A petition containing over 300,000 signatures has been delivered to Fr John Jenkins, President of Notre Dame University, protesting against an invitation to President Obama to speak there and receive an honorary degree.
The petition was sponsored by the Cardinal Newman Society. Patrick Reilly of CNS stated:
It is critical for all of us to pray that the Trustees and Fellows charged with safeguarding Notre Dame’s Catholic identity will heed the 50 bishops and hundreds of thousands of faithful Catholics urging Notre Dame to withdraw its invitation to President Obama.
Groups such as the erroneously-named 'Catholics' for a Free Choice who falsely claim to speak for lay Catholics, need to be aware of the grassroots support for the pro-life movement among Catholics and all people of good will.