Monday, April 6, 2009

Bishop Lori to Boycott Sacred Heart U. Over Kerry Kennedy Honor

A short note at the end of a story in the Fairfield County Catholic on the ND/Obama controversy states:

In a related matter, Bishop Lori indicated that he will neither
support nor attend Sacred Heart University’s Discovery Awards
and Scholarship Dinner on April 22 because it will honor Kerry
Kennedy, a longtime Catholic pro-choice activist. Bishop Lori is
chairman of the Sacred Heart board.

The University's website says of the honoree:
Kerry Kennedy is the founder of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, which works to advance Robert Kennedy’s vision of international human rights. She has led delegations to more than 40 countries and chairs Amnesty International’s Leadership Council. A graduate of Brown University, she earned her law degree from Boston College. Kennedy has been a vocal activist for human rights since 1981. Her writings include Speak Truth to Power, which explores the lives of important human rights advocates, and Being Catholic Now, the New York Times best-seller that shares the views of 37 prominent Americans on change in the Church and the quest for meaning.

The Cardinal Newman Society has some comment here.