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US Cardinal boycotts Enda Kenny - "aggressively promoting abortion legislation"


Tea Party Patriot

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It has transpired this evening that US Cardinal Sean O'Malley has entered the row over Enda Kenny's upcoming speech at the Roman Catholic Boston College.

Earlier US Pro-Life campaigners had called for Mr. Kenny not to be allow speak there and called his invitation “unconscionable” in light of the politician’s push for legal abortion.

Cardinal O'Malley has said:

"I am sure that the invitation was made in good faith, long before it came to the attention of the leadership of Boston College that Mr Kenny is aggressively promoting abortion legislation.

"Since the university has not withdrawn the invitation and because the Taoiseach has not seen fit to decline, I shall not attend the graduation."
Cardinal to boycott Enda Kenny speech at Boston College

College invite to Irish prime minister draws ire of pro-lifers

A US Pro-Life group had this to say:

Kenny has also suggested that pro-life members of parliament may be expelled from his party if they refuse to vote in favor of the abortion legislation.

The organization said it is “simply unconscionable” for any college, particularly a Catholic one, to “honor the man who would usher in the mass death of Irish preborn children.”
 

Half Nelson

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This will snowball.
Boston College won't want to be 'out' with Cardinal O'Malley and it won't do the FG US fundraisers any favours.
The donation of US$50,000 was related to a fundraising event held by the Fine Gael party in New York.
 

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Good for him. No reason he should share the stage with someone possibly overseeing an extremely restrictive abortion environment.

Now obviously if he were to share the stage recently with someone who oversees an abortion on demand environment and who is in favour of that environment continuing, then he'd be a massive hypocrite right? Right? Good thing he's not done that then.



Oops.
 

Eoin Coir

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Some guy on Twitter has posted that "Cardinal O Malley" is an anagram of "Really Old Maniac"

Dont recall O Malley speaking out about US priests abusing kids, and what has he had to say about his colleague Cardinal Law ?
 

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This will snowball.
Boston College won't want to be 'out' with Cardinal O'Malley and it won't do the FG US fundraisers any favours.
Agree fully. Good to see people willing to take a stand for the unborn and challenging those talking out of both sides of their mouth. Fine Gael - the Abortion Party.
 

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Good for him. No reason he should share the stage with someone possibly overseeing an extremely restrictive abortion environment.

Now obviously if he were to share the stage recently with someone who oversees an abortion on demand environment and who is in favour of that environment continuing, then he'd be a massive hypocrite right? Right? Good thing he's not done that then.

Oops.
Nice try, but there is a difference. Can you spot it?
 

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I'm sure Kenny will be devastated. Where's Cruimh though? He loves trying to link the nation of Ireland with Catholicism......... Oh wait. :lol:
 

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The Catholic Church have become so irrelevant in people's lives. I really wish they'd just f*ck off. Seriously. They are in no position to offer any form of moral guidance.
 

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It has transpired this evening that US Cardinal Sean O'Malley has entered the row over Enda Kenny's upcoming speech at the Roman Catholic Boston College.

Earlier US Pro-Life campaigners had called for Mr. Kenny not to be allow speak there and called his invitation “unconscionable” in light of the politician’s push for legal abortion.

Cardinal O'Malley has said:



Cardinal to boycott Enda Kenny speech at Boston College

College invite to Irish prime minister draws ire of pro-lifers

A US Pro-Life group had this to say:
The catholic church should be excommunicated from Ireland.
 

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Agree fully. Good to see people willing to take a stand for the unborn and challenging those talking out of both sides of their mouth. Fine Gael - the Abortion Party.
Why don't "pro"lifers make a stand on any other public health issues that affect the 'unborn'? Environmental issues? Smoking or drinking while pregnant? Social issues? How come you make no effort to limit the number of abortions by promoting education and information on sexual activity?
If you really wanted to stop abortions you wouldn't have maintained the 'every sperm is sacred' bullsh*t for so long. Preventing the use of contraceptives resulted in an awful lot of abortions. Your God will judge you for that.
 
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Ireland needs to sort out its abortion policy. The parliament needs to legislate what the people have decided upon. Ireland needs to stop exporting this problem to England.

We don't need cardinals and catholic morality sticking their noses into civil matters.
 
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What is it with Boston and their cardinals? Law was a disaster on the paedophile scandals in the area and like many of the priests in Boston, Law himself was eventually moved out of the area. Also known as Cardinal above the law, he chastised Mary McAleese on her views about women priests.

Seems this joker is not much better.
 

Sync

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O'Malley is quite right in his opposition to Kenny.

The Irish clergy need to adopt the same policy with regard to Kenny and Fine Gael.
I don't disagree, but he's being entirely inconsistent to share the stage with Obama and not Kenny.
 
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