Catholics Rip Obama And Notre Dame University

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.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit for the Ave Maria story, and Bruce at Curmudgeon’s Corner for the Father Corapi video.

Previous Posts On The Notre Dame Scandal:

Notre Dame Scandal Heating Up

Pro Life March Set For Notre Dame

Pro-Obama “We Support Notre Dame” Website Is Launched

Bishop of Phoenix sends Letter Of Rebuke to Notre Dame President

Notre Dame “Stop The Scandal” Petition Update

Stop The Scandal: Obama Invited To Notre Dame Commencement

More Details On The Chrysler Threats


Photoshop courtesy of  Darlene’s Place

Saw this at Atlas Shrugs, this morning:

The corrupt media lies by omission while propagandizing the ‘public enlightenment’. Goebbels redux. Obama and his goons are perfecting the “Big Lie” technique of propaganda — the principle that a lie, if audacious enough and repeated enough times, will be believed by the masses.

And here is a serious charge made by the financial blog,  FINEM RESPICE, which the MSM is studiously ignoring:

This (as yet unproven) yarn goes exactly like this:

Confronting the head of a non-TARP fund holding Chrysler debt and unwilling to release it for any sum less than that to which it was legally entitled without compelling cause, this country’s “Car Czar” berated the manager of said fund with an outburst of prose substantially resembling this:

Who the f*** do you think you’re dealing with? We’ll have the IRS audit your fund. Every one of your employees. Your investors. Then we will have the Securities and Exchange Commission rip through your books looking for anything and everything and nothing we find to destroy you with.1

Several commentators, including the likes of DealBook erroneously assumed that the confrontation I referred to was merely a second description of the now famous “never happened, seriously” dispute between Steven Rattner and Perella Weinberg.

It was not.

What I failed to make clear was that, unlike the supposed experience of Tom Lauria’s client, the tale of woe that has been passed to me does not have as its agent of malice the White House Press Corps, which, while certainly annoying, lacks a certain killer instinct and terror inducing reputation. Instead, the creditors to which I refer were purportedly threatened with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Internal Revenue Service. Moreover, the fund whose tale I am privy to is allegedly not the only entity that was subject to such inducements. There are, according to my source, two others.

Of course, in the present climate it would take a rather courageous witness to come forward and confirm these allegations. Let’s hope that comes to pass.

No, scratch that. Let’s hope that the entire thing turns out to be a fabrication. While I doubt this, it would be much easier to sleep if it were.

This is much worse than just siccing the lapdog media on these firms…

The Business Insider asked the White House to respond to some of the the threat stories:

and after three days it has become apparent that they have no plans to respond. The White House has denied earlier charges that it threatened to use the White House press corps to ruin the reputation of a firm that was opposing its Chrysler plans.

By refusing to comment on our subsequent story about additional threats, the White House appears to be backing away from its earlier denial. If the threats weren’t made, why not just repeat the earlier denial? That would be easy enough.

So there you go. A few business rags and blogs are on this, but the MSM are AWOL, as usual, and we are instead treated to stories about  where the Obamas go out for lunch.

Hat tip: Eternity Road

Related rant by BlackIsWhite Imperial Consigliere at Taxes, Stupidity, and Death.