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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The University of San Francisco Is At It Again

Over the last couple of years I have put up several posts about the University of San Francisco, an alldegedly Catholic college run by the Jesuits. In Dec 2008 I wrote about how the USF was honoring pro-abort Irish President Mary McAleese as well as how it was covering abortion in its health insurance for students & refering them to Planned Parenthood for abortions. (This Is A Catholic College?) & that was just 2 of the many things that they were doing that showed they were anything but a real Catholic college.
So when I saw this Cardinal Newman Society release, I was not at all surprized. In fact this fits in with the long list of people they have honored for thumbing their noses at Catholic teaching esp the teaching on abortion. There has yet to be anything about this from Archbishop George H. Niederauer. As a reminder, this is Nancy Pelosi's Archbishop. & we all remember how well he has followed up on his promises to deal with her. So, I am not expecting anything soon from him either.

Jesuit University to Honor Sr. Keehan Who Undermined Catholic Bishops on Obamacare
On November 23, 2010, the University of San Francisco (USF) plans to honor Sr. Carol Keehan, the president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, whose support of the healthcare overhaul passed earlier this year by Congress resulted in “a wound to Catholic unity” according to the U.S. Catholic bishops. The Cardinal Newman Society is urging USF to rescind the scheduled honor.

“It is unspeakable that the University of San Francisco should choose to honor someone who severely damaged pro-life efforts in this nation and undermined the express will of the U.S. bishops,” said Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “The Cardinal Newman Society calls on the President of USF to rescind the offer of this honor and speaking platform to Sr. Keehan.”

USF’s office of University Ministry plans to honor Sister Keehan at its “Stand 4 Conference” later this month. According to the University, the conference “recognizes religious and spiritual leaders whose actions symbolize a life of courage, commitment, and advocacy.” She will deliver a talk entitled “Health Care as a Social Justice Issue” at the conference.

The USF website reads: “This year we honor Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, President and CEO of the Catholic Health Association. . . in her letter sent to Congress representing 59,000 Catholic nuns and more than 50 heads of religious congregations and organizations she remarks, ‘health care reform is a faith mandate for life and dignity of all of our people.’”
Sr. Keehan won the support of these religious sisters for the healthcare bill in spite of the fact that the U.S. bishops urged Congress not to approve it, because the bill failed to include sufficient conscience protection provisions and left open the door to government-funded abortions.

On May 21, 2010, leaders in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops—including Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Bishop William Murphy and Bishop John Wester—issued a statement which disagreed with the notion that “the divergence between the Catholic Conference and Catholic organizations, including the Catholic Health Association, represents merely a difference of analysis or strategy… Rather, for whatever good will was intended, it represented a fundamental disagreement, not just with our staff as some maintain, but with the Bishops themselves. As such it has resulted in confusion and a wound to Catholic unity.”



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