Skip to comments.Cardinal Newman Society: Senator Clinton Not Welcome at Catholic College
Posted on 04/27/2005 10:37:33 AM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
MANASSAS, Va., April 26 /Christian Wire Service/ -- Sen. Hillary Clinton and others whose public positions run contrary to Catholic teaching have been invited to deliver commencement addresses and receive honorary degrees at Catholic colleges, despite the U.S. bishops' ban on such honors.
"We are blowing the whistle on any Catholic college that blatantly disrespects the bishops by defying their clear command and teaching," said Patrick J. Reilly, President of Cardinal Newman Society (CNS), a national organization dedicated to the renewal of Catholic identity at America's 220 Catholic colleges and universities. "After decades of scandal at secularizing colleges, last June the bishops drew a line in the sand. No college that deliberately crosses that line deserves the label Catholic' or the support of the faithfulmost especially monetary support."
Reilly will be a guest on FOX News' "The O'Reilly Factor" on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST to discuss Marymount Manhattan College's plan to honor Clinton on May 20.
Clinton is a strident advocate of legalized abortion, speaking at gatherings of abortion-rights advocates and voting against a ban on partial-birth abortion. She also has advocated expanding embryonic stem cell research and has declared contraception "basic health care for women." During a January 2005 speech to New York State "family planning providers," in which Clinton was widely reported as softening her stance on abortion, Clinton in fact began by confirming her commitment to "fight to defend" Roe v.. Wade, which she called "a landmark decision that struck a blow for freedom and equality for women." She has since snubbed pro-life groups that tried to meet with her.
Other commencement speakers protested by CNS:
* White House journalist Helen Thomas at Cabrini College, Pennsylvania. In her columns, Thomas has supported legalized abortion and advocated embryonic stem cell research.
* Former New York Times reporter Peter Steinfels and former Commonweal editor Margaret O'Brien Steinfels at Le Moyne College, New York. Both have been outspoken about their dissent from Church teaching on contraception and women's ordination.
* Theologian Sr. Margaret Farley at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. Farley is an outspoken dissenter from Catholic teaching on embryonic stem cell research, sexual activity and homosexual "marriage."
* Former Washington Gov. Gary Locke at Seattle University. The abortion-rights advocate opposed legislation to ban partial-birth abortion and notify parents when girls seek abortions.
If you're on defense you can't be on offense. WE are on offense. THEY are on defense. We are winning. They are losing. Stories like this clearly demonstrate this truth.
More calcium for the church's backbone! I would like to see more "visible" catholics do this.
"Clinton is a strident advocate of legalized abortion, speaking at gatherings of abortion-rights advocates and voting against a ban on partial-birth abortion. She also has advocated expanding embryonic stem cell research and has declared contraception 'basic health care for women.'"
File that away for later use, Freepers. We've GOT to make sure this hag never sets foot again in The White House. (I wish there were some way to ban her presence there forever, even as a tourist!)
Well, this is a good place for the new Pope to come down hard on. I know there are Catholic Universities that are "very" Catholic in their identity such as Steubenville. If Fordham, Georgetown, Loyola, Marquette and Notre Dame (among many) were even half as Catholic as Steubenville it would be ok. It makes you wonder why the Church is in the education business at the university if they're not using their institutions to strengthen those young Catholics in the faith.
OMG...Helen Thomas is Catholic???
Here's some more fighters we can back!!
I like this group!!
Maybe like john kerry is a RCINO.... Roman Catholic in name only; or like bill clinton is a Baptist in name only.
Yeah, she's Lebanese too. On behalf of my people, please accept my apology.
Marymount Manhattan College:
Catholic Student Alliance
Our aim is to create a safe, nurturing, and supportive atmosphere for students of the college to interact with others with strong faith. The Alliance welcomes students of all religious backgrounds (not merely Catholicism) to explore and strengthen their personal views through community service, field trips, events and discussions. These events held throughout the year assist in building bonds within a familiar community.
Advisor: Sister Virginia Dorgan mailto:email@example.com
What do you want to bet that they have a liberal Catholic as an advisor?
Amen to that!
OH.... maybe she is just a LINO. My friend George has not been able to stand that woman for over 40 years. Calls her Helen of FRAUD!!
I like this!
Thanks for alerting me.
A LINO! I love it! Yeah, it's not an ethnicity, it's an attitude!
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Hey, it's sort of like the effect of the Bush Doctrine on the growth of democracy in the Middle East!
Saw this in the NRO. It seems Benedict XVI is getting criticized for being Catholic.