Did you see that Jesuit-run Boston College is going to have the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as their commencement speaker and then give him an honorary degree? HERE
Shades of Notre Shame!
Enda Kenny, catholic, promoted abortion in Ireland. Enda Kenny has repeated shown spectacular disrespect to the Catholic Church. He pushed legislation to prosecute priests who refuse to violate the Seal of Confession. He threatened to expel Catholics from parliament if they didn’t support a bill permitting abortion in all 9 months of pregnancy.
This is whom Boston College wants to honor with a doctorate? Really?
BC aligns their image with him? I know that BC was founded for Irish Catholic immigrants, but…. what is this? Is this some kind of Irish Catholic self-loathing guilt thing? Is this a protest against the Church’s unwaivering teaching about the evil of abortion? What is this?
What does the USCCB have to say about this event? What of their document Catholics in Political Life?
I especially recall Kenny’s texting during an audience with Benedict XVI.
This in itself should disqualify Kenny for a doctorate in anything. Doctorates are generally not to be given to the thick.
If you are a major political figure, and you don’t have the slightest interest in what the Pope says or thinks, let your aide have your phone during papal audiences where you are sure to be recorded on video for the news, lest you be caught on camera doing something abysmally, stupidly crass. Duh!
Are you ready for a variation of this stellar moment for Catholic universities in America?