More than 87,000 names have been added to an online petition launched by a conservative Catholic group calling for the University of Notre Dame to rescind its invitation to President Obama to speak at its May 17 commencement ceremony.
The petition calls it "an outrage and a scandal" and says the president's pro-choice views and support for embryonic stem cell research "directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage."
january 17, 1995 – december 21, 2000
During [George W.] Bush's six years as governor 150 men and two women were executed in Texas—a record unmatched by any other governor in modern American history.
april 16, 2001
President George W. Bush will be the principal speaker and the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Notre Dame's 156th Commencement exercises May 20 (Sunday).