The Catholic University of America

University President John Garvey attended the Knights of Columbus annual convention in Toronto in August. He was quoted in two Crux articles written about the meeting. See below.

Abortion, religious freedom and family top Knights’ priorities

From: Crux
Date: Aug. 3, 2016

... “The Knights play a really important role,” said John Garvey, president of the Catholic University of America, who’s attending the Toronto convention.

“Their approach is always thoughtful and creative,” Garvey told Crux, citing an initiative, described on Tuesday by Anderson, to donate some 700 new ultrasound machines to crisis pregnancy centers, which Garvey called “the cleverest pro-life maneuver I have seen in 20 years.”

“What pregnant woman doesn’t want to see an ultra-sound of her child?” Garvey asked, “and what woman who does is then going to kill it?” ...

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Syrian Catholic leader challenges claims Islam is non-violent

From: Crux
Date: Aug. 3, 2016
Author: Inés San Martín

... John Garvey, President of the Catholic University of America and a lawyer who’s written on issues of religious freedom, was in the audience for Younan’s address. He said he’s not sure how realistic it is to expect Western nations such as the United States to fully deploy their influence to press for the sort of reform the Syrian patriarch described.

“It’s a tall order,” Garvey told Crux. “I was thinking about our allies such as Saudi Arabia, and it doesn’t seem like something we’re likely to do,” he said.

“But the world would be a better place if they did and we did, wouldn’t it?”

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