Moving on: Notre Dame looking for Glendon replacement

The response from Fr. Jenkins:

“We are, of course, disappointed that Professor Glendon has made this decision. It is our intention to award the Laetare Medal to another deserving recipient, and we will make that announcement as soon as possible.”


HT: Amy Welborn

She also has a withering blast from Father Raymond DeSouza.


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Ed Gleason

posted April 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Glendon is the only Boston Catholic woman [out side of a rest home] who did not have an opinion about Card. Law’s cover-up!
Her ND snub is an example of the radical right doubling down.
Obama will call their bluff like any good Chicago Pol and nominate someone like Doug Kmiec as Vatican envoy.

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Ed Gleason

posted April 27, 2009 at 2:24 pm

How about Laetare medal for a devout Italian Catholic grandmother like speaker Nancy Pelosi .. highest ranking elected woman in US history..
or maybe the radical right would prefer an ex Speaker like Newbie Catholic Newt Gingrich soon as the ‘outraged’ bishops can expedite his two marriage annulments

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posted April 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm

How about George W. Bush, for a change?

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posted April 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Why did Fr. Jenkin’s choose Glendon to receive the Laetare Medal at this time? Given her right-wing credentials is was almost a no-brainer that she would refuse the honor.
I imagine that anyone who does accept will be proscribed. It will be like Fr. Jenkin’s will be tossing a hot potato into the next person’s lap.

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Jim McCrea

posted April 27, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Rants from guys like DeSouza are getting to be quite boring. Quite.
Would that they were as vocal about US bishops’ embarrassing silence about US government torture tactics. But, that isn’t abortion or ESCR, so …..

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Catholic Voter

posted April 27, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Ed G.,
Nancy Pelosi? You have to be joking, right? Please tell me you are joking? If there has ever been a more prominent recent C.I.N.O. in the U.S., that would be a headliner.
Folks, this is not about Obama–it’s not about academic freedom. This is about a Catholic university (or at least one for the moment) that wants to honor someone who openly and actively opposes core teachings of the church despite direct instructions by the Pope and bishops to the contrary. If ND wants to do this, that is fine, but they can’t claim their Catholic identity at the same time as the two are not compatible.

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Majority Catholic Voter

posted April 27, 2009 at 11:30 pm

How about John J. Sweeney?

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posted April 27, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Jenkins has only 20 days to find a replacement. Whoever the new winner of the medal is, he will become the Roland Burris of Catholicism.
Hey, that’s it, give the medal to Roland Burris!

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posted April 28, 2009 at 2:47 am

Excellent! The Catholic Roland Burris! I like it! As for Doug Kmiec as the envoy to the Vatican, I don’t think so. The envoy should be Catholic, not Episcopal.

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posted April 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

Abortion according to biblical text is murder, life begins at conception. There is no wiggle room at all when it comes to killing. Now there was a comparison made between murder and torture, the present administration can’t even decide on a definition for the word. I believe that there is no problem defining murder. I can’t help but think that if the person making such a sad comparison’s family were being held under duress with the threat of murder hanging heavily over them that they wouldn’t wish this government to do what ever they could to save and rescue them. By the same token if you were the unborn, heart beating, brain active, wouldn’t you want to be protected from being murdered?

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posted April 28, 2009 at 9:29 am

Why is Glendon at Harvard, home of embryonic stem cell research? No doubt she will want to get out of there soon.

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posted April 28, 2009 at 9:27 pm

Ummm…I’m free and available that day. :)

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