Skip to comments.Jesuit University Refers Students to Abortion Mills
Posted on 12/04/2002 9:51:50 AM PST by pseudo-justin
It seems that the University of San Francisco -- a college in the "Catholic" and "Jesuit" tradition-- is now in the business of referring students to Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills. See for yourself:
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Folks need to vote with their wallets and not send their kids to these institutions! A friend of our has had two sons go through a supposedly Catholic college, Fairfield U. in CT. He says neither one of them goes to Church anymore! Come to think of it, Fairfield is also a Jesuit Univ.; do I detect a pattern here?
BTW, Fr. Fessio is now Chancellor of a NEW Catholic University. It is Ave Maria University, and it will be built, along with a new town, also called Ave Maria, near Naples FL. It is designed to be a University with decidedly orthodox Catholic underpinnings. I hope it will be well supported by Catholics all over the country, but especially in the South!
I made the monumental error of sending my 2 oldest boys to a Jesuit high school. I knew the Jesuits were pretty liberal these days, but my grandfather had graduated from a Jesuit high school, as had my father, my self and my brothers. I wanted the tradition to continue.
If I had any idea how bad it would be, I never would have done it. The religion class was using Daniel Maguire as an expert in moral theology. This is the guy from Marquette (another Jesuit university) who was the most famous pro-abortion priest until he left the priesthood and got married. Then he got divorced and married again. But his first wife would follow him around to his speaking engagements and call him a "spiritual rapist." He tried to get an injunction to stop her, but the judge ruled that he couldn't prevent her from attending events that were open to the public.
I documented all the evidence on Maguire (there was lots more), and sent it to the Religion teacher and asked him to stop using Daniel Maguire as a teacher of moral theology. He refused to do so.
At the graduation ceremony, the obviously "light in the loafers" priest-president told us parents that the big accomplishments of the past 4 years were increasing affirmative action and being more open to homosexuality.
As I mentioned on another thread,
we're now home-schooling and I'm working on getting these two back into the life of faith, but it's going to be a lot of work to make up for the huge mistake of sending them to a Jesuit school.
I keep on top of the school -- of which about 25% of the children are Catholic because there is no nearby Catholic school -- to make sure that no teacher is anti-Catholic (or at least teaching it) and I also make sure that my girls have a solid understanding of the Catholic faith so that if something comes up, they will come to me with questions.
Anyway, the primary reason we sent them to this school was because it was conservative. We didn't have to worry about environmental propaganda or social liberalism or anything else. They teach a solid moral foundation. While their bible is missing seven books (and parts of two others!), my girls are getting a solid background in Scripture ... something many Catholic schools don't even do!
I don't know what I'm going to do for high school. I'm hesitant about keeping them at the generic Christian school because high school is the time all their friends will be "accepting Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior", yada yada, and I don't want them to get sucked into that, but we have four Catholic high schools in the area: two all girls, one co-ed (but in a bad area) and one Jesuit (we have a younger son as well). Maybe we'll move and I'll have more choices ... I don't know.
Until then ...
You would deflect/deny such a close relationship with Christ? What's wrong with you?
But, reading back to my post, I realize that what I wrote sounded derogatory, and I apologize for that. I have many Protestant friends who are good and Christ-filled people. I simply believe that Protestants are missing out on the fullness of Christian faith.
From what I hear from priests in Levada's diocese he is always in Rome getting friendly with everyone. His goal is to be appointed to head one of the important Congregations.
He may be unwilling to take on USF because that would indicate to Rome that all is not perfect in his diocese.
As to the fulness issue you mentioned, I was born and raised RC in the Dominican traditions through HS. Gotta tell you that I never had any relationship with the Lord no matter how many masses, novenas, sacraments I was a part of. It never really caught up with me until my early thirties, after I was married with 3 kids and a successful career. It wasn't until I came to grips with life's basic questions that I realized that I really could know Jesus like the apostles did. I wanted that. That's when I finally got serious with God. My whole life changed when I finally asked Jesus to come into my life, sit on my heart's throne and make Himself real to me. WOW!!!! That was 19 years ago. It was a life-changing experience :)
However, I stayed in the Catholic Church and have found the fullness and richness of the faith that I never knew growing up. It may have been bad Catechisis, or the fact that I was never made to go to Church and had no one in my life who was religious, or whatever, but I did make a conscious decision to go back to Church and I have felt more complete now than I did in the first 30 years of my life.
When I went to confession for the first time since my First Holy Communion, I felt like the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders, and Jesus was truly with me, at that moment. It was an awesome experience.
"Thank you very much for bringing this important matter to our attention. I have scheduled a series of meetings with the people in charge of student health care to discuss the criteria used in deciding to include links to Planned Parenthood. Based on those meetings, we will make a decision on the accessibility of information.
Margaret M. Higgins"
Obviously, they know they have a problem --if only a P.R. problem. At any rate, thanks to all who sent e-mails, and if you have not, please send one. The message is getting through--at least it is echoing around in some hollow heads. I mean if you need a meeting to figure out that this is an attack on the dignity of the human person, then heads must be hollow indeed.
As for Pbear8's claim that Levada is trying to climb the ladder, well, it does not follow that we should not swamp him with e-mails. God will judge Levada based on how Levada responds to our e-mails, and He will judge us based on whether we write to Levada at all. Sins of omission are possible on all sides of this one
And as for F16Fighter's claim that this is a sign that the Underworld is active in the Catholic Church...well, duh. The devil is prowling about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. F16Fighter seems to think that Protestants are exempt from Peter's warning.
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