The University of Notre Dame in Indiana has done it again; that is, it has made a mockery of the Roman Catholic Christian ideals and doctrine that it -- as a Catholic institution of higher learning -- should be supporting unconditionally.
In 2009, the University of Notre Dame was sharply criticized for having President Barack Obama -- a strong supporter of abortion -- as the main speaker of its commencement exercises. This situation was so anti-Catholic that the religious head of the Indiana Catholic Diocese -- and several other prominent Catholics -- refused to attend the commencement ceremonies.
Now, pro-lifers and Catholic organizations are criticizing the University of Notre Dame for its indirect promotion of pro-abortion groups. The school has officially listed several "summer internship opportunities" for its students at several pro-abortion organizations, but at no pro-life organizations.
The fact is that the university -- and a Catholic one, no less -- should know better than to encourage its students to work for pro-abortion groups. In other words, it should not have listed any pro-abortion organizations for possible student employment.
Because the Catholic Church teaches that abortion is a serious sin -- it is the killing of an innocent life -- it is sacrilegious for the University of Notre Dame to encourage its students to work for pro-abortion organizations.
The University of Notre Dame, then, needs to change its priorities from supporting pro-abortion views and organizations to supporting Catholic Christian doctrine par excellence.
The time has now come for the University of Notre Dame's board of trustees to investigate the above mentioned -- and perhaps other -- sacrilegious occurrences that have taken place at the Catholic school in recent years, and to take whatever action it deems appropriate to end them.
Indeed, the board of trustees might find it necessary to replace the current president of the University of Notre Dame with a president who will better instill a Catholic Christian spiritual path for the university to follow, in place of the secular one that has been pervading and stigmatizing the university in recent years.