Skip to comments.Holy Cross College Hosts on-Campus Planned Parenthood Workshops, Awards Pro-Abortion Governor
Posted on 09/29/2007 9:19:15 AM PDT by wagglebee
WORCHESTER, Massachusetts, September 28, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jesuit-run Holy Cross, the oldest Catholic college in New England, is hosting the 2007 Teen Pregnancy Institute with Planned Parenthood promoting teenage contraception.
The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy presents the conference every year, but by hosting the conference the Holy Cross Jesuits are sending the message that they have no qualms with its promotion of contraception and the presence of Planned Parenthood, which are intrinsically inimical to the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church.
At this year's conference - scheduled October 24, from 8AM - 4 PM - "Messages that Matter: Strengthening Prevention and Supporting Young Families," Planned Parenthood is scheduled to give 3 "workshops"; one of which includes a seminar on how to "Learn the latest and greatest of protection methods." (see copy of brochure http://www.massteenpregnancy.org/pdfs/2007_conf_brochure.pdf)
In addition, pro-abortion Governor Deval L. Patrick will appear at the conference to receive a "Leadership Award" and speak to the conference attendees.
Unfortunately Holy Cross has a history of tolerating vociferous promoters of abortion under its President, Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. In 2003, McFarland defended not only Holy Cross' invitation of pro-abortion political commentator, Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC's "Hardball," to speak at that year's commencement, but also bestowed on him an honorary degree despite his univocal statements on several occasions "I am pro-choice." McFarland falsely stated Matthews's views were "a matter of practical judgment" and "allowable in Catholic thought," because he felt abortion was immoral, but disagreed that the government should stop it.
To contact the President of Holy Cross, Rev. Michael C. McFarland:
College of the Holy Cross
One College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395
To contact the Jesuit Provincial Superior in Massachusetts, Rev. Thomas J. Regan, SJ: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact the Jesuits New England Province:
P. O. Box 9199
Watertown, MA 02471-9199
Tel: (617) 607-2800
Fax: (617) 607-2888
Other NEP contacts: http://www.sjnen.org/contactus.htm
To contact the Bishop of Worchester:
Bishop Robert J. McManus
Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester
49 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Main Tel: 508-791-7171
See previous LifeSiteNews story on Holy Cross
Massachusetts Bishop to Boycott Graduation at Jesuit College
See previous LifeSiteNews.com stories re: Jesuit run colleges:
SHOCKER: Catholic Georgetown U. Will Now Fund Law Students to Lobby for Abortion
University president who brought feminist theologians and pro-abortion commencement speakers to Catholic university in LA gets accolade from Cardinal Mahony
Loyola Marymount awards professorship to man who says, "I don't have the sort of temperament that submits to Christianity "
Dissident Professors At U.S. Catholic Universities Pave Way To Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide
Professor Lies to Get Pro-Abortion Group into Catholic College
Catholic De Paul University to Host Gay Conference
Catholic University of San Francisco Promotes Abortion, Same Sex Marriage and Contraception
US Catholic University Promoting Planned Parenthood Will Meet with Pro-life Advocates
Thanks, sending it out.
The Jesuits are the liberal wing of the Catholic Church, and they are classic cafeteria Catholics. The Jesuit high school in our area celebrated the Homosexual Day of Silence. The Jesuit college in our area has allowed for homosexual clubs to promote homosexuality. In a psychology class there, the professor said the most balanced male is one that is bisexual. I read about a Jesuit college in Maryland, and a girl was saying the environment leaves you feeling that you have no choice but to be promicuous there. She said there is a room for “hook ups”. Now this college is promoting birth control and abortion. I wish the Pope would do something about these sects in Catholicism that are teaching things contrary to Catholic values.
I wouldn't expect much from that quarter in light of the past record:
New York Times
January 12, 1988
Bishop Sees No Moral Issue If Feeding Ends in Coma Case
By PETER STEINFELS
The Roman Catholic Bishop of Providence, R.I., Louis E. Gelineau, said yesterday that a diocesan official's opinion approving the removal of a feeding tube from a comatose patient ''does not contradict Catholic moral theology.''
The opinion was written at Bishop Gelineau's request by the Rev. Robert J. McManus, vicar of education, who is a member of the diocesan medical ethics commission.
It has been criticized as ''utterly and unquestionably wrong'' by another Catholic theologian, the Rev. Robert Barry, who teaches religious studies at the University of Illinois. A diocesan press officer said abortion foes in the Providence area had expressed concern that Father McManus's view weakened the church's teaching on the protection of life.
A Kind of Precedent
Although Father McManus's opinion in the case of Marcia Gray, a 48-year-old Catholic who has been in a coma since January 1986, is not unprecedented among moral theologians, it is apparently the first time such a viewpoint has been expressed by someone acting in a diocesan capacity.
A growing number of state courts have ruled that such chemical feeding is a means of artificial life support like mechanical respirators, which can be removed.
Bishop Gelineau, in Providence, had asked Father McManus to study the case after Mrs. Gray's husband, H. Glenn Gray, who is seeking to remove a tube supplying food and water to his wife, sought church advice, The Bishop emphasized yesterday that Father McManus's opinion ''in no way supports or condones the practice of euthanasia.''
Mr. Gray, who is a University of Rhode Island professor, has sued the Rhode Island Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals, which administers the hospital where Mrs. Gray is a patient, to have the feeding tube removed. The case is scheduled to be heard this month by the Federal District Court in Providence.
According to Bishop Gelineau, the church has made no ''definitive statement regarding the need to provide nutrition and hydration to the permanently unconscious person.''
At a news conference, Bishop Gelineau acknowledged that his position supporting Father McManus might differ from the standpoint of other bishops. But Dr. James J. Walter, associate professor of theology at Loyola University, in Chicago, said that Father McManus's opinion appeared to be one held by a ''growing majority'' of Catholic moral theologians. 'Ordinary' vs. 'Extraordinary'
According to Dr. Walter as well as Dr. Lisa Sowle Cahill, professor of theology at Boston College, the terms Father McManus used to examine the issue were traditional ones. Most Catholic theologians ask whether artifically provided nutrition and hydration constitute ''extraordinary'' medical treatment. Such treatment may be suspended if seen as burdensome. On the other hand, ''ordinary'' medical treatment cannot be morally withdrawn.
Dr. Cahill noted that theological foes of removing feeding tubes for the permanently unconscious stress the ''ordinary'' and basic character of food and drink. ''But food and drink is no more basic than air,'' said Dr. Cahill, noting that Catholic theologians have agreed that artificial respirators qualify as ''extraordinary'' treatment and can sometimes be disconnected.
The differences among theologians, Dr. Walter said, depend on whether they look at the medical treatment alone or in relation to the benefit it may give a particular patient. In the case of Mrs. Gray, Father McManus had concluded that the measures ''supplying nutrition and hydration artificially offer no reasonable hope of benefit'' and were therefore ''disproportionate and unduly burdensome.''
Cardinal Ratzinger, who was visiting the USA at the time, weighed in with a very different opinion, as you might guess.
Correction: The Jesuits are NOT the liberal wing of the Catholic Church. The Jesuits ARE the Protestant wing of the Catholic Church. There’s a world of difference
Ah well, the Jesuits. Never mind them, how are the Christian Brothers holding up?
Pray for the Jesuits. God can bring about change.
And do send emails, etc. to the Bishop, and then pray for the Bishop. We never know which straw will bring him back to sanity.
God hears the cry of the preborn innocents and His anger will not be held back by a clerical collar.
...and they wonder why last week, I did not put any money in the collection for Catholic University.
Very interesting - and disturbing.
Thanks for posting.
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I seem to recall that the Jesuits were to elect a new leader in a year or two. I’m hoping that the Pope will be planning to move in his careful and methodical way to start reining in the out of control Society of Jesus.
This is the alma mater of pro-life Supreme Court justice, Clarence Thomas ( who graduated cum laude ).
I don’t think he’ll be giving his alumni donations to this school after this. I know I won’t if it were my school.
With God, all things are possible, but it’s not very likely. As a rule, God does not intervene against the exercise of free will when people knowingly choose wrongly.
The Jesuit Order has accomplished great things over the course of its history, but I’m afraid the order has been spiritually sick and dying for decades now.
Pope John Paul II invervened and tried to impose a caretaker head on the Jesuits, but they wouldn’t have it. The dissidents are in control everywhere, many of them seem to be homosexuals, and with a situation like that, history suggests that the order will die, and that some new order, perhaps an order of Reformed Jesuits, will eventually rise to take its place.
But there doesn’t seem to be any question that the Jesuit leadership are acting out of ignorance. They know what they are doing, and it isn’t pretty.
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