Honoring pro-abortion politician contradicts Catholic message

Honoring pro-abortion politician contradicts Catholic message

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh speaks at a press briefing at the White House in April 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Honoring pro-abortion politician contradicts Catholic message

A graduate of a Catholic high school in Massachusetts cannot believe his alma mater is honoring an abortion-supporting "fanatic."

C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts, reports that Catholic Memorial School, a preparatory school in Boston, is planning to honor an abortion-supporting former mayor with the Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice Award later this spring.

"U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, is a fanatic … a lifelong supporter of legal, unrestricted, and publicly-funded abortion," Doyle, a graduate of Catholic Memorial, details. "His entire political career, he's categorically rejected and he has relentlessly opposed Catholic teaching about the sanctity of innocent human life from conception to natural death."

During his time as mayor, Walsh aspired to make Boston a sanctuary city for abortion in the event of Roe v. Wade's overturning.

"He was the first Massachusetts mayor ever endorsed by Planned Parenthood," Doyle adds. "He received an award from NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts. He led a rally on Boston Commons to support the funding of Planned Parenthood. He led another demonstration on the steps of the Massachusetts State House."

Concerned alumni and fellow Catholics are encouraged to express their thoughts to the office of Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley in Boston. Additionally, Doyle believes the school should retract the award or lose its Catholic identity.