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Bishop D’Arcy issues statement against Notre Dame protests

Catholic World News - April 14, 2009

Bishop John D’Arcy of Fort Wayne - South Bend-- in whose diocese the University of Notre Dame is located-- has issued a statement urging Catholics not to attend graduation protests against President Barack Obama. “I urge all Catholics and others of good will to stay away from unseemly and unhelpful demonstrations against our nation’s President or Notre Dame or Father John I. Jenkins, CSC,” Bishop D’Arcy writes. “The Notre Dame community is well-equipped to supervise and support discussions and prayer within their own campus … Let us all work towards a peaceful graduation experience for the Class of 2009 at our beloved Notre Dame.”

Bishop D’Arcy has criticized the university’s decision to award the president an honorary degeree and is boycotting the commencement ceremony.

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