Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Abortion Supporter And Protestant Tutu To Speak At Gonzaga University

Gonzaga University will honor Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu with an honorary doctor of laws degree, and he will speak at the commencement ceremony on May 13. (The Cardinal Newman Society previously reported this here, and also reported on student and alumni opposition here.)  
Tutu endorsed a constitutional amendment in South Africa to legalize abortion and even reportedly endorsed the work of the Marie Stopes abortion chain
He also reportedly said, “Planned parenthood is an obligation of those who are Christians. Our church thinks we should use scientific methods that assist in planning of families.
Link (here) to The Cardinal Newman Society to read the full report.

1 comment:

Maria said...

Petition to Georgetown President DeGioia

Dear President DeGioia:

It has come to the attention of The Cardinal Newman Society and the following signers that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been granted the honor of speaking at the commencement ceremony for Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute on Friday, May 18.We strongly urge you to withdraw the invitation to Secretary Sebelius immediately.

It is scandalous and outrageous that America's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university has elected to provide this prestigious platform to a publicly "pro-choice" Catholic who is most responsible for the Obama administration's effort to restrict the Constitution's first freedom -- the right to free exercise of religion -- while threatening the survival of many Catholic and other religious colleges and universities, schools, charities, hospitals and other apostolates.

Georgetown insults all Americans by this honor. The selection is especially insulting to faithful Catholics and their bishops, who are engaged in the fight for religious liberty and against abortion. The contrast is stark between Georgetown University and those faithful Catholic colleges and universities that have stood for faith and freedom.


Patrick J. Reilly