by Kevin “Coach” Collins
I take no joy in being able to say “I told you so”, to Father John Jenkins the president of Notre Dame University. Father Jenkins was an original cheerleader for Barack Obama virtually from the first day of his first term. Notre Dame, its faculty and student body were absolutely beguiled by Obama. Jenkins invited him to speak at the university’s 2009 commencement ceremonies. At the time Father Jenkins and his faculty hid behind the fact that they a tradition of inviting a newly elected president to be its graduation day speaker, but that just didn’t wash. Tradition aside Jenkins gave Obama an honorary Law degree something that was well beyond what was necessary. The fact that Obama’s lust for the blood of innocent babies through his love of abortion, meant nothing to Norte Dame then. The fact that Barack Obama sponsored a bill to murder innocent miracle abortion survivors meant nothing to Norte Dame then. The fact that 89 men and women including 3 Catholic priests were praying the Rosary – a prayer begging the intercession of Our Lady for whom the school is named did, however, mean something. Jenkins had these good people arrested and refused to drop the charges over the next two and a half years.
Now the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago has refused to issue even a temporary injunction that would keep Notre Dame from having to provide abortion and contraception coverage in its employee healthcare packages.
Not surprisingly Father Jenkins has announced Notre Dame will meekly comply with its earthly king’s edict to cast aside Catholic doctrine because he says so. There is, of course, some mumbo jumbo language that liberal CINOs (Catholics In Name Only) will use to make believe they are not doing what they obviously are doing; after all 55% of Notre Dame’s faculty are not Catholics.
Let’s hope this sobers up some of the CINO community in South Bend; but that’s going to be a stretch.
This bring to mind the comparison of Boston and New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parades.
The reason why the St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee in Boston was forced to include Gay marchers, who appear under banners identifying them as such, is that the committee could no longer make the case that the parade is a religious festival.
New York City’s parade, to its credit , still holds the line on this issue because it has always stood for Catholic values.
Clearly Notre Dame is no longer viewed as a Catholic institution by the Federal Courts. Another formerly Catholic school is unmasked.