And this is good faith?

“Notre Dame Switchboard Overwhelmed,Grads Condemn Obama Decision 

Detroit/South Bend (March 20, 2009) – As of late Friday night, hundreds of callers had overwhelmed the switchboard at Notre Dame as news began to circulate that Obama had been invited to give the commencement address at Notre Dame on May 17th. Sources at Notre Dame as well as the White House late Friday afternoon confirmed the invitation had been extended and accepted. 

ND operators said the calls simply became too much to handle. Voice mails of the University President, Vice-President, Provost, assistant-provost and PR director were all full by 10pm EST. Operators were suggesting that callers try again on Monday when university officials would be back in their offices. 

All the calls were expressing outrage. None supported the decision. 

Two Notre Dame alumni who own and operate the world’s first Catholic internet TV station both immediately denounced the university’s decision to award Barack Obama honors and give him a stage from which to speak. 

Marc Brammer, ND Class of ’74 and MBA’76 and Michael Voris ’83 each called the move a disgrace and a smear on the University’s reputation of being a Catholic school. 

Voris discovered the news while live on the air with Relevant Radio’s Drew Mariana while he was being interviewed about the week’s news. “While I was actually on the air with Drew”, Voris said, “I shot off an email to Fr. Jenkins (ND President) expressing my deep anger that the carnage done to the Faith by Notre Dame is continuing.” 

Voris shared the text of his email – “It is beyond sinful that a University dedicated to the Mother of God, in whose womb the salvation of the world became incarnate, would give a platform to the biggest enemy of life in the womb this country has ever seen.” 

“This is a direct slap in the face to all who venerate the Mother of God. To be honoring a man who continues to do everything in his power to destroy the fundamental essence of motherhood through abortion,” said Brammer, “shows just how far the University has lost its moral bearings.” has pledged its support to encouraging protests and condemnation of the Obama visit. “



  1. Luna said,

    March 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

    “The biggest enemy of life”??? What planet are these people on? I understand that they disagree on the abortion issue, but I thought that Catholics (and I used to be one — 9 years of Catholic school) also advocated for the poor and the oppressed. Their narrow focus on this one issue threatens to marginalize them even more than they feel they are right now.

  2. knittnkitten said,

    March 22, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I think these are the extremists who cant manage the big picture, sad but true.

  3. Bee Jarvis said,

    March 24, 2009 at 10:09 am

    sad, small minded and unwise…….love Bx

  4. May 14, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Very shocking to read this and interesting too – thanks for sharing, we wouldn’t hear about that over here i don’t think.

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