Catholic Colleges and Universities Celebrate Culture of Death

The following is a Catholic Action League of Massachusetts news update…

Since the thirteenth century, the Universal Church has celebrated May as the month of Our Blessed Lady. Since the nineteen seventies, the Catholic colleges and universities of Massachusetts have regarded May as the month to honor political figures who reject and oppose Christian morality.

This year, 2022, was no different. The Catholic institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth conferred honorary degrees upon, and hosted as commencement speakers, proponents of abortion, abortion tainted vaccines, contraception and the social acceptance of sodomy.

Boston College The commencement speaker at the Jesuit administered university this year was Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

In January of 2021, Mitsotakis made history when he appointed the first open homosexual to a ministerial position in the government of the Hellenic Republic.

Under the leadership of Mitsotakis, Greece joined other members of the European Union in condemning Hungary for its anti-grooming law, intended to protect children from same sex predation and propaganda.

In his address, Mitsotakis warned of the alleged threat to democracy posed by populism and nationalism.

Doubling down on its vaccine obsession, the university also conferred a Doctor of Laws degree upon Yolanda Courtney Lyle, the Executive Vice-President and Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc.

Along with Moderna, Astra-Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of the Covid-19 vaccine, distributing over 200 million doses annually to 165 countries.

Altough the Pfizer vaccine does not contain fetal tissue, Pfizer used the fetal cell line HEK-293 in the testing and confirmation phase of its development. This is the proximate reason why most pro-life Catholics refuse to receive the vaccine.

Pfizer is also one of the largest global producers of abortifacient contraceptives. In 2016, it developed an all-in-one injectable contraceptive—Sayana Press—and has boasted that it has shipped more than 6.4 million units of it to twenty Third World countries.

Regis College  The 2022 commencement speaker for Regis College—administered by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston—was health care executive Donato J. Tramuto.

A member of the board of directors of the left wing advocacy group, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Tramuto also serves as the Chairman of that organization’s Leadership Council.

Just three days before Tramuto received his honorary degree from Regis, his organization called upon Congress to codify, into federal law, Roe v. Wade.

The Regis commencement also featured a video message from the abortion and vaccine proponent, Doctor Rochelle Walensky, the Biden appointed Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In response to the leak of the draft majority opinion in the Dobbs case, Walensky warned, just days before the commencement, that “lives could be at stake,” if Roe were overturned.

Assumption University  Assumption University, founded and sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption—conferred an honorary degree on Worcester Red Sox owner Larry Lucchino, who also delivered the 2022 commencement address.

In 2006, Lucchino’s wife, Stacy Lucchino, was one of signatories of a full page ad in The Boston Globe, which called upon Massachusetts legislators to reject the Protection of Marriage Amendment. That was the measure which would have overturned the Goodridge decision, the Supreme Judicial Court ruling which invented a right to so-called same sex marriage in the Bay State.

Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle made the following comment: “On paper, the American Catholic Church has a vast infrastructure of educational institutions. In reality, they are almost all controlled by assimilated, culturally conforming, bourgeois liberals.”

“Faithful Catholics have been dispossessed. Not since Henry VIII have so many Catholic institutions been stolen right out from under us. The parent religious orders are corrupt. The bishops are complicit, and the clergy are silent.”

“Perhaps the time has come for the pro-life movement to hold Catholic prelates accountable for this spiritual malfeasance.”