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Abortion and the unjustness of opening the dialogue

Samuel D. Fink | Monday, February 8, 2010

I just received the second e-mail for the annual campaign. I love Notre Dame; the University saved my life. It moved me from a childhood of poverty to a rich life. Nevertheless, the campaign infuriates me.

Rather than continually seeking funds, Notre Dame should turn to seeking its bases in the Catholic faith. With the endowment at record levels, Fr. Jenkins and the staff should seek the love and forgiveness of God. The invitation to President Obama for graduation ceremonies was ill-conceived as a means to open a dialogue. Abortion is a weapon of Satan, aimed at weakening mankind. Fifty million deaths in America and many more elsewhere in the world deprive us of the warriors God provides. Dialogue with Satan is not a desirable approach.

I recall with great fondness masses in Holy Cross Hall, walking in the cemetery, praying at the grotto, visiting the crypt of the Basilica and simply witnessing God’s Church in action. That is Notre Dame. Not a politically-driven, money-seeking institution that flatters (one) man’s evil thoughts and acts with prestigious awards and forums to discuss the destruction of mankind.

A public apology and admission of error is needed from Fr. Jenkins.


Samuel D. Fink


Class of 1981

Feb. 7