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Bishop Rhoades to Deliver Mount St. Mary’s University Commencement Address
Bishop Rhoades, who served as a professor and then rector of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary from 1995-2004, will address the University’s graduating class of 2014 on May 11.

Loyola University of Maryland to Honor Pro-Abortion Rights Mark Shriver
The University’s website also touts Shriver being senior vice president of U.S. Programs at Save the Children, a pro-contraceptive charity reportedly associated with Planned Parenthood.

Birth Control Advocate to Be Honored at St. John’s University Graduation
St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., recently announced that Hugh Evans, the CEO of Global Poverty Project and a strong proponent of birth control as a means of erasing poverty, will be honored with a doctor of laws degree.

Jesuit USF Set to Honor Cosponsor of Freedom of Choice Act
University of San Francisco announced that it will give an honorary degree at commencement to Norman Mineta, a past U.S. transportation secretary, congressman, and cosponsor of FOCA.

Jesuit Criticized by Vatican for ‘Erroneous’ Theology to Give Santa Clara Commencement Speech
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith pointed out that certain propositions in Liberation theologian Father Jon Sobrino's books are “not in conformity with the doctrine of the Church” including the divinity of Jesus Christ.

Saint Peter’s University to Honor Mayor Who Officiated at Same-Sex Marriages
Mayor Steven Fulop of Jersey City will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the Jesuit University at its commencement ceremony next month.

College of the Holy Cross to Honor Former Obama Speechwriter at Commencement
Jon Favreau, a Catholic, recently compared a recent law in Kansas that protected the religious freedom of business owners to Jim Crow Laws.

University of San Francisco to Honor Public Supporter of Same-Sex Marriage
The Honorable John V. Roos will receive an honorary degree and deliver the commencement speech on May 17 for the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Wyoming Catholic College to Host Bishops Conley, Etienne at Commencement
The College’s Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Paul Etienne of the Diocese of Cheyenne, with Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln con-celebrating and serving as homilist.

Notre Dame’s Fr. Miscamble to Deliver Ohio Dominican U. Commencement
“Fr. Miscamble is a courageous and compelling proponent of Catholic higher education and the need for all Catholic universities to work to restore and strengthen their Catholic identities,” said ODU President Peter Cimbolic, Ph.D.

Cardinal, Bishop, EWTN Exec. to Be Honored at Franciscan Univ. Commencement
Cardinal DiNardo will be the main celebrant at the University’s Baccalaureate Mass, while Bishop Monforton will assist with the University’s exercises for graduate students.

Christendom College to Honor Fr. Terence Henry at Commencement
Fr. Terence Henry, chancellor and former president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, will preside over Christendom’s Baccalaureate Mass and receive the Pro Deo et Patria medal in May.

University of Dallas Announces George Weigel as Commencement Speaker
Weigel, a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is especially renowned for his biographies on Blessed Pope John Paul II.

Thomas Aquinas College Announces Cardinal O’Brien as Commencement Speaker
The Cardinal will also serve as the principal celebrant and homilist at the College’s Baccalaureate Mass and will receive the College’s highest honor, the Saint Thomas Aquinas Medallion.

Ave Maria Univ. Announces Librarian of Congress as Commencement Speaker
Dr. James Hadley Billington, who was sworn in as the Librarian of Congress in 1987, will be awarded an honorary doctorate in “recognition of his exemplary public service and lifetime achievements at home and abroad.”

Notre Dame Announces Strategic Plan Making Catholic Character a Priority
“We place at the forefront of this new strategic plan the University’s Catholic character and the need for it to touch every aspect of our life and work,” the plan states.

Catholic Univ. of America Announces Pro Football Star as Commencement Speaker
Philip Rivers, a Pro Bowl quarterback for the San Diego Chargers, will address the graduating class and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at CUA’s commencement exercises in May.

Irish Prime Minister Tells Church to Stay out of Politics
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who drew protests for his commencement address at Boston College, has said that personal faith should play no part in legislation.

Blatty Explains Canon Law Georgetown University Petition
In an EWTN interview, The Exorcist author William Blatty explained the reasons for the canon law petition regarding Georgetown University's Catholic identity.

Diocese of Columbus Bishop Decides to Disinvite Catholic High School Graduation Speaker
An Ohio Catholic high school recently disinvited a local politician as commencement speaker because of his same-sex marriage advocacy work.

Ohio State President Withdraws from Catholic High School Graduation
Following the revelation of his offensive remarks about Catholics, and his apology, Ohio State President Gordon Gee has withdrawn as the speaker for a Catholic high school graduation in Columbus.

Register Radio Highlights Newman Society's Catholic Commencement Report
Dan Burke hosted Cardinal Newman Society president Patrick J. Reilly on Register Radio this morning for a discussion of the Society's work and the good, the bad and the ugly in Catholic university commencements in 2013.

The Hoya Criticizes GU's Commencement Speaker Selection Process
The Hoya says that Georgetown University's commencement speaker selection process could be more transparent and timely.

Grand Knight Gets Special Honor at CUA Graduation
At the commencement ceremony on May 18, Catholic University of America President John Garvey presented Timothy R.W. McEvoy with the President's Award, the highest honor presented to a senior graduating from CUA.

Fr. Robert Barron Tells Providence College Graduates to Make Their Life a Gift
At Providence College's Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 19, Fr. Robert Barron told graduates to make a gift of their lives.

Cardinal Dolan Shares Secret of Notre Dame at Commencement
During his commencement address on Sunday, Cardinal Timothy Dolan revealed the University of Notre Dame's secret.

Catholic Sociologist Describes Boston College Commencement Scandal as the Latest in a Line of Offenses
Franciscan University of Steubenville sociologist Anne Hendershott describes the Boston College commencement scandal as the latest in a long line of offenses by the college.

Planned Parenthood Commends Boston College’s Choice of Commencement Speaker
Planned Parenthood has commended Boston College for its choice of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as the 2013 commencement speaker.

Saint Edward's University Hosts Contraceptive-Pushing Commencement Speaker
Saint Edward's University's May 11 Commencement featured contraceptive-pushing former U.S. Department of State official, Maria Otero.

Boston College to Honor Ireland's Pro-Abortion Leader
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, whose coalition government recently introduced legislation to legalize abortion in Ireland, is scheduled to deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Boston College on May 20.

CUA President Argues Against Commencement Scandals
In a new article in Touchstone Magazine, Catholic University of America President John Garvey works out the arguments against Catholic commencement speakers and honorees who oppose Catholic teachings on key moral issues like abortion.

Archbishop Lori to Address Mount St. Mary's University Graduates
Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, recently announced that Baltimore Archbishop William Lori will deliver the University's 205th commencement address on May 12.

Christendom College to Honor Archbishop Charles Brown and Mrs. Anne Carroll at Commencement Exercises
Christendom College has announced that Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio to Ireland, will deliver the commencement address on May 11. In addition, Mrs. Anne Carroll will be honored with an award.

Santa Clara University Law School Commencement Speaker Supports Homosexual Marriage
Santa Clara University's School of Law has announced that Google's chief legal officer, David Drummond, will be its 2013 commencement speaker. Drummond has publicly supported homosexual marriage.

Spring 2008 Commencement Protests
2008 Commencement Speakers & Honorees

Presentation College Cancels Pro-Abortion Commencement Speaker
Presentation College in South Dakota, a Catholic institution, withdrew its invitation to a pro-abortion commencement speaker and instead invited the local Catholic bishop to address graduates last weekend.

Patrick Reilly Delivers Commencement Address at Holy Apostles College & Seminary
Patrick Reilly Delivers Commencement Address at Holy Apostles College & Seminary

College of St. Mary Cancels Commencement Speaker
CNS Opposed Girls Inc. Leader for Group’s Support of Abortion Rights

Pro-Abortion Pelosi to Deliver Commencement at Jesuit USF
CNS Opposes Pelosi Speech and Honorary Degree to Pro-Abortion Politician



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