On Thursday, February 5, 2009, Cabrini College, a Philadelphia-area Catholic institution, plans to bestow its annual public affairs award upon pro-abortion media personality Cokie Roberts.
Cabrini’s Ivy Young Willis Award recognizes women “who have made outstanding contributions in the field of public affairs.” Founded by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1957, Cabrini College strives to integrate “intellectual competency” and “moral and social responsibility.”
Cokie Roberts, a Roman Catholic, is a political commentator for ABC News and a senior news analyst for National Public Radio. In her syndicated column with husband Steve Roberts, she has espoused abortion rights and ridiculed pro-lifers as “extremists.” The pair characterized the federal ban on partial-birth abortion as “off the track” and “cynical game-playing” by pro-life activists. In an April 2007 segment for ABC News, Roberts said that she found the Supreme Court decision upholding this ban on partial-birth abortion “offensive as a woman.”
Roberts has also publicly attacked Pope Benedict XVI as “really lacking in the theological virtue of charity,” “an extremely controversial choice” and “the most conservative voice of Catholicism.” Again, in a syndicated column with her husband, she argued that the authority of the Catholic bishops has been significantly weakened, in part because of the teaching on homosexuality and contraception. “It’s as if they are asking to be ignored,” she wrote. Article.
I have never heard of this woman before (I rarely watch mainstream media TV news.), but she certainly could use our prayers.
To contact the college:
Dr Marie George
610 King of Prussia Rd.
Radnor, PA 19087-3698
Phone: (610) 902-8200