Isn't this the same University of San Francisco that shut down the Ignatius Institute, the only genuinely Catholic part of the university? And aren't they the same ones that sent Fr. Fessio, founder of the Ignatius Institute, far away to be assistant chaplain at some hospital on the other side of the state?
yes, to both of the above. The California Province is the most decadent of all the S.J. provinces. The same province was also recently busted because some priests were molesting the mentally retarded kitchen help.
<> In my former life as a psychiatric social worker, I was once at a Staff Meeting for the Crisis Intervention program. We were discusssing various items and I mentioned "Anniversary dates," as a time the staff in our apartments needed to be vigilant about, especially when it came to clients who have had an abortion because on the "anniversary" of that date (or close to it) those clients frequently were disruptive or suicidal. I suggested we consider referrals to the local Project Rachel to help them cope with their, usually unacknowledged, guilt.
I was told by the Supervisor of this "Holy Innocents" Organistation , A Catholic Charities Organistation (located right next to Sacred Heart Church in Portland, Maine)that I had to "learn to deal with my issues about abortion," but that "Holy Innocents" would not only not refer to Project Rachel, they would continue to refer pregnant clients to Planned Parenthood for services.
I followed-up by asking if we should, similarly, refer our suicidal men to "The Hemlock Society" and the meeting became less than productive from then on.
I made my usual compliants up the chain of command and nothing was done. This was back in the 1980's.
I 'spose letters won't hurt but "How long, Lord?"<>
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