Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Bishops now number 62: One urges no more donations

A total of 62 bishops have publicly condemned the Notre Dame scandal, with three more bishops now expressing solidarity with Notre Dame's Bishop John D'Arcy and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) policy against honoring pro-abortion politicians.

Bishop Reymundo Pena of Brownsville, TX has published a letter addressed to both President Obama and University President Fr. John Jenkins condemning the scandal. He said in part, "Mr. President, less than 18 months ago, Pope Benedict XVI canceled a speaking engagement at La Sapienza University in Rome, simply because some of the students reacted negatively to the announcement of his coming. Rather than risk throwing the university into turmoil, the pope humbly withdrew. I respectfully ask you to consider freely withdrawing your commitment to speak at Notre Dame University, for the same reason."

Bishop Robert Hermann of St. Louis, MO encouraged Notre Dame alumni to "organize the alumni in such a way that funding and students would be withheld until there is a change of direction on the Board of Directors. I am quite confident that if there is a change of direction on the part of the board, Father Jenkins will quickly change or leave."

See the full list of 62 bishops here.

1 comment:

  1. I dont think Fr Jenkins is going to back down. That is not to say that I hope he does...but I think his heart, like that of pharohs, has been harden.