Shame On Notre Dame: Obama’s Honorary Degree Sounds Like Candidacy for Sainthood

President Obama is “inspiring this nation to heal its divisions of religion, culture, race and politics in the audacious hope for a brighter tomorrow.” 

That’s the language on the honorary degree the president will receive at Notre Dame University on Sunday, Fox News has learned.

FOXNews.com

The University of Notre Dame says its invitation doesn't mean the university agrees with all of Obama's positions.

Those words strike a harmonious chord for Obama’s supporters — but they’re hitting a sour note for his opponents as the controversy over his appearance at the prestigious Catholic university heats up prior to the commencement ceremony.

The honorary doctor of laws degree reads:

“A community organizer who honed his advocacy for the poor, the marginalized and the worker in the streets of Chicago, he now organizes a larger community, bringing to the world a renewed American dedication to diplomacy and dialogue with all nations and religions committed to human rights and the global common good.

“Through his willingness to engage with those who disagree with him and encourage people of faith to bring their beliefs to the public debate, he is inspiring this nation to heal its divisions of religion, culture, race and politics in the audacious hope for a brighter tomorrow.”

Not so, says George Weigel, a Catholic theologian and distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center who takes particular issue with the statement that Obama engages his political opponents.

“I don’t see any evidence that President Obama takes the moral arguments of those who disagree with him on the life issues seriously,” Weigel told FOXNews.com. “This was most clear in his address at the time he announced the federal government’s stance on embryonic destructive stem cell research.”

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/200
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