Skip to comments.Notre Dame Invites President Obama Again
Posted on 09/25/2012 11:28:10 AM PDT by marshmallow
Despite Catholic outrage over the University of Notre Dames 2009 invitation to President Barack Obama to address its graduates, the University has again invited the President to speak on campus as a candidate for reelection.
From the Notre Dame news release:
The University of Notre Dames president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., and student body president Brett Rocheleau have joined in inviting both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Gov. Mitt Romney to speak at the University during the fall election campaign.
Continuing a long-standing tradition, Father Jenkins and Rocheleau addressed letters to each of the presidential aspirants, offering Notre Dame as a forum for serious political discussion on important issues facing the nation. The intent of the invitations, which include the candidates running mates, is to provide the campus community a firsthand impression of the contenders and their messages.
The tradition of election-year invitations to presidential and vice presidential candidates was established 60 years ago by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., in his first year as Notre Dames president. That year, both Dwight Eisenhower and his Democratic opponent, Adlai Stevenson, spoke at the University.
Other candidates who have accepted the invitation through the years include Richard Nixon, Henry Cabot Lodge, Warren Miller (a Notre Dame alumnus), Edmund Muskie, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Joe Lieberman.
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Translation: Just in case you've jumped to the conclusion that Obama is an anti-life dictator who's persecuting the Catholic Church, come check him out in person. Don't be too hasty and rush to judgment.....hear what he has to say....get a feel for the man.....and his humanity...
Romney should send Paul Ryan.
talk about sending mixed messages to the people and the Catholics out there.
This sentiment, embodied in the Declaration of Independence and protected by the Constitution, according to Jefferson, reflected the "American mind" of 1776. It is time to "rediscover" the idea's significance as it relates to liberty for all.
Put the podium in front of the touchdown Jesus mural.
Are they going to cover up the religious statues again? I hope they have them in plain view.
I wish they would offer Notre Dame as a forum for orthodox theological discussion
Is this saying that they have invited both candidates?
Finally got the page to load, answered my own question. I would love it if they were on stage together.