A letter representing a debate at Notre Dame: How does a premier Catholic institution invite the pro-abortion / anti-science President from 2009 and not invite the current President?
Interestingly, the letter-writer admits to idolatry– directly (Obama as “a personal political idol”) and indirectly (race is far more important than far-more-important things).
I could hardly contain my glee at having the first African American President of the United States and a personal political idol of mine, since his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, speak at my graduation.
My glee was short-lived, however, as for months, groups protested and argued it was inappropriate for a Catholic institution to invite a pro-choice President to speak and be honored at its commencement.
ND's president, Fr. John Jenkins, used “dialogue” and tradition to motivate his invitation to President Obama. Will the same happen this year with President Trump?