Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Catholic colleges commencement speakers

~the Cardinal Newman Society has posted the "Commended Colleges" and "Problematic Colleges" list of commencement speakers. (hat tip to Bettnet)
CNS is urging the presidents of the 11 colleges to withdraw the invitations their schools have extended to honorees who have publicly advocated positions contrary to Catholic values. Already Bishop Salvatore Matano of Burlington, Vermont, has assured CNS that he will not attend commencement ceremonies at nearby St. Michael’s College, which will honor journalist Cokie Roberts and Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas on May 17.

The CNS research department has identified the speakers and honorees at most U.S. Catholic colleges, and CNS researchers are confident the final tally of problematic invitations will be significantly reduced from previous years as most of the colleges that have not yet announced speakers and honorees have not had problems in the past.
For the lists, click here.

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