DE PERE, Wisconsin, February 15, 2008 ( – Staunchly pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to appear at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, on February 17, as part of her campaign schedule for the Wisconsin primary two days later.  She also has accepted an invitation to appear at Marquette University Law School, a Jesuit institution.

Clinton’s appearance at St. Norbert College is scheduled to be a lengthy town hall meeting entitled “Solutions for America.”

Clinton appeared earlier in the week at St. Mary’s University, a Catholic institution in San Antonio, Texas, and her appearance was severely criticized by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of San Antonio.  Archbishop Gomez said, “It is clear that the records of Senator Clinton and some of the other candidates for president on important life issues are not consistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church.”

Patrick J. Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society, said, “It is outrageous that another Catholic college would host a strongly pro-abortion candidate’s bid for political support.  We call on St. Norbert College to immediately rescind this invitation and remain faithful to its Catholic and Norbertine heritage.”

St. Norbert College was founded by the Norbertine order in 1898.  Among the college’s core values is to “respect the sacred dignity of all creation.”

To express concerns:

Hynes, William J.
  President Norbert College
[email protected]