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[New Orleans Archbishop] Hughes snubs Xavier [University] graduation ceremony
The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | April 24, 2009 | Bruce Nolan & John Pope

Posted on 04/24/2009 6:06:25 AM PDT by rrstar96

Archbishop Alfred Hughes has told Xavier University he will not attend its graduation ceremonies next month because he objects to the university's decision to award an honorary degree to a veteran Democratic political strategist who supports abortion rights.

Hughes told Xavier President Norman Francis of his decision by letter, expressing disappointment with the university, even as he acknowledged its legacy of education among African-Americans.

Hughes also praised Francis "for your remarkable record of public service."

Donna Brazile, a Catholic and a native of Kenner, is a familiar advocate on behalf of Democratic issues, working at the national level in support of Democratic values that include defense of abortion rights and pursuit of embryonic stem cell research.

The Catholic Church opposes those policies, believing that both take human lives.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: archbishophughes; donnabrazile; neworleans; xavieruniversity

1 posted on 04/24/2009 6:06:25 AM PDT by rrstar96
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To: lsucat; Roux; Pikachu_Dad; WFTR; chemicalman; abb; Liberty911; CajunConservative; LSUfan; ...

Pelican State ping


2 posted on 04/24/2009 6:07:23 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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3 posted on 04/24/2009 6:08:13 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Ping for life.


4 posted on 04/24/2009 6:08:43 AM PDT by Faith
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To: rrstar96

So, is Xavier U. another black seg academy? Or is it integrated?


5 posted on 04/24/2009 6:09:56 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: rrstar96
Brazile stated, "I will remain faithful to the Catholic Church and my Christian faith which keeps me grounded."

Where to begin. Beyond belief.

6 posted on 04/24/2009 6:11:25 AM PDT by Faith
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To: 2harddrive

Has any “historically black college” like Xavier ever been integrated?


7 posted on 04/24/2009 6:15:29 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: 2harddrive

The black people wishing this genocide upon themselves.


8 posted on 04/24/2009 6:15:38 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Faith

Brazile sure needs to be grounded....for a good long time.


9 posted on 04/24/2009 6:16:53 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: Faith

“Brazile stated, “I will remain faithful to the Catholic Church and my Christian faith which keeps me grounded.”

Where to begin. Beyond belief. “

She and Pelosi....poster dames for relativism.

;-/


10 posted on 04/24/2009 6:31:50 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: SumProVita; Faith
The bishops should REQUIRE such fake Catholic politicians to take a course on Humanae Vitae, Evangelium Vitae, and Catholic Natural Law ethics or face excommunication. That is what should happen.
11 posted on 04/24/2009 6:46:14 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: rrstar96
Has any “historically black college” like Xavier ever been integrated?

Good question. I am all for integration, and have no problems with any school, business, community, etc. having whatever races there that are on the face of the earth. However, I am against the reverse prejudicial behavior of the Black (African/American) race with their: Black Caucus in Congress, Miss Black America (beauty pagent), Black colleges and Black churches for Blacks only, African/American History Week/Month (where is the Irish, American Indian, German, French, etc. History Month?), etc. These have only helped to segregate the Blacks, not encourage integration, and have also promoted anger at Whites and hatred for the US in the Black community.

12 posted on 04/24/2009 6:52:02 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: rrstar96

Great to hear. Now, if only this would happen at Notre Dame where Obama is scheduled to appear at the graduation and receive an honorary degree for his “achievements.”


13 posted on 04/24/2009 6:53:13 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: CitizenM

The Bishop of South Bend, Indiana, under whose jurisdiction Notre Dame falls, is not attending this year’s graduation there because of Ohbummer.


14 posted on 04/24/2009 7:05:37 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

Thanks for letting me know. I must have missed THAT GOOD NEWS for all real Catholics. It might take a while, but maybe the administration at Catholic Colleges in the U.S. will start to practice their faith like Catholics. The pendulum is starting to swing back.


15 posted on 04/24/2009 8:08:48 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: rrstar96

Donna Brazile is from Kennah?


16 posted on 04/24/2009 8:22:15 AM PDT by Melpomene
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To: Melpomene

Yeah! The lady’s got cultchah (as in “cultchah of death”)!


17 posted on 04/24/2009 8:51:17 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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18 posted on 04/24/2009 9:09:47 AM PDT by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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To: CitizenM

I have to correct myself; the name of the diocese is Fort Wayne and not South Bend.


19 posted on 04/24/2009 9:16:44 AM PDT by rrstar96 (Strength and Honor!)
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To: rrstar96

Note to Ms. Brazile: You can’t be Catholic and pro-abortion!


20 posted on 04/24/2009 9:30:51 AM PDT by lsucat
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To: lsucat

There sure are a lot of people that think that it is compatable, abortion and Church teaching.

Where has this all come from?


21 posted on 04/24/2009 9:44:40 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (TOTUS = PONZI)
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To: mckenzie7
It comes from moral relativism, poor religious education, and an American Church that has failed for years to teach the truths of the faith. What we are left with is a bunch of cafeteria Catholics who really aren't Catholic at all.

I can tell you that I was "pro-choice Catholic" in the past. What a joke! My religious education as I was growing up was pathetic. As an adult, I began to learn about my faith and see that the opinions I held could not coexist. My husband and I have learned more about our faith by homeschooling our own children than we ever learned in Catholic school (him) or CCD (me).

22 posted on 04/24/2009 11:17:37 AM PDT by lsucat
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To: rrstar96
The Catholic Church opposes those policies, believing that both take human lives.

actually, it is a fact that abortion and embryonic research takes a human life, we believe it because it is a fact.

Brazile said by e-mail. "I will remain faithful to the Catholic Church and my Christian faith which keeps me grounded."

guess all I can do is pray for her.

23 posted on 04/24/2009 11:25:45 AM PDT by tioga
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“Has any “historically black college” like Xavier ever been integrated?”

Yes.

Xavier University of Louisiana
General Information, Alumni, History, Campus, Students, Faculty, Address, and Tuition

http://www.stateuniversity.com/universities/LA/Xavier_University_of_Louisiana.html


24 posted on 04/24/2009 2:02:08 PM PDT by Mila
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To: rrstar96

BTTT!


25 posted on 04/24/2009 11:37:43 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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