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Boston pro-lifers demonstrate against honorary degree for Enda Kenny

May 21, 2013

About 50 people demonstrated outside the grounds of Boston College on May 20 as the Jesuit institution conferred an honorary degree on Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley did not attend the day’s commencement exercises. The cardinal had announced that he would not make his customary appearance because of Boston College’s decision to honor Kenny, who is pressing for legislation that would allow legal abortion in Ireland.

The chief organizer of the demonstration, C.J. Doyle of the Catholic Action League, commented: "What rational person can reasonably be expected to take seriously Catholic opposition to abortion when our own Catholic institutions honor someone who's trying to legalize abortion in his country?"


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  • Posted by: Joseph Paul - May. 22, 2013 5:49 AM ET USA

    How many good people did Abraham find in Sodom? Not even five. Yet God saved Abraham and his family.

  • Posted by: wsw33410 - May. 21, 2013 8:30 PM ET USA

    ... another sad statistic: only 50 righteous people found in Boston area ... is this an indication of our Catholic commitment in the US?