Sunday, March 29, 2009

Notre Dame and Alumni Donations

There has been a lot said over the past week about President Obama's acceptance of Notre Dame's invitation to speak at graduation and accept an honorary doctorate. Therefore, I won't bore you with my own rantings. I will however offer some suggestions on how to spend your money in light of the controversy.

A good number of alumni and others have publicly stated that they will withhold future donations to Notre Dame University in protest. May I suggest that you give that money to another Catholic university or college?

Of course, my favorite is Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH. Having seen firsthand the Catholic culture that permeates the FUS campus, I'd love to see Franciscan flooded with donations earmarked for tuition reduction and scholarships so that other families can send their children there. I am happy to say that my son is getting a rock solid education, has access to sports, and most importantly has his soul well cared for at Franciscan. You can donate online or mail donations to: 1235 University Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952

Even if you don't give to Notre Dame, go ahead and send Steubie a check. Send a message to Notre Dame by flooding faithful universities with your donations. It'll speak volumes. Trust me.

Here are a few other Catholic universities worth your dollar:

And feel free to suggest other Catholic institutions of higher learning in the comments that I've missed.

Also, even more important, pray. Pray for the conversion of Barack Obama. Pray that our president will come to recognize the sanctity of Life from conception to natural death. And pray for Fr. Jenkins and Notre Dame University.


Paul said...

Give it to Southern Catholic College, Georgia's first and only Catholic college, faithful to the Magisterium and full of wonderful students who love Jesus, the Church, and a world in need!

Anonymous said...

i stoppped giving to any catholic institution when i learned the bishops were funding ACORN. I want the church to know our donations will now go to pro-life politicians

Maureen said...

Actually, ACORN was defunded last November. And FUS has nothing to do with ACORN.

The universities I've listed here are rock solid in teaching the Catholic faith. Better, in my opinion, to give them the tools they need to graduate future pro-life politicians, activists, teachers, nurses, etc.

I too give my money to truly pro-life politicians but also to organizations like FUS that are addressing the issue at it's core -- changing the culture from the bottom up. we need both.

Anonymous said...

I'm a reporter trying to find some people/organizations witholding their donations to ND because of Obama invitation. Can you point me in the right direction?

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to find the names of the large donors to ND so I could write to them and boycott them if they support the invitation.

Any idea where that info may be?