The Cardinal Newman Society is protesting this year's commencement speaker at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.
The Cardinal Newman Society promotes and defends the faith at Catholic schools and raises questions when that's violated. Spokesman Adam Cassandra tells OneNewsNow that speakers and teachers at Catholic schools should be those who conform to the principles of the faith.
“It’s a direct violation of what the U.S. [Conference of Catholic] Bishops have said, which is that Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our moral principles,” he says.
This year's speaker at Loyola Marymount University is Bill Clinton. Cassandra says the former president doesn't conform to the basic doctrines of Catholicism.
“... During his political life [he] was very much in support of legalized abortion,” Cassandra explains. “He even vetoed a ban on the horrific practice of partial-birth abortion. And since leaving the Oval Office, his Clinton Foundation continues to support abortion advocacy around the world.”
In addition, says the Society spokesman, Clinton supports unnatural marriage - and is campaigning for his wife, Hillary, a Democratic presidential candidate who also strongly supports abortion on demand and unnatural marriage.
Cardinal Newman Society has launched a petition drive on its website and calls for the school to choose speakers who support the Catholic faith, as opposed to those who violate it.