Skip to comments.Notre Dame Under Fire for Pro-Abortion Internships
Posted on 03/20/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT by rhema
The University of Notre Dame may be Catholic but it is once again coming under fire from pro-life advocates. Last time it was because the university gave platform to pro-abortion President Barack Obama and bestowed upon him an honorary degree.
This time, Notre Dame is upsetting pro-life groups for promoting internships for its students with pro-abortion organizations. According to Tradition Family Property Student Action Director John Ritchie, Notre Dame is offering students summer internship opportunities at several notorious pro-abortion organizations.
Our majors have interned at the following organizations, states the universitys web site, which includes:
Center for American Progress
Feminist Majority Foundation
Human Rights Watch
Institute for Womens Policy Research
National Womens Law Center
United Nations Population Fund
Its highly scandalous for a Catholic university to encourage students to intern for groups that actively promote the sin of abortion, Ritchie said. For example, the Feminist Majority Foundations mission is to support safe, legal and accessible abortion, contraception, and family planning, including Medicaid funding and access for minors.
Other pro-abortion, anti-family groups listed on Notre Dame web site includes Human Rights Watch, Institute for Womens Policy Research, National Womens Law Center, Center for American Progress, and Think Progress all pro-abortion, he added.
Ritchies group is urging pro-life advocates to contact the university and its president, Fr. John Jenkins:
The University of Notre Dame
Fr. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President
400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Notre Dame is at a crossroads of a sort. The scandal of it’s cafeteria Catholicism is now in the open and can no longer be denied.
It is time for Notre Dame to remove the word “Catholic” from all advertising and promotions of the university. If I were of Irish descent, I would also write to them and insist they remove the “Irish” identity from their campus literature.
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Is the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese doing anything about this? If not, let’s get those letters rolling in.
Can’t the Vatican ust strip them of certification? that ought to crimp their alumni earnings a tad.
I don’t even recognize Notre Dame anymore(my dad was a professor there 1960-65).
For that matter, the same holds true for Boston College
my alma mater.....they now have something called Gay Studies Week.
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This is the result when religion becomes - literally - going through the motions of rituals and not having or practicing actual values.
Notre Shame update: Here we go again!
You can instantly tell that Franciscan is a Catholic school. The page has a logo with a church (the University chapel) and a cross. The words "passionately Catholic" appear prominently.
By contrast, the word "Catholic" doesn't even appear on ND's homepage.
This is the result when a formerly Catholic university quite deliberately plots a course away from the Catholic church (35 years ago!) ... google "Land'O'Lakes statement" and compare to "Ex Corde Ecclesiae".