Pro-lifers from Operation Rescue: Boston and the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts lined the sidewalk outside of the entrance to The Conte Forum at Boston College. Our protest was directed primarily at Boston College, for honoring Victoria Kennedy, and at Cardinal O'Malley for not exercising his authority in this matter; only secondarily at Victoria Kennedy herself.
Catholic Action League Executive Director C.J. Doyle offered an incisive assessment of the matter: "BC Law's choice of Mrs. Kennedy as a commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient [BC Law stated that they no longer confer honorary degrees; as if that excuses them] clearly contravenes the 2004 statement by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, which prohibits Catholic institutions from providing awards, platforms or honors to those who repudiate fundamental Catholic moral teaching. The message BC Law is sending to future attorneys, legislators, and judges is one of indifference and infidelity to Catholic teaching about the sanctity of innocent human life from conception to natural death.
"No rational person can reasonably be expected to take Catholic opposition to abortion seriously when a prominent Catholic institution honors a pro-abortion celebrity in an archdiocese presided over by the Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities. Sadly, that archbishop, unlike his suffragan in Worcester, has remained silent on this issue. Faithful, pro-life Catholics should not be constantly forced to fight a two front war, against a culture of death in secular society, and against a culture of betrayal in their own church."
RIGHT: C.J. Doyle, Executive Director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
From Operation Rescue: Boston, h/t to Carol at The Tenth Crusade: