Pro-life groups demonstrate against Boston College

About 50 people demonstrated outside the grounds of Boston College on May 20 as the Jesuit institution conferred an honorary degree on Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley did not attend the day’s commencement exercises. The cardinal had announced that he would not make his customary appearance because of Boston College’s decision to honor Kenny, who is pressing for legislation that would allow legal abortion in Ireland.

The chief organizer of the demonstration, C.J. Doyle of the Catholic Action League, commented: “What rational person can reasonably be expected to take seriously Catholic opposition to abortion when our own Catholic institutions honor someone who’s trying to legalize abortion in his country?”

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