May God bless the Notre Dame Student Groups who have organized to protest Fr. Jenkin’s decision to invite President Obama to be this year’s commencement speaker. I am encouraged that these young people who are obviously committed to the truth that all life is sacred have decided to protest Fr. Jenkin’s absurd position on this matter.
The Bishops of the United States clearly stated several years ago that no politician who espouses positions contrary to Catholic teaching should be honored or given a platform to speak at a Catholic institution. Praise God that these students are holding the university’s administration accountable for this fiasco.
Father Peter J. DiMaria
Stella Maris Church, Philadelphia