600+ Le Moyne students sign petition to remove Cardinal Dolan as commencement speaker

600+ Le Moyne students sign petition to remove Cardinal Dolan as commencement speaker

05/11/2015 12:01 AM, Syracuse (WSYR-TV), localsyr.com

Some students at Le Moyne College are angry that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York will be speaking at graduation next weekend.

There are allegations, that while Dolan was Archbishop of Milwaukee, he moved money into a fund to protect priests involved in sexual abuse scandals.

The cardinal has denied these claims, but Le Moyne students say he's not fit to be their speaker.

"It's just because there's so many questions dealing with this. And we had so many different cases of sexual assault being addressed on our campus. I felt it was a bit hypocritical  . . .

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  • commented 2015-05-11 21:18:13 -0500
    Good for the students. It’s a shame that their voice won’t be heard and the president of the college is so afraid to stand up for her students and show pompous ass Dolan that they have his number.
  • commented 2015-05-11 14:45:45 -0500
    Good on those 600 + students, they are real Christians. The President of le Moyne, Dr Linda LeMura sounds like she lives in ‘cloud cuckoo land’. She sounds like that crazy gym teacher, Kitty Farmer, in the movie Donnie Darko when she says listen to Cardinal Dolan’s message of hope and love. The matters which the Roman Catholic System needs to concentrate on are matters like honesty, responsibility, openness, transparency, being willing to make amends, being a lot less selfish etc.
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