Skip to comments.Xavier Joins Notre Dame on Bishops' Boycott List
Posted on 04/25/2009 5:09:26 PM PDT by presidio9
Another bishop has declined to attend another graduation ceremony at another Catholic university because of plans to bestow an honorary degree on another pro-choice politician. This time it's New Orleans Catholic Archbishop Alfred Hughes who says he will not attend next month's graduation at Xavier University of Louisiana, which plans to award an honorary degree to Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist, Louisiana native, Roman Catholic and abortion rights supporter. Hughes is joining in protest a dozen other Roman Catholic bishops who plan to boycott next month's graduation at the University of Notre Dame, which plans to give an honorary degree to President Obama. Are the bishops taking a moral and courageous stand or merely grandstanding? They're not just playing politics. Obama and Brazile are Democrats, but back in 2005, for example, Cardinal William Keeler of Baltimore boycotted graduation at Loyola College of Maryland when it bestowed an honorary degree on New York City Mayor and pro-choice Republican Rudy Giuliani. Last month, an Indiana bishop boycotted a speech by GOP leader Michael Steele. In fact, according to the Cardinal Newman Society, bishops have boycotted dozens of graduation ceremonies since 2004 when they issued the document called "Catholics in Political Life." In the document, they said Catholic institutions "should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. The should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions." Apparently, those "fundamental moral principles" apply only to the issue of abortion, and not to other "life" issues such as imposition of the death penalty, support for the war in Iraq, policies that imperil the environment, or the widening gap between the world's rich and poor, all of which have been condemned by the Vatican and the bishops. Timothy A. Dolan,
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This must be a small relatively unknown college. Itis not Xavier of Cinci, OH. fyi
Xavier of New Orleans. Enrollment 4200. JP2 spoke there in 1987. He is turning over in his grave right now, but this is partially his fault.
they are reeeeeeeeeeeely reaching in the bottom of the barrel...
“Catholic?”...she's about as “Catholic” as my cat!!!
“honorary degree?”...I got an “honorary degree” for Brazile...Master of Stupidity! LOL
Not true and true.
I do not know the details, but I heard that Georgetown U. has invited O to speak there. O’s response was that he was willing to do so on the condition that the University would cover up a statue of Jesus. As I heard it, Georgetown agreed to do so. I hope that this is just a scurrilous rumor.
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
bumpus ad summum
Pro-abortion politicians crave honorary degrees from Catholic schools, in the same way that perverts and deviants try to steal the host during a Catholic mass. They laugh at and despise what they defile.
It was founded by St. Katharine Drexel in 1915 as a high school and added the college component in 1925. It is predominantly African American in student body (76%) and claims to be the only Black Catholic university in the Western Hemisphere. (I guess Haiti must not have any church-affiliated univerisites.)
Neither one is a CATHOLIC school.
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