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Archive for May 18th, 2009

Catholic College President Speaks Out Against Freedom of Speech as “Vigilantism”

Posted by iusbvision on May 18, 2009

In the Washington Post Pat McQuire, the head of the Catholic Trinity University in Washington, had this to say:

“The real scandal at Notre Dame today is not that the president of the United States is speaking at commencement,” McGuire said. “The real scandal is the misappropriation of sacred teachings for political ends. The real scandal is the spectacle of ostensibly Catholic mobs camping out at Notre Dame for the specific purpose of disrupting the commencement address of the nation’s first African American president. This ugly spectacle is an embarrassment to all Catholics. The face that Catholicism shows to our new president should be one marked with the sign of peace, not distorted in the snarl of hatred.”

McGuire continued, “The religious vigilantism apparent in the Notre Dame controversy arises from organizations that have no official standing with the church, but who are successful in gaining media coverage as if they were speaking for Catholicism. . . . They have established themselves as uber-guardians of a belief system we can hardly recognize. Theirs is a narrow faith devoted almost exclusively to one issue. They defend the rights of the unborn but have no charity toward the living. They mock social justice as a liberal mythology.”

Allahpundit at Hotair had the best analysis of McGuire’s anti-Catholic and quite frankly anti-American/anti-free speech point of view:

The perfect ironic conclusion to yesterday’s paean to tolerance and dialogue at Notre Dame: The leader of a Catholic school sneering at student protesters for practicing freedom of speech in defense of Church teachings. Rarely have liberal Catholicism and campus Orwellianism meshed more beautifully.

Included among the snarling, hateful vigilantes who dared to speak for Catholicism despite their renegade belief system: At least 55 American bishops. No matter, though. According to McGuire’s spokesman, her remarks drew the same kind of fawning applause The One himself received yesterday at ND. I know I’m known as a big-tent guy when it comes to the GOP, but er, how big is the Church’s tent, exactly, when its intellectual leadership is dumping publicly on kids who stand up for life? And since when does peaceful protest not qualify as a “sign of peace”?

Well said.

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No Mr. President – The Response to Notre Dame

Posted by iusbvision on May 18, 2009

He said that there should be fewer abortions, yet in his first 100 days he authorized the spending of your money to pay for abortions around the world.

Thanks to for the video link.

By the way, Obama spoke of both sides not demonizing each other, while his NUMBER ONE advisor, David Axelrod, took a cheap shot at Miss California.

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