Archbishop Gomez Concerned Over Clinton Appearance at San Antonio's St. Mary University
From The San Antonio Express-News:
With preparations under way for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's rally at St. Mary's University, Archbishop José Gómez has taken aim at the school's decision to host her political event this afternoon.Archbishop Gomez' official statement can be read here.
Saying event organizers didn't advise him beforehand, Gómez said he is not telling Catholics who to vote for but does expect Catholic schools to uphold the faith's teachings in conducting these kinds of political events.
"Catholic institutions are obliged to teach and promote Catholic values in all instances," Gómez said. "This is especially important when people look to our Catholic universities and colleges to provide leadership and clarity to the often complicated and conflicting political discourse."
Gómez's statement doesn't specify the exact teaching he objects to but it is widely believed it stems from Clinton's support of abortion rights. Her position conflicts with the Catholic Church's established pro-life beliefs. Catholic pro-life advocates have planned a protest of the event.