Thursday, April 9, 2009

Episcopi contra Notre Dame

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you the following:

April 3, 2009

The Reverend John Jenkins, C.S.C
President, University of Notre Dame
400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Reverend and dear Father Jenkins,

Permit me to add my name as well to the long list of Bishops of the Catholic Church who are utterly appalled at your dedication to immorality and wrong-doing represented by your support for the obscenity called “The Vagina Monologues” and your absolute indifference to the murderous abortion program and beliefs of this President of the United States. The fact that you have some sort of past connection with the State of Nebraska makes it all the more painful that the Catholic people here have to see your betrayal of the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.

I can assure you of my prayers for your conversion, and for the conversion of your formerly Catholic University. I am

Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus,

The Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz
Bishop of Lincoln

Many other bishops have chimed in, including the bishop of South Bend itself. Among them, according to the Cardinal Newman Society, is Bishop Doran of Rockford, Ill:

Bishop Doran wrote that Fr. Jenkins should rescind the invitation “and so avoid dishonoring the practicing Catholics of the United States, including those of this Diocese.” In a separate letter to The Cardinal Newman Society, the Bishop indicated that he has advised the people of the Rockford diocese how to make their own sentiments on the matter known to the authorities at Notre Dame. The bishop suggested that if Fr. Jenkins fails to rescind “this unfortunate decision” he should have the “decency” to change the university name to something like, “The Fighting Irish College” or “Northwestern Indiana Humanist University.”

Happy Triduum, everyone.


Michael said...

I briefly considered titling this post "Gnostic Bishops Enmired in Origenist Dialectic Emerge From Dens of Hermetic Science to Emanate Pure Awesomeness" but decided against it.

Lee Faber said...

According to a memo leaked yesterday from our Thomist president himself, everything is ok because the bishops just don't want a catholic politician being honored. But Barry-O isn't catholic.

Lee Faber said...

and shouldn't it be "nostram dominam"?

Michael said...

I don't know, Faber, they're not actually against Our Lady. And "Notre Dame" is French, and unlatin names are sometimes undeclined as well, so I decided to go with it.

Lee Faber said...

ah, but on official seals and documents they go by universitas nostrae dominae a lacu