Sunday, May 17, 2009

Some reactions to Obama at Notre Dame


President Barack Obama arrives to deliver the commencement speech during the 2009 graduation ceremony at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Sunday, May 17, 2009. Left is Notre Dame President the Rev. John Jenkins. (AP/Daylife)

US President Barack Obama walks to the stage May 17, 2009 to attend the commencement ceremony in the Joyce Center of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. Obama waded into an impassioned outcry from anti-abortion campaigners as he prepared to speak Sunday at one of America's most prestigious Catholic universities. Obama was to deliver the commencement address for graduating students and receive a honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame, pitting him headlong into the nation's culture wars on an issue that he has tried hard to finesse. (Getty/Daylife)

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) steps on stage as he arrives at the University of Notre Dame with University President Rev John Jenkins during commencement ceremonies in South Bend, Indiana, May 17, 2009. (Reuters/Daylife)

SOUTH BEND, IN - MAY 17: U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the crowd before addressing the Notre Dame University graduating class of 2009 during the 164th commencement ceremonies on the campus of Notre Dame University on May 17, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. Obama received an honorary law degree from the university during the commencement. (Getty/Daylife)

U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured at the University of Notre Dame with University President Rev John Jenkins (L) during commencement ceremonies in in South Bend, Indiana May 17, 2009. (Reuters/Daylife)

President Barack Obama receives an honorary degree during commencement exercises at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Sunday, May 17, 2009. At right is board of trustees chairman Dick Notebaert. (AP/Daylife)

Did he have to use a mirror to practice looking "regal"?

President Barack Obama is hooded as he receives an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Laws during commencement ceremonies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. , campus Sunday, May 17, 2009. (AP/Daylife)

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) receives an honorary degree during commencement ceremonies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, May 17, 2009. (Reuters/Daylife)

US President Barack Obama poses with Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins (L) after receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree May 17, 2009 during the commencement ceremony in the Joyce Center of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. Obama waded into an impassioned outcry from anti-abortion campaigners as he prepared to speak Sunday at one of America's most prestigious Catholic universities. Obama was to deliver the commencement address for graduating students and receive a honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame, pitting him headlong into the nation's culture wars on an issue that he has tried hard to finesse. (Getty/Daylife)

US President Barack Obama speaks May 17, 2009 during the commencement ceremony in the Joyce Center of Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana. Obama waded into an impassioned outcry from anti-abortion campaigners as he prepared to speak Sunday at one of America's most prestigious Catholic universities. Obama was to deliver the commencement address for graduating students and receive a honorary degree at the University of Notre Dame, pitting him headlong into the nation's culture wars on an issue that he has tried hard to finesse. (Getty/Daylife)

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses commencement ceremonies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, May 17, 2009. (Reuters/Daylife)

U.S. President Barack Obama acknowleges applause after his remarks during commencement ceremonies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, May 17, 2009, alongside University President Rev John Jenkins (L) and Richard Notebaert, Chair of the Board of Trustees. (Reuters/Daylife)

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with judge John Noonan, alongside University President Rev. John Jenkins (L) and Richard Notebaert, Chair of the Board of Trustees (C), after giving a commencement address at the University in Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, May 17, 2009. (Reuters/Daylife)

U.S. President Barack Obama receives a photograph featuring an image of civil rights leader Martin Luther King as a gift from the University of Notre Dame during commencement ceremonies in South Bend, Indiana, May 17, 2009. The University President Rev John Jenkins (R) presented Obama with the gift. (Reuters/Daylife)


President Barack Obama holds his hand outstretched during a blessing for graduates during commencement exercises at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Sunday, May 17, 2009. Center is board of trustees chairman Dick Notebaert. (AP/Daylife)
A student (R) displays her mortarboard with a symbol for an aborted fetus, next to a fellow student displaying a symbol from the Obama for President campaign, prior to the commencement address by U.S. President Barack Obama at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana May 17, 2009. (Reuters/Daylife)

A student wears a mortarboard with a symbol for an aborted fetus, as she expresses her opposition prior to the commencement address by U.S. President Barack Obama at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana May 17, 2009. (Reuters/Daylife)


SOUTH BEND, IN - MAY 17: Notre Dame University graduate Amy Kleczynski holds her mortar board with a pro-life symbol attached to the top during a pro-life gathering on the campus of Notre Dame University May 17, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. Kleczynski and many other students chose to skip the University's commencement because of the schools' decision to have President Barack Obama, who supports abortion rights, deliver the commencement address today while also awarding him an honorary degree. (Getty/Daylife)


SOUTH BEND, IN - MAY 17: Notre Dame University students hold an alternative commencement ceremony to protest the visit by President Barack Obama at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on the campus of Notre Dame University May 17, 2009 in South Bend, Indiana. Activists from around the country have gathered in South Bend to protest the university's decision to invite President Barack Obama, who supports abortion rights, to deliver the commencement address today and to award him an honorary degree. (Getty/Daylife)

Abomination!
and
Betrayal!

From the South Bend Tribune:

McCorvey among those arrested at Notre Dame today
SOUTH BEND — Norma McCorvey, a primary figure in the controversial court case Roe v. Wade, and at least 27 others have been arrested today on... 12:33p.m.

Obama to Notre Dame graduates: ‘Hold firm to your faith’
SOUTH BEND — President Barack Obama addressed the issue of abortion during his commencement address at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday. 4:35p.m.

Protesting Notre Dame grads receive diplomas in Grotto
SOUTH BEND — About two dozen University of Notre Dame graduates accepted their degrees in an alternative commencement ceremony at the Grotto to... 4:28p.m.

Scott Richert, President Obama at Notre Dame: Substituting "Fair-Mindedness" for Truth and Redefining Faith: President Obama at Notre Dame
Amy Welborn, Liveblogging/Realtime reporting at Notre Dame, Obama's speech, Obama at Notre Dame
Rod Dreher, Obama defends abortion view at Notre Dame
The American Papist: Blogging before/during Commencement

To be updated.

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