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April 27, 2009

What a Woman -- One Reply to the Notre Dame Scandal

Harvard Law Professor and former US Ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon was to receive a Laetare Medal from the University of Notre Dame at its coming commencement, one of its most prestigious honors. However, in light of the Obama scandal, she has declined the award and written a letter explaining her position (hyperlinked above). Thank God for her witness and courage! What a woman for us all to emulate!!

On another note, another Obama induced scandal. President Obama spoke at Georgetown university on April 14th. At his request, the university removed the IHS letters of Christ. Where's the Mary Ann Glendon for this case? We Catholics sure do need to put our feet down with just a little more force....

1 comment:

La Italiana said...

I know, this is crazy! I really appreciated the reasoning in her letter. It's not fair for her to have to "balance" Obama, especially at a commencement.

With regard to the Georgetown IHS bit, the news in DC was that it was the White House people attempting to avoid more drama with people associating him with Christ or the anti-Christ. In any event, there is an altar cloth at the chapel in Georgetown with a lovely IHS in the front this week. :)

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