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Catholic College Leaders’ Excuses for Honoring Pro-Aborts
Catholic College Leaders’ Excuses for Honoring Pro-Aborts
5/26/2016 |Opinion| If you’ve ever wondered why so many Catholic colleges think it’s okay to honor abortion advocates at their commencement ceremonies, a former Jesuit university president recently helped shed some light on the issue.

The Jesuit publication America Magazine posted a three-part series on its website this month about scandalous commencement honors at Catholic colleges. In parts one and two of the series, Father Jim McDermott, S.J., of America spoke with me about concerns raised by The Cardinal Newman Society regarding former President Bill Clinton being chosen to give the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, Calif. The interviews also touch on the broader issue of the damage done to a college’s Catholic identity — and the potential spiritual harm done to students — when Catholic colleges choose to hold up individuals as worthy of praise and emulation who publicly advocate for the murder of unborn children.

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Number of Seminarians, Deacons Increasing, Study Finds
 
Number of Seminarians, Deacons Increasing, Study Finds
9/30/2013 || Following decades of downward trends, the number of men currently enrolled in graduate seminaries is the highest it has been in two decades.

Cardinal Burke Warns of ‘Grave Scandal’ at Catholic Colleges
 
Cardinal Burke Warns of ‘Grave Scandal’ at Catholic Colleges
9/30/2013 || Cardinal Burke is warning that a “false sense of dialogue” has led to “grave scandal” on many Catholic college campuses.

Key Official Opposes Abortion Coverage at Loyola Marymount Univ.
 
Key Official Opposes Abortion Coverage at Loyola Marymount Univ.
9/30/2013 || The vice president for mission and ministry at LMU, Fr. Robert Caro, S.J., is urging the administration to drop abortion from its health coverage.

Transgender Advocate Teaches for Jesuit Seattle University
 
Transgender Advocate Teaches for Jesuit Seattle University
9/27/2013 || A law professor from the Jesuit Seattle University, whom one magazine called “America’s first openly transgender law professor,” delivered a lecture on transgender issues at DePaul University.

Newman Society, Catholic Employers Represented in Lawsuit to Halt HHS Mandate
 
Newman Society, Catholic Employers Represented in Lawsuit to Halt HHS Mandate
9/27/2013 || A class action suit was filed Tuesday against the Obama administration’s HHS insurance mandate on behalf of Catholic employers, including The Cardinal Newman Society.

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