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Gonzaga University has announced that Pro-Abortion Rights Archbishop Desmond Tutu will deliver the 2012 commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
This is in direct defiance of the 2004 U.S. Bishops mandate against such honors. The petition sponsors and signers request that Gonzaga University President Dr. Thayne McCulloh withdraw the invitation.
During the second week of September 2011, Most Reverend Blase Cupich, Bishop of Spokane, WA. met with the priests of the diocese and ordered them not to appear at Planned Parenthood or other abortion facilities for any reason--even to pray for the lives of the babies about to be killed, for the souls of the women and men who would suffer lives of regret, or for the abortion industry workers.
Further, he instructed them not to promote 40 Days for Life in any way, including a prohibition against fliers, posters and bulletin announcements in the parishes.
This suppression of the priests' (and seminarians') ability to stand up for life where the killing is taking place, and promote and participate in the most effective and successful campaigns in the history of the pro-life movement, is unreasonable and makes the Spokane Catholic Diocese appear indifferent.
We are asking His Excellency to reverse his order to the priests and seminarians and allow them to peacefully pray in front of Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities and that he allow them to participate in and promote all aspects of 40 Days for Life.