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Will USCCB Risk Credibility Of Authority?

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More than 200,000 people, Catholics and non-Catholics have signed the petition to the University of Notre Dame to reconsider having NObama at their commencement ceremony. In conferring an honorary degree of leadership on this president whose first act was to sign authorization to fund abortions outside the United States, Reverend Jenkins, University of Notre Dame’s president elect is shouting to the world his political bias and disregard for Catholic theology.

How many alumni will stop supporting this once bastion of Catholic faith, now a pathetic kool-aid drinking secular institution?

If the the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops does not speak out against this honorarium, and I don’t mean just a few bishops with a guilty conscience or those who have a shred of moral principles still left, then the Catholic Church [aka Pope Benedict XVI] will cease to have any right to tell Catholic members of Congress, and any Catholic what they can or cannot do.

On the USCCB page, Cardinal George of NObama’s hometown is petitioning President NObama to designate Haiti with Temporary Protected Status.

In a letter dated March 19, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), urged President Obama to designate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for a period of 18 months. A designation of TPS permits nationals of a designated country to reside in the United States legally and qualify for work authorization because of civil conflict or natural disaster in their home country. Eighteen months is the longest period under law that a country can be designated for TPS, although such a designation may be renewed.

Where is Cardinal George on contacting President NObama on protecting unborn children with “temporary protected status?” Surely Cardinal George feels it’s better to speak up to protect Haitians than the millions of unborn babies. It sends a dangerous secular message to all Catholics everywhere that they can do what they want as long as they support NObama, the first black president. The irony is that black families were the targeted victims of Margaret Sanger Planned Parenthood’s agenda of “eugenics.” Now the Diocese of Chicago is supporting the one person who signed his name in the blood of millions of innocent lives [a year] and sealed their fate. What are Catholics supposed to believe?

UPDATE: This makes me FURIOUS! What a piece of crappy, weak, and immoral fence sitting is the request of the Order of the Holy Cross that NObama “rethink his position.

U.S. Father Hugh W. Cleary, Holy Cross superior general in Rome, said that when Obama receives an honorary degree from the Indiana university and delivers the commencement address in May, he should take to heart the objections of Catholics who have been scandalized by the invitation.

Father Cleary asked the president to use the occasion to “give your conscience a fresh opportunity to be formed anew in a holy awe and reverence before human life in every form at every stage — from conception to natural death.”

The 13-page letter, dated March 22, was made available to Catholic News Service in Rome. Father Cleary also prepared an abridged version of the text as an “open letter” to the president, which was expected to be published on the Web site of America magazine.

Father Cleary’s letter began by congratulating Obama on being awarded an honorary doctorate from Notre Dame, and said the university was honored to have him deliver the commencement address.

The visit should be a “teachable moment” for all involved, Father Cleary said.

Think of how many women have been crucified and subject to “latae sentiatae” because of the guilt of abortions. How many were counseled to just the experience of abortion as a “teachable moment?” How many people were told by the Church that if they in any way helped to procure an abortion, they would excommunicate themselves? And the Church spokesperson is saying “Congratulations?”

This is as intolerable a position as the entire NObama presidency. My gut reaction is to say the whole lot at the head of the Catholic Church need to be cleaned out as much as Congress needs to go.

Contact information to stop the University of Notre Dame from killing more humans: letters, email, and telephone calls to the University of Notre Dame, the Archdiocese of Chicago, USCCB, and the Vatican.

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