Betrayal at Notre Dame

I watched with horror today a video of the Catholic Priest Father Weslin being arrested at Notre Dame over the weekend for trespassing (protesting abortion), while the most pro-abortion/pro-infanticide president (or politician for that matter) that this country has ever elected was honored by the same university. The link I have attached: is powerful because it shows the honoring of Obama while at the same time showing the arrest of Father Weslin.

Just so everyone is clear on this, a university run by the Catholic Church had one of their own priests arrested for standing up for an undeniable belief of the Catholic faith, while honoring a man who believes that a baby who is born-alive after a botched abortion should by law receive no medical treatment and be left for dead. As I watched the arrest of Father Weslin I was reminded of the Catholic Priests who were arrested by the Nazis for standing up against the genocide of the Jews. Except in this case the arrest order came from fellow members of his faith, and from a fellow Priest, President of Notre Dame Father Jenkins.

I wonder how Father Jenkins can sleep at night with the burden of betraying the teachings of the Catholic Church and a fellow priest on his conscience. Or is it that the glory of being mutually honored by Obama makes up for his betrayal? The teachings of the Church are clear. In 2004 the US Conference of Catholic Bishops released the following statement, "The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions."

Equally to blame for the betrayal at Notre Dame is our President. A President with more honor would have requested that no one be arrested for peacefully protesting his visit to Notre Dame, and I think we would all agree that his request would have been granted. Unfortunately while speaking at commencement the following words regarding abortion, "Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion..." he stood by while elderly Priests were not only not honored for their conscience regarding abortion but were treated as common criminals. But as we have come to see with Obama, what he says and what he does are two very different things. Just ask the nearly 40 people who were arrested on Sunday for "honoring their conscience."

Patriot Girl BeBe


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