I keep hearing that support for Obama is high among Catholics, but I wonder what kind of Catholics? Regular church goers, or your twice a year cafeteria variety? I don’t know, but the non supporters seem to be the most vocal and most persuasive.
To wit: Ave Maria commencement speaker, Dr. Thomas Hilgers, who used his address on Saturday to sharply criticize Notre Dame’s decision to host President Barack Obama as its own commencement speaker on May 17.
Commencement speaker Dr. Thomas Hilgers, an obstetrician from Omaha who Ave Maria President Nicholas Healy described as a pioneer in “gynecological practices that are line with the teachings of the Catholic Church,” used his address to blast Notre Dame University’s decision to host President Barack Obama as its own commencement speaker on May 17.
Calling Obama “viciously pro-abortion,” Hilgers railed against Obama’s policies while likening the president to his own commencement speaker in the 1960s – a young priest Hilgers said later turned out to be “a denier of the Resurrection, pro-homosexuality and pro-contraception.”
Obama has “made available embryonic stem cell research funds, and as an obstetrician, I am in the cross-hairs of Obama’s administration,” said Hilgers, who received an honorary degree from the university.
Addressing the students directly, Hilgers said: “You’re going to be in the group of people – praise the Lord – who will have the opportunity to be a part of the culture of life.”
Father John Corapi, the powerhouse priest seen on EWTN tells Notre Dame what’s what in no uncertain terms:
List of 70 Bishops who have responded to the Notre Dame Controversy, here.
What a bunch of fuddy duddies, huh?
Why can’t they be more like this “prominent Washington theologian”, and focus on more important things.
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