Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ten US Catholic Colleges: students encouraged to support Gay marriage groups, abortion groupings?

(South African Catholic)

Note by Marc Aupiais

We have only noted these articles now, as the Cardinal Newman Society, has only emailed their online lists now.

The Cardinal Newman Society, is an American Catholic Laity Watchdog, which focuses on so-called Catholic tertiary institutions:

Their accuracy, is not guaranteed, and their claims should be taken on the same level: as one takes claims of an influential watchdog society. Their claims are important, as both homosexual marriage (called "Civil Unions" in South African law), and abortion, are apposed to basic dogmas of the Catholic Faith. We have not removed any inaccuracies from their statement, if there are any inaccuracies.

The Cardinal Newman Society, has attacked ten US Catholic Colleges, for their internship policies. The Cardinal Newman Society, as quoted, speak entirely in their own capacity:

The colleges named include:

according to: Cardinal Newman Society Quote: (Text made bold, coloured red:)

"Inappropriate internships were discovered at the following institutions:

Boston College
A page on the Boston College website recommends “Non-Profit Internship Sources” including two pro-abortion advocacy groups, the Feminist Majority Foundation and the National Organization for Women. A Boston College Law School website also recommends to students opportunities for “pro bono” legal work, including the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts which “depends on the work of volunteers and interns to make it possible to achieve its mission of providing low-cost, high-quality medical, educational, counseling, and advocacy services to men and women across the state.” Also listed are the ACLU-Massachusetts and the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD), both of which advocate homosexual “marriage.”

College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University
The Gender and Women’s Studies program for the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota promotes internship opportunities including the pro-abortion Feminist Majority Foundation, with responsibilities including “clinic defense” (most likely meaning efforts to oppose protestors at abortion clinics); the Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus, which supports pro-abortion female political candidates; and Rainbow Families, with responsibilities including developing a “resource and referral guide for the LGBT prospective parents.”

DePaul University
The DePaul University Women’s and Gender Studies program offers credit for internships, noting that students have interned with abortion provider Planned Parenthood and the Chicago Women’s Health Center, which offers emergency contraceptive services and alternative insemination for “lesbians, bisexual, and queer couples, single women of any sexual orientation, and trans people.”

Georgetown University
A 2007 change in policy by the Georgetown Law School permitted students to receive university funding through the Equal Justice Foundation for interning at abortion advocacy organizations. The change came after a student was refused funding for an internship at Planned Parenthood. After lobbying from pro-abortion Georgetown students and faculty ensued, the law school altered its policy and no longer considered the mission of organizations in determining grants for internships. A recent review of Georgetown Law School and the Equal Justice Foundation gives no indications that this policy has been altered from the 2007 decision.

Loyola University of Chicago
The Loyola University of Chicago Women’s Studies and Gender Studies website lists opportunities for internships and volunteer opportunities at the following pro-abortion organizations: Chicago National Organization for Women, the Feminist Majority Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and the Chicago Abortion Fund.

St. Edward’s University
St. Edward’s University students apparently have worked as interns at the local NARAL Pro-Choice Texas to fulfill a “Community Service in Women’s Studies” credit requirement. As of June 4, 2009, the NARAL Pro-Choice Texas website listed three interns from St. Edward’s University; the page has since been edited. One of the student biographies read: “[Student’s Name] (Service Learning Intern) is a second-semester freshman at St. Edward’s University, and is a Religious Studies major and a Women’s Studies Minor. He is working with NARAL Pro-Choice Texas as part of the service learning program within the Women’s Studies Minor.”

St. Norbert College
At St. Norbert College the Women’s and Gender Studies program recommends internships at a host of pro-abortion organizations including the National Organization for Women, Legal Momentum (formerly the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund), Planned Parenthood, the League of Women Voters, the National Women’s Health Network, the National Women’s Law Center, Our Bodies Ourselves, the Women’s Campaign Fund and the Women’s Information Network. Also recommended are the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), both of which advocate homosexual “marriage.” The Population Institute, which St. Norbert College recommends for internships, is an aggressive lobby for government funding of family planning programs.

University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program offers internships for academic credit at “approved locations.” Through its Boehnen Fund for Excellence in Gender Studies, Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program awarded a grant in 2008 to fund a student’s internship at the National Organization for Women in Washington, D.C.

University of San Francisco
USF’s Media Studies program promotes internships at Girlfriends Magazine (which requires applicants to be “conversant in lesbian culture and politics”) and the California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League."

From:  Cardinal Newman Society Article: "Ten Catholic Colleges Support Internships with Advocates of Abortion, Gay Marriage": posted: 16 / 06 (June) / 2009

accessed today, after reading email dispatch from grouping.

Meanwhile, the same laity watchdog, has raised concern via allegations that some of the Catholic tertiary institutions in the United States of America, are allegedly lobbying US bishops, to remove a policy saying they should not honour persons, or publicly support those propagating: what the Church considers intrinsic evils:

Again, they speak in their own capacity!

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