Bishop John D'Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend had not originally intended to be at Sunday's ND Response alternative graduation ceremony. After participating in the previous evening's prayer vigil and observing the pro-life Notre Dame students, however, the Bishop changed his mind.
According to a story in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel,
“It is certainly the place for the bishop to be here,” D'Arcy said to applause. “John D'Arcy's not important, but the office of bishop is very important and (the bishop) must always be like Pope John Paul II to stand up for life all the time, everywhere without exception.” (emphasis mine)
Not so here in DOR. Bishop Matthew Clark was once again conspicuously absent from last month's annual Good Friday Stations of the Cross in Reparation for Abortion. He had other plans.