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Obama a disgrace

Letter to the Editor | Monday, March 23, 2009

My 40-year love affair with the University of Notre Dame – as student, alumna and parent – came to a sad and abrupt end upon learning the news of the invitation of Barack Obama to receive an honorary law degree and speak at my child’s graduation. Everyone knows Obama’s stance on the “life” issues and his opposition to what are the teachings of the Catholic Church. In his tenure, he would sign the Freedom of Choice Act, allow partial birth abortion and, most importantly, will appoint at least two Supreme Court justices who will enshrine Roe v. Wade into law for at least another 30-40 years.

There is a course taught at Notre Dame called “A Faith Worth Dying For.” Do we really believe anymore that there are principles which are worth fighting for, perhaps dying for? Or is it all about making compromises with the culture, not appearing “strange” or “out there”? Is our Catholic faith really worth standing up and fighting for or is it just a comfortable, kumbaya, hand-holding-at-the-Our-Father kind of faith? The founders are rolling in their graves, right down the road in Holy Cross Cemetery. Ah, the cross – how inconvenient.

Mary Mullaney


class of 1973

March 21