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Monday, April 27, 2009

Former US Ambassador to Vatican Refuses Notre Dame Laetare Medal

Let's have a big hand for her. The medal is WORTHLESS if Obama is to be honored.

The Fox News story begins:

"SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican Mary Ann Glendon won't accept the school's Laetare Medal at commencement next month because of its decision to have President Barack Obama speak to graduates.

Glendon also says in a letter to Notre Dame's president that giving Obama an honorary degree violates the U.S. bishops' 2004 statement that Roman Catholic institutions shouldn't honor people whose actions conflict with the church's moral principles."

Rest of the story is here.


Fr Michael Brown said...

Thought that would cheer you up!

gemoftheocean said...

You betcha! It was a diplomat's equivalent of telling Notre Dame to "drop dead."

I bet she was weighing the option of going to the event and as they presented it to her - refusing it!!
But I suspect she didn't want to ruin the day for graduates, though, frankly, Jenkins already did. [I refuse to call him "father" because a guy like him is NOT "my father in faith." I think he's gone over to the dark side, no pun intended.]

Anonymous said...

I saw this on Fox. Good for her!

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Thank goodness. I agree, Jenkins he shall be.

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