The following comes from an April 21 article by Adam Cassandra from Catholic Education Daily, an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society:
The rector of the Jesuit community at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, Calif., thinks LMU is justified in honoring the life of former President Bill Clinton as long as it’s clear that the University is ignoring all of the immoral and evil actions committed in the past, and present, by Clinton when bestowing that honor.
The student-run Los Angeles Loyolan recently reported that Father Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., rector of the LMU Jesuit community, responded to protests and criticisms of LMU’s honoring of Clinton by expressing his full support of the decision.
“In conferring this honor LMU does not endorse all of Mr. Clinton’s past or current policies nor condone all his actions,” Fr. Deck stated. “Rather, the University recognizes the extraordinary service he has given to civil society and his lifetime connection to Catholic and Jesuit higher education as a Georgetown University alumnus.”
LMU President Dr. Timothy Snyder touted Clinton in the commencement speaker announcement as “one of the great statesmen of our time.”
The Cardinal Newman Society called the University’s choice to honor Clinton as its commencement speaker a betrayal of LMU’s Catholic mission.
“Former President Clinton is an extremely poor choice for honor and presents a very bad moral example to LMU’s students. … Clinton’s record is one of scandal, immorality and support for the destruction of innocent human life,” the Newman Society stated. “And his Clinton Foundation continues to partner with and fund some of the largest organizations around the world dedicated to snuffing out babies in the womb — such as Planned Parenthood.” Since leaving the White House, Clinton has also expressed strong support for same-sex marriage and worked to overturn marriage laws.
“The affront is all the greater, as Clinton is in the midst of an active presidential campaign to elect his wife Hillary, who is an even more vigorous proponent of abortion and same-sex marriage,” the statement continued. “In this context, there can be no separation of former President Clinton from his wife’s presidential race, and the University’s choice for commencement speaker will reasonably be perceived as a partisan, political act.”
To understand how we have reached this point, read. “The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church” by Malachi Martin, Simon and Schuster, ends. A worthwhile read.
As long as Jesuits like Father “not playing with a full” Deck head up the Jesuit schools, and even dominate the Order generally, there is no hope for these institutions. The Jesuit values are distorted and that’s why they see Clinton’s service as complementary to Jesuit education. Read Malachi Martin’s book, The Jesuits: The Society of Jesus and the Betrayal of the Roman Catholic Church (1987). The title of the last chapter is “On Fire to Build Man’s World.” Those few words sum up their problems entirely.
Hay, Clinton’s a Democrat and Democrats have to honor Democrats, it’s part of the agenda. After all, what takes priority catholic teaching or The Party Agenda?
Liberalism has no place in Catholic teachings. At what point will Jesus’s teachings regarding diversity code word for depravity be considered in the decision making when honoring a person. Last time I check God finds these acts as an abomination? I guess making a deal with Satan is more important. he should have been honored with a prison sentence
Catholic Universities, first and foremost, have the duty to teach and practice the Catholic faith. Academic excellence can follow from that, as well as other mission and values. That being said, shouldn’t schools, or any of us, be able to between different parts of a person’s life? President Clinton did good during his public life. He also did things that don’t gee with our Catholic faith. Can we not recognize the good because of the bad? Or, can we celebrate the good in spite of the bad? Does giving President Clinton mean that we a celebrating the bad as well as the good? Many would say that his support of abortion wipes out everything else worth talking about. Does it?
Yes it does. But beyond that, Clinton’s whole modus operandi gravitates towards establishment of one world secularist/socialist government in which no individual rights, much less the right to life, will be recognized at all. That is the ultimate ground game of all political correctness. The accuracy of this assessment can be established through the writings of the ancient secret societies which led to Freemasonry and which in turn provided the philosophical underpinnings of Marxism/Communism. Start with Pope Leo XIII’s Humanum Genus (1984) and begin to understand that Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Let’s invite Hitler to speak, after all, he commissioned the Volkswagen.
Excellent response Ralph!
Catherine, I always appreciate it. Correction to a typo my post: Pope Leo XIII issued Humanum Genus in 1884. Obviously not 1984.
“Many would say that his support of abortion wipes out everything else worth talking about. Does it?” Yes it does…you see Bob One we cannot keep surrendering every bit of our Catholic identity just to have a seat at the table. We have been through 50 years or more of this and its been a disaster for the Church
Bob One, Clinton was and is a deceiver He cannot be trusted. Read my post below. He was a Rhoades scholar and still did not know that an embryo was fertilized, ether he was deliberately deceiving or not as smart as they claim. That is simple biology. He should have never been making any decisions on stem-cell research. He also deceived his wife and many others.
Correction: “Rhodes Scholar”.
Worth noting that Cecil Rhodes left his fortune to the Rhodes Trust for the establishment of his secret society and the Rhodes Scholarship fund to advance the cause of world government: “Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire, for the bringing of the whole uncivilized world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for the making of the Anglo-Saxon race but one empire. . .” Cecil Rhodes, Confession of Faith (1877).
YES! Don’t you see? The COURSE of human history was irrevocably damaged by his actions. He opened the ‘Pandoras box’ if you will, of abominations. Why should satan’s little helper be honored this way & at a ‘Catholic’ (even at a CINO) place? Who in their right minds would care to listen to anything he has to say EVER again? He will use this ‘gift’ of a platform to lift her up & advance her agenda. So will the media. Can progress be made for good, if we continue to honor the perpetrators of immoral behavior? Lunacy.
A minor typo Humanum Genus was published in 1884. Leo died in 1903.
I will grant Mr. Clinton is no saint. Nor did he commission one of the most successful automobiles of the 20th century. Nor did he wage open warfare against most of the rest of the world. Nor did he actively pursue the extermination of the Jews or other groups he considered inferior and somehow sub human.
Actually, Clinton did actively pursue extermination of a group he considered sub-human, the unborn. This is precisely what legalized abortion represents. In fact, Clinton is likely responsible for more deaths than Hitler, considering he vetoed the ban on partial birth abortion, expanded federal funding of abortion, promoted abortion overseas, nullified state laws restricting abortion, funded research on RU486, appoint two pro-aborts to the Supreme Court, and much more than space permits here.
I can still remember Dr. Sanjay Gupta and President Clinton, either trying to deceive the public or too stupid to know any better, when they talked about embryos not being fertilized eggs. Clinton kept on saying that we should not use embryos for stem-cell research if they are not fertilized, and Dr. Gupta never corrected him.
Well embryos ARE fertilized eggs — conception — the beginning of human life. It is still on line. Anyone can google it by putting in “President Clinton and Dr. Gupta on embryos”. I have never trusted either ever since then, among other things.
I think I made a mistake in my first post. I should have written that President Clinton kept saying that we should not use embryos for stem-cell research if they are fertilized. Well embryos ARE fertilized, always.
One can still find that interview on line by putting in “Dr. Sanjay Grupta and President Clinton on stem-cell embryos” or something similar in ones search bar. Perhaps I should not have called Ex President Clinton stupid, but there certainly was something wrong with what he said, and it could easily have misinformed the public, a very serious situation.