I am writing this letter because I am deeply disturbed because of President Obama’s support of the practice of abortion. And the Catholic Church is also, like me, adamantly opposed to killing in the womb. But Notre Dame University awarded the president the privilege of being its commencement speaker and the recipient of an honorary degree,
Professor Hunter Baker of the Houston Baptist University wonders how this could happen when the Catholic Church is “hierarchical.” If so, he surmises, any Catholic bishop should be able to tell Notre Dame’s president to rescind the invitation. He wonders why this hasn’t been done and so do many distraught Catholics.
Also, Notre Dame Professor Panos Antsaklis, a teacher of electrical engineering, doesn’t oppose the acceptance of President Obama’s support of the practice of abortion and said that Notre Dame should be “opened to other ideas.” In other words he doesn’t believe that Notre Dame should uphold its Catholic identity.
Someone should ask him if he expects a Hindu school to teach Lutheranism, or a Muslin school to instruct pupils in some other religion’s beliefs.
The problem here, present not only at Notre Dame but at numerous institutions and organizations, is that very few continue to stand firmly behind praiseworthy core beliefs. A civilization infected with such a trend, such as supporting the practice of abortion, will not last very long.
I firmly oppose President Obama’s unwillingness to hold human life sacred. Who of you who are reading this letter will stand up with me against the workers of iniquity? Read Psalm 139 and see where life begins.