Bishop to Skip Notre Dame Graduation

It hasn’t happened in a long time, but John D'Arcy the Catholic Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana will not be attending Notre Dame’s graduation ceremony.In a statement released yesterday on the diocese's web site Bishop D'Arcy stated that he would not attend the commencement. President Obama is being given an honorary degree at this year’s graduation ceremonies.A report on Zenit describes D’Arcy’s reasoning:"President Obama," he [D'Arcy] said, "has recently reaffirmed, and has now placed in public policy, his long-stated unwillingness to hold human life as sacred. While claiming to separate politics from science, he has in fact separated science from ethics and has brought the American government, for the first time in history, into supporting direct destruction of innocent human life."

Bishop D'Arcy noted that he made his decision "after much prayer," and that he wishes "no disrespect to our...(Read Full Post)