The Archdiocese of Washington's newspaper stated: 'When the vision guiding university choices does not clearly reflect the light of the Gospel and authentic Catholic teaching, there are, of course, disappointing results.'
The bishop said those involved in Catholic education should be 'witnesses and not just teachers,' and he warned that Georgetown's actions are 'teaching the people by what we do the opposite of what we say.'
Since 1952, every U.S. president has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation calling on Americans to give thanks for their blessings and seek divine guidance for the future. May 3, 2012, is the 61st annual observance.
'Bishop Jenky properly drew attention to the impending dangers to religious and personal freedom,' said Notre Dame law professor emeritus Charles Rice. Meanwhile, other faculty protest the Peoria bishop's comments.