholic in Political" – which instructs Catholics institutions not to honor those who go against the Church's moral teachings – only applied to Catholics, not Protestants such as Obama.
Still, DiFranco says, the decision to invite Obama as the commencement speaker and to award him an honorary doctor of laws degree "calls into question Father Jenkins’ judgment and leadership."
“I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
God judged it better to bring good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.
St. Augustine of Hippo
04-19-2009, 11:17 PM
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"He later disputed a line found in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' direction "Catholic in Political" – which instructs Catholics institutions not to honor those who go against the Church's moral teachings – only applied to Catholics, not Protestants such as Obama."
"Just what as Obama accomplished ?I see nothing of value.He is in the process of taking America apart economically and will when he is done make us a third world power ."
Fr.Jenkins was appointed by the board and he can be removed by the board.
Last edited by megimoo; 04-20-2009 at 02:05 AM.
04-19-2009, 11:40 PM
The only thing O has accomplished is to bamboozle a lot of people into thinking he is their messiah and the saviour of this country. In reality, he is nothing more than a dupe for the Soros run democrat-socialist party."If every poor man is to come here and start requesting money for all his children, the applicants will never be satisfied and the nation's finances will collapse." Emperor Tiberius: Tacitus:Annals
04-20-2009, 12:51 AM
I'd like to see what accomplishments Barry has besides being elected president while being black . . . specificially because he IS black - and of course not bush.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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