h/t American Papist:
Statement by Father John Jenkins on the Laetare Medal
The following statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, is in response to the decision by Mary Ann Glendon to decline acceptance of the University’s Laetare Medal:
“We are, of course, disappointed that Professor Glendon has made this decision. It is our intention to award the Laetare Medal to another deserving recipient, and we will make that announcement as soon as possible.” (University of Notre Dame Office of News & Information)
The following statement was issued immediately thereafter by Desperate Irish Housewife:
"OK, OK. I'll take the medal. It must be worth something melted down. And since it looks like Father Jenkins has already done that..."