Jenkins Unrepentant

LifeSiteNews picks up on the South Bend Tribune interview of Notre Dame President Fr John Jenkins. Fazed by eighty-some bishops? Not hardly:

When asked in a South Bend Tribune interview published December 27 whether he would do it all over again, Notre Dame president Fr. John Jenkins answered, “Yes, I would.””He is the president of the United States, and there was a tradition of Notre Dame inviting presidents to be commencement speakers and receive honorary degrees, and we continue that tradition,” he said.  Jenkins went on to point out the historicity of Obama as the nation’s first black president, saying it was “an honor for us to welcome him to campus.”

I’m sure that’s not going to sit well with some of Fr Jenkins’ companions at the March later this month. Do you suppose the invitation is ever going to be forgotten?

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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5 Responses to Jenkins Unrepentant

  1. Tony de New York says:


  2. Michael says:

    I won’t forget it, but there’s nothing to forgive. Fr. Jenkins did the right thing.

  3. Some of the same people who criticize Jenkins for having Obama at ND will be some of the first to defend the concordat with Hitler so that Pope Pius XII is not condemned for it. Strange, no? IMO, I think both are understandable in their actual context, and if they are honest with themselves, their defense of the Pope should help them understand Jenkins.

  4. Jimmy Mac says:

    “Let us not listen to those who think we ought to be angry with our enemies, and who believe this to be great and manly. Nothing is so praiseworthy, nothing so clearly shows a great and noble soul, as clemency and readiness to forgive.”

    Marcus Tullius Cicero

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