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Princetonís Robert George Understands Why Georgetown Invited Sebelius
Cardinal Newman Society ^ | May 7, 2012

Posted on 05/08/2012 9:44:50 AM PDT by NYer

Princeton University Professor Robert George is taken aback by Georgetown University’s invitation to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. But he writes at The Mirror of Justice blog that he understands exactly why they did it:

The left-liberals who run the show at Georgetown have found a way to signal to the world that the nation’s oldest Catholic, and most famous Jesuit, university stands with the Obama administration in its war (to use, if I recall correctly, Kathleen Sebelius’s own word) against the Catholic bishops and others who oppose the HHS mandate as a violation of religious freedom and the rights of conscience (you know, the enemies of women’s “reproductive health”). By honoring Secretary Sebelius, they can help to undermine the bishops’ credibility and blunt the force of their witness as leaders of the Catholic church. I get it. It’s a bold and clever move. Although I find its substance appalling, I can’t help but admire its shrewdness.

The Cardinal Newman Society has created a petition urging Georgetown to withdraw this scandalous invitation. You can sign it by clicking here.



TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: commencement; georgetown; sebelius

1 posted on 05/08/2012 9:44:59 AM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 05/08/2012 9:45:48 AM PDT by NYer (Open to scriptural suggestions.)
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To: NYer

Also because Georgetown wants to do what I call “we dare you Vatican” to see if the Vatican will atempt to “crack down” hard on it in turn.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 9:49:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NYer
Plays a mean banjo too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEhkFcPemcA
4 posted on 05/08/2012 9:52:13 AM PDT by kenavi (1% of the 1% were born in the 1%.)
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To: NYer
It is time for Catholic to start acting like Catholics and not catholic.

It is about time the USCCB called out these universities and politicians (Pelousi, Horseface Kerry, Joe Bite_me, Andrew Coma, etc...) and made a public announcement, You will not be welcome to receive ANY sacrament until you publicly repent of your violation of Canon law.

All of them (with several notable exceptions) need to grow a pair and a spine.

Okay I am feeling much better now

5 posted on 05/08/2012 10:26:32 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Biggirl
Well, it's not like they made John Ashcroft cover up this statue or anything when he spoke there....

Obviously a "before" pic

6 posted on 05/08/2012 11:43:46 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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In other words, the Satan worshipers at Georgetown are calling the bishops’ bluff.

We’ll see what Donna Wuerl does.

Anyone want to hazard a guess?


7 posted on 05/08/2012 3:14:05 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: NYer
It’s a bold and clever move.

I'm sure Satan would agree.

8 posted on 05/08/2012 5:34:16 PM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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To: sitetest
And Pope Benedict is calling the university's bluff! (As well as telling the Bishops to start knocking the titles off thes houses of higher learning.
9 posted on 05/08/2012 9:11:12 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: sitetest

You mean Cardinal Donald Wuerl?


10 posted on 05/09/2012 2:33:31 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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