|Mark Shriver set to|
at the Mount. Protest
this pro-abort pol!
"The Mount" is one of the schools listed in the Newman Guide to great Catholic colleges so what a betrayal it is for them to scandalize their graduates with Mark Shriver! Here's a bit from the Newman Society's article:
Shriver was a pro-abortion rights politician who served in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1995 to 2003 and failed a bid for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002. Shriver garnered a 100 percent rating by NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland. In a 2002 Washington Post interview, Shriver stated, “Women’s issues are critically important and I will continue to fight for a women’s right to choose; family planning funds; maternal and child health funding and education for girls both here and abroad.”What is wrong with the administration at the Mount that they find this man an appropriate commencement speaker? What kind of role model is he for graduates, especially at a time when Democrats are championing infanticide? Mark Shriver's mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a real pro-life heroine, must be rolling over in her grave over his politics. (His grandmother too!) Shame on this son who dishonor's his mom's name and memory.
Join me in asking Eunice Shriver to intercede for his repentance. What does it profit a man to gain high political positions and honors and lose his own soul?
You can contact President Timothy Trainor with your polite protest at:
205 Bradley Hall 301-447-5600
Executive Assistant to the President
Dear President Trainor,
I have always loved the Mount. I’ve attended meetings and retreats there over the years and I know several members of the faculty, one of whom was my spiritual director for about ten years. It has always been a place of deep Catholic spirituality particularly in its connections to Mother Seton with her great love for education.
When I read the Newman Society's notice that Mark Shriver is the commencement speaker for graduation, I could hardly believe it was true. Why would a great Catholic school present to graduates a man with a 100% rating from the National Abortion Rights Action League. Is honoring a man responsible for advocating the murder of future students really the kind of example you want to present?
I beg you to reconsider. There are so many wonderful possibilities: Catholic authors, activists, and pro-life politicians. What on earth was the reason for asking notorious, pro-abortion Mark Shriver?
I have a granddaughter graduating from Steubenville in May. She is the first of our 24 grandchildren to graduate. We have one other in college and two juniors looking at colleges now and many more in years to come. How can we possibly encourage them to consider Mount St. Mary’s if this is the horrible example we can expect?
My husband recently suggested to the Knights in our parish that the annual college scholarship should go to those going to Catholic colleges promoted by the Newman Society’s guide. I have to say that your actions must and should jeopardize your standing with that organization. And I am copying them on this email as a way of sending my opinion.
Once again, I beg you to reconsider for the sake of your students, for the sake of Mark Shriver's soul, and the sake of the Mount’s (and your own) reputation.
Mary Ann Kreitzer