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Posted on 05/12/2013 3:56:44 AM PDT by topher
Cardinal OMalley to boycott Boston College commencement over honoring of pro-abortion Irish PM
May 10, 2013 (CNS) - Archdiocese of Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley said today that he plans to boycott Boston College's commencement ceremony May 20 because it will feature Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as its commencement speaker. The College is scheduled to award Kenny an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Kenny supports loosening the country's legislation against abortion.
Since the university has not withdrawn the invitation and because the Taoiseach (prime minister) has not seen fit to decline, I shall not attend the graduation, OMalley said in a statement released this afternoon. It is my ardent hope that Boston College will work to redress the confusion, disappointment and harm caused by not adhering to the Bishops directives," he added, referencing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops instruction that Catholic institutions not honor those whose views are inconsistent with the Church's teachings.
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Taoiseach = prime minister
Looks like it is time to bring pictures of aborted babies to the Commencement at Boston College
Perverted is as Perverted does...
Boston College President Rev. William Leahy, S.J. at 617-552-3250, 617-552-8000, e-mail William.Leahy.email@example.com
Another contact email address is the Jesuit Province of New England:
Note that Father Leahy is a Jesuit and that BC is a Jesuit College.
BC was one of the few Catholic schools left (my daughter went there)that still knew it was a Catholic school. (So many of the other Catholic and Jesuit schools have become very secular.) They can have controversial speakers all they want in the furtherance of education, but not at graduation. Come’on; get a clue!
However, Boston College should have kept track with what was going on in Ireland, and said that there was a technical problem (as a basis for cancelling the invitation).
Maybe BC should have looked into how good a Catholic the PM was before the invitation was given...
Unless one could set up a private audience with the Pope.
It would be possible for any of the Bishops of the Dioceses of the United States to make a passionate plea to the Pope to intervene or at least comment on this (the Pope commenting on this would bring shame on BC).
Nonsense. Boston College hasn't been a Catholic school for a very, very long time.
Yet he endowed Teddy Kennedy with veritable “sainthood” at his funeral. What a hypocrite!
Maybe some of the laity are starting to show Cardinal O’Malley the light.It is a welcomed sign.
I wish our Jesuit pope would slap these Jesuit schools silly for their suppport of these people.
OK, I get it now.
Pro-abortion Kennedy = GOOD
Pro-abortion Kenny = BAD
Maybe they can get Dolan. He’d be there in a hot second.
If Pope Francis hears about the Boston College affair at a later date without having been informed, there will be hell to pay.
The Bishops of Ireland were incensed about what BC was going to do.
This is mentioned in the article.
When Ted Kennedy had his funeral, there was no outrage by American Bishops about Kennedy having a Catholic funeral.
Unless it is something else about Ted Kennedy besides his funeral that you are referring to...
The bottom line is that PM Kenny has upset the Bishops of Ireland. And Cardinal Sean O'Malley acknowledges their anger.