Shorter Madonna House: "As a symbol of protest over the recent Order of Canada award to Dr. Henry Morgentaler, we of Madonna House would like to show our disappointment by getting in the paper, being the subject of shitloads of journalistic coverage and, as much as possible, demonstrate our profound Catholic humility by being shameless, slutty news whores. Oh, and you can have this snowflake thingy back, too."
AFTERSNARK: One wonders if those selfless ladies are going to follow up their renunciation of that award with a thorough cleansing of their web sites to remove all traces of it like, well, this:
Catherine’s Medals and Awards
St. George Medal, for bravery on the Russian Front
St. Anne Medal, for continuing in the line of duty under attack
Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Papal Decoration Medal, awarded by Pope John XXIII
Insignia of the Holy Cross, awarded by Pope John XXIII for “exceptional and outstanding work for the Church and for the Pope,” 1960
Member of the Order of Canada, “for a lifetime of devoted services to the underprivileged of many nationalities, both in Canada and abroad,” 1976
Come on, ladies ... giving it back doesn't count if you get to keep bragging about it.