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Obama’s ‘honorary’ degree

| Thursday, October 1, 2015

Some seven years ago, your University and President Fr. John Jenkins conferred an honorary degree on the United States’ most pro-abortion president. In response to well-earned criticism, Fr. Jenkins promised that this action would result in a dialogue with the President, presumably over such issues as abortion. I have yet to see or hear of any report issued by Fr. Jenkins as to the content of this “dialogue.” Perhaps The Observer could direct its journalistic endeavors to reach out to Fr. Jenkins for a response. I keep hearing, as the parent of an alumna, that Notre Dame is and was such a special place, and a wonderful Catholic institution. For me, I think the iconic Fr. Hesburgh put Notre Dame on a much different path. It was a path that led to President Obama’s “honorary” degree, though for what honor I do not know.

Mark S. Fenice

Sept. 25

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