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[New Orleans Archbishop] Hughes snubs Loyola, honorees
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | May 6, 2005 | Bruce Nolan

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: archbishophughes; catholicchurch; catholicschools; commencement; landrieu; louisiana; loyola; marylandrieu; neworleans; religion
And to think the Jesuit Order (which runs Loyola University in New Orleans) was established to uphold and defend Catholic doctrine in the wake of the Reformation. Another "Catholic" university fails to follow its mission.
1 posted on 05/06/2005 7:47:53 AM PDT by rrstar96
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To: rrstar96

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.


2 posted on 05/06/2005 7:56:19 AM PDT by 26lemoncharlie (Defend the US CONSTITUTION - Locked and Loaded)
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To: rrstar96

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.


3 posted on 05/06/2005 8:15:50 AM PDT by appleton14
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To: rrstar96; onyx

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.


4 posted on 05/06/2005 8:16:32 AM PDT by bourbon (quasi morientes et ecce vivimus!)
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To: rrstar96; onyx

Louisana = Louisiana.

oops.


5 posted on 05/06/2005 8:17:34 AM PDT by bourbon (quasi morientes et ecce vivimus!)
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To: 26lemoncharlie

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.


6 posted on 05/06/2005 8:19:26 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: rrstar96

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.


7 posted on 05/06/2005 8:29:47 AM PDT by conservative cat
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To: conservative cat

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"!


8 posted on 05/06/2005 8:48:13 AM PDT by Pelican 5 (Broken glass republican. Message to Michael Schiavo from God - "Thou shalt not kill!")
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To: All
Show your support:

Most Rev. Alfred C. Hughes, S.T.D.

Archbishop of New Orleans

mailto:abpno@archdiocese-no.org

9 posted on 05/06/2005 8:50:20 AM PDT by sageb1
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To: rrstar96

The Landrieu's helped spread Catholicism much the same way Tojo helped spread Shintoism.


10 posted on 05/06/2005 8:56:39 AM PDT by Bogey78O (*tagline removed per request*)
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To: rrstar96

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.


11 posted on 05/06/2005 8:58:41 AM PDT by Charles Martel
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To: Charles Martel

"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.


12 posted on 05/06/2005 9:06:42 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

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.


13 posted on 05/06/2005 10:14:11 AM PDT by lsucat
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To: lsucat

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.


14 posted on 05/06/2005 1:53:00 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: bourbon

"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.


15 posted on 05/06/2005 1:57:17 PM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96
Interestingly enough, Loyala University has this article about Archbishop Rummel posted on its website.

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? :-)

16 posted on 05/06/2005 2:42:23 PM PDT by bourbon (quasi morientes et ecce vivimus!)
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To: bourbon; rrstar96


God forgive me, but I have little in my heart except contempt, for Jesuit's.


17 posted on 05/06/2005 3:58:38 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: rrstar96
The rot at Loyola University in New Orleans goes back a long way, both in the embrace of trendy liberalism and in accommodating bad conduct from Catholic politicians.

Years ago, in the 1970's, when I went to Tulane University, I frequently attended Mass at Loyola. To my great aggravation, the homily was often based on some awful left-wing political idea -- at times even delivered by the Archbishop. Students whom I knew at Loyola saw little to object to in this, which us what they were getting in their classes on a daily basis.

In New Orleans political circles of that era, Mayor "Moon" Landrieu -- father of Mary Landrieu -- was known for three things: (1) girlfriends on the side; (2) being on the take; and (3), going to many different parishes with his wife and kids in tow and working the crowds at Mass like a campaign stop. I am sure that all this was well-known to the Catholic heirarchy.

The same process of decay evident in Boston -- laxity in adhering to Catholic doctrine and unstinting support for corrupt and morally deficient Catholic politicians -- was thus also the case in New Orleans. The Landrieu clan is New Orleans' equivalent to the Kennedys in Boston -- and that description is in no sense a compliment.
18 posted on 05/06/2005 7:54:07 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: bourbon

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.


19 posted on 05/09/2005 9:26:54 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: Rockingham

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.


20 posted on 05/09/2005 9:31:06 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96
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21 posted on 09/12/2005 10:52:51 PM PDT by Coleus ("Woe unto him that call evil good and good evil"-- Isaiah 5:20-21)
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To: onyx
God forgive me, but I have little in my heart except contempt, for Jesuits

Believe it or not I've actually met a few holy Jesuits. Of course they tend to be the older gentlemen. Fr. Dunn, Fr. Ryan and Fr. Kavanaugh are what the Jesuits used to be. God bless them.

22 posted on 09/12/2005 11:02:57 PM PDT by pbear8 (Brit, say that to Juan again.)
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