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Notre Dame alumni launch effort against Obama appearance

Catholic World News - March 27, 2009

Project Sycamore, an organization of Notre Dame alumni that promotes Catholic identity at their alma mater, has launched a petition drive to oppose the university’s decision to award an honorary degree to President Barack Obama. “No matter any disclaimers by the University or what President Obama says, the ineradicable facts that will stamp this occasion are the University’s decision to inscribe in the University roll of honorees the name of the most pro-abortion President in the nation’s history and its choice of him as the person to speak to the 2009 graduates about the values they should hold dear,” the petition notes. “This compromising action gravely diminishes Notre Dame. It profoundly wounds its claim to be a Catholic institution. It strikes with incalculable cost at the pride of its graduates. We protest.”

Meanwhile another petition drive, launched by the Cardinal Newman Society to protest the Obama appearance, has now gathered nearly 200,000 signatures.

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