Eighty supporters of the Right To Life gathered on the sidewalk of U.S. Route One, in the Town of Norwood this evening, to protest Catholic Memorial School giving an award, named after a Catholic saint, to U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.
Inside the Four Points Sheraton Norwood, Walsh was awarded the Blessed Edmund Rice Medal—named after the Founder of the Irish Christian Brothers—by Catholic Memorial during the school’s Spring Gala
A longtime proponent of legal, unrestricted and publicly funded abortion, Walsh once said he hoped to make Boston a “safe city” for abortions, should Roe v. Wade be overturned. A NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts award recipient, Walsh was the first Bay State mayor to be endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts.
The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council said “abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes.”
I n a demonstration organized by the Massachusetts Pro-Life Coalition—an alliance of nine pro-life organizations—more than 80 supporters of the Right To Life protested peacefully, prayerfully and legally on the sidewalk outside the hotel. The picket lasted from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
The Coalition characterized the demonstration as “a tremendous success, far exceeding the expected turn-out, which indicates growing indignation in the Catholic community over the sycophancy of corrupt Catholic institutions towards pro-abortion political figures.”
Massachusetts Pro-Life Coalition spokesman William Cotter, the President of Operation Rescue Boston, made the following comment: “Faithful Catholics have lost patience with elite Catholic institutions who prize power, money and celebrity over fidelity to Catholic principles. Catholic Memorial has signaled, clearly, that Christian morality will not stand in the way of the school’s fundraising priorities.”
“Catholic Memorial has betrayed the Faith which the school professes in its very name. The leadership of CM ought to be ashamed about this scandalous award, but that would require, at least, the vestigial remains of a Catholic conscience.”
The Massachusetts Pro-Life Coalition, founded in 2017, brings together Operation Rescue Boston; Mass Resistance; the Massachusetts Alliance to Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortions; the Pro-Life Legal Defense Fund; the Boston Church Militant Resistance Chapter; the Boston Chapter of Helpers of God’s Precious Infants; American University Women for Life; the Massachusetts Family Institute; and the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts.
Contact: William Cotter