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What You Can Do to Stop Planned Parenthood from Coming to Holy Cross college ^ | 10/21/2007

Posted on 10/22/2007 8:16:38 PM PDT by Diago

1. Calls - Call five people and make a difference
Call Father McFarland
*McFarland's office is claiming that he is out on school business for the next few days, but if you call they promise to relay your comments to him

Call Bishop McManus

Call the Jesuit Superior General

Call the Papal Nuncio

Call the Vatican


2. Emails - Email five people and make a difference, send one to and we'll forward it to:
Father McFarland
Bishop McManus
the Jesuit Superior General
the Papal Nuncio
the Vatican

3. Donations - Change your giving patterns, send a message, and support worthy causes
Support a pro-life organization, Students for Life
Support the Holy Cross Cardinal Newman Society
Support another faithful Catholic Colleges

4. Sign the Petition

5. Do you know one of the Holy Cross Trustees? Let us know!

What current Holy Cross students can do

Find other pro-life students who are upset about this situation, and email us at

Take action with an ad that was banned from the campus newspaper, the Crusader, and and put it on a bulletin board or pass it out around campus.


Read a background on the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy

5 Reasons to Cancel Planned Parenthood and never be associated with them

Current Holy Cross Professors

Read the Jesuits "Standing for the Unborn"
March 2003

Ex Corde Ecclesiae: On Catholic Universities, documenting the authority for Catholic Colleges and their relationship to the Church
August 1990

TOPICS: Current Events

1 posted on 10/22/2007 8:16:42 PM PDT by Diago
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To: NYer; Salvation; narses; Coleus; Mr. Silverback


2 posted on 10/22/2007 8:17:59 PM PDT by Diago (
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3 posted on 10/22/2007 8:27:13 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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Top 5 Reasons Why Planned Parenthood Shouldn't be Trusted with Teens and Thus Shouldn't be Allowed at Holy Cross
4 posted on 10/22/2007 8:31:36 PM PDT by perfect stranger
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Dawn Eden will give a Catholic seminar on how to prevent Teen Pregnancy utilizing abstinence and chastity this Tuesday, a day before the seminar at Holy Cross, at 7pm at St. Paul's Cathedral, downstairs. Read emails supporting the college, opposing the college

What's happened

email: One Catholic Tells What Planned Parenthood is Really Like
Oct. 19

news: Speaker says HC and Other Colleges Should Aid Pregnant Students
Oct. 18

Fr. McFarland Justifies Planned Parenthood Presence to Community

Oct. 18

Crusader Refuses to Run Pro-Life ad, calling it "Inappropriate" - the banned ad
Oct. 15

One Alum Decides Against Holy Cross for Child Because of Conference
Oct. 15

Holy Cross hears Outcry For Space Rental
Oct. 12 - Boston Globe

Fr. McFarland's rebuttal to Bishop McManus
Oct. 10

Read the statement from Bishop McManus asking Fr. McFarland to cancel Planned Parenthood's appearance
Oct. 10

Read the email sent by Fr. McFarland to a student, defending Planned Parenthood
Oct. 7

Read one
alumni's letter to Fr. McFarland asking him to cancel the Planned Parenthood event, with five main attachments:
Oct. 1

1. -Mass. Alliance on Teen Pregnancy brochure for their Oct. 24th Event
2. -Newspaper ad on Abstinence
3. -HHS Report on Sex-Education and Abstinence Programs
4. -Heritage Foundation Study on Abstinence Programs
5. -Article on Planned Parenthood's sex education fraud

5 posted on 10/22/2007 9:29:49 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Coleus

Most Rev. Robert McManus:

As Bishop of Worcester, it is my pastoral and canonical responsibility to determine what institutions can properly call themselves “Catholic.” ... To deny Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice a forum in which to present their morally unacceptable positions is not an infringement of the exercise of academic freedom.

Irrev. Micheal McFarland:

A great deal of misinformation and misrepresentation is circulating about the upcoming meeting of the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy in rented facilities in the Hogan Campus Center at the College of the Holy Cross.... To cancel at this point would ... make it impossible for the Alliance to hold a conference that we believe deals with a worthwhile subject.

Apparently, McFarland has called what he presumed to be McManus’ bluff. McManus has a clear choice: yank the Catholic identity from the College of the Holy Cross, or attest through inaction that the event now meets the diocese’s approval. If he yanks the name “Catholic,” however, he must also not allow the University to use the word in any official description of itself. Further, he must instruct the Jesuits not to permit their name to be used to imply that the institution is Catholic. Several formerly Catholic institutions market themselves with slogans such as “a Jesuit institution, upholding the faith.” The Jesuits’ quartering in the diocese is also at diocesan approval.

Even if no threat is made following such marketing, much good can come of being tough on Holy Cross, if McManus’ metropolitan, the Archbishop of Boston, were to weigh in approval if McManus’ position. The Jesuits might let Holy Cross slip, but they’d be loathe to allow Boston College, which is along with Georgetown one of their two flagship institutions, to be stripped of its status.

6 posted on 10/23/2007 4:43:13 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Diago

I think you used a relative reference for the link to the backgrounder on the Mass Alliance on Teen Pregnancy. Can you post the link again, using an absolute reference?

7 posted on 10/23/2007 4:45:10 AM PDT by dangus
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8 posted on 10/23/2007 9:22:22 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: NYer

One of the RC bloggers has renamed them “Planned Barrenhood.” I love that name!

9 posted on 10/23/2007 12:27:50 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: Diago
Holy Cross College Hosts on-Campus Planned Parenthood Workshops, Awards Pro-Abortion Governor,,

10 posted on 10/23/2007 9:19:31 PM PDT by Coleus (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: Diago

what ever happened?

11 posted on 07/19/2011 9:36:07 PM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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