Cardinal O’Malley: A man to honor on Mother’s Day

A righteous man stands tall for life

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, has issued this statement announcing his intention to boycott Boston College’s upcoming commencement ceremony. Enda Kenny, the Prime Minister of Ireland, will be the commencement speaker and is slated to receive an honorary degree at Boston College’s graduation.

Cardinal O’Malley has publicly opposed Ireland’s proposed abortion law, which Kenny has resolutely promoted.

The Cardinal Newman Society reports O’Malley has challenged Boston College for inviting the pro-abortion commencement speaker. He urged Boston College to “work to redress the confusion, disappointment and harm caused by not adhering to the Bishops’ directives,” referencing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops instruction that Catholic institutions not honor those whose views are inconsistent with the Church’s teachings.

By tradition, the Boston archbishop delivers the final benediction at BC’s commencement each spring. The college is scheduled to award Kenny an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the May 20 ceremony. 

In his statement, O’Malley said the church considers abortion “a crime against humanity’’ and he noted that Kenny has been “aggressively promoting abortion legislation’’ despite opposition from church leaders in Ireland.

“Although I shall not be present to impart the final benediction, I assure the graduates that they are in my prayers on this important day in their lives, and I pray that their studies will prepare them to be heralds of the Church’s Social Gospel and “men and women for others,” especially for the most vulnerable in our midst,” Cardinal O’Malley’s statement said.

Cardinal O’Malley’s office number is (617) 254-0100. You might want to call and leave a message of appreciation for this outstanding and principled man.


7 Responses to Cardinal O’Malley: A man to honor on Mother’s Day

  1. eubykdisop says:

    With Liberals seeking to ban, sometimes successfully, Conservatives from speaking at commencement ceremonies, it is nice to see the tables turned with a pro-life person boycotting the ceremonies instead!

  2. American Dad says:

    Excellent post! I’m not Catholic, but am solidly pro-life! Thanks for including Cardinal O’Malley’s phone number. I’ll be using it in the morning.

  3. PJ O'Malley says:

    From one O’Malley to another, thank you, Cardinal, for your unwavering dedication to the sanctity of life. It is a gift, not a choice or inconvenience.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Hats off to the O’Malley clan! :-)

    • Vince says:

      Ditto! Cardinal O’Malley’s principled stand makes me proud and I’m not an O’Malley. I’d be strutting today if I was.

  4. Dennis O'Brien says:

    This rufusal to participate is exactly the correct decision on Cardinal O’Malley’s part. I was disgusted when the University of Notre Dame, a Catholic school founded by priests had pro-abortion Barack Hussein Obama as its commencement speaker and recipient of an honorary degree. Despite student protests, in the end the liberal Berkeley educated President of the school John Jenkins (I refuse to call him “father”) prevailed and gave his good pal Obama a platform. This obscenity happened because the hierarchy of the church has been taken over by the left.

    When he was a state Senator in Illinois, Barack Obama was the LONE VOTE against providing medical care to babies born alive during botched, late term abortions. Yet this purveyor of absolute evil is honored at Catholic educational Institutions? Give me a break!!

  5. LEO IN TSN says:

    When you call the Cardinal, ask him to do something positive, like fire and ex-communicate the priest who runs Boston College. Radical humanists who work against the teachings of the Church to weaken & destroy the Church do not belong in the Church.

    God bless America.