Friday, March 27, 2009

I couldn't have said it better myself

In it's entirety, a fantastic article from The American Spectator; (No emphasis needed) Touchdown Obama
By George Neumayr on 3.27.09 @ 6:08AM

The Catholic Church in America has bred her own destroyers, graduating from doctrinally corrupt catechetical programs, schools and colleges two generations of pro-abortion politicians. Barack Obama, in his effortless Alinskyite style, has exploited this phenomenon to the hilt, seeking out Catholics such as Joe Biden and Kathleen Sebelius to serve as his agents of destruction.

The controversy this week at Notre Dame is one more snapshot of this self-implosion. Here we have the American bishops' most prominent university planning to confer an honorary degree upon Obama even as he accelerates the destruction of its moral teachings.

Were Saul Alinsky alive today, he would have to smile at the ease of it all. Obama can not only thwart the Church at every crucial turn and still retain the Catholic vote; he can even expect over the next few years prizes and pats on the back from Catholic colleges for doing so.

Jesuit Georgetown University is no doubt itching to honor him too; its professors ranked seventh among all university faculties in donations to Obama during the campaign, reported the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Jesuit magazine America and Jesuit Thomas Reese rushed to Notre Dame's defense this week.

Perhaps Obama enthusiast/fellow Alinskyite Father Michael Pfleger can travel over from Chicago for ND's commencement exercises to fill in for the boycotting Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop John D'Arcy.

To his credit, D'Arcy, a long and lonely opponent of Notre Dame's secularization, wants no part in the sham, correctly noting that the school is once again panting after "prestige" at the expense of "truth." Four decades of surrendering to secularist culture and championing progressive politics at Notre Dame have culminated in an honorary degree to the most pro-abortion president ever.

Responding to this criticism, its president, Father John Jenkins, has had to dust off the "dialogue" defense from the recent Vagina Monologues controversy on campus to justify his decision.

Out rolled from the president's office the familiar cart of clichés. "You cannot change the world if you shun the people you want to persuade, and if you cannot persuade them…show respect for them and listen to them," Jenkins was quoted as saying.

What's the logic here? To dialogue with a public figure a school has to confer an honorary degree upon him? This makes no sense, but it is the kind of head-faking non sequiter that appeals to Jenkins.

Just as he twisted the Vagina Monologues controversy into a beside-the-point discussion about the value of free speech, so he is casting this recent one as some sort of test of Notre Dame's commitment to "positive engagement."

The White House, sensing the drift of this script, joined in the charade, saying in response to the controversy that it welcomes the "spirit of debate and healthy disagreement on important issues."

Which makes one wonder: When exactly will the debate take place? Before, during or after the commencement exercises? Will it proceed like Jenkins' "creative contexualization" panel discussions about the Vagina Monologues? Or is Obama's interest in "healthy disagreement" about as plausible as Jenkins' notion of "positive engagement"?

Notice also that for additional PR protection Jenkins is playing the race card. "It is of special significance that we will hear from our first African-American president, a person who has spoken eloquently and movingly about race in this nation. Racial prejudice has been a deep wound in America, and Mr. Obama has been a healer," he was quoted saying this week.

Again, how is this relevant to honorary-degree-conferring from a Catholic university? Does opposing racial injustice absolve supporting other injustices?

Imagine a reverse scenario, say a politician who supported the Church's moral teachings down the line but had some racist blot in his past. Would Jenkins honor him? No, he woudn't dare. But somehow Obama's formal cooperation in the injustice of destroying innocent lives just isn't so bad.


Blogger Confiteor said...

Sadly, I guess it is time for me to throw away my Notre Dame football jersey. Oh, how sad for us ND fans who all of our lives devoted every Saturday afternoon to watching the sons of Our Lady take the field and win one for the Gipper and Holy Mother Church. I absolutely cannot stomach this. My love for Notre Dame football only goes so far. My love for Christ, His Truth, and His Church is far greater.

I guess for the first time in my life come fall 2009, I will be free on all Saturday afternoons. And I guess for the first time in ten years, a college football season will not bring me to the brink of despair as ND surely under preforms.

9:44 AM  
Blogger The Heresy Hunter said...

Fr. George Rutler summed up this whole travesty in his usual excellenet manner: "This is a highly cynical act, contemptuous of the Church’s prophetic voice in civil society and wagering that there will be no retribution. If a midwestern school seeks attention by granting Mr. Obama an honorary doctorate in law, the next logical step would be to grant Judas Iscariot posthumously an honorary doctorate in business administration."

Place your bets. My wager is 3:1.


10:37 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

This article is dead on

12:13 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Well Confiteor my alma mater, the U of MN is worse. It was always secular and is nothing more that a socialist faggot whorehouse. College is a scam.

What did the Lord God say to Jeremiah about this?

12:47 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

Healer? He really said that? In the words of my mother, just how damned dumb do they think we are?

That murderous fraud has never healed anything in his life. If he were so good a healer, maybe he would have started with his own conscience.

Lacking that, a bishop with a spine would forbid this travesty upon excommunication of all involved, and smack the ND president with a Catholic stick.

Notre Dame has become an abyss.

11:14 PM  
Blogger Greta said...

Judgement day our Lord will ask, "Tell me, what did you do to stop the burchering of my 100,000,000 million children that I created in my image?"

(Yes, I know it is only about 50M now, but Barry will do in four years what others did in 40 for he is sending the embryo's to die as well)

The ObamaCaths will say, 'we followed the USCCB guidelines and vote for Barry because of his race and his social policies toward the poor. We also showed tolerance and you know that this was the most important of all commandments during this time. You told us not to judge others."

And the Lord will smile and tell them he has a special room for all the tolerant ones of that time. It will house the tolerant bishops who moved priests around to abuse his children. It will have the tolerant from Germany who watched as they killed the Jews. I will have those who were tolerant of the butchers of babies and invited them to ND. It will have the ObamaCaths. It will have the bishops who drafted and voted yes for the document in the election of Obama that in essence gave those who wanted to vote for the abortion cheerleader in cheif wiggle room. In fact the room may be the largest in hell for the road in is wide.

But something tells me He is really going to have little sympathy for those who harmed His Children. I remember something about a millstone and an ocean or something like that.

2:21 AM  

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