Monday, May 19, 2003

Adventures at Catholic college commencements:

White House chief of staff Andrew Card at Stonehill College (protest: Catholic League and anti-war protesters)

Gibson's Jesus, Jim Cavaziel, at King's College in PA

Santorum at St. Joseph's in Philadelphia (protesters: several graduating seniors

and, of course, the the Sanchez sisters at Mount Saint Mary's in LA

For more, see the Cardinal Newman Society

By the way, I received a note from a lady for whom this was her 50th anniversary of graduating from Mount Saint Mary's, in response to an OSV column I wrote on the Chris Matthews mess at Holy Cross. She wrote:

Last week I went to my Golden Reunion at Mt. St. Mary's College, Los Angeles. At the commencement the speakers were chosen because they are two sisters of Latin decent who rose to become Congresswomen in the State of California, the Sanchez Sisters. I know this is the reason they were chosen but unfortunately they are pro-choice. There were pickets there at the entrance to the College. The College is built on top of a Santa Monica Mountain and therefore could not get up the hill. We Golden Grads did not stay for the Graduation itself only for the luncheon and Baccalaurate Mass, and were unaware of the President's choice until that morning. Most of us Grads work in some way or another for Pro-Life so this was very disturbing.