17 May 2009

Should Obama be honoured by Notre Dame?

I have been watching the blogs in regard to the awarding of an honorary doctorate to President Obama with much interest. Finally, we have the speech and, sadly, the honour has been made. Jane Teresa gives an excellent riposte to his statement that no one religion can solve all problems. I urge you to spend a few minutes and read the blog: My Heart Was Restless.

In his speech, President Obama quotes Cardinal Bernardin: "You can't really get on with preaching the Gospel until you've touched minds and hearts." This is very true and the President is quite right to remind us that until we find what we have in common it is hard to move forward. This can never mean a slow slide into relativism, though. There is only one truth and that truth is the Gospel. There is a way forward, but it does not begin with honouring an administration that supports abortion, surely.

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