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Minnesota Catholic college hosted presentation by Planned Parenthood representatives

Catholic World News - January 22, 2010

In 1972-- nine years before he founded Human Life International-- Father Paul Marx founded the Human Life Center at St. John’s University in Minnesota. Last year, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University hosted “representatives from the Planned Parenthood clinic” to “discuss their HIV and STI [sexually-transmitted infection] services. They will also talk about high risk behavior, the testing process, and confidentiality.”

The event was sponsored by the schools’ Global AIDS Awareness Organization.

Founded in 1913 and 1857, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University have 2,110 students (all undergraduates) and 2,063 students (1,938 undergraduate) respectively.

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  • Posted by: Sophia - Jan. 23, 2010 3:33 AM ET USA

    This behavior is far far from new, alas. Several years before Roe v. Wade, in 1970 or '71, I attended a presentation by staff members from the local Planned Parenthood affilate, at St Benedict's College. The current outrage proves only that St Benedict's and St John's have not reformed. There will be millstones.

  • Posted by: Father Fetus - Jan. 22, 2010 8:59 PM ET USA

    "There are none so blind as those who will not see."

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jan. 22, 2010 8:12 PM ET USA

    Of course, Fr. Marx--may he live long and prosper--has been muzzled by the Benedictines, but his works, especially PRI, continue to flourish.

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