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Catholic Siena College Invites Pro-Abortion Speaker Widney Brown
TFP Student Action ^ | 11-11-11 | John Ritchie

Posted on 11/11/2011 8:42:04 AM PST by concernedAmerican1

Why would any Catholic college welcome a radical pro-abortionist?

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: abortion; amnestyinternational; catholiccolleges; college; siena; speaker; tfp; widneybrown
This scandal needs your immediate attention.  Siena College, a Catholic institution in upstate New York, has invited Widney Brown of Amnesty International to address students on November 14.  Brown has publicly promoted worldwide access to abortion and attacked the Catholic Church for its moral position against abortion and contraception.

In a 2010 article published by The Nation, Brown says:

“The Catholic Church… [is] not good on women’s rights. They are horrible on gay rights. And frankly, if you look at what they say about HIV and condoms, they have blood on their hands.”

The Globalization Studies Program at Siena College is welcoming Widney Brown, Senior Director of International Law and Policy at Amnesty International to speak about “The Prognosis for Human Rights in a Politically Changed World.”

One cannot both support abortion and profess to be truly Catholic. Therefore, the right course of action is clear.  To protect its Catholic identity, Siena College should rescind the invitation and uphold its Mission Statement:  “As a Catholic college, Siena seeks to advance not only the intellectual growth of its students, but their spiritual, religious and ethical formation as well.”

Amnesty International’s pro-abortion policy drew criticism from the Vatican.  In an interview with the National Catholic Register, Cardinal Renato Martino stated:  “Individuals and Catholic organizations must withdraw their support, because, in deciding to promote abortion rights, Amnesty International has betrayed its mission.”

Register your polite and respectful protest NOW.

Contact information:  Call, email or fax your protest to Fr. Mullen. 

Fr. Kevin Mullen, O.F.M.
President, Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, New York 12211-1462
Office: 518-783-2302
Fax: 518-783-4184
1 posted on 11/11/2011 8:42:07 AM PST by concernedAmerican1
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To: concernedAmerican1

Why would Notre Dame U present an honorary degree to a radical pro-abortionist?

There seem to be Catholic instutions out there who are afraid to be seen promoting Caholic principles.

2 posted on 11/11/2011 8:50:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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Sometimes Catholic Universities think they won’t be respected by other universities as academically independent, fully scientific and rigorous and objective if they don’t do something ‘edgy’ and provocative, like inviting a controversial speaker, or showing the ‘Vagina Monologues’ or something.

It’s like the playground. Sometimes these colleges just want to be cool and fit in.

Personally, I haven’t sent to check to my relatively Catholic Alma Mater in over ten years. Sad.

3 posted on 11/11/2011 9:00:08 AM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

Posted here on FR is a speech given by Archbishop Chaput on just the observation you have made. I’ll try to find it an ping you to it if I can. It’s worth the read.

4 posted on 11/11/2011 9:22:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: married21
I am a graduate of two Catholic Universities (Detroit and Dayton). I sent both my children to Catholic high schools, but a Catholic college wasn't even a consideration. Why spend $40k a year to send a child to Sienna College when its values are no different that a state school that costs $20k for tuition, room and board?
5 posted on 11/11/2011 9:28:06 AM PST by bwc2221
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To: married21

They want to be edgy they should establish a demonic cult as an elective. Come to think of it....

6 posted on 11/11/2011 9:29:48 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Government must be taken back from the thieves who have stolen it.)
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