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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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Franciscan University Youth Conferences Help Foster Religious Vocations
 
Franciscan University Youth Conferences Help Foster Religious Vocations
5/30/2014 || A new study shows that 14 percent of those ordained to the priesthood this year had attended at least one Franciscan University of Steubenville summer youth conference before entering seminary.

George Weigel Calls for Effort to Save Inner-City Catholic Schools
 
George Weigel Calls for Effort to Save Inner-City Catholic Schools
5/30/2014 || Weigel, who serves as distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, describes inner-city Catholic schools as the “Church’s best anti-poverty and empowerment program.”

Catholic College Reinstates Nursing Chair after Resignation Dustup
 
Catholic College Reinstates Nursing Chair after Resignation Dustup
5/30/2014 || Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans, La., has reportedly reinstated the chair of its nursing department who had previously resigned under controversial circumstances.

 CUA President: Popular Culture Still Views Some Things as Sacred
 
CUA President: Popular Culture Still Views Some Things as Sacred
5/30/2014 || Catholic University of America President John Garvey argued that the “vigorous community reaction to the ‘black mass’ can provide us with some consolation.”

Christendom Grad, Mount St. Mary’s Seminarian to Be Ordained Deacon
 
Christendom Grad, Mount St. Mary’s Seminarian to Be Ordained Deacon
5/29/2014 || Noah Morey grew up homeschooling in Seattle with his seven siblings—one of whom is a Benedictine priest and another of whom is a Discalced Carmelite nun.

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