01 April 2009

A Changed Request

I changed my mind about the last post. No, this is not an April's Fool joke. After reading about and listening to Professor Glendon (below), I think it a better idea if she accepts the award from Notre Dame. She deserves any award she is given by anyone or institution with any morals (even Notre Dame at this juncture). See some of her talks on Youtube below.

Also, the letter I sent bounced back. Evidently, the email address I used is no longer active.

I am going to send the following letter to her Harvard email (glendon aatt law dott harvard dott edu).

Professor Glendon:

Hello. I am [Gutterball Master] of Baltimore, Maryland.

Congratulations on your upcoming reception of the Laetare Award from the University of Notre Dame. Your service to the Church in the United States and exceptionally thoughtful and thoroughly researched books and articles makes you an excellent choice for this award.

With this honor, you have the privilege to address the student body of Notre Dame, who will be the future leaders of the world, with an inspirational word.

As a fellow Catholic who tries wholeheartedly to be faithful to the teachings of the Church, may I implore you to address the fact that the most pro-abortion American President will be speaking at the same podium as yourself? As you have written, power and great opportunities invite profound responsibility. Please breach the wall of status quo (see Dr. King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail) and address the President’s policies and his interpretation of the law (that is contrary to Catholic teaching) that sledgehammer away at the roots of our great republic. (I am sure that you know his policies intimately.) This would send a clear message that the University is dismissing its Catholic mission by inviting and awarding an honorary law doctorate to President Obama for his current policies and his former Illinois and United States Senate voting records and bill co-sponsorships.

Christ is my hope and life, but I pray that the Most Holy Trinity may grant you wisdom in how to address this acute scandal at Notre Dame.

In this time of Lent, I pray that you continue to have many prayers answered and that we may one day meet when our Lord calls us at the last trumpet.

May God bless you and yours,
Baltimore, MD

May God have mercy on us all.

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