Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

20 Catholic colleges in US invite pro-abortion commencement speakers

Catholic World News - May 07, 2014

At least 20 American Catholic colleges and universities have invited commencement speakers who promote legal abortion and same-sex marriage, reports the Cardinal Newman Society (CNS). “These colleges are still trapped in the dissent and political correctness of the prior half-century, while the rest of Catholic education is making difficult but genuine progress toward strengthening Catholic identity,” said CNS President Patrick Reilly.

Among the Catholic institutions mentioned in the CNS report are:

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($14,503 to go):
$35,000.00 $20,496.73
41% 59%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Dan - May. 07, 2014 7:23 PM ET USA

    Ironic, is it not, that the Society of Jesus was once considered subversive by monarchs and heads of state the world over, loyal only to Rome (and God), the Pope's storm troopers! Its vestige is a caricature of every modernist and relativist conceit, thoroughly politicized by Marxist utopianism and populated by ordained homosexuals, it's a bastion of dissent against and resistance to the Magisterium and Christ's Vicar (now a Jesuit himself!). St Ignatius, defender of the Faith, pray for them!

  • Posted by: unum - May. 07, 2014 6:54 PM ET USA

    Is it any wonder that the faithful and the public don't have a clear understanding of the teachings of the Church. When Catholic bishops who don't care about the instruction of the faithful are responsible for disciplining universities that claim to be "Catholic" yet advocate values contrary to Church "teaching", then those bishops are responsible for misleading the faithful and the public. The present management of the U.S. Church is not competent!

  • Posted by: normnuke - May. 07, 2014 3:26 PM ET USA

    The short list above seems to consist entirely of Jesuit universities. The faculty senate of Santa Clara recently voted by about 74% (as I remember) to demand that Fr. President (Michael Engh, S.J.) reverse his refusal to provide abortion insurance to faculty and staff. The board of trustees backed his decision. What in the world has become of the Society of Jesus?

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Our Spiritual Destiny and the Horror of War September 19
The Islamic roots of terrorism must be addressed September 19
Each of us is destined to marry Jesus Christ September 18
From simple husband to ascetical priest September 18
St. Augustine's warning to pastors September 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Cardinals criticize Kasper proposal, escalating debate on remarriage/Communion CWN - September 18