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Georgetown Edits Sebelius Announcement, Backtracks on ‘Commencement Speaker’
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/7/12 | Charlotte Hays

Posted on 05/08/2012 6:07:55 AM PDT by marshmallow

Rather than rescind its invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at the graduation ceremony for its Public Policy Institute (GPPI) on May 18, Georgetown University has quietly edited its website announcement of the event and is now attempting to deny that she is a “commencement speaker.”

“Secretary Sebelius is not speaking at Georgetown’s commencement. She is speaking at Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s annual student and faculty awards event,” Georgetown spokesman Rachel Pugh said in an email to The Cardinal Newman Society.

“Georgetown has 28 ceremonies to honor the achievements of our graduates and our faculty. We have 10 official commencement ceremonies to award degrees for the different schools within the university, and 18 other awards ceremonies to honor student and faculty achievements. We do not have one main commencement speaker. The GPPI ceremony is one event during commencement weekend, but it is not a commencement ceremony (degrees are not conferred),” the email continued.

“At this event, GPPI Public Policy Institute will give end-of-the-year awards, several students speak, the Dean will speak, and GPPI will give awards to a faculty member and an alumni,” Pugh concluded.

The announcement is still headlined “Commencement 2012 to Feature Wide Range of Speakers,” and Georgetown President John DeGioia is quoted celebrating “our commencement speakers.” In the following list of speakers, Sebelius is now listed under the subhead, “Speakers at Other Ceremonies,” and is identified as speaking at GPPI’s “Tropaia” ceremony. “Tropaia” is described as as Greek word meaning “trophies.”

But that’s not what Georgetown announced Friday. The Friday subhead declared, “Speakers at Other Commencement Ceremonies,” and “Tropaia” was not mentioned. The Cardinal Newman Society has a printout of Friday’s announcement which we can make available to reporters.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.cardinalnewmansociety.org ...


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1 posted on 05/08/2012 6:07:58 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
No better - she shouldn't be speaking in any capacity at a Catholic university, other than perhaps in a dabate with a real Catholic on the subject of her heretical beliefs!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 05/08/2012 6:13:46 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
dabate=debate



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 05/08/2012 6:15:03 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: marshmallow

LOL! Why is she even there, regardless of whom she is speaking to?

Get this non-Catholic, excommunicated Catholic out of there, period!!!!


4 posted on 05/08/2012 8:09:52 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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5 posted on 05/08/2012 9:15:08 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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