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Cardinal Newman Society: Senator Clinton Not Welcome at Catholic College
Christian Communication Network ^ | April 26, 2005 | Patrick Reilly

Posted on 04/27/2005 10:37:33 AM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John

MANASSAS, Va., April 26 /Christian Wire Service/ -- Sen. Hillary Clinton and others whose public positions run contrary to Catholic teaching have been invited to deliver commencement addresses and receive honorary degrees at Catholic colleges, despite the U.S. bishops' ban on such honors.

"We are blowing the whistle on any Catholic college that blatantly disrespects the bishops by defying their clear command and teaching," said Patrick J. Reilly, President of Cardinal Newman Society (CNS), a national organization dedicated to the renewal of Catholic identity at America's 220 Catholic colleges and universities. "After decades of scandal at secularizing colleges, last June the bishops drew a line in the sand. No college that deliberately crosses that line deserves the label ‘Catholic' or the support of the faithful—most especially monetary support."

Reilly will be a guest on FOX News' "The O'Reilly Factor" on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST to discuss Marymount Manhattan College's plan to honor Clinton on May 20.

Clinton is a strident advocate of legalized abortion, speaking at gatherings of abortion-rights advocates and voting against a ban on partial-birth abortion. She also has advocated expanding embryonic stem cell research and has declared contraception "basic health care for women." During a January 2005 speech to New York State "family planning providers," in which Clinton was widely reported as softening her stance on abortion, Clinton in fact began by confirming her commitment to "fight to defend" Roe v.. Wade, which she called "a landmark decision that struck a blow for freedom and equality for women." She has since snubbed pro-life groups that tried to meet with her.

Other commencement speakers protested by CNS:

* White House journalist Helen Thomas at Cabrini College, Pennsylvania. In her columns, Thomas has supported legalized abortion and advocated embryonic stem cell research.

* Former New York Times reporter Peter Steinfels and former Commonweal editor Margaret O'Brien Steinfels at Le Moyne College, New York. Both have been outspoken about their dissent from Church teaching on contraception and women's ordination.

* Theologian Sr. Margaret Farley at Saint Xavier University, Chicago. Farley is an outspoken dissenter from Catholic teaching on embryonic stem cell research, sexual activity and homosexual "marriage."

* Former Washington Gov. Gary Locke at Seattle University. The abortion-rights advocate opposed legislation to ban partial-birth abortion and notify parents when girls seek abortions.


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Patrick Reilly will be a guest on FOX News' "The O'Reilly Factor" on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST to discuss Marymount Manhattan College's plan to honor Clinton on May 20. (That's tonight!)
1 posted on 04/27/2005 10:37:37 AM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
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To: NYer

Ping


2 posted on 04/27/2005 10:38:12 AM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John (Chicago White Sox, Best Record in Baseball)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

BTTT


3 posted on 04/27/2005 10:42:52 AM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
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To: onyx

FYI Ping


4 posted on 04/27/2005 10:42:57 AM PDT by Mo1 (Hey GOP ---- Not one Dime till Republicans grow a Spine !!)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

If you're on defense you can't be on offense. WE are on offense. THEY are on defense. We are winning. They are losing. Stories like this clearly demonstrate this truth.


5 posted on 04/27/2005 10:42:57 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (In dealing with liberals remember When you wrestle with a pig, you both get dirty and he loves it.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

More calcium for the church's backbone! I would like to see more "visible" catholics do this.


6 posted on 04/27/2005 10:43:28 AM PDT by caisson71
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

"Clinton is a strident advocate of legalized abortion, speaking at gatherings of abortion-rights advocates and voting against a ban on partial-birth abortion. She also has advocated expanding embryonic stem cell research and has declared contraception 'basic health care for women.'"

File that away for later use, Freepers. We've GOT to make sure this hag never sets foot again in The White House. (I wish there were some way to ban her presence there forever, even as a tourist!)


7 posted on 04/27/2005 10:48:27 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Well, this is a good place for the new Pope to come down hard on. I know there are Catholic Universities that are "very" Catholic in their identity such as Steubenville. If Fordham, Georgetown, Loyola, Marquette and Notre Dame (among many) were even half as Catholic as Steubenville it would be ok. It makes you wonder why the Church is in the education business at the university if they're not using their institutions to strengthen those young Catholics in the faith.


8 posted on 04/27/2005 10:52:17 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Jesus Saves, but Moses Invests)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
YEAH!

OMG...Helen Thomas is Catholic???

9 posted on 04/27/2005 10:55:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: GipperGal
PING!!

Here's some more fighters we can back!!

I like this group!!

10 posted on 04/27/2005 11:07:17 AM PDT by Lion in Winter (Getting old is NOT for sissies.... trust me, I know!)
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To: Ann Archy

Maybe like john kerry is a RCINO.... Roman Catholic in name only; or like bill clinton is a Baptist in name only.


11 posted on 04/27/2005 11:10:17 AM PDT by Lion in Winter (Getting old is NOT for sissies.... trust me, I know!)
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To: Ann Archy
OMG...Helen Thomas is Catholic???

Yeah, she's Lebanese too. On behalf of my people, please accept my apology.

12 posted on 04/27/2005 11:12:39 AM PDT by GipperGal
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

http://marymount.mmm.edu/current/student/clubs/club03/index.html

Marymount Manhattan College:

Catholic Student Alliance

Our aim is to create a safe, nurturing, and supportive atmosphere for students of the college to interact with others with strong faith. The Alliance welcomes students of all religious backgrounds (not merely Catholicism) to explore and strengthen their personal views through community service, field trips, events and discussions. These events held throughout the year assist in building bonds within a familiar community.


Advisor: Sister Virginia Dorgan mailto:vdorgan@mmm.edu

What do you want to bet that they have a liberal Catholic as an advisor?


13 posted on 04/27/2005 11:19:17 AM PDT by sageb1
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To: Lion in Winter
Here's some more fighters we can back!!

Amen to that!

14 posted on 04/27/2005 11:22:28 AM PDT by GipperGal
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To: GipperGal

OH.... maybe she is just a LINO. My friend George has not been able to stand that woman for over 40 years. Calls her Helen of FRAUD!!


15 posted on 04/27/2005 12:03:55 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (Getting old is NOT for sissies.... trust me, I know!)
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To: Mo1


I like this!
Thanks for alerting me.


16 posted on 04/27/2005 12:16:25 PM PDT by onyx (Pope John Paul II - May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005 = SANTO SUBITO!)
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To: Lion in Winter
OH.... maybe she is just a LINO. My friend George has not been able to stand that woman for over 40 years. Calls her Helen of FRAUD!!

A LINO! I love it! Yeah, it's not an ethnicity, it's an attitude!

17 posted on 04/27/2005 1:01:54 PM PDT by GipperGal
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John; GipperGal; american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; ...
The "Benedict XVI effect" has begun. The Newman Society now feels emboldened to take action, with support from the Holy Father. This may become contagious :-)

Catholic Ping - Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


18 posted on 04/27/2005 1:38:47 PM PDT by NYer ("Love without truth is blind; Truth without love is empty." - Pope Benedict XVI)
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To: NYer

Hey, it's sort of like the effect of the Bush Doctrine on the growth of democracy in the Middle East!


19 posted on 04/27/2005 1:52:28 PM PDT by GipperGal
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To: NYer

Saw this in the NRO. It seems Benedict XVI is getting criticized for being Catholic.


20 posted on 04/27/2005 2:07:41 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John (Chicago White Sox, Best Record in Baseball)
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To: NYer

Anti-Catholic liberal kooks are heating up their campaign against the church. Stay tuned...

21 posted on 04/27/2005 2:13:08 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Sr. Margaret Farley, professor of Christian ethics at Yale University Divinity School and past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.



According to her bio she doesn't claim to be a Nun. But here in 2001 she claims: Margaret Farley has been a member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy since 1959. Based on her resume I would say she has pretty much excommunicated herself. Other bio info is here
22 posted on 04/27/2005 3:46:35 PM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
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To: Dominick
Don't these academics do background check on these speakers??? Don't they know how to use Google or Yahoo!

And we're supposed to be the dumb ones, the conservatives.

Or maybe did know her background before booking her.

23 posted on 04/27/2005 3:55:15 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John (Chicago White Sox, Best Record in Baseball)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Doesn't take Google, just look at her resume:

1991 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Regis College, Weston, MA
1992 Humanities Laureate Award, St. Joseph College, W. Hartford, CT
1992 John Courtney Murray Award for Excellence in Theology,
Catholic Theological Society of America
1996-97 Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology
2001 Horary Doctor of Humane Letters, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
2001 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, St. Louis University
2001 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Jesuit School of Theology at
Berkeley
2002 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
2002 Bridge-building Award, New Ways Ministry
2002 U.S. Dept. of State Foreign Service Institute Award
2003 S.Eleanor Irving Alumni Achievement Award, Cathedral High School

New ways Ministry, big gay dissenter, and in 2002, she gets an award from the State Department, our Bush White House State department...
24 posted on 04/27/2005 3:59:56 PM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
"After decades of scandal at secularizing colleges, last June the bishops drew a line in the sand. No college that deliberately crosses that line deserves the label ‘Catholic' or the support of the faithful—most especially monetary support."

"Now, we're getting somewhere!"
25 posted on 04/27/2005 4:15:49 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: NYer
The "Benedict XVI effect" has begun.

Beautiful!
26 posted on 04/27/2005 4:16:57 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: jmaroneps37

What you said jmaroneps37. Pigs. V's wife.


27 posted on 04/27/2005 4:46:14 PM PDT by ventana
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
Excellent!

Be Catholic! Be Proud!


28 posted on 04/27/2005 4:49:05 PM PDT by AlaninSA
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To: GipperGal

You're forgiven...:)...after all, you had DANNY Thomas!!


29 posted on 04/27/2005 5:12:08 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Dominick

Where's all the NON-lesbian nuns nowadays??? Geesh.


30 posted on 04/27/2005 5:13:45 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: NYer

Most excellent!


31 posted on 04/27/2005 5:38:25 PM PDT by Barnacle (A human shield against the onslaught of Leftist tripe.)
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To: Ann Archy
Where's all the NON-lesbian nuns nowadays??? Geesh.

Busy doing God's work. Rest assured. They're wonderful, sweet ladies who carry the peace of Jesus in their hearts.

32 posted on 04/27/2005 5:44:41 PM PDT by Barnacle (A human shield against the onslaught of Leftist tripe.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John
I am watching O'Reilly. Did I miss Reilly? I have not seen him. Hope he is still coming up, only 15 min. left.

This is great news - and about time!

33 posted on 04/27/2005 5:47:30 PM PDT by CitizenM ("Rise, let us be on our way" - Pope John Paul, II (noted in Ratzinger's Homily@ PJPII's Requiem ))
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To: All

Unless I missed him, and I doubt it...but, maybe. I did not see him. Darn! Someone must have talked too long on the show. Probably O'Reilly himself!


34 posted on 04/27/2005 5:54:55 PM PDT by CitizenM ("Rise, let us be on our way" - Pope John Paul, II (noted in Ratzinger's Homily@ PJPII's Requiem ))
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To: CitizenM

I didn't see him either, maybe he got bumped for tomorrow night.


35 posted on 04/27/2005 6:52:10 PM PDT by Raquel (Abortion ruins lives.)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

It's about time the Bishops flexed some muscle.

The more they flex, the bigger the muscle will grow.

There ARE absolutes. And it's past time those in authority stood up and proclaimed the truth!

My opinion of the American Bishops has jumped up a notch or two.


36 posted on 04/27/2005 6:57:26 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Gov'ments 7 Branches: Executive,Legislative,Judicial,Bureaucracy,Lobbies,Political Parties,Media)
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To: hummingbird

Nope. CNS has been around for a while and has always had basically the same mission related to Catholic Colleges & Universities.

This is receiving more credence this time because the conservative views in this country are now out into the light and beating the liberals into submission, as it should be.

Peace -


37 posted on 04/27/2005 7:07:55 PM PDT by OriginalChristian (Pope St. John Paul the Great, I like the sound of that...)
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To: OriginalChristian
This is receiving more credence this time because the conservative views in this country are now out into the light and beating the liberals into submission, as it should be.

Truth and light...awesome!
38 posted on 04/27/2005 7:16:37 PM PDT by hummingbird ("If it wasn't for the insomnia, I could have gotten some sleep!")
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To: CitizenM
Wasn't on. It was in the press release..."

Sorry.

39 posted on 04/27/2005 7:27:51 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John (Chicago White Sox, Best Record in Baseball)
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To: Land_of_Lincoln_John

Not a problem. I read it there too. LOL...it must have been "Bush's fault!" hehehe


40 posted on 04/27/2005 8:57:29 PM PDT by CitizenM ("Rise, let us be on our way" - Pope John Paul, II (noted in Ratzinger's Homily@ PJPII's Requiem ))
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To: Ann Archy

You're forgiven...:)...after all, you had DANNY Thomas!!

Danny was GREAT but he gave us Marlo ... so back to Square One.


41 posted on 04/27/2005 9:20:44 PM PDT by EDINVA (i)
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To: Ann Archy
Where's all the NON-lesbian nuns nowadays???

We should assume that a Nun is chaste, unless she decides to self identify as being a lesbian, or unchaste. I have worked with Nuns, the majority were doing Gods work.
42 posted on 04/28/2005 7:59:49 AM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
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To: caisson71

Congratulations from this Protestant. I'm glad to see my brothers and sisters in Christ standing up for truth.


43 posted on 04/28/2005 8:02:38 AM PDT by Terabitten (I have a duty as an AMERICAN, not a Republican. We can never put Party above Nation.)
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To: Dominick
Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley

That says it all. Jesuits at Berkeley spewing their version of Theology.

44 posted on 04/28/2005 10:19:07 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders
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To: ReagansRaiders
In fact, I stopped giving to my alma mater, Holy Cross, a few years ago after they had pro-abort alum Chris Matthews give the commencement address. In fact, that event ripped the cover-up that some of the Jesuits in the administration there have been perpetrating -- like having a performance of The Vagina Monologes on campus during Holy Week a few years back.
45 posted on 04/28/2005 10:25:12 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders
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To: ReagansRaiders

The Catholic Church has the opportunity to show some teeth when it comes to its doctrine. It isn't a matter of whether or not I or anyone else agrees with the Church. It is a matter of the Catholic Church standing up for its teachings. For those who don't like its teachings, why then, they can go elsewhere. This idea of a few confused liberals changing church doctrine is almost laughable. The faithful are encouraged when discipline prevails, as in the case of Hitlery at Marymount (no-longer-catholic) College.


46 posted on 04/29/2005 7:48:53 PM PDT by dimmer-rats stealvotes
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