Tuesday, March 21, 2006

They Used To Be Catholic Colleges

A brief from LifeNews -- Several Catholic colleges across the country are coming under fire from a Catholic watchdog group because their web sites are linking to pro-abortion groups and abortion businesses. Despite the Catholic Church's clear opposition to abortion, the universities are referring students to abortion facilities and pro-abortion organizations for internships.

The Cardinal Newman Society conducted a review of Catholic university web sites and found several that had links and referrals to places like Planned Parenthood, the pro-abortion National Organization for Women, and NARAL. Some of the violators include Boston College, DePaul University, Dominican University of California, Georgetown University, Loyola University of Chicago, Loyola University of New Orleans, Our Lady of the Lake University, Santa Clara University, Seton Hall University and the University of Detroit Mercy. Another Catholic college, the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, posts online information encouraging students to use abortifacient devices.

In a letter faxed Thursday to the presidents of these 11 institutions, CNS urged them to remove the Web links, referrals and information immediately. “Leading young adults to abortion clinics and pro-abortion advocacy groups is like feeding them to the lions,” wrote CNS President Patrick Reilly to the college and university presidents.