|Spirit & Life|
|"The words I spoke to you are spirit and life." (Jn 6:63)|
Human Life International e-Newsletter
Volume 01, Number 68 | Friday, May 18, 2007
Why do Catholic colleges and universities honor those who are advocates and leaders of the Culture of Death?
Unfortunately the majority of Catholic universities in the United States have followed the "John F. Kennedy" model of Catholicism, which holds that Catholicism won't "get in the way" of the really "important" work. Since those days, the early 60s, these schools have followed the secular model reflective of the desire of many Catholics at the time to gain acceptance into the wider American culture.
In those days rebellion against the "establishment" was seen as a virtue and the Church was seen by many as a rule-bound, integral part of this "establishment" bent on restricting human freedom. A lack of evangelization, proper catechesis and understanding led to views that the Church was something to be freed from rather than freed by.
Justice is properly defined as depriving another of what is rightfully his. To claim to espouse justice as a "Gospel value" while depriving others the right to be born by killing them in the womb is a mockery and a lie. Political correctness, it seems, has supplanted the true Gospel at many Catholic universities.
Villanova University has invited pro-abortion advocate Chris Matthews for their graduation where he will receive an honorary degree. In his television commentary and newspaper columns, Matthews has publicly supported abortion rights, even suggesting the validity of partial-birth abortion for severely handicapped babies.
You may write to the Vice-President of Notre Dame Graduate School, Mr. Michael Edwards at: email@example.com
Please, be polite and charitable in your messages.
|Sincerely Yours in Christ,|
Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life International
"In Cordibus Jesu et Mariae"