Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; and I ordained you a prophet to the nations." --- Jeremiah 1:4,5
It rarely happens, but once in a great while it does. It just happened in regard to the furor created by President John Jenkins of the University of Notre Dame when he invited President B. Hussein Obama to give the commencement address to the 2009 graduating class. For an added slap in the face at the Roman Catholic university, a militant pro-abortion president will not only address the graduates but will also be awarded an honorary degree!
However, things will not go as originally planned in the Notre Dame graduation event. Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard law professor, and former ambassador to the Vatican has indicated that she will not speak on that date nor share the platform with a pro-abortion president.
Ms. Glendon is a respected pro-life advocate and the university had hoped to reduce the flak it has received because of having our pro-abortion president on campus by awarding Glendon the Laetare Medal. This award is given annually in recognition of outstanding service to the Roman Catholic Church and society.
Glendon sent a letter to Jenkins in which she indicated she would not be participating nor accept the award and further, that the decision to have President Obama give the commencement address and honor him with a degee was in disregard of the U. S. bishops’ request in an earlier document that Catholic educational institutions should not give platforms to those who support and advocate abortion!
The honor and special recognition on the day of the Notre Dame graduation should be reserved for only one person. That person is Mary Ann Glendon, though she will not be present. Among other things, she has clearly sent a signal that she will not bow down to a president who has launched the most pro-death administration in the history of the United States of America!
Just maybe her act of standing for what is right and holy will be the means God can use to cause a blinded university president by the name of John Jenkins to lose many, many nights of sleep – at least until he does some repenting and makes a public statement that he made a very serious and damaging mistake in having President Obama deliver a commencement address to graduating students from an institution that teaches all human life is sacred and the Creator of the universe has a plan for each conceived human life!
Kudos to Mary Ann Glendon in standing for her convictions regarding respect for human life -- may her tribe increase in great numbers every day!
And a PS on this - mention was made about John Jenkins losing many nights of sleep over this -- let's pray that Barack Obama will also lose many nights of sleep until he repents of his sanction and approval of the destruction of thousands of unborn children every week of the year and rids his administration of those who support the slaughter of the innocents just as a health-conscious citizen would rid his/her home of filthy disease laden vermin!
Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another, besides his sin with which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD. --- 2 Kings 21:16