Pope Benedict on the Mission of Catholic Universities

In view of Georgetown University inviting Kathleen Sebelius to address this year’s graduating class, it’s worth noting the Pope told U.S. Catholic bishops that students “need to be encouraged to articulate a vision of the harmony of faith and reason capable of guiding a life-long pursuit of knowledge and virtue.” Faith by its very nature, he said, “demands a constant and all-embracing conversion to the fullness of truth revealed in Christ.”

Students, he said, “need to be encouraged to articulate a vision of the harmony of faith and reason capable of guiding a life-long pursuit of knowledge and virtue.” Faith by its very nature, he said, “demands a constant and all-embracing conversion to the fullness of truth revealed in Christ.”

The Health & Human Services secretary says she’s a Catholic.  As governor of Kansas, she was the nation’s leading pro-abortion public official.  As HHS Secretary, she’s the official behind the HHS mandate tramples on the First Amendment.

Little wonder a lot of people wonder how a supposedly Catholic university like Georgetown could honor her by inviting her to address its graduation.

You can read more about the Pope’s remarks here.

About Joel Whitaker

Joel Whitaker is a long-time professional journalist (Tampa Bay Times, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Bulletin, Institutional Investor, executive newsletters) and Catholic convert. He is the RCIA coordinator for his parish.
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