One of the main defenses of Jenkins in regard to Obama Day on May 17, 2009 at Notre Dame is as follows: “However misguided some might consider our actions, it is in the spirit of providing a basis for dialogue that we invited President Obama.”
It is therefore richly ironic that Jenkins refuses to meet with pro-life Notre Dame students opposed to the Obama homage:
“ND Response indicates that Father Jenkins has now sent a private letter to the 12 campus groups comprising ND Response in which he denied the students’ requests for dialogue on the issues surrounding the university’s invitation to President Obama.
In the letter Father Jenkins wrote that “conditions for constructive dialogue simply do not exist” and that students could disregard his earlier invitations to meet with him.”
Whatever few shreds of credibility that Jenkins had just went up in flames.
This tragedy is taking on elements of farce. A president of a premier Catholic university wishes to “dialogue” with a pro-abort President by making him the commencement speaker and giving him an honorary degree, while simultaneously refusing to speak to pro-life students of the same institution