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Gonzaga To Begin Offering Contraceptive Coverage Next Month
The Cardinal Newman Society ^
| Matthew Archbold
Posted on 12/02/2012 6:19:00 AM PST by marshmallow
In a Nov. 20th memo obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society, Gonzaga University President Thayne McCulloh has announced to faculty and staff that in response to the HHS mandate it will begin covering contraceptives starting next month.
While many Catholic colleges and dioceses are battling the HHS mandate on religious liberty grounds in court, Gonzaga, a Jesuit University, announced to faculty and staff that even while they vow to clearly communicate the Churchs position on contraception, they are compelled by the federal government to fulfill our legal obligation under the mandate. According to the memo, the university will begin covering contraceptives on December 1st, 2012:
Gonzaga is a Catholic and Jesuit university and as such demonstrates its membership in and fidelity to the Roman Catholic Church in many ways. One of these involves promulgating Church teachings as regards respect for, and the promotion of, human life. The Church has, since before the issue of the Apostolic Letter of Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae (1968) held that engaging in any action which has as its purpose interference with the (sexually) procreative process is both immoral and unlawful. This position is well known and has been affirmed by the Church many times since. While there are many opinions about the Churchs position on these matters, heretofore Catholic institutions, like Gonzaga, have been permitted to construct and maintain policies in accord with this position
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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
jesuits used to be willing to be burned at the stake for their belief.
How far the mighty have fallen.
posted on 12/02/2012 6:22:17 AM PST
posted on 12/02/2012 6:26:24 AM PST
(Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
jesuits used to be willing to be burned at the stake for their belief
That was when they were Catholic.
posted on 12/02/2012 6:32:20 AM PST
(Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
Paraphrasing Winston Churchill, McCulloh, the gutless coward that he is, is incredibly naive to think that appeasing Soetoro will compel Barry to wait until the end to eat him.
posted on 12/02/2012 6:32:56 AM PST
by A.A. Cunningham
(Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
Remember his name. He goes directly in the Pelosi/Biden pile, the New Nazis.
posted on 12/02/2012 6:35:42 AM PST
( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
Well, darned, guess I missed that part ~ but must be so.
We could test this thesis though ~ grab a Jesuit off the streets or something, .... well, you know the deal ~ Protestants and Catholics build and light the same sort of bonfires ~ a shared religious technology! My goodness.
We'd at least find out who the Jesuits pray to though.
posted on 12/02/2012 6:43:25 AM PST
How spineless can they get? There was a time when clerics were martyred for their beliefs. Nowadays so many, not all, just roll over
posted on 12/02/2012 7:00:14 AM PST
These are not my father’s Jesuits.
Reminds me of the old song,
“Holy roller, roll one time for me!”
posted on 12/02/2012 7:24:18 AM PST
(Politics should be about service and not a lucrative, money-making opportunity!)
The local ordinary should begin the process of formally depriving Gonzaga University of the name of “Catholic” and/or shut it down.
after all, they are Democrats and want to be team players.
posted on 12/02/2012 7:50:37 AM PST
by campaignPete R-CT
(campaigned for local conservatives only)
Well maybe they’ll get struck by lightning...or worse....which for Gonzaga would probably not be getting a bid to the NCAA b-ball tournament.
posted on 12/02/2012 8:28:57 AM PST
(the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
To: Sons of Union Vets
FROM THE SITE:
"Despite the fact that several Catholic colleges including Belmont Abbey College, Ave Maria University, Franciscan University of Steubenville, and the University of Notre Dame among others have filed suit against the HHS mandate, not one Jesuit university has joined them.
Gonzaga isnt the first Jesuit university to recently announce theyll be providing contraceptive coverage. Even though Xavier University announced earlier this year that it would cease covering contraceptives, University President Fr. Michael Graham, S.J., suddenly reversed that decision and announced that the university will cover contraceptives for its 950 employees
The Facebook site of the Office of LGBTQA Student Services at DePaul University is filled with gay marriage propaganda and even links to a site that urges Facebook to recognize the Polyamorous.
Former World Bank official Robert Calderisi is an openly gay Catholic who, in an open letter to Pope Benedict XVI, endorsed the ordination of women, promoted gay marriage, and objected to the Churchs teaching on homosexuality. Yet Georgetown University, a Jesuit university, is hosting him next week to speak on the topic of The Catholic Church and World Development Since 1945."
posted on 12/02/2012 8:29:07 AM PST
by campaignPete R-CT
(campaigned for local conservatives only)
To: FatherofFive; marshmallow
Revelations 3:16: (American King James Version)
"So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth."
A little jealous of their basketball program, are you??
posted on 12/02/2012 9:06:38 AM PST
(If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
I think accepting the HHS mandate should be proof that an organization is no longer Catholic and all connections between it and the Catholic Church should end at once.
posted on 12/02/2012 9:59:52 AM PST
(Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
And with the IRS- the ability of alumni to deduct any contributions, its’ tax exempt status and other benefits derived from being a true Christian University.
posted on 12/02/2012 10:27:08 AM PST
It is a Jesuit University. The Jesuits have lost their way.
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posted on 12/02/2012 2:11:03 PM PST
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