SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg is set to speak at the University of Notre Dame September 12 and 13. Father John Jenkins, president of the university, made the announcement August 30.
Many Catholics are worried that the September 12 address to the school will be an opportunity for Ginsburg to be lauded for her pro-abortion and pro-homosexual stances. Ginsburg is a longtime advocate of abortion rights and was instrumental in legalizing same-sex "marriage" in June 2015. The 83-year-old justice was once volunteer counsel for the leftwing American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), founding its Women Rights Project, prior to being nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton.
Church Militant reached out to the office of the president of Notre Dame for comment, but as of press time we've received no response aside from a boilerplate reply thanking us for our message.
In the past Fr. Jenkins has praised following individual conscience over Catholic teaching. And in May he honored pro-abort Catholic Vice President Joseph Biden with a Laetare Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the university. Father Jenkins said of Biden and the other recipient, former Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, "[Y]ou have given your lives to serve the common good in political leadership by your own best lights."