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Fordham to host talk by Peter Singer, infanticide apologist

Catholic World News - November 15, 2012

New York's Fordham University will host Peter Singer, a philosopher notorious for his arguments to justify infanticide and euthanasia, at a conference entitled "Christians and Other Animals: Moving the Conversation Forward," on November 16.

The Cardinal Newman Society notes that Singer's appearance at the Jesuit university will come just days after the school's president, Father Joseph McShame, said that conservative political columnist Ann Coulter should not have been invited to make a campus appearance because her views are "hateful and needlessly provocative."

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  • Posted by: frankxm579367 - Nov. 18, 2012 7:41 AM ET USA

    Read the signs of the times we are told in faith. We seem to be living in times that to the irreligious are troubling due to economy, war abroad, dysfunctional congress and lots of noise about religious stuff. To any with religious conviction, a sense of fear is added. I don't understand the Catholic intelligentsia. Are we not to avoid the occasion of sin? Can we not get enough of Singer and his nihilism from our government?, Planned Parenthood, Utube, Facebook? Why the need for the venue?

  • Posted by: KL Flannery - Nov. 16, 2012 1:15 PM ET USA

    The president's name is actually McShane.

  • Posted by: unum - Nov. 16, 2012 10:05 AM ET USA

    So, Coulter's views are offensive, but Singer's are ... That tells me conclusively why today's graduates from "Catholic" institutions of "higher" learning are spiritual basket cases. I would not want to be around when McShame meets his maker!

  • Posted by: Father Fetus - Nov. 16, 2012 2:05 AM ET USA

    Singer's contribution will only move the conversation backward, not forward.

  • Posted by: koinonia - Nov. 15, 2012 9:54 PM ET USA

    McShame on them. Not the right direction for restoring order.

  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Nov. 15, 2012 9:38 PM ET USA

    This is the same institution where Card. Dolan, in September, had the "good laughs" with some comedians, as I recall. We know about his "good judgment" ...

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Nov. 15, 2012 7:43 PM ET USA

    This man is not a philosopher, merely a sophist. Shame on Fordham.

  • Posted by: Tex - Nov. 15, 2012 7:18 PM ET USA

    Jesuits in academic leadership, for the most part, seem better suited for...something else. If only they would show the insight and courage of the Jesuit martyrs.

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