Boston college, the Jesuit University, is planning to honour the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny through their inviting him to give the commencement address and conferring on him an honorary Doctor of Law degree. The Jesuits have issued their invitation despite Enda Kenny’s commitment to legalise abortion in Ireland, his unjust personal attack against Pope Benedict last year, and his government’s legislation breaking the seal of the confessional. Boston college stated ‘Kenny represents the “progressive center” and is committed to “social justice.”‘
‘While Ireland’s Catholic bishops and the pro-life movement are fighting desperately to keep the government from enacting legislation to permit abortion, Boston College, a Catholic institution in Massachusetts, is honouring the head of the same government. Irish pro-life leaders say they are incredulous at the news. Niamh Uí Bhriain of Ireland’s Life Institute told LifeSiteNews that the Jesuit college should withdraw its invitation.
The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts also condemned the college for selecting Republic of Ireland Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny as its 2013 Commencement Speaker. The university will also confer an honorary Doctor of Law degree on Kenny during commencement exercises on May 20th.
On April 30th, Kenny’s coalition government introduced legislation with the Orwellian title “The Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013,” which would legalise abortion in Ireland under the guise of preventing the suicide of pregnant women. As there is no gestational age limit to the measure, criticis say it would mean abortion on demand, under threat of suicide, through all nine months of pregnancy.
Catholic hospitals would be forced to comply with the proposed law. The bill has also been criticized for containing no conscience clause protections for physicians, nurses, and other health care workers.’
The Catholic Action League called Kenny’s selection “an astonishing, appalling, disgraceful and deplorable act of betrayal.”
Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle, an alumnus of Boston College, said: “Even for a university whose Catholic identity is as compromised as that of BC, this decision is shameful and dishonorable. Boston College has gone beyond promoting dissent against Catholic teaching to giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the Church. Every faithful Catholic in this country ought to protest against this odious perfidy.”
Responding to a request for comment, the Archdiocese of Boston noted that Cardinal Sean O’Malley was not scheduled to attend the Commencement due to another commitment.
Kenny has threatened to expel pro-life Catholic TDs (members of parliament) from his Fine Gael parliamentary party if they refuse to vote for measure, which is expected to be acted upon in July.
Last year, Kenny’s government published legislation—The Criminal Justice (Withholding of Information on Offences Against Children and Vulnerable Persons) Bill—which would impose criminal penalties, including imprisonment up to five years, on priests who refuse to violate the seal of the confessional in cases of sexual abuse.
In a July, 2011 speech, Kenny implied that Pope Benedict XVI approved the cover up of sexual abuse and castigated what he called the “dysfunction, disconnection, elitism” and “narcissism” of the Vatican. Following that attack, Kenny closed the Irish Embassy to the Holy See.
Protect the Pope comment: The Jesuits of Boston College are either totally deluded about the truth of Catholic morality or they are wicked, either way Cardinal O’Malley and Pope Francis need to take action to stop this obscene spectacle of Enda Kenny being honoured by a Catholic university as he plots the murder of countless unborn Irish babies. FOR GOD’S SAKE WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR BISHOPS TO ACT IN DEFENCE OF THE FAITH?