Georgetown U invites Kathleen Sebelius to speak at commencement

In what can only be interpreted as a direct challenge to America’s Catholic bishops, Georgetown University has announced that “pro-choice” Catholic Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and lead architect of the Obama administration’s assault on religious freedom through the HHS contraception mandate, has been invited to speak at one of Georgetown’s several commencement ceremonies.

The Cardinal Newman Society has posted a petition to protest this outrage here: GeorgetownScandal.com.  It has also alerted Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl and sent a letter to Georgetown President John DeGioia urging him to immediately withdraw the invitation….

The nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university has chosen to honor Sebelius by granting her a prestigious platform at its Public Policy Institute commencement ceremony, despite her role as the lead architect of a healthcare mandate that will force Catholic institutions to pay for contraception, abortifacients and sterilization against their religious beliefs. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has termed the mandate “an unwarranted government definition of religion” that is “alien both to our Catholic tradition and to federal law,” “a violation of personal civil rights” and “a mandate to act against our teachings.”

But Secretary Sebelius’ record on abortion is at least as troubling as the mandate. When Governor of Kansas, Sebelius supported abortion rights and vetoed pro-life legislation.  In 2008, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City reportedly told Sebelius, a Roman Catholic, to stop receiving the Eucharist until she publicly recants her position on abortion and makes a “worthy sacramental confession.”

~ Cardinal Newman Society blog, May 4

23 thoughts on “Georgetown U invites Kathleen Sebelius to speak at commencement”


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    Mama MT says:

    Frankly, the Cardinal Newman Society should know better than to call Georgetown “Catholic”. It hasn’t been Catholic for several decades. And, the Jesuits will continue their assault on all things Catholic until the Pope strips them of their credentials as a Catholic Order…then they can continue under whatever auspices they choose. St. Ignatius is rolling around in his grave for all one has to do is read the Jesuits’ Formula of the Institute to see how far they have come from their founding principals: “Whoever desires to serve as a soldier of God beneath the banner of the Cross in our Society, which we desire to be designated by the Name of Jesus, and to serve the Lord alone and the Church, his spouse, under the Roman Pontiff, the Vicar of Christ on earth, should, after a solemn vow of perpetual chastity, poverty and obedience, keep what follows in mind. He is a member of a Society founded chiefly for this purpose: to strive especially for the defence and propagation of the faith and for the progress of souls in Christian life and doctrine, by means of public preaching, lectures and any other ministration whatsoever of the Word of God, and further by means of retreats, the education of children and unlettered persons in Christianity, and the spiritual consolation of Christ’s faithful through hearing confessions and administering the other sacraments. Moreover, he should show himself ready to reconcile the estranged, compassionately assist and serve those who are in prisons or hospitals, and indeed, to perform any other works of charity, according to what will seem expedient for the glory of God and the common good.”

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    Ed says:

    Point taken Mama MT.

    satan continues to cackle with glee as he deceives men and women, created in the image of God, to carry out his evil, violent and merciless assault against innocent children in the womb.

    The true church, blood-bought sons and daughters of the Most High God, from every denomination and non-denominational stream, needs to cry out to God for mercy and repent for our silence and passivity.  We must declare war on satan’s child killing machine, politicians and judges that support child killing in the womb, and the abortion industry.

    The wicked need to be warned that if they die with the blood of innocent children on their hands, either by being directly involved in killing children in the womb, or indirectly, by supporting or voting for those who do, they will suffer eternal torment.

    Their pain and suffering will be much much greater than they can possibly imagine.

    And it will never end.

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  3. Tiller the Killer’s little puppet. How apporopriate in light of Sandra Fluke’s recent begging (funnily enough, Georgetown has refused to pay for her bc). It’s getting easier all the time to tell the sheep from the goats. Hint: the sheep hear (and heed) His voice.

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  4. P.s. I guess Satan was already booked elsewhere that day?

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    Texas Gal says:

    Send them messages via twitter @Georgetown and @GeorgetownNews

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    Pamela says:

    This is like the Christians INVITING the lions to come and eat them!

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    Kel says:

    So… the Catholic college leadership wasn’t able to find anyone of higher standards than the best former political ally of late-term abortionist George Tiller?
    Everyone else was busy that day???
     

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    JDC says:

    They would have invited Tiller himself, but since he’s dead she’s the next best thing. 

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    Ed says:

    Sebilius is dead too.  She just doesn’t know it.

    Her and BO smile and laugh, but they are totally deluded.

    They have no clue what lies in wait for them beyond the grave.

    It is by the Fear of the Lord that men and women depart from evil.

    We need some “John the Baptist” type reformers to rise up and boldly speak against the wickedness in our land.

    Killing innocent defenseless children in the womb is heinous, barbaric and evil.

    For the church to sit idly by is unconscionable.

    The vast majority of us need to do more.

    I need to do more.       

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    ken the birther says:

    “It is by the Fear of the Lord that men and women depart from evil.”

    Ed,

    Tho that statement may contain some truth, it does not communicate the whole council of GOD.

    2 Peter 3:9     The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance.  AMP

    While the wicked have good cause to ‘fear’ the judgement of GOD, it is not ‘fear’ which draws us to HIM.

    Rom 2:4    Or are you [so blind as to] trifle with and presume upon and despise and underestimate the wealth of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering patience? Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repent ( to change your mind and inner man to accept God’s will)?  AMP

    Heb 2:15   And also that He might deliver and completely set free all those who through the [haunting] fear of death were held in bondage throughout the whole course of their lives.  AMP

    GOD’s most effective weapon is not ‘fear’, but HIS love.

    1 John 4:18-19    18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].
    19 We love Him, because He first loved us.  AMP

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    JDC says:

    “P.s. I guess Satan was already booked elsewhere that day?”

    Well I guess being the President of the United States keeps one’s schedule full. 

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    Jamie says:

    Georgetown is more vicious than ND in this matter.  They’ve seen what transpired when BO was invited to speak at ND.  They’ve heard the bishops speak out on HHS.  YET, they invite KS to speak, honoring her by giving her a forum on their Catholic campus.  This is a deliberate and direct slap in the face to the Church.

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    ken the birther says:

    These folks don’t even bother themselves with giving the appearance of Godliness.

    Mark 7:6-7, 13   6 But He said to them, Excellently and truly [so that there will be no room for blame] did Isaiah prophesy of you, the pretenders and hypocrites, as it stands written: These people [constantly] honor Me with their lips, but their hearts hold off and are far distant from Me.
    7 In vain (fruitlessly and without profit) do they worship Me, ordering and teaching [to be obeyed] as doctrines the commandments and precepts of men. [Isa 29:13.]

    13 Thus you are nullifying and making void and of no effect [the authority of] the Word of God through your tradition, which you [in turn] hand on. And many things of this kind you are doing.  AMP

    2 Tim 3:3-5   3[They will be] without natural [human] affection (callous and inhuman), relentless (admitting of no truce or appeasement); [they will be] slanderers (false accusers, troublemakers), intemperate and loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good.
    4[They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.
    5 For [although] they hold a form of piety (true religion), they deny and reject and are strangers to the power of it [their conduct belies the genuineness of their profession]. Avoid [all] such people [turn away from them].  AMP

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    Courtnay says:

    When I was growing up, my very devout mother would say often, “Those d@#ned Jesuits!” I never really understood what she meant by that, but now I think I do.

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    Ed says:

    I obviously agree with the scriptures you quoted KTB, but disagree with your conclusion.

    Look at the pic of BO and KS laughing and smiling.  I don’t care how many times you tell them God is kind or that He luuuuuuuvz them, they are not going to repent.

    They already believe in the love of God.  They both believe God loves them.  And He does.  But unless they repent they’re going to split Hell wide open.  Without the Fear of God, which is the beginning of wisdom, they won’t have the grid to properly understand the kindness and the mercy of God.

    People think God’s love is always syrupy and lovey dovey but whom He loves, He chastens, and He whips every son whom He receives.

    BO and KS need to fear God. 

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    susan d says:

    I will never, ever grow broke betting on Catholics supporting Democrats.  If pro-life Catholics do not like what liberals are doing to your church, they have 2 options.  Leave the Church or stop giving money to it-give to specific pro-life Catholic charities instead.  The only thing the priests will understand is no cold, hard, cash. 

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    Jamie says:

    I thank God for good prolife priests, and I pray for the ones who are weak in this area.

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    hippie says:

    What is the name of the person who invited Sebelius?

    The fact is someone or group of someones invited her, not the faceless institution.

    Who are they?  What are their names and their positions? Who hired them? Why aren’t people who are faithful sitting in those positions?  

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    joyfromillinois says:

    I would like to know who invited them too.  Is the speaking fee coming out of the general fund, or has someone (or some entity) donated to hire the speaker??  please find out. 
     
    This is a real slap in the face for all believers, no matter the religion, but especially Catholics.  While when I went to college at a Jesuit institution, it was fine.  But now I can see that higher education needs more authentic Catholic teaching and leadership. 
     
    An utter tragedy – and another opportunity for those who do support the Teachings to step up and demand better.  Another teachable moment.   It’s time to make more lemonade out of lemons….

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    hippie says:

    “another opportunity for those who do support the Teachings to step up and demand better.”

    They need to remove and replace whoever invited her. 

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    ken the birther says:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-religion-20120408,0,355391.story

    Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, who usually believes that Obama is too solicitous of religious groups, said he too found the administration’s position troubling. Taken to its logical conclusion, he said, it could require a Jewish congregation to interview Muslim and Christian clerics for a job as a rabbi.

    “That one’s an outlier,” he said. “I don’t quite understand it.”

    For all that, Lynn was among those who scoffed at the idea of Obama waging war on religion.

    “At most, it’s a pillow fight,” he said.

    [According to the Irrelevant Barry Lynn, the Obama war on religion is a mere ‘pillow fight’and the rumored republican war on women is a misogynistic massacre of  biblical proportions.]

     

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    John the baptist says:

    You Catholics are all crazy witch hunters. Imagine if you stopped focusing on abortion and started caring about all the other life we (humans) are killing. Abortions are good. They keep the population of unwanted people in check. Stop being so crazy and get a life (pun intended… ha).

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    Doe says:

    The troll (John the baptist) referred to pre-born humans as people!  You better be careful, John.  CC, Joan, and the other pro-abort trolls might come after you.

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