Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication

A blacklist for Catholic universities

By Thomas V. Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | Mar 24, 2015 | In On the Good

Earlier this month, almost 400 U.S. corporations filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in favor of same-sex marriage. Since many universities give commencement honors to business leaders every year, the Cardinal Newman Society has released a statement urging Catholic schools not to honor any leaders from these companies.

The Society advises:

We will publicly warn Catholic families and their bishops and pastors about any school, college or university that chooses to honor any board member or senior leader of the 379 corporations and business groups that joined in the March 5th brief. Any such honor does harm to the Catholic Church and undermines our bishops, who have clearly explained why Catholics must defend marriage without compromise.

The statement includes a list of the offending corporations, who have argued for national recognition of same-sex marriage on the basis of the "economic burden" supposedly caused by differences in marriage law state-to-state.

Thomas V. Mirus is Director of Podcasts for, hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast, and co-hosts Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. See full bio.

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