The following content is taken from a press release from one of the Pro-Life leaders, who is in South Bend, Indiana protesting the presence of the alleged President Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Obama's visit to the University of Notre Dame (ND) campus tomorrow (Sunday, May 17) where he will present his teleprompted commencement address to the Class of 2009 graduates as well as receive a grossly undeserved honorary degree. The press release exposes the words of the honorary doctorate of law degree to be given to the current occupier of the White House.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind., May 14 Christian Newswire/ --Below are the words of the honorary degree to be given to Barack Obama by Notre Dame.
After that are the words of John Paul II, which show that Notre Dame has contradicted Church teaching by her words and actions. Americans from every stripe will be appalled and embarrassed by the sycophantic tone of this degree.
Here are the words, exactly as given.
TEXT OF THE HONORARY DEGREE
"At the 164th Commencement The May Exercises The University of Notre Dame Confers the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on the 44th president of the United States, whose historic election opened a new era of hope in a country long divided by its history of slavery and racism. A community organizer who honed his advocacy for the poor, the marginalized and the worker in the streets of Chicago, he now organizes a larger community, bringing to the world stage a renewed American dedication to diplomacy and dialogue with all nations and religions committed to human rights and the global common good. Through his willingness to engage with those who disagree with him and encourage people of faith to bring their beliefs to the public debate, he is inspiring this nation to heal its divisions of religion, culture, race and politics in the audacious hope for a brighter tomorrow.
"On Barack H. Obama, Washington, District of Columbia"
Here are excerpts of Evangelium Vitae, penned by John Paul II. Look at how JP II describes "the common good;" this degree shows clearly that Notre Dame is betraying the teaching of the Church, and betraying the human life it is charged to defend. Following that are quotes from Randall Terry and Dr. Alan Keyes.
POPE JOHN-PAUL II
"It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which they develop... Only respect for life can be the foundation and guarantee of the most precious and essential goods of society, such as democracy and peace." (John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae 101)
"Laws which authorize and promote abortion and euthanasia are therefore radically opposed not only to the good of the individual but also to the common good; as such they are completely lacking in authentic juridical validity. Disregard for the right to life, precisely because it leads to the killing of the person whom society exists to serve, is what most directly conflicts with the possibility of achieving the common good." (John Paul II Evangelium Vitae 72)
“. . . This degree hovers between juvenile, and of the spirit shown by a teenage girl who is about to throw away her honor with an abusive man. The fact that Obama promotes abortion around the world makes him the adversary -- not the champion -- of the 'global common good.'
"We are begging for a Bishop, or a Vatican official to bring this scandal to an end, and keep Obama from speaking at Notre Dame."
DR. ALAN KEYES
"This idolatrous language confirms the scandalous nature of the invitation and honorary degree being given to Barack Obama; it not only honors evil, it exalts and worships it."
“. . . Clearly President Obama's actions to spread child-killing by abortion around the world have shown that he has betrayed the Spirit and the Law of God and the Church."
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