The most memorable thing about the Making Men Moral conference celebrating the work of Robert P. George of Princeton at Union University was George's own prophetic warning to the assembled not to lust for the praise of the ambient culture.
Mary Ann Glendon wasn't there, but she shares the spirit of Christian witness with her colleague and has given her conviction concrete form. Though she was invited to be honored at the same Notre Dame graduation ceremony as Barack Obama, she has turned her back on Notre Dame because of the cognitive dissonance of a Catholic university honoring an advocate of abortion laissez faire. (The highlighted link goes to her letter to ND President Father Jenkins.)
As you will see from the letter, she particularly objected to the use of her name in press releases as balance to President Obama's point of view. I was talking with a Catholic professor on Friday who suggested the idea of balance on this issue is ridiculous. Would you get an anti-theft speaker to balance a pro-theft one? Professor Glendon refuses to be used in this way.
It cannot be an easy thing to be a Catholic rejecting the embrace of one of the great Catholic institutions of higher learning in the world, but Glendon has done it. Bravo.