Skip to comments.Pro-Abortion Journalist Chris Matthews To Speak At St. Joseph's
Posted on 04/03/2009 1:19:05 PM PDT by grace522
Pro-Abortion Journalist Chris Matthews To Speak At St. Joseph's
School Chooses Chris Matthews To Give Commencement Address By Chris Freind, The Bulletin Friday, April 03, 2009 Ignoring the controversy surrounding Notre Dames honoring of pro-abortion Barack Obama as its commencement speaker, Saint Josephs University has followed suit. It will grant an honorary degree to broadcast journalist Chris Matthews at the universitys 2009 commencement ceremonies.
Despite Mr. Matthews Catholic education, having graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, he is widely regarded as a strong supporter of abortion rights, and was unabashed in his admiration of Mr. Obamas positions.
Support for abortion is antithetical to the Churchs teachings.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops opposes the practice of hosting speakers who are outspoken against Catholic doctrine.
The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles, said the bishops conference in a statement. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.
Calls to Saint Josephs President Fr. Timothy Lannon went unreturned.
Chris Freind Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
This kind of repeated BS by 2 leading Catholic Universities needs to be dealt with in a broad fashion that gets some real notice. STOP THE DONATIONS!! Notre Dame AND St. Joseph’s will back off when the money stops.
One word, one question....WHY ?
Hmmm, is he going there to speak in favor of abortion? I doubt it.
Be sure to thank him for his efforts and let Fr. Lannon know of your disgust -- which is precisely what I intend to do.
Why not give an Honorary to degree to someone who is HONORABLE??? Spittin Chrissy is a JOKE as a journalist....a pathetic joke who gets a THRILL up his leg over the Obamas!
Probably not, but you can be sure he will be spewing all manner of left wing nonsense and idealogy that is an insult to the Catholic faith. Most likely he’ll get a standing ovation. One of the many reasons I left the Cathoilic Church after 35 years and 16 years of Catholic schooling. I didn’t find Christ there.
I don’t give a rat’s rear end if he is there to speak about abortion. Catholic institutions, or any other religious instituion, should not be honoring pro abortionist like Chris Matthew period.
Already called! St Joseph’s general University Operator: 610-660-1000 Dial 0 - Ask for Fr lannon’s office.
Chris Matthews is a journalist ?
Why leave the Church due the all-to-human shortcomings of her leaders? Didn’t Our Lord predict as such? Christ was there all the time, but you’ll set yourself up for constant disappointment if you depend on the hierarchy for that presence.
Jebbies! If St. Ignatius were alive he'd be spinning in his grave.
I’m guessing these schools aren’t inviting these pro-abortionist to try and convert them?
I can think of a hundred reasons why CM should not be a commencement speaker. Number one reason....he’s a BOOB! How any college let a skull full of mush like his walk away with a degree is beyond me.
I left because of the institution’s short comings. I never put my hopes and dreams in flawed human beings. Now I belong to a very simple, Bible reading, Bible following church in West Philly (filled with flawed men and women), and my life is changed.
You obviously were looking for something besides Christ and by leaving only ended up committing spiritual suicide. That's a shame.
Why Spiritual suicide? I’m a Bible believing Christian. I think you may want to reconsider that prediction....as a fellow Christian.
Good move. The RCC is lost, and these shenanigans are further evidence of that.
I am a grad of St Joes what an utter disgrace to have this faux catholic corrupt the Mind of SJU Graduating Class. A windbag on top of it!!
Who is the old queen in your pic?
Oh never mind. he he
I’m a Nova grad but a St Joe’s B-Ball fan.....except for this weekend of course.
what is going on in the catholic religion for crying out loud
The Pope needs to get every priest and every person who is in charge of these catholics schools and tell them to get back to teaching about their religion instead of hiring liberals so they can brainwash these kids
The north east should be the most red of all this country and yet it is the most blue
try to figure that out..Catholics keep voting time and time again for the party which is totally against their faith
either these people do not follow their religion or are just plain ignorant and yes I know it is not all
Like the Jews who also vote against their best interests, these CINOs have traded in their Catholicism for the Religion of Liberalism- now referred to as Statism, courtesy of Mark levin.
When I see news of Catholics nationwide protesting outside their church buildings on Sunday morning, with signs and bullhorns, then I’ll consider that they may be correcting themselves.
very true indeed
I left the episcopal church because of the homo and how some are now becoming religious socialists .
Why do Jews and Catholics for the most part actually go against their own faith, the amount of times I have said you cannot be catholic on a Sunday and a Dem on a Monday.
It still goes though their ears instead of sticking in their heads.
Yes there are other faiths but for the most part it is not on a scale like Jews and Catholics.
this post in no way is trying to disrespect those two religions either before I get jumped on
I am an alumna of Villanova. If you are Catholic or conservative please don't waste your money.
THANK YOU! Just called his office (recording) and left a detailed message expressing my disgust. Also wrote to the crack journalist thanking him for doing a job most forgot how to do.
My exact reason as well.
There seem to be so many fake Catholic politicians who want their Catholic bona fides for election purposes but stand in direct opposition to the Church......and the Catholic Church lets them! Read Goodbye / Good Men by Rose. It explains how the leftists took over my Catholic Church.....and still control the American faction till this day.
Unfortunatley, as a Villanove grad, I have to agree. It is indeed a shame. Nova honored Noam Chomsky with a “lifetime achievement” award a few years back. I haven’t given a dollar since. Marxist, anti-American creep.
Yep, left wing indoctrination 101 at Villanova. Fortunately I was drunk most of the time and it didn’t have the desired effect. Lucky me ;-)
We are looking at the great sifting. Go read Michael O’Brien’s latest and see if you are reading it the same way I am.
“His term of office is now underway and he is facing numerous domestic and foreign crises, including the financial collapse, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and perhaps soon a war with Iran. These, along with the monetary problems between the U.S.A. and China, may prove to be too great an obstacle, and could even bring about Obamas defeat at the next presidential election. Alternatively, he could become the Great Facilitator, negotiator, peace-maker, working marvels throughout the world as he moves from one seemingly unsolvable problem to another. At this early stage, it is difficult to say which it will be.
What is undeniable is that in his domestic policies Obama is pursuing his promised agenda of radical changes to American lawsfor example, those that until now have provided some protection for pre-birth children. Now, all resistance is to be swept away,”
Globalization and the New World Order
sorry....affect (I think)
Semper Fi! Tough to keep the lefties away from our kids these days for sure. Always Vigilant is the order of the day.
Abortion aside, Matthews supports the very policies which measure worth in financial terms. The Catholic Church opposes socialism because it puts the focus on materialism instead of true value (i.e., sanctity of life.) Matthews will not have to mention abortion rights because they are a natural byproduct of his philosophy.
I believe earlier this week i read about another Catholic University that had invited a terrorist to speak.
What in the world are these Catholic Universities thinking these days? Have they lost their minds? The leaders have certainly lost their faith if they had any in the first place.
WHY let an Apostle of Abortionism speak at a CATHIOLIC school?
You are very correct indeed. There is no wisdom on the left.