Notre Dame, Again

I find this to be not at all surprising, and also a means of explaining why the President of a Catholic University might feel so strongly about defending the decision to invite a commencement speaker so blatantly outspoken against some of the most fundamental beliefs of the Catholic Church.  The president of Notre Dame University, Fr. John Jenkins, sits on a board for an organization that actively promotes contraceptives as a solution to problems in Africa.  

It doesn’t appear that Jenkins is trying to hide this affiliation, I just find it interesting that it’s only now come to a wider public (and Catholic) awareness.  Further evidence of the dangerous assumption – even among the faithful – that we are free to pick and choose at our discretion which tenets of faith we feel are appropriate  or binding.  

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