Fr. John I. Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Dame, announced that he’s “disappointed” that former Vatican Ambassador Mary Ann Glendon has declined to provide cover for the University by standing on the dais with President Obama. He then announced that it’s his intention to award the Laetare Medal to another deserving recipient.
Just for reference, The Laetare Medal is annually awarded by the University of Notre Dame in recognition of outstanding service to the Roman Catholic church and society.
So I’m looking for a list of those who you think Fr. Jenkins will pick. (Not who he should pick)
OK. It’s up to you. I’m not a betting man but David Freddoso jokingly asked if it would be Joe Biden and I’m sure you guys have some suggestions as well.
I’m definitely thinking that no pro-life hero can possibly stand in now so I’m thinking Fr. Jenkins is going to be looking for a “social justice” hero.
I’ll get us started:
1) Nancy Pelosi
2) Doug Kmiec
3) Caroline Kennedy
Now, it’s up to you…
(Oh, and there’s no truth to the rumor that Fr. Richard McBrien sent over candy and forget-me-nots to Fr. Jenkins today just to wish him well in these trying times.)