This pretty well sums up the current pontificate:
Tonight, Georgetown University will present pro-abortion Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, whose bishop recently barred him from Holy Communion, with an award for devoting “his life to the core Jesuit value of service to others.”
Georgetown President John J. DeGioia will present Durbin with the Jesuit university’s “Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Award for exemplary public service.”
This award is “conferred upon Georgetown alumni who have rendered outstanding and exemplary service to his/her profession or community in support of humanitarian causes,” according to the University.
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Originally elected to Congress from the congressional district including Springfield, Illinois, Durbin ran as a pro-lifer, defeating pro-abort Republican Congressman Paul Findley. Realizing that a pro-life Democrat was going nowhere in Congress, he switched to being a pro-abort and now has a 100% rating from NARAL and a 0% rating from National Right to Life. That he is a Catholic is of course of no consequence to him in regard to his politically expedient choice of embracing abortion uber alles.
He was of course in favor of gay marriage and the contraception mandate of the Obama administration. He has grilled Trump administration nominees of the unforgivable crime of being faithful Catholics.
Such is the type of “Catholic” that is honored in the Age of Francis.