NOTRE DAME: SOBER UP!
by Judie Brown
In attempting to put a proper face on the ugly situation developing on the campus of Notre Dame University, home of the recent announcement that President Barack Obama would give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree, I fell upon an incredibly wise insight just uttered by Archbishop Charles Chaput. Speaking at the Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, the archbishop said,We need to stop over-counting our numbers, our influence, our institutions and our resources, because they’re not real. We can’t talk about following St. Paul and converting our culture until we sober up and get honest about what we’ve allowed ourselves to become. We need to stop lying to each other, to ourselves and to God by claiming to ‘personally oppose’ some homicidal evil – but then allowing it to be legal at the same time.When I read those words, it occurred to me that the current president of Notre Dame should have been at that speech, taking notes!
Here we have a Catholic archbishop exposing the fact that the emperor has no clothes on, when right down the road, we have the best-known Catholic university in the land reaching out to embrace the most pro-abortion president in the history of the United States. Something is wrong with this picture. Or perhaps one should suggest there is something extraordinarily evil about it.
As Ambassador Alan Keyes opined when addressing this tragic situation, “Do you reject the glamour of evil, and refuse to be mastered by sin?” (From the Roman Catholic Rite of Baptism)