Notre Dame Breaks Commencement Tradition Used to Justify Obama Honors in 2009

Posted March 10, 2017 2:37 pm by Mallory Nygard

The University of Notre Dame’s apparent decision to break its tradition of honoring the sitting U.S. president as the university’s commencement speaker is good news if the amoral policy has been “abandoned forever,” but it raises new concerns about Notre Dame’s reasons for honoring pro-abortion President Obama in 2009, said The Cardinal Newman Society’s president in an interview this week.
The former governor of Indiana will receive an honorary degree and address the Class of 2017 instead of the expected invitee, President Donald Trump, whose policies especially on immigration are controversial within the university.
Notre Dame’s longstanding tradition of inviting U.S. presidents

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