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10 Holy Cross Priests Voice Objection to Notre Dame for Obama Invitation

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    Ten priests from the order that founded the University of Notre Dame say the school risks its "true soul" and could distance itself from the Roman Catholic church by inviting President Barack Obama to campus next month.

    The members of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, which helps run the university, asked the Rev. John Jenkins, the Holy Cross priest who is Notre Dame's president, and the university's board of fellows to reconsider the invitation to Obama because he supports abortion rights.

    "Failure to do so will damage the integrity of the institution," said the letter published Wednesday in Notre Dame Observer.

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