[Updated as of 8-26-2009 AD at 6:01 pm CST, see below] Bishop D’Arcy pens an article in the dissident Catholic Jesuit-run magazine, America, by rapping the University of Notre Dame in it’s failure in being a witness to the Gospel by honoring the most anti-life president in the history of the United States. He goes
Hattip to reader Rick Lugari. The USCCB* has issued this statement of support for Bishop John D’Arcy, the Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend: “The bishops of the United States express our appreciation and support for our brother bishop, the Most Reverend John D’Arcy. We affirm his pastoral concern for Notre Dame University, his solicitude for
In a prior post, I noted the defense of Jenkins, President of Notre Dame, that Notre Dame honoring our pro-abort President on May 17, 2009 wasn’t a problem because Obama wasn’t a Catholic and that the policy of the USCCB against Catholic institutions honoring pro-abort politicians only applied to Catholic pro-abort politicians. No, that wasn’t a
Bishop Gregory Aymond of the Diocese of Austin has reproached the decision rendered by the University of Notre Dame to allow President Obama to do the 2009 commencement address and receive an honorary law degree. In an E-Pistle issued earlier today, Bishop Aymond had this to say: “I, along with many other Catholics, express great disappointment and sadness
Here is the text of Bishop Olmsted’s letter to President Jenkins (h/t American Papist): While I am disappointed by President Jenkin’s decision to invite President Obama to speak at commencement, particularly the decision to confer an honorary law degree, I have several questions about this letter:
Hattip to Dale Price. Bishop John M. D’Arcy has made his statement: “Concerning President Barack Obama speaking at Notre Dame graduation, receiving honorary law degree March 24, 2009 On Friday, March 21, Father John Jenkins, CSC, phoned to inform me that President Obama had accepted his invitation to speak to the graduating class at Notre
Bishop John M. D’Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is planning to release a statement tomorrow, March 24, on the intention of Notre Dame to pay homage to Obama on May 17, 2009. Assuming that the Bishop condemns the visit this would not be his first clash with the powers that be at Notre Dame.