Apr 26, 2010

Loyola Marymount defies U.S. bishops by naming pro-aborts as commencement speakers

Loyola Marymount University has invited two pro-aborts to give its commencement addresses this year, the online California Catholic Daily reported yesterday (click on this post's title).

The two selectees are Deval Patrick, the governor of Taxachusetts, and Marlene Canter, a former member of the board of the L.A. Unified School District.

Both Patrick and Miss Canter also support homosexual pseudo-marriage, the Daily reports.

As the Daily points out, in June 2004 our U.S. bishops stipulated, in their document, “Catholics in Political Life,” that:

“The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.” [emphasis in original]

Um, don't look now, LMU, but making someone your commencement speaker is giving them a platform. It is also honoring them. If you don't care what the U.S. bishops say, how about caring about all the little unborn babies whose slayings America's pro-aborts make possible?


Blogger Paul said...

So typical. I'm a Santa Clara grad and I'm sure the same thing is happening up there.

Is it too much to ask that Catholic schools find good, solid Catholic speakers? I was fortunate enough to have the newly appointed Justice Scalia as my commencement speaker. Of course, it helped that his son was graduating as well. I can't see the Jesuits these days inviting orthodox Catholics such as Justices Scalia, Roberts, Thomas or Alito.


btw, congrats on the "shout-out" from Fr. Z. Hope it spiked your stats and will lead to some new readers. Thanks Q, as always.

Paul in Long Beach

2:48 PM  
Anonymous Tominellay said...

Poor Loyola, still copying more famously liberal schools, just as it was doing forty years ago!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Paul,

Congratulations on being a Bronco alum!

I think you're right, though, about Santa Clara today. A good friend who sent one of his sons there used to tell me of problems there.

Deo gratias, though, that his son came through all right and remains a good Catholic.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Tominellay,

Thanks for writing, and let's hope and pray that LMU and every Catholic college and university will one day break away from their tired liberal sameness and do something truly innovative -- namely, inviting genuine Catholics and even some political conservatives.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Paul,

Thanks, too, for mentioning that Farther Zuhlsdorf at wdtprs cited Ole Q the other day.

I'll keep trying to post frequently, but it hasn't always been easy.

Thanks for being such a faithful friend!

6:51 PM  

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