Can they speak at Catholic colleges?
By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — Politicians, who never miss a chance to shake hands or kiss babies, also seem keen on speaking on college campuses and delivering commencement addresses. But the current dispute over denying Communion to Catholic politicians who dissent from church teaching has also sparked discussion about these same politicians addressing Catholic college students. Scrutiny of who should and should not speak on Catholic college campuses comes in part from the U.S. Catholic bishops’ “Catholics in Political Life” statement released June 18. The statement does not point a finger specifically at Catholic colleges but includes them in its overall wording, noting that “the Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.” Catholic college leaders have been thoroughly consi