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Whats in the News…
and why your prayers are needed.

Catholic colleges and Universities that promote abortion (Source of information: Catholic World News)

    St. Louis University references include “Planned Parenthood of America.”

    The health services office of a Catholic college in Minnesota (College of St. Scholastica) has listed Planned Parenthood among its “hot links for health and medical information

    Planned Parenthood director, Mrs. Bedient “served as the director of Planned Parenthood in Santa Barbara,” according to the web site of St. Mary’s College of California.

    Two academic departments at a Catholic college, St. Mary’s College, in Indiana founded in 1844 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross list Planned Parenthood on their “career options and resources.”

    On the web site of Dominican University of California, Professor of Psychology Gail Matthews has posted a list of “Field Placement Sites” for student internships, including Planned Parenthood of Marin County.

    The Women’s Center at Georgetown University offers students a “Women’s Health Resource List” which refers students to local centers that perform abortions.

    The Women’s Studies Program at Loyola University of Chicago refers students to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

    The Women’s Resource Center at Loyola University of New Orleans links to pro-abortion “resources.”

    Health Services at Our Lady of the Lake University (San Antonio, TX) refers students to “Area Clinics and Urgent Care Centers” including a local Planned Parenthood clinic.

    The Anthropology Department at Santa Clara University lists examples of recent internship placements including Planned Parenthood.

    The web site for the Elizabeth Ann Seton Center for Women’s Studies at Seton Hall University provides “links worth taking,” beginning with a link to the pro-abortion National Organization for Women.

    The Women’s Studies Program at the University of Detroit Mercy offers links to the pro-abortion Feminist Majority Foundation, the pro-abortion National Organization for Women and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

    Founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Religious of the Sacred Heart, the University of San Diego has a “resource toolkit,”a handbook published by the Catholic college in California includes only one pregnancy-related resource: the Planned Parenthood Kearny Mesa Clinic in San Diego.

    Four of the “sexual health resources” on the University of San Francisco health promotion service’s web site–includes resources on birth control and pregnancy tests– recommend contacting the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. for more information. In addition, the university’s “birth control (contraceptive) methods” page includes links related to the use of 11 contraceptives and abortificients.

    Now you see the need to pray for the Church and its Colleges and Universities.

Church in the News
and why your prayers are needed.
Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).The study found that 32% of Catholic students at Catholic schools attend Mass less frequently by the time they graduate, while only 7% attend more frequently. Roughly 8% of the graduates reported leaving the Catholic faith during their college years, while students who had entered the Catholic Church during their college years accounted for only 4% of the graduates. The survey found a strong trend away from accord with Church teachings on issues such as abortion and same-sex unions
Catholic universities should counter modern ‘educational emergency,’ Pope says
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=4590
The modern world is facing a “worrying educational emergency,” Pope Benedict XVI told a group of educators at a private audience on November 12. He went on to speak about the importance of authentically Catholic education at the university level, which should promote “incessant academic reflection, illuminated by faith and scientific research; with faithfulness to the Christian message
as it is presented by the Church; with an institutional commitment to the service of the People of God.”
The Pope was speaking to students and faculty of the Libera Universita Maria Santissma Assunta,
which is celebrating its 70th anniversary. . . .

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