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By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine, May 24, 2019

No, this is not a press release. I’ll leave that to Notre Dame’s communications office. Rather, it’s a simple statement and assumption of the obvious. I wanted to be the first to hog the honor of announcing it.

President Donald Trump will be Notre Dame’s commencement speaker next year, a presidential campaign year no less.

No, I’m not privy to any discussions. I have no board or faculty affiliation with Notre Dame. I’m not an alum. I’ve spoken there only twice.

I am, however, a mere mortal who tries to operate according to logic. That being the case, I think we all can be certain that President Donald Trump will be the commencement speaker at the University of Notre Dame in 2020. How so?

As Notre Dame’s progressives asserted when the university took the shocking step of inviting Barack Obama to be its commencement speaker in 2009—a blatantly pro-abortion politician and president—this is simply what Notre Dame does: namely, invite the sitting president, as standard protocol, to be the commencement speaker. Even though Barack Obama pursued aggressive policies in flagrant contravention of longstanding Roman Catholic Church teaching—well, it was okay, since Notre Dame invites presidents regardless of ideology or party…..Read entire article…