University Principal Vs Catholic Truth…

University Principal Vs Catholic Truth…

The Catholic Church accepts the decision by St Andrews University to award an honorary degree to Hillary Clinton.

The church’s position was spelled out on Wednesday as the editor of the Catholic Truth, an unofficial Catholic newsletter, urged the university to “reconsider” due to Mrs Clinton’s stance on abortion . Read more

Notice this little nugget in the newspaper report: In a letter to Professor Richardson, Catholic Truth editor, Patricia McKeever, whose views are not sanctioned by the church…

Which views? Is it my “views” about a public honour being given on Scottish soil to a woman who supports what she herself describes as the “horrible procedure” of partial birth abortion?  Are Catholics permitted to have “views” on abortion? Are we permitted to remain silent when we see someone responsible for promoting the deaths of innocent babies honoured by one of our leading universities? Really? Somebody needs to rewrite the Catechism section on the nine ways of sharing in the sin and guilt of another – and remove the words “by our silence”.  

Whoever this anonymous spokesman is, he should have sufficient integrity to stand by his statements, and not hide behind a cowardly cloak of anonymity.

However, in the absence of any denial from an Scottish Bishop, we must assume that they are in support of this disgraceful decision by the university of St Andrews to honour a notorious radical feminist and pro-abortion politician from the USA.  Well, now, in the light of recent revelations about the Scottish hierarchy, there’s a surprise… NOT…

Comments (59)

  • Wendy walker

    WELL, WELL, WELL,IT WOULD SEEM LOUISE RICHARDSON PRINCIPAL OF ST ANDREWS IS IRISH BORN ………AND CATHOLIC ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA ????!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm
  • Pat McKay

    Have any of you read ‘The Courier’s’ report on yesterday’s Clinton do @ St Andrews? It states….’The Pope sent his “cordial greetings” to all taking part, and expressed confidence that the “noble work of education and research in a wide range of academic fields will continue to flourish in the city that bears the name of Scotland’s patron saint.”….’

    If this is true, then we really are ‘up sh#t creek without a paddle’. After all our efforts, all we get is the ‘middle finger salute’ from the very Pope himself!

    September 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm
    • editor

      Pat McKay,

      The confusion into chaos continues apace. Here we have Cardinal Burke insisting that Catholic pro-abortion politicians be denied Holy Communion (Canon 915) while the Scots clergy and bishops (and many others) refuse to do this – see our August newsletter report on this very subject.

      Added to that, we have the scandal of the Pope and the Scots bishops endorsing the honouring of Hillary Clinton at St Andrews University. Notice, too, that today’s SPUC e-bulletin headlines Cardinal Burke lamenting the silence of Catholics on the issue of abortion with no mention that the Pope has (lamentably and shockingly) tried his best to justify his own silence on abortion (and other evils).

      Did I say “confusion into chaos”? Oops! “Diabolical disorientation” is the only truly accurate description of what is going on in the Church right now.

      Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

      September 24, 2013 at 11:43 am

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