Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, just announced that he will no longer be attending the Boston College graduation ceremony because of the school’s refusal to rescind their invitation to the pro-abortion Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny.
SFLA President Kristan Hawkins said, “Cardinal O’Malley’s announcement further reinforces the importance of our action site www.NotatBC.com. We urge pro-life and Catholic activists to contact Boston College President Rev. William Leahy immediately and ask him to rescind his invitation to Prime Minster Kenny. Cardinal O’Malley boycotting the event puts the heat on BC, and we must keep up the pressure until they denounce the Irish Prime Minister who the Cardinal said is ‘aggressively promoting abortion legislation.’
“After our painful experience for the past 40 years in America, we know the destruction that legal abortion will bring to Ireland. Legalized abortion here in the U.S. has led to the deaths of over 55 million preborn baby girls and boys, the victimization of millions of women, and the crumbling of countless families. Those concerned about the millions of innocent preborn babies set to die because of pro-abortion policies like his should go to www.NotatBC.com and contact Boston College personally to tell them to stand for Life.”
The Boston College Pro-Life Club today also called on the university to rescind the honor and commencement invitation extended to Prime Minister Kenny.
BC Pro-Life Club co-president Lauren Cody said in a statement:
“The Boston College Pro Life Club is extremely disappointed in the university’s decision to honor a man who is dedicated to legalizing abortion on-demand in pro-life Ireland. If we wish to educate our students as ‘men and women for others’, we should choose to celebrate people who embody that statement, regardless of their political standing. Social justice begins in the womb. Prime Minister Kenny’s actions are not in keeping with the values and Catholic mission of Boston College, and should not be commended. We are calling on BC students, and all people of good conscience, to ask the school through NotatBC.com to rescind this invitation.”