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Bill Dempsey: "The issue here, of course, is one of scandal."
Bill Dempsey, chairman of Sycamore Trust, is rallying University of Notre Dame alumni to oppose inviting unelected Joe Biden to be this year's commencement speaker.
Dempsey: "It's an action by the country's most prominent Catholic university in honoring the most, I think, the most formidable adversary that the Church has at the present time on issues of abortion and of marriage and of sex and of gender."
Sycamore Trust sprung into action when Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins revealed in an interview with Crux magazine that the university is considering inviting fake Catholic Biden.
Dempsey: "The question is whether Notre Dame should honor somebody with ... Biden's record of being very much pro-abortion and anti-religious liberty."
In May 2009, despite Barack Obama's radical pro-abortion stance, Notre Dame invited him to give the commencement address and presented him with the customary honorary doctorate.
Dempsey: "At that time there were 83 cardinals, archbishops and bishops — including Notre Dame's bishop John D'Arcy — who weighed in against Notre Dame on that occasion. When has that ever happened before at a Catholic university?"
The Trust's mission is "to provide a source of information, a means of communication and a collective voice to Notre Dame alumni and others in the Notre Dame family who are concerned about preserving the Catholic identity of the university."
The organization drafted an open letter to Fr. Jenkins urging him not to "make a bad situation worse."
Notre Dame alumni and concerned Catholics are urged to sign the open letter which can be found on Sycamore Trust's website.
So far, more than 3,000 people have signed the letter.