Skip to comments.SEVEN MORE 'CATHOLIC' UNIVERSITIES FOUND PROMOTING PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Posted on 12/10/2002 9:08:45 AM PST by Polycarp
CHICAGO, December 9, 2002 (LifeSiteNews.com) - LifeSite has learned of seven more 'Catholic' universities and colleges in the United States which promote Planned Parenthood on their websites. In light of San Francisco Universitys recent removal (at least temporarily) of links to the pro-abortion organization from its website, LifeSite hopes that this latest expose will shine a needed cleansing light.
DePaul University in Chicago, founded in 1898 by the Vincentians boasts of being "The largest Catholic university in the nation." However, DePaul not only links to the pro-abortion Planned Parenthood but goes even further offering its students internships with the pro-abortion organization.
(See links verifying DePaul's Planned Parenthood internships:
Georgetown University in the nation's capital pride itself on being "founded in 1789 and the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university." Nonetheless, the Georgetown website offers a "sexual health & safety" page which would make even insensitive Catholics blush with embarrassment with its encouragement of the use of sexual aids including "dental dams" and "latex gloves" for "safer sex". Not only does Georgetown link to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, it also suggests the use of the abortifacient morning after pill in case of rape.
(See Georgetown's sexual health site:
Loyola University in Chicago is one of the largest of the 28 Jesuit universities and colleges in the United States. Besides linking to Planned Parenthood, the university's women's studies website links to the pro-abortion lobby group National Organization of Women.
(See: http://www.luc.edu/depts/women_stu/links.html )
Santa Clara University in California which was founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus not only links to Planned Parenthood on its Medical Assistance website, but explains clearly that " Planned Parenthood provides services including family planning, pregnancy testing, prenatal care, cancer screening, surgical sterilization, abortion."
(See: http://www.scu.edu/SCU/Projects/SourceBook/Medical/content.htm )
Seaattle University in Washington claims "The Gospel vision of the human person in society, as understood and developed by our Catholic and Jesuit tradition, is the wellspring of our educational values and hence our educational mission." But on a university website, besides linking to Planned Parenthood for "wellness" services, the students are urged to "activism" with groups such as "National Organization for Women" and "National Gay and Lesbian Task Force".
(See: http://www.seattleu.edu/wismer/links.htm and
Two other Catholic institutions, Boston College and John Carroll University in Cleveland also offer their students links to Planned Parenthood offices from the university websites.
( See: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/svp/house/offcampus/phone.htm and
LifeSite sought a comment on the findings from Patrick J. Reilly, President & CEO of the Cardinal Newman Society which was established in 1993 and dedicated to the renewal of Catholic identity in Catholic higher education. The Society, which is backed by ten U.S. bishops and archbishops and counts among its spiritual advisers, Rev. Benedict Groeschel, and Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, works towards the faithful implementation of Pope John Paul II's 1990 constitution Ex Corde Ecclesae "On Catholic Universities".
"In Ex Corde Ecclesiae, one of the requirements of a Catholic university is that all official actions and commitments must be in accord with the university's Catholic identity," said Reilly. "Anything that would appear or be announced or promoted by the university's website or professors is an official action. By promoting Planned Parenthood or taking any step that might drive students towards Planned Parenthood for an abortion is not only a violation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae but a scandal and a terrible crime against these young women."
See the Cardinal Newman Society website and Ex Corde Ecclesiae:
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Georgetown is still a Jesuit University but it hasn't beeb a "Catholic" University for over a quarter of a century. I went to Catholic University across town and waaaaay back then we were surprised and angered by the pro-abortion activities of the faculty staff and student government.
I wish Ave Maria School of Law would go ahead and move to FL with the University, and would do it by next fall!! LOL!
Univ of Dallas went through a purge a year or two ago and got rid of some of the people that gave them a conservative reputation. Kind of like Univ San Francisco getting rid of Fr. Fessio and the Ignatius Institute. There's a reason that Janet Smith is no longer there. It's been a little while and I'm on my second new computer since then, or else I'd try to point you to some documentation.