Controversy at Notre Dame

USA Today: ten priests of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, the order which founded the University, sign a letter of protest: here

LifeSite News: Cardinal George, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, calls the Obama invitation an "extreme embarrassment." here

Notre Dame Student Newspaper, The Observer:
• "Jenkins: Obama 'honored' University by accepting" here

• "Student response upholds University character" here

• "Some applaud, others condemn Obama announcement" here

Notre Dame alumni withhold financial support: $8.2 million reported as of April 27, 2009: here

Mary Ann Glendon, former US ambassador to the Holy See, declines prestigious Laetare Medal from Notre Dame: here

4/6/2009 4:00:00 AM