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Sebelius to address Georgetown grads amid flap

May 16, 2012

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— A planned graduation speech by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at Georgetown University is going forward, despite criticism from the Archdiocese of Washington that Sebelius is an inappropriate choice for the Jesuit school.

The Archdiocese on Tuesday said in a statement that Sebelius' actions as a public official "present the most direct challenge to religious liberty in recent history." Sebelius helped shape President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law, which includes a mandate that requires employers to provide health insurance that covers birth control for workers. Catholic bishops have led opposition to the mandate.

Sebelius, a former Kansas governor, is scheduled to speak Friday at a ceremony for graduates of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. A Georgetown spokeswoman said Wednesday that the plans have not changed.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 11 months ago

Don't let open minds speak offer another viewpoint.....

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deathpenaltyliberal 1 year, 11 months ago

"rockchalk1977 (anonymous) says… The pro-abortion Sebelius was a disaster as Governor and HHS Secretary. She should be excommunicated by the Catholic Church for her anti-life positions and not be allowed to give the keynote at any religious institution."

Who appointed you God, your fellow travelers in the Taliban?

I'm a Catholic and I have no problem with her positions. She's done more good for society than a Bill Donohue or O'Reilly ever will.

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Agnostick 1 year, 11 months ago

The source of conflict is clear: Sebelius has no tolerance for child molesters.

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Paul R Getto 1 year, 11 months ago

Perhaps the saddest part of all this flap over birth control, etc. is it does hurt the Catholic mission. Like all institutions run by men, they are flawed, but they do great things for many of the poor and, at times, emulate the teachings of the great ESSENE. Wish they could settle the situation and get back to helping the poor. Shanti.

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rockchalk1977 1 year, 11 months ago

The pro-abortion Sebelius was a disaster as Governor and HHS Secretary. She should be excommunicated by the Catholic Church for her anti-life positions and not be allowed to give the keynote at any religious institution.

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RiverCityConservative 1 year, 11 months ago

great governor, great public servant, great keynote choice

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Mike Gerhardt 1 year, 11 months ago

She sucked as Governor and still does. She is unfit to speak at any school.

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lunacydetector 1 year, 11 months ago

are jesuits 'true' catholics anymore?

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FalseHopeNoChange 1 year, 11 months ago

Only in America can we have Terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have "Complex Liberals" primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

(from a source)

If only the Terrorists were "Catholics" then maybe they would get "respect".

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patkindle 1 year, 11 months ago

if churches in lawrence sold drugs they would be better recieved by the locals

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pace 1 year, 11 months ago

The churches should not be tax free institution, if they have a non profit charity arm, sure, but no, property taxes, etc. They should not be tax free.

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kansanjayhawk 1 year, 11 months ago

Sebelius has consistently sided with evil throughout her political career. The capstone was when as governor she honored a late-term abortionist in the governors mansion.

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bobberboy 1 year, 11 months ago

Stupid Catholics - don't they realize that the world is already overpopulated ? !!

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Orwell 1 year, 11 months ago

Quite the opposite. Demanding that certain religious beliefs control public policy is a far greater threat to religious liberty.

Archdiocese, please get back to me when you have the same level of concern over making me pay taxes that go for killing people. Until then, "Be not like the hypocrites…."

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Paul R Getto 1 year, 11 months ago

My, my, their omnipotent god must be losing some of her potency. If they Catholics don't like the government, they have that right. They should also turn down all federal funds that may come to their institutions.

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Hooligan_016 1 year, 11 months ago

'The Archdiocese on Tuesday said in a statement that Sebelius' actions as a public official "present the most direct challenge to religious liberty in recent history."'

That's rich.

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