The University of Notre Dame’s 2009 commencement speaker: President Barack Obama, one of the most powerful proponents of abortion in the history of the American Republic.

The recipient of Christendom College’s Pro Deo et Patria Medal for Distinguished Service to God and Country, to be awarded at Christendom’s 2009 commencement: Priests for Life founder Father Frank Pavone, one of the most dedicated defenders of unborn human life in the history of the American Republic.

It’s quite a contrast, isn’t it?

And it’s the sort of stark contrast that will remain burned into the memory of Catholic parents of prospective college students, as those parents consider which Catholic universities can be relied upon to provide a suitable environment for the higher education of the children who have been entrusted to their care by God.