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by Catholic Action League of Boston

On April 1st, Boston’s elite Catholic Memorial School—founded by the Irish Christian Brothers—will present its Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice Medal to a member of Joe Biden’s Cabinet, the pro-abortion U.S. Secretary of Labor, Martin J. Walsh.

Throughout his twenty-five year political career, Marty Walsh has categorically rejected and relentlessly opposed Catholic belief in the sanctity of innocent human life, the immutable character of marriage, the impermissibility of contraceptive use, the “grave depravity” of same sex relations and the right of parents to be the primary educators of their own children.

As a Massachusetts State Representative, Walsh repudiated the natural law understanding of gender.

As Mayor of Boston, Walsh brutally deprived Irish Catholics of their constitutional right, under the religious freedom guarantees of the First Amendment, to celebrate their patron saint in a manner consistent with their sincerely held moral and religious beliefs.

The Catholic Action League of Massachusetts received requests for comment, on the honor to Walsh, from reporter Tom Joyce of the New Boston Post, on March 9th, and from producer Paul Murano of Church Militant on March 15th.

Catholic Action League Executive Director C. J. Doyle made the following statement:

“The decision of Catholic Memorial to confer an award on Marty Walsh—a militant proponent of abortion—is a grave scandal, and a treacherous betrayal of immemorial Catholic teaching about the sanctity of innocent human life from conception to natural death. It is a cruel abandonment of the helpless unborn and a callous insult to the faithful Catholics of the pro-life movement.”

“This decision is also a flagrant violation of the explicit provisions of the 2004 directive from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholics in Political Life, which states: 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.

“The message Catholic Memorial is sending to its students is toxic. By this award, CM is telling its students that support for the mass murder of the unborn is morally acceptable, that those who advocate such killings are respectable members of the Catholic community, and that those who reject Catholic principles, to conform to the dominant secular culture, are role models to be emulated.”

“No rational person can be reasonably expected to take seriously Catholic opposition to abortion when an elite Catholic educational institution confers an award, named after a future saint, on a politician who wanted to make Boston a sanctuary city for abortions. Faithful Catholics should not have to fight a two front war, against both a culture of death in secular society, and against a culture of betrayal in their own Church.”


  1. Elite? I’m sure its a great school with a good education level. Elitism is contrary to Catholic and Christian values. Yet, we see Boston College and other Catholic schools practicing elitism. They have forgotten that immigrants dollars built their institutions a century or more ago. Yet in many instances Catholic values and the decendants of those immigrants are forgotten by these schools. They are honoring arrogant Walsh because he has a title and power. They wouldn’t think of honoring a person who helps others.

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