(Pardon me- without my glasses on, I make typos.)
So now he’s going to be speaking at Xavier University in New Orleans – another Catholic univeristy.
Let’s recall his previous speeches at Catholic schools:
Notre Dame. His speech about abortion and stem cell research that goes completely contrary to Catholic teaching.
Georgetown. He had the school cover up the Crucifix that would have been behind him while he spoke.
What do you suppose he will do to offend Catholics when he speaks at Xavier?
Some Catholics don’t agree with the fact that the president is being allowed to speak at Xavier University, a Catholic institution, because it is giving a platform to someone who is very publicly opposed to the teachings of the Catholic church.
They argue that his positions on issues of life — abortion and stem cell research specifically — means that he should not be given the chance to speak so openly at a Catholic university.
It all goes back to a 2004 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) statement on “Catholics in Political Life.” It reads in part, “The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”
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New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond will not be attending Obama’s speech at Xavier and has no plans to meet with the president.
“He was not in any way consulted, invited — nor will he attend the event with President Obama at Xavier,” said Sarah McDonald, Director of Communications for Archdiocese of New Orleans.
But this kind of eye poking by Obama isn’t new. It’s a continuing pattern. Remember, he not once but twice encouraged Americans to spend their vacation dollars anywhere but in Las Vegas. That ended up costing the city and it’s union members, millions of dollars in lost revenue.
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