America’s former Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon to the Vatican has turned down an invitation to the Commencement at Notre Dame. In her letter to Notre Dame, she included these words:
“A commencement, however, is supposed to be a joyous day for the graduates and their families. It is not the right place, nor is a brief acceptance speech the right vehicle, for engagement with the very serious problems raised by Notre Dame’s decision—in disregard of the settled position of the U.S. bishops—to honor a prominent and uncompromising opponent of the Church’s position on issues involving fundamental principles of justice.”
See, http://www.creativeminorityreport.com/2009/04/wow-mary-ann-glendon-declines-nd-invite.html for the comment. (Underline added here).
The phrase, “fundamental principles of justice,” is powerful. There are those who support abortion either vocally or by silent consent. These include Catholics who claim to support and work for social justice. If these Catholics deny this fundamental injustice, then they have no credibility. None.