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Bishop Martino: Kings College Should Not have Sen. Casey for Commencement
Catholic Online ^ | 5/3/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier

Posted on 05/03/2009 12:11:25 PM PDT by tcg

Bishop Joseph Martino is a Bishop who has stood out for his deep, continual and unflinching pastoral oversight of the Diocese and all of the Catholic institutions under his care.

He has also shown genuine pastoral care for Senator Robert Casey, the son of the late Governor Bob Casey who was a courageous and uncompromising champion of the Right to Life. His son, Senator Robert Casey has a decidedly mixed record concerning the fundamental Right to Life. His Bishop is engaging him regularly to remind him of his obligations to be what Pope Benedict has called "morally coherent" in discharging his public office as a Catholic.

Now, Bishop Martino has spoken out critically of the choice by Kings College, sponsored by the Holy Cross congregation and located within his Diocese, to invite Senator Robert Casey to speak at their commencement exercises. The Bishop said: “I do not believe he has the moral stature to stand before the graduates of a Catholic college to address them about their futures and the challenges they will face when on the most important issue of the day—the sanctity of human life—he cannot muster the courage to oppose the pro-abortion agenda which is currently being promoted in Washington.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2009commencements; bobcasey; catholiccolleges; catholicpoliticians
Sen. Casey is a reliable vote for President Barack Obama’s aggressive pro-abortion agenda.
1 posted on 05/03/2009 12:11:25 PM PDT by tcg
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To: tcg
Kings College, sponsored by the Holy Cross congregation.

A pattern?

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2 posted on 05/03/2009 1:04:29 PM PDT by TYVets
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