Thursday, March 26, 2009

RC Bishop D’Arcy Boycotting Notre Dame Obama Commencement

Many of you are aware that President Obama will give the Commencement at Notre Dame. I am gratified to report that the RC Bishop of South Bend will boycott the event.

Kudos to him. Would all bishops have that kind of backbone.

By the way, over 150,000 have signed the petition against Notre Dame’s decision to invite Obama. Impressive!

7 comments:

LA/FL said...

168,882 to be exact as of 5 minutes ago...4:10 EST

LA/FL said...

170,000 as of 4:15 EST

Hmmm.

Robroy at SFIF suggested the Pro-life students hold a separate Commencement and invite Pope Benedict XVI to speak.

That would make my year!

LA/FL said...

180,005 signers to the petition as of 6:43 AM

Wonder if non-Catholics and Anglo-Catholics may sign this?

Mark said...

I've wondered that myself. I've been hesitant to sign it because I don't know if that's my place to do so.

wannabe

LA/FL said...

Wannabe, I wrote the sponsors, The Cardinal Newman Society to ask if non-Catholics could sign and they replied promptly, 'Absolutely! Thanks for your support.'

As of 1:40 PM EST, there were 186,220 signatures on the petition.

Mark said...

Thanks. I just signed.

wannabe

Mark said...

BTW, are you GA/FL over at titusonenine? If so, e-mail me: mark AT godknows99 DOT com.

Thanks. :)

wannabe