Georgetown urged to pull Sebelius from commencement
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WASHINGTON - The Cardinal Newman Society has sent an open letter to Georgetown University President John DeGioia strongly urging him to not allow U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak during Georgetown’s commencement.
The organization’s objection based on Sebelius’ support for requiring employers — including schools and universities — to provide access to contraceptive coverage in employee and student health plans. Currently, the letter has garnered 27,000 signatories.
“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,” the group wrote. The letter also says that bestowing the honor of speaking at Georgetown commencement to Sebelius, “insults all Americans… especially [it insults] faithful Catholics and their bishops, who are engage in the fight for religious liberty against abortion.”
DeGioia has also come under fire from the top archbishop in the Washington, DC area, Cardinal Donald Wuerl.
The Cardinal Newman Society, according to its website, was founded in 1993 to, “help renew and strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education.”
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