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Obama Invite Draws Notre Dame Alumni Outcry
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Notre Dame's decision to invite President Barack Obama to deliver this year's commencement address is a "telling event," says the president of a group of alumni who are protesting the move.
William Dempsey is the president of Project Sycamore, a Web site founded three years ago by alumni concerned about the state of the university's Catholic identity.
In comments to ZENIT, Dempsey affirmed that the university's "Catholic identity has been severely weakened, and this episode brings all of that to the fore."
More than 700 Notre Dame alumni have signed a petition launched today by Project Sycamore protests the university's decision to invite Obama, a known advocate for abortion rights, to speak at its commencement ceremony and give him an honorary degree.
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The petition of Project Sycamore notes Obama's "unwavering and notorious support of the pro-abortion agenda," and said Notre Dame has "inexplicably decided to honor him."
In a letter sent on behalf of the project to Father John Jenkins, president of Notre Dame, the group expressed their "astonished dismay at, and deep disappointment."
"President Obama's statements and executive and legislative actions identify him as unremittingly hostile to the moral claims of the unborn and accordingly to a central teaching of the Catholic Church," the letter explained. "By virtue of his position, he is now the nation's leading champion of virtually unrestricted abortion rights."
"No matter any disclaimers by the University or what President Obama says," the note added, "the ineradicable facts that will stamp this occasion are the University's decision to inscribe in the University roll of honorees the name of the most pro-abortion President in the nation's history and its choice of him as the person to speak to the 2009 graduates about the values they should hold dear."
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Zenit.org (25.03.2009)
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