Fourth Sunday in Lent
Dear Father Jenkins,
Please know that you and the University of Notre Dame are in my prayers.
I'm writing you to ask that you prayerfully reconsider honoring President Obama on May 17.
While it is not for the sheep to shepherd the shepherd, it is still the duty of every disciple to do whatever is possible to lead one another to the Kingdom of God.
This includes, of course, President Obama.
By bestowing honors on a leader holding, arguably, one of the strongest pro-abortion records in U.S. history, a Catholic University strongly implies that such records are of little or no import. This erroneous implication does a disservice not just to Catholics, and not just to your students...it disserves the honoree himself.
Pray for our President, yes. But do not, I beg you, use the university named for Our Lady to confuse the unambiguous fact that abortion is murder and therefore not to be tolerated...much less ignored.
In Mary, Mother of the Unborn Jesus,
27 Whiting Street
Boston, MA 02119
To register by phone, fax, petition, and/or email your objections to the choice of President Barack Obama as principal commencement speaker and honorary law degree recipient at Notre Dame on May 17, go here.
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