According to this story, Catholics are fairly outraged at the decision of the administration to invite Barack Obama to speak this spring at Notre Dame. Considering his activism on behalf of abortion, many Catholics believe he ought not to be put forward as one to be emulated and honored. Some of the opposition refer to him already as the most “anti-life” president ever (see here). In addition to allowing him to speak, Notre Dame is also bestowing on him an honorary doctorate. Undoubtedly, there is honor and prestige in the eyes of most if a sitting President agrees to speak at your school, but one wonders at what cost?
What do you think?