Sunday, May 17, 2009

Notre Dame Is Dead To Me

I was raised to be a Notre Dame fan:  Catholic and born 8 miles from there, on the other side of the Michigan border, I remember learning the fight song as a kid.

I remember watching the Irish play football, and cheering away.  No longer.

While this is not a religious website, my religion has shaped who I am, and what I believe.  One of the things that I believe in strongly, is that children are children from conception, and that Abortion is nothing by legalized infanticide--that is, murder.  It is, in my opinion, no less horifying than the ancient Greeks leaving unwanted babes on a hillside to die of exposure.

Anyone who has held a child in their arms has, in my opinion, witnessed a no-shit miracle.

Notre Dame, a Catholic college, has a responsibility to uphold the teachings of the Roman Catholic church.  That is:  

"it cannot be safely taught in Catholic schools that it is lawful to perform . . . any surgical operation which is directly destructive of the life of the fetus or the mother."--Tribunal of the Holy Office, 1889

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is very, very clear on this topic.

Then, the faculty go an present Obama with an honorary degree, to which he then proceeds to cloud the issue by using political double-speak, like calling for "Fair Minded Debate".  Debate?  About Murder?  We aren't talking climate science here, we are talking about children's lives!

I believe that by honoring the accomplishments of this man, the University is passively supporting his policies.  I call for their censure.

1 comment:

Old Man said...

I couldn't agree more!