Skip to comments.Card. O’Malley to boycott Boston College when they honor pro-abortion Irish PM
Posted on 05/11/2013 11:06:10 AM PDT by NYer
I wrote HERE about Jesuit-run Boston College’s plan to have anti-Catholic catholic, pro-abortion Prime Minister of Ireland Enda Kenny speak at commencement and then confer on him an honor.
Outrageous. Shades of Notre Shame.
Now I read at the site of the Cardinal Newman Society (see their feed on the side bar) that the local Archbishop, Sean Card. O’Malley, will boycott the event.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley Will Boycott Boston College Commencement
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Since the university has not withdrawn the invitation and because the Taoiseach (prime minister) has not seen fit to decline, I shall not attend the graduation, OMalley said in a statement released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.
Traditionally, the Boston archbishop delivers the final benediction at Boston College’s commencement each year.
Continued Cardinal O’Malley’s statement:
The Irish Bishops have responded to that development by affirming the Churchs teaching that the deliberate decision to deprive an innocent human being of life is always morally wrong and expressed serious concern that the proposed legislation represents a dramatic and morally unacceptable change to Irish law.
“Boston College invited Prime Minister Kenny a year ago to speak at our commencement to celebrate its heritage and relationship with Ireland and our desire to recognize and celebrate our heritage,” Boston College Spokesman Jack Dunn told the Boston Globe. “Our invitation is independent of the proposed bill that will be debated in the Irish parliament this summer.”
Read the rest there.
Fr. Z kudos to Card. O’Malley for this.
Bishops need to rise up and give Boston College a piece of their minds.
There is a petition HERE
Has Cardinal O’Malley ever boycotted any award made to Obama or Pelosi or Ded Kennedy? If not, is that a double standard?
Sorry, not an attack on Roman Catholicism, merely a question. Glad he is at least doing it now, if he has not done so in the past, with other pro-aborts.
Not enough. O’Malley needs to do much more to catch up, after his disgraceful performance on the Ted Kennedy funeral.
And “confusion”? There’s no “confusion.” The Jesuits are now a pro-abortion organization, and should be suppressed and mostly laicized.
"Kudos" will be due when the Cardinal condemns Catholic politicians, and Catholic educators, foreign and domestic, who support abortion, and does so from an equally prominent podium. Right now, we note with some satisfaction that the Cardinal bishop declined to join with the enemies of Christ. A good start, -- we don't usually except even that.
Cardinal OMalley Silent on Pro-Abort Commencement Speaker at Boston College
Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle, an alumnus of Boston College, said: Even for a university whose Catholic identity is as compromised as that of BC, this decision is shameful and dishonorable. Boston College has gone beyond promoting dissent against Catholic teaching to giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the Church. Every faithful Catholic in this country ought to protest against this odious perfidy.
Responding to a request for comment, the Archdiocese of Boston noted that Cardinal Sean OMalley was not scheduled to attend the Commencement due to another commitment. [emphasis added]
Is that it? All the Boston Archdiocese has to say about this is that Cardinal OMalley had another commitment already? . . .
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I guess BCI's appeal paid off . . . which I guess is something . . .
Maybe the Cardinal should try out some new evangelism in a private meeting.
Good for him! I wish more would stand up to “the machine”.
On the other hand, I was disappointed that Card. O’Malley allowed the Cathedral of The Holy Cross to be used as an “Obama-Fest” after the Boston Bombing.
Especially since ALL those who were murdered had their OWN Memorial Services in the OWN Churches.