Roxanne Martino has resigned from the University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees, effective immediately, in the wake of reports criticizing donations she has made to organizations that characterize themselves as pro-choice.
“In the best interests of the University, I regretfully have decided to step down from the Notre Dame Board of Trustees,” Martino said. “I dearly love my alma mater and remain fully committed to all aspects of Catholic teaching and to the mission of Notre Dame. I had looked forward to contributing in this new role, but the current controversy just doesn’t allow me to be effective. [Source]
Yes “the current controversy”, somehow giving a lot of money to a virulently pro-abortion group and saying your pro-life does not always work out so well. Glad that she did the right thing though. So maybe next time Notre Dame just might want to check out who they appoint since it takes only five minutes of effort on the internet to find out about such donations.
Well maybe next time they’ll check backgrounds? What makes you think they didn’t? I still hope they lose all their football games this year.
Sid, you’re hope may well come true, but that’s another scandal. David Hartline wrote a book called “The Tide is Turning Toward Catholicism” which directly linked ND’s 2005 football success to a great new wave of Catholic vitality. Looking at what’s gone on at ND since then both on and off the field… oh, my.