Thursday, May 08, 2014
Catholic Group Criticizes 20 Colleges For Inviting "Scandalous" Commencement Speakers
The Cardinal Newman Society yesterday issued a "Special Report" criticizing 20 Catholic colleges and universities for inviting as commencement speakers this year public figures or politicians who support abortion rights or same-sex marriage. The detailed list of schools faulted for scheduling "scandalous commencement speakers and honorees" includes Boston College whose commencement speaker is Secretary of State John Kerry, Georgetown University whose commencement speaker is Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, and Villanova University whose commencement speaker is Dr. Jill Biden. As is typical, honorary degrees are being awarded by the various universities to their commencement speakers as well.