At the Bench, Deacon Greg links three comments pulling back from the Precipice of Mean. I did see the piece where Bishop D’Arcy makes a case for lowering the temperature level.
I urge all Catholics and others of good will to stay away from unseemly and unhelpful demonstrations against our nation’s president or Notre Dame or (Holy Cross) Father John I. Jenkins. The Notre Dame community is well-equipped to supervise and support discussions and prayer within their own campus.
How many were dismayed when the d-word popped up?
I had a positive meeting this week with Father Jenkins, and I expect further dialogue will continue.
Others, however are ever-ready to put a smiling face on the affair:
Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry opened up an office in South Bend to launch a vigorous daily protest of the president’s upcoming commencement address and said he wouldn’t rule out having students disrupt the ceremony.
Mr. Terry likely won’t have a ticket, so why not have others do his dirty work for him?
This seems to open up a new divide, and I wonder how it will be swallowed by those who have sore throats from all the yelling. Now we have, aside from the apathetic and not-knowing majority, people who have no problem with inviting and “rewarding” the president, those who disagree but are talking about it, and those who disagree and see it as another Culture War battleground.
Meanwhile, Kevin Jones nails the motto, don’t you think?