Sunday, April 26, 2009

Another "Catholic" University Saddles Up With A Baby Butcher
That's 3 so far

First Notre Dame, then St. Joseph's in Philadelphia, now St. Francis Xavier University in New Orleans.

Here's some of the sad news from The Catholic News Agency; (Emphasis mine)
Archbishop Hughes avoids Xavier commencement over pro-abortion speaker

(CNA).- Archbishop of New Orleans Alfred Hughes, reiterating his “disappointment” with Xavier University of Louisiana, has said that he will not attend the school’s commencement exercises, saying pro-abortion rights strategist Donna Brazile’s appearance as its spring 2009 commencement speaker contradicts support for those “in their mother’s wombs.” Archbishop Hughes expressed his objections in an April 22 letter to Dr. Norman C. Francis, President of Xavier University, writing:

“It is with regret that I make the decision not to participate in the Commencement Exercises this year at Xavier University in light of the university’s decision to invite Ms. Donna Brazile to be the Commencement speaker and receive an honorary degree. Ms. Brazile has a public record in support of keeping abortion legal.”

Acknowledging that Brazile is a Catholic Louisiana native who has “worked effectively in service to the poor and African Americans in particular,” the archbishop said her public statements on abortion “are not in keeping with Catholic moral teaching.”

In particular, Archbishop Hughes cited her support for President Barack Obama’s reversal of the Mexico City Policy. Brazile has said the policy, which allows federal funds for organizations that promote or provide abortions overseas, would “save lives.”

“The University has received an extraordinary legacy from its holy founder, St. Katherine Drexel. I pray that the university will be faithful to that legacy in every way including respect and protection of all human life,” the archbishop’s letter concluded.
I know Xavier is a historically Black college, and obviously, Brazile is Black... so what?

The good folks at Xavier need to make up their mind. Is the salvation of your soul found in Christ's Church or in Black solidarity?

4 Comments:

Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

I wish the good bishop and other bishops in similar positions, would declare officially that Xavier University is no longer a Catholic University. Furthermore, if this university and other univerisites or colleges (e.g., Notre Shame) have theologate programs, then these programs should be de-certified as Catholic and as satisfying the required academic prerequisites for adminision of candidates to Catholic seminaries.

I am so tired of this hand wringing with no substantial consequences to follow.

So much for Ex Corde Ecclesiae

11:32 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Ade,
Agreed.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Greta said...

Tell those running the college they are no longer allowed to operate in this dioceses. I think they have to get an OK from the local bishop. Simply say no. If the leadership is a priest, tell them to get out of your area. Do something that has meaning or shut up. The whining sound from some of this bishops is stupid. Who cares if the bishop comes to the commencment if you are going out of the way to invite a baby killer. You obviously do not give a damn about the bishop. Rather than stay away, I would rather see them show up and refuse to shut up as long as this baby killing person is trying to speak. Make them remove you from the scene with force.

2:35 AM  
Blogger wildcat_conservative said...

Dr. Alveda C King would be a much better choice if you ask me. Niece of Dr MLK, Jr., pro life advocate, former college professor....http://www.priestsforlife.org/staff/alvedaking.htm

Why does it always have to be someone from the left with educators? Gee, it's almost like they don't want people to think for themselves or be exposed to other ideas....

2:37 PM  

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