Philadelphia Catholic university criticized for commencement speaker
May 04, 2009
St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia is facing criticism for its decision to award an honorary degree to talk show host Chris Matthews. “Although Matthews claims to be Catholic, he is a longtime enthusiastic proponent of ‘abortion rights’-- in defiance of the clear teachings of the Church,” writes alumnus Stephen Majewski. “And he has displayed hostility toward those who want to protect innocent human life.”
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