Catholic World News News Feature
Archbishop questions Clinton rally at Catholic university February 14, 2008
Archbishop José Gomez of San Antonio, Texas, has criticized the scheduling of a political rally for Senator Hillary Clinton at a local Catholic university.
The archbishop issued a public statement indicating that he was "neither advised nor consulted" before the Clinton rally was hosted by St. Mary's University on February 13. While emphasizing that he did not intend to instruct his people on how they should vote, Archbishop Gomez questioned the wisdom of holding a political event for Clinton or other candidates "who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles."
St. Mary's University responded to the criticism by saying that the school did not mean to imply an endorsement of Senator Clinton, and recognized that some political candidates take public stands that are not in accord with Catholic teaching.