Skip to comments.[New Orleans Archbishop] Hughes snubs Loyola, honorees
Posted on 05/06/2005 7:47:52 AM PDT by rrstar96
Hughes snubs Loyola, honorees Archbishop will skip salute to Landrieus
Friday, May 06, 2005 By Bruce Nolan Staff writer
[New Orleans] Archbishop Alfred Hughes announced Thursday he will not attend commencement ceremonies at Loyola University next week because of the Catholic university's decision to award the Landrieu family an honorary degree in part for their exemplary public Catholicism. Two of Moon and Verna Landrieu's children, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, support abortion rights in their public lives, with reservations. While the Landrieus are "a remarkable family" with a "commendable record of public service and service to the church . . . not all members of the family have been faithful to the church's teaching regarding public policy," Hughes said in a statement Thursday.
(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...
The Hand of Pope Benedict XVI will now be felt through out the Whole of the Catholic Church. The road back to the Lord will be difficult and will test the hearts of the laity.
Bravo to Archbishop Hughes. I live in the Milwaukee area where we have Marquette University another Jesuit university of higher learning. Never, ever doubt for one minute that the Jesuits aren't the most liberal, left-leaning priests in the world and aqbsolutely enjoy the good life for themselves.
During the 1960s, the Archbishop of New Orleans (Archbishop Rummel?) courageously informed the citizens of Louisana that suppor for segregationist policies was immoral. His words had a powerful, chastening effect at the time. Let us hope that his successor's words and actions will have a similar effect on Catholic and non-Catholic pro-aborts in New Orleans.
Louisana = Louisiana.
This sort of thing is going to strengthen the hearts of a great many of the laity. Real leadership from Bishops with a spine and some fire in their bellies is a good thing.
This is great news!! I will never send my children to a Jesuit school of any kind. I would rather send them to a public school than one that fakes its faith.
I read the article in the Times Picayune and heard it on the news last night. I was very glad to see the Archbishop stand up for Catholic values - finally.
The comments in the paper were generally 50% for his decision and 50% against. Those against were the ones who felt that the Church was "out of step" and needed to become more enlightened.
I don't consider embracing those who support abortion as being enlightened and progressive, even more so if it is for political gain.
This from a Loyola University graduate, Class of 76. Paid my fees and got my "B's"!
Most Rev. Alfred C. Hughes, S.T.D.
Archbishop of New Orleans
The Landrieu's helped spread Catholicism much the same way Tojo helped spread Shintoism.
I wonder if (former) Archbishop Philip Hannan will comment on this at the Saturday evening vigil Mass. I drive out to Pius X at the lakefront just to hear him; even at 91 years of age, he's still a politically-incorrect firebrand! It's good to see his successor showing similar backbone.
"It's good to see his successor showing similar backbone."
I only wish that this backbone could be shown towards Lindy Boggs as well. It seems no one wants to touch her, having been U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and allegedly being a devout Catholic, but what about her lifelong loyalty to the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual "marriage" Democratic Party? There is something wrong there.
God bless Archbishop Hughes for standing up and saying no. I hope we continue to see some backbone from him and other bishops. It's long past time to get these "Catholic" universities in line.
With Pope Benedict XVI now "minding the store", bishops cannot afford to be spineless when it comes to standing up for the teachings of the Church.
"Let us hope that his successor's words and actions will have a similar effect on Catholic and non-Catholic pro-aborts in New Orleans."
Not to mention denouncing the excesses of Mardi Gras, the strip joints on Bourbon Street, and the annual Southern Decadence Festival during the Labor Day weekend. I believe Archbishop Hughes has already spoken out against the third.
BTW, I haven't heard of the SDF before. Without going into too deep detail, could you tell me a little bit about that?
Also, I wonder how Southern Decadence is different from Northern Decadence. Is So. Decadence hotter and more humid? Is it a more polite form of decadence? Any insights? :-)
God forgive me, but I have little in my heart except contempt, for Jesuit's.
Southern Decadence Festival is held in New Orleans' French Quarter every Labor Day weekend. It is frequented by male homosexuals from throughout the country and has been notorious for some public lewd conduct.
Therefore, all efforts (legal, ethical, and moral, of course) must be made to unseat Mary Landrieu from her U.S. Senate seat and to prevent brother Mitch from gaining higher office in the state.
As for the Jesuits, I thought they had a special fourth vow: obedience to the Pope. I believe they need to do extra work on this one.
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