Cardinal Newman Society still hates you
Last week, the Cardinal Newman Society condemned Georgetown University yet again, this time for its selection of commencement speakers.
According to the society’s Catholic Education Daily, Georgetown’s honorary doctorate for Ban Ki-moon might as well be a slap across the face to the Catholic Church. Pope Francis attempted to dissuade him from advocating for universal reproductive rights just last year, but in September, Ki-moon came out in support of universal reproductive rights anyway.
To make matters worse, Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) will be addressing the McCourt School of Public Policy. The Newman Society writes that he has a “pro-abortion voting record and earned 100 percent ratings with the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) Pro-Choice America in 2013 and 2014.”
This isn’t the first time the Newman Society freaks out about Georgetown’s speakers, for commencement or otherwise. They have spoken against the honoring of former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and deliberately tried to stop an address by former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, starting a petition that ultimately failed.
From the looks of the blog post on the Daily, the other speakers at A-O.K., so if you’re looking to skip the condemnation, maybe try Charlie Rose or Vikram Patel.