With Anthony Weiner grabbing the headlines you might have missed Notre Dame’s latest kick affirmation of their Catholic Identity…or not:
Father John Jenkins, wrote a letter to the Class of 2009 explaining his position. He stated his sadness that the honors bestowed on Obama had been taken as “ambiguity in our position on matters of Catholic teaching.” Notre Dame, he asserted, “was unequivocally committed to the sanctity of human life and to its protection from conception to natural death.”
Remember those words: “unequivocally committed” with no “ambiguity in our position.” How are these words reconciled with the university’s announcement that Roxanne Martino has been elected to the board of trustees? For it turns out that Martino, an accomplished businesswoman and ND alumna, has given more than $25,000 over the years to Emily’s List.
Yes you read that right, and what did ND have to say about that?
After declaring without any visible support that Mrs. Martino is “fully supportive of Church teaching on the sanctity of human life,” the Chairman asserted: “She has through the years contributed to organizations that provide a wide range of important services and support to women. She did not realize, however, that several of these organizations also take a pro-choice position This is not her personal position….”
Even the Pro-Abortion spot Jezebel is not buying that:
That’s a harder to believe in the case of EMILY’s List since, a quick Google search brings up the phrase, “EMILY’s List is a national organization dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office.”
and they are likely right about this statement too:
In all likelihood she had some idea that she was supporting pro-choice organizations, and like many people, still considers herself a Catholic…
Well apparently ND ad the lady in question decided one train wreck that can stem the contributions of Catholics who, you know actually believe in Catholic teaching was enough:
A Chicago business executive resigned Wednesday from the University of Notre Dame’s board of trustees after a conservative Roman Catholic watchdog group reported that she donated thousands of dollars to an organization that says it is “dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women.”
Roxanne Martino, a 1977 Notre Dame graduate and president and chief executive officer of Aurora Investment Management, a Chicago firm with more than $8 billion in investments, said she stepped down less than two months after her appointment in “the best interest of the university.”
Much more fun is the comment from the president of Catholics for
choice grave sin who said her resignation shows…
“the lunacy of the extreme uber-conservative Catholics who represent really a minority opinion within the church.”
Yeah there are people who actually take this guy seriously.
Just a reminder of what this actually is: