I’m trying so hard to root for the Irish but they keep doing stuff like this:
The Cardinal Newman Society last week reported the stunning news that the Chicago businesswoman just elected to the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, Roxanne M. Martino, has in recent years contributed sizable sums to pro-abortion groups.
The largest contributions, totaling $16,150.00 between 2005 and 2008, went to Emily’s List. There is no ambiguity about the purpose of that organization. It declares: “The mission is simple, really: Emily’s List is dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to office.”
This discouraging news via the Sycamore Trust, alumni of Notre Dame who are attempting to protect ND’s Catholic identity. This news must have been a punch in the gut to them. They write:
For the University to make this startling and deeply disappointing appointment in the wake of the torrent of criticism triggered by the honoring of President Obama displays an indifference to life issues that nullifies its efforts to shore up its pro-life credentials.
No kidding. Please consider emailing the President of Notre Dame, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask him why Mrs. Martino hasn’t already been excused from the board.