Hattip to Rich Leonardi at Ten Reasons. According to a poll released Tuesday by Rasmussen Reports, Catholics oppose the awarding of an honorary degree to Obama by Notre Dame 60%-25%. 52% of all Americans agree that Notre Dame should not award an honorary degree to Obama.
By a 60% to 25% margin, U.S. Catholics say the university should not award an honorary degree to the president. Sixty-six percent (66%) of Evangelical Christians share that view along with 52% of other Protestants.
Of course numbers mean nothing in regard to a moral question. Honoring a pro-abort like Obama at Notre Dame would be wrong if 99.99% of all American Catholics were in favor of it. However, I think it is heartening to opponents to see that our efforts are beginning to gain traction. The bishops and cardinals who have spoken out deserve a great deal of credit. For too long the Church in America has been timidly quiet overall as the silent holocaust of abortion continues unabated. I think those days are coming to an end. 68 bishops and cardinals have thus far spoken out. The transition from the Church Mushy to the Church Militant continues.