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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Cleveland ping. I'm surprised to see John Carroll on the list, but maybe I'm just naive.
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I don't buy anything from Ignatius Press either. But it wasn't promotion of Hans Urs (Mr. Universal Salvation) Von Balthasar that made the Univ of San Francisco shut down the Ignatius Institute. I've posted before that I don't expect anything very Catholic from this Ave Maria campus down in Florida. I get a fund-raising letter from Fr. Fessio practically every day in the mail, and I just toss them unopened in the garbage. But the Jesuits in California still found him to be a dangerous reactionary from their point of view.
I find it rather odd that vibrant orthodox Catholic figures like Monaghan & Co, Ignatius Press, Pope John Paul II, Opus Dei, et al, would come under fire from conservatives, but I guess it takes all kinds . . .
My face has turned red alright .... but I'm not blushing!
What some perceive as an all out attack on the catholic church is taking some interesting turns. Good!! Time to clean up the churches and universities.
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The National STD Hotline
American Social Health Association (ASHA)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
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I like Ignatius Press and our kids use their Catechism materials. They have a great series, "Faith and Life", that teaches basic Catholic Doctrine without the 'peace and love' fluff we had to endure when they were in Catholic Schools.
Face it, most Catholics today weren't alive, or they weren't paying attention pre-Vatican II. That Church and the practices mean nothing to them. You have to reach people where they are and bring them along into a more rich, sacred life in the Church. You don't do that by demanding that everything post Vatican II be dumped. Some of it is atrocious, but some can be rather nice. I, for one, don't need a Latin Mass in order to feel it a prayerful experience. I receive Holy Communion in the hand, and I don't think I'm any less a Catholic for that reason. I know that it is the Body and Blood of Jesus, and I am prayerful and respectful when receiving. I'm even an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist because we have Holy Communion under both species at our Masses. Not everyone avails themselves of the opportunity, but that's their decision. There are many Catholics today who don't even believe in the Real Presence, so it will be a while before those folks would care about whether the Mass is in English or Latin. They're just there because they know they are supposed to be and God Bless them for that! It is my hope that newer priests will be willing to TEACH from the pulpit all those things the average Catholic missed because of poor catechetics. The younger priests are tending to be more conservative than middle aged or older priests these days. Maybe God had the plan all along that we wouldn't have too many of these weaker priests and he would send more strong men to the priesthood when we need them and can appreciate them!
As for the homeschooling materials which don't promote 'Catholic' homeschooling, I don't have a problem with that. We are strong orthodox Catholics and we don't use exclusively 'Catholic' materials either. I use secular textbooks, and supplement when necessary with Catholic materials. I have frankly found some of the exclusively Catholic materials lacking in substance and quality. So we use lots of materials and discuss where these differ from what the Church teaches. Our kids are reading a History of the Catholic Church in America along with their secular US History materials. When they begin their classical studies next year, they'll study about the religious practices of the Ancient civilizations and about Judaism leading to the birth of Christ. Then we'll pick up with the History of the Church corresponding to the time frame being studied. I want them to have a well rounded education and to know of the secular references as well as the Catholic.