Notre Dame Student Protest Planned for Palm Sunday

NOTRE DAME STUDENT COALITION ANNOUNCES FIRST OFFICIAL DEMONSTRATION PALM SUNDAY APRIL 5TH 2 PM ON CAMPUS DEMANDS UNIVERSITY NOT BESTOW HONORARY LAW DEGREE ON PRESIDENT OBAMA

Notre Dame, IN — April 3rd – The University of Notre Dame student formed coalition, Notre Dame Response consisting of 11 different on campus student groups are demanding that the University not bestow an Honorary Law Degree to President Obama during the May 17th commencement ceremonies.

More than 15 US Bishops have come out against this commencement invitation by Notre Dame to President Obama including Cardinal George, the head of the USSCB. Notre Dame Response is urging the University to withdraw the honorary Law Degree to be given to President Obama in keeping with Catholic teachings on Natural Law especially the sacredness and dignity of all human life from conception until natural death and in keeping with the USCCB own guidelines of not honoring pro-abortion politicians at Catholic Institutions.

Notre Dame Response has invited as the main speaker of the 2pm Palm Sunday rally nationally recognized attorney Harold Cassidy, who has litigated pro-life cases that have advanced the true rights and interests of pregnant mothers. He will also use the occasion to address some of the false assumptions of Gov. Mario Cuomo 1984 speech delivered 25 years ago at Notre Dame.

For more information please contact John Daley at 502-693-5112.

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  • fatherjo

    I hope they don’t forget to sing “We Shall Overcome”, the theme song of the Civil Rights Movement. The cause of children in the womb is the biggest civil rights issue of our time.

  • http://www.tell-usa.org Bob Struble

    A salutary compromise that might emerge from this blunder by the ND administration is to allow the speech to proceed, but without any honorary degree. Let President Obama speak, given that freedom to express opinions is the sine qua non of a real university. But freedom of expression is a far cry from a Catholic university endorsing an opinion represented on campus by some prominent VIP.

    It may be that Obama will not even mention his offensive opinions during his appearance at ND. Perhaps he will be discrete. Nonetheless it would discredit the Catholic identity of ND to extend an honorary degree to Obama, because the honor would imply an endorsement of Obama’s longstanding association with the culture of death. As Scripture has it (Romans 14:22), let us not be condemned by what we approve.

    Robert Struble, Jr.
    TeLL, inc.

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