Kudos for Bishop D’Arcy’s Notre Dame stance

There has been much coverage concerning the decision of the University of Notre Dame to not only invite President Obama to speak at its 2009 commencement ceremony but also bestow on him an honorary doctor of laws degree from the university. I fail to understand how this so-called Catholic university can justify its decision to honor someone who not only supports abortion but also seeks to expand federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research. I was pleased to read (CR, April 2) that Bishop John M. D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend has decided not to attend the 2009 commencement ceremony and trust that more and more Catholics will support his decision.

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