It's bad enough the University of Notre Dame invited President Obama to give it's commencement address, but further insulting committed Roman Catholics is the decision to grant Obama an honorary law degree.
So, right next to Obama's framed letters of thanks from Planned Parenthood will hang a degree from the premier Catholic university in the United States. Truly a shame and possibly a curse for that institution.
I think it's fine to invite President Obama to visit Notre Dame, possibly even address students in an academic setting lecturing on some particular area of expertise in the context of an appropriate class or study. One of Obama's "townhall meetings" on the Notre Dame campus could certainly be a valuable part of University life where an exchange of ideas and honest debate would occur. Obama visiting and participating in some part of the Notre Dame academic process shouldn't be objectionable.
What is objectionable is inviting a radically pro-abortion politician to come and address the graduating seniors of an institution sponsored by a church that makes such a clear stand against the abortion holocaust. More objectionable still is granting an honorary law degree from Notre Dame to a man who thinks Roe v. Wade is a good and just law. Commencement addresses are not part of the academic process. They are a final statement on behalf of the institution granting a degree to the graduating seniors who will go forth and at some level represent that institution.
I was holding out hope that a higher authority in the Catholic church would stop this mockery, but alas, it seems no such action will come from Christ's "vicar". I am sure the Apostle Peter would not let this happen.