Notre Dame's Cold Slap of Progressive Reality

One of the more disheartening moments mere months after the 2009 inauguration was the invitation extended President Obama to address commencement, and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree, at Indiana's revered and once resolute Catholic stalwart, the University of Notre Dame.  In an address interrupted with shouts of "abortion is murder" and "Yes We Can," Obama sang the tune of progressive civility, assuring all in the abortion debate that he would honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause.  But that was then, and this is now.  Not that then showed any real promise to anyone versed in progressive speak. Following last week's attack on religious liberty, disguised as an accommodation, more than two dozen faculty members, including legal and ethics scholars, from Notre Dame and other colleges and universities, joined in a brilliant and stinging rebuke of Obama's contraceptive mandate and its supposed religious...(Read Full Post)