Thursday, April 3, 2008

Definitely better than Kofi Annan...

...but Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not that exciting, as commencement speakers go.

Diogenes' interpretation of the selection process is on target:

"I believe that the performing of this play ... is in direct opposition to both the spirit and letter of Ex Corde Ecclesiae," D'Arcy wrote, "Also, because it depicts and endorses sinful sexual acts in direct opposition to church teaching, I believe its performance to be pornographic and spiritually harmful."

It's bad PR when the local ordinary addresses a Catholic university in these words. What better antidote than propping up a tame and genial cardinal on the commencement dais, and what tamer or more genial cardinal than the retired Archbishop of Washington?

Last night I discussed the choice of Cardinal McCarrick with another '08 Rover editor, and we agreed that he was fairly uninteresting in comparison to previous speakers at ND -- or even SMC, for that matter: last year they had Samuel Alito. But I think "uninteresting" is what the administration was going for.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I weep and mourn when I think that we could have had Stephen Colbert.

Maybe we should just invite him anyway and hold an anti-graduaton.

Anonymous said...

Stephen Colbert is a Sunday School teacher, after all. He'd be able to teach us ND kids a little bit more about Catholicism.

Anonymous said...

Cardinal McCarrick...a resident of the grey in-between that knows neither victory nor defeat...