The Catholic Action League, Operation Rescue and Students for Life are protesting tomorrow at Boston College's choice of Enda Kenny as commencement speaker.
If you are able, please make the effort to attend the event.
CATHOLIC ACTION LEAGUE WILL JOIN OPERATION RESCUE AND STUDENTS FOR LIFE IN PROTEST AT BOSTON COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT
Tomorrow, Monday, May 20th, the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts will join with Operation Rescue Boston and Students for Life in protesting the decision of Jesuit administered Boston College to award an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who will also be the principal speaker at the university's 2013 Commencement Exercises.
The demonstration will be held on Beacon Street, near the border of Boston and Newton, at the entrance to Alumni Field, from 8:00 to 10:00.
The award to Kenny clearly contravenes the 2004 statement by the United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops, Catholics in Political Life, which states: "The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions."
On April 30th, Kenny's coalition government introduced legislation to legalise abortion in Ireland.
Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle stated:"At a time when the Church and the entire pro-life movement in Ireland are resisting Kenny's proposed changes in Irish law, a Catholic institution is honoring Mr. Kenny. It is a deplorable scandal and an unconscionable betrayal."
Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle is an alumnus of Boston College.