Ridiculous Humans

Tens of thousands of Catholics have signed an online petition organized by the Cardinal Newman Society to protest President Obama speaking at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony. They believe "it is an outrage and a scandal that 'Our Lady’s University,' one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States, would bestow such an honor on President Obama given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage." [ABC News]

I concur. How dare a university whose mission statement reads, "the intellectual interchange essential to a university requires, and is enriched by, the presence and voices of diverse scholars and students," actually allow diverse thoughts and issues be presented on campus? What is the world coming to? [Notre Dame Mission Statement]


I think this student, in her Letter to the Editor, said it best:
 "I am so embarrassed. We are at an institution of higher learning. Those who are leaving here with a diploma are supposed to be cultivated individuals, having the ability to receive and reflect upon conflicting viewpoints, and furthermore, to be able to understand a wider picture, one that goes beyond the Notre Dame bubble, and beyond the teachings of one religion. Graduates from our fine school should be able to see more, not less." [The Observer

-- image (without text...obviously) from Notre Dame's website


Kaylen said...

lame! ridiculous humans, indeed - i really hate people sometimes.