UPDATE 5/19, 8:10p: LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that former Georgetown University alum and writer of the book, The Exorcist, is filing a canonical suit against the school.
5/18, 12:30p: LifeNews.com is reporting that the pro-life activist who interrupted pro-abortion Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s speech today at Georgetown University was with Randall Terry…
No surprise, Sebelius told graduating students at this Catholic institution to “follow your own moral compass.” That’s the only way a supposed Catholic can square covering up for late-term abortionists during the week and taking communion on Sunday. Never mind Church teaching. Never mind the Pope. Write your own bible.
Sebelius also quoted President John F. Kennedy, who was Catholic, subversively using him to try to defend the Obama administration’s decision to force religious institutions to subsidize contraceptives and abortifacients in their insurance plans.
In his talk to Protestant ministers, Kennedy talked about his vision of religion and the public square, and said he believed in an America, and I quote, ‘where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials – and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against us all,’” she said. “Kennedy was elected president on Nov. 8, 1960. And more than 50 years later, that conversation, about the intersection of our nation’s long tradition of religious freedom with policy decisions that affect the general public, continues.
Obviously, the situation is exactly the opposite: Here we have public officials seek to impose their will on religious institutions.
But it is true that “an act against one church is… an act against us all.”
The Archdiocese of Washington issued a statement criticizing the university’s decision to invite Sebelius to speak, not that it mattered.