Georgetown Invites Sebelius to Deliver Commencement

If you’re still clinging to the fiction that Georgetown University is a Catholic institution then this should disabuse you of that notion.

In what can only be interpreted as a direct challenge to America’s Catholic bishops, Georgetown University has announced that “pro-choice” Catholic Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and lead architect of the Obama administration’s assault on religious freedom through the HHS contraception mandate, has been invited to speak at one of Georgetown’s several commencement ceremonies.

The Cardinal Newman Society has posted a petition to protest this outrage here: GeorgetownScandal.com.  It has also alerted Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl and sent a letter to Georgetown President John DeGioia urging him to immediately withdraw the invitation.

It is a scandal time any time a Catholic politician who so publicly breaks with Church teaching is invited to speak at a nominally Catholic institution.  That Georgetown has decided to invite Sebelius after all that has taken place can only signal that Georgetown is laying down the gauntlet, and they are firmly in the camp of the dissident left.

H/t: CMR.

Point of Clarification: Sebelius will be addressing the Public Policy Institute, not the university generally.  This hardly diminishes the university’s guilt.  Somebody high up still had to approve of her speaking to the school, and her appearance at any university function as an invited speaker is a disgrace.

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  1. Is there any other route than to excommuniate Sebelius? Catholics, everybody are entitled to the truth. That Sebelius would deny almighty God the power to create the sovereign person at conception, when two become one, denies that God is existence and BEING, and Sebelius is an atheist, and embraces the Universal Declaration of the United Nations on human Rights that states the the human being comes into existence at birth. Pretty retrograde for a scientific community. What could Sebelius possibly say to the Public Policy graduates? That government gives life, sovereign personhood and creates the rational soul? Sebelius is telling these individuals that they were not persons until after they were born, that she, Sebelius was not a person until after she was born. The person is immutable. the person is a person always. If Sebelius claims that she was not a person until after she was born, then Sebelius is not now, or was ever a person. Even aliens from outer space are who they are forever and always. Now, even the aliens from outer spece will not come here because Sebelius will abort them. Not very conducive to inter-galactic relations or public policy. The Coneheads do not like Sebelius’ public policy.

  2. I think you are right, it seems they are laying down a direct challenge… I wonder if they relish the fight; if they think this is the way they are going to move their ball forward. This action is certainly not shrinking back or evidencing any self-doubt. So we can’t shrink back either.

  3. Think positive – maybe Sebelius, in addressing the Public Policy Institute, will explain how badly the administration has erred especially in the HHH mandate. On second thought, if you believe that, I have some swamp land in Louisiana for sale.

    Somehow, inviting Sebelius to speak doesn’t seem to fit the Jesuit motto “All for the greater glory of God (AMDG)”

  4. Disgusting.
    After watching Sebilius’s callous disregard for the Constituion she swore to uphold:
    any university should shudder at the thought of recognizing this woman’s contempt for freedom of expression.
    For a so-called Catholic institution to do so, in the midst of the struggle for the freedom of the Church, is even worse.
    Why are people talking about excommunication of Sebelius? (She has already been told by her bishops, in Arizona and DC, that she is unworthy of Holy Communion.) It sounds like someone should be having such a conversation with the leadership of Georgetown.

  5. They received the memo detailing the Bishops’ have a beef going with the regime and Sibelius’ diktat to fund mortal sin.

    Notwithstanding, GU here demonstrates it is run by the society of judas.

    No, wait!

    I apologize.

    I am uncharitable to Judas.

  6. There’s a petition to click on at the link above …
    Commencing public policy students like lemmings off a cliff.

    Ezekiel 13: 1 – 21 (the whole book is good to read, it’s 48 chapters of “Thus says the Lord GOD:” to Ezekiel so that he can help the rebellious people with many, varied wake-up calls.)

    Verse 10 – 11: For the very reason that they led my people astray, saying, “Peace!” when there was no peace, and that, as one built a wall, they would cover it with whitewash, say then to the whitewashers:

    Last Sunday, I heard a sermon about how the Old Testament prophets from Abraham to David were shepherds chosen to speak the mind of God until Jesus (one with God) taught about shepherds in the Gospels to the Church He established. It was noted that Ezekiel served to warn bad shepherds and their people for the Lord God.

  7. God made all things and keeps them in existence. Lucifer knows God made him. Without informed consent Lucifer’s “Non serviam” is innocent. Lucifer is a person. Lucifer has no body because Lucifer has no soul. Jesus does not die to redeem Lucifer. Jesus has a rational soul. Lucifer is an evil spirit and needs man, body and soul to do his evil.
    God gave Kathleen Sebelius His Name: “I AM” when she came into existence at conception, and God keeps her in existence. Sebelius’ parents gave her the name Kathleen on her vital statistics, her birth certificate, when she was given birth.
    The sovereign authority Sebelius wields at the Department of Health and Human Services is exercised through the sovereign personhood endowed by our Creator from her first moment of human existence. When Sebelius appears before the Public Policy graduates of Georgetown University and tells them that she has no soul endowed with sovereign personhood by our Creator, from the first moment of her existence, Sebelius will have forfeited her sovereign authority to operate the Department of Health and Human Services and to be listened to as a sane person.

  8. Mike Tefft: “Why are people talking about excommunication of Sebelius? (She has already been told by her bishops, in Arizona and DC, that she is unworthy of Holy Communion.) It sounds like someone should be having such a conversation with the leadership of Georgetown.”
    Because Georgtown will not sit up and take notice until the ax, truly the ax of excommunication severs Kathleen Sebelius from the Body of Christ.

  9. Hey–in the competition to become the nation’s outstanding Catholic institution: Seeing Notre Dame, and raising one . . .

    Actually, at the time of the Notre Dame fiasco, some made what is possibly the sensible point that asking a public official to address questions of public policy (including policies repulsive to faith and morals) in an academic setting is one thing: It is sometimes helpful to know just what the enemy says, or what tack the enemy will take in front of different audiences. What was obnoxious about Notre Dame’s behavior was the bestowal of a university honor on Obama; and, unless I’ve read carelessly, I don’t see that this is the case here.

  10. PRM, I see your point, and I’d have no objection if Secretary Sebelius were merely
    invited to Georgetown to talk about her views on public policy. However, she’s been
    invited to give a commencement address, which is in itself the bestowal of a
    university honor. After all, it’s safe to assume that a university would only have a
    person it regarded as somehow embodying its ideals address its graduates on such
    an occasion.

    This invitation is nothing less than Georgetown displaying its contempt for our
    bishops and for all Catholics in this country.

  11. Georgetown has turned its back on the Catholic Church. Now The Church must revoke Georgetown’s Catholic identity or must remove those in power to prevent another scandal.
    Cardinal wurhl has neither the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT not the moral fortitude of an ordinary, father of a wayward child, to perform what the situation calls for. Wurhl is merely the politcian (pontius) turning Christ’ Bride over to the media to be crucified. May GOD have mercy on the Cardinal’s soul.

  12. A travesty. Also very sinful. Continued scandal and dissent. An embarrassment to true Catholics everywhere. Jesuits: who is your god?

  13. Georgetown is Catholic? I thought it was Jesuit 🙂

    Seriously though, we shouldn’t let the 77% of the bad Jesuits spoil the other 23%.

  14. The Catholic Church is in serious decline my friends. It simply lacks the backbone to uphold the faith and its own rules. The head of the Jesuit order should have been promptly summoned by Rome and told in no uncertain terms that they need to disinvite Sebelius and Victoria Kennedy (BC Law commencement) otherwise the order would be precluded from its affiliation with the Church. The credibility of Rome and the Bishops has been greatly wounded by liberal Jesuits who only wish to be Roman Catholic when it is agreeable to them. Who enforces the rules of the Church among its own? The answer is apparently nobody.

  15. Fukowi There is the Pope and anybody who does not act Catholic or believe their faith has to have integrity is simply not being Catholic. We also have the Holy spirit guiding the Hierarchy of the Church. So stop acting like the Church has no backbone. The reason for which not all of the problems of the world have been dealt with yet is because there are so many which the Church is still dealing with.

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