Thursday, April 9, 2009

Letter to Rev. John Jenkins, President of University of Notre Dame


Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
President, Notre Dame University
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Dear Fr. Jenkins,

Faithful Catholics are outraged. You are well aware of the Holy Father's teaching. You are well aware of the directives of the US Catholic Bishops. You are giving a platform to a man who is the greatest threat to the innocent pre-born in the history of our country.

Christianity is about surrender, not prideful arrogance. We pray: "Thy Will be done", not "our will be done". We choose to surrender to the teaching of the Church, not because we are thoughtless automatons, but because we are thoughtful followers of Christ. The Holy Father, descended from Blessed Peter, is the Vicar of Christ on Earth. We are called to follow his teaching and that of the Universal Church, enlightened by two thousand years of Holy tradition and the Gospel of our Lord. You have clearly turned away from your responsibilities as a Christian, a Catholic and as a priest. You have pridefully placed your will above His.

I join with all people who truly value human life. These include other faithful Catholics, Christians of all denominations, faithful Jews, Muslims and those of many other religions in asking you to reverse course now. There is no shame in admitting a mistake, no loss of honor in surrendering to the Will of our Lord, Jesus Christ. There is great shame and dishonor in continuing along a course of prideful disobedience and allying yourself and the university of Our Lady with the culture of death.

God allowed you to reach a position authority. "Of whom much is given, much will be required". You are a "progressive" Catholic and therefore have likely done away with old concepts like the belief in salvation and judgement. If you proceed on this course you will no doubt believe in Hell once it becomes your forwarding address. Either act like a Catholic priest or stop pretending to be one.

Frank S. Rosenbloom, M.D.
President of Oregon Right to Life


  1. Frank, I think this is even more relevant now that Obama has bowed to the Saudi King! Good job!