Cardinal Opposes Award to Supreme Court Justice

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Cardinal Edward Egan is criticizing Fordham University for giving an award to Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, a supporter of abortion rights.

A spokesman for the New York Archdiocese says Cardinal Egan was
surprised to learn Breyer would receive an award from Fordham's law
school and has spoken to the Catholic university's leaders to
ensure that, in his words, "a mistake of this sort will not happen

Breyer is scheduled to receive the Fordham-Stein Ethics Prize Wednesday at a dinner in New York.

More than 1,500 Fordham students, alumni and others have signed a petition calling for the award to be revoked, according to the Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic group that's leading the protest.

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