Speak Out: Sebelius as Commencement Speaker a 'Scandal' at Georgetown
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a pro-choice Catholic, will be a featured speaker at the 2012 commencement this weekend.
The Cardinal Newman Society and the D.C. Archdiocese have called on Georgetown University to recant its invitation to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at the 2012 commencement ceremonies this coming weekend. Georgetown is the oldest Catholic university in America.
"Now that the Church is under attack by an unconstitutional mandate, Georgetown is honoring its architect HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius," declares the Cardinal Newman Society in a new YouTube video set to dramatic music.
The society does not parse its words, saying that Georgetown University has "drifted from the faith," is "undermining" the church and that the Sebelius invitation is a"betrayal."
Last week an editorial in The Catholic Standardrchdiocese of Washington’s newspaper, chided Georgetown University for being "secularized":
With all of the people struggling so hard to preserve freedom of religion, and with all that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has said in defense of this important value, Georgetown's choice of the architect of the radical challenge of such freedom for special recognition can only be seen as a statement of where the university stands - certainly not with the Catholic bishops.
What do you think? Does a commencement speaker say something about the values of the university at which she speaks? Is Georgetown too secular? SPEAK OUT in the comments.