John I. Jenkins.
In a letter to faculty, students and alumni, Holy Cross Fr. John I.
Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, announced the
formation of the Task Force on Supporting the Choice for Life to
recommend ways that the university can support the sanctity of life, and
he pledged to lead a Mass for life in Washington Jan. 22, to coincide
with the annual March for Life in Washington. Jenkins faced criticism
last spring from Catholic bishops and antiabortion activists after
inviting President Obama to deliver Notre Dame's commencement
address and receive an honorary degree.