Georgetown University Finds a New Low

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Just when you thought the dissident “Catholic” university couldn’t find a new low, it manages to surpass even our lowest expectations.

The Lecture Fund at Georgetown University is planning to host Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) President Cecile Richards on campus this April, The Cardinal Newman Society has learned.

“This is the latest in a long history of scandal at Georgetown University,” said Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly. “Disguised as an academic event, this is nothing more than a platform for abortion advocacy at a Catholic university and under the nose of the Catholic bishops, featuring a wicked woman who defends the sale of baby body parts and is responsible for the deaths of millions of aborted children.”

It would be one thing to invite Richards to a debate, but here she is given the floor to spew her pro-abortion propaganda. And with Ms. Richards, we’re not talking about someone who happens to favor abortion but who is discussing a different topic. No, she is the head of an organization that is responsible for the murder of over 300,000 unborn children per year, not to mention the selling of body parts. Planned Parenthood is just about the most anti-Catholic institution on the face of the Earth, and the head of this organization is being given a platform by an institution that deems itself to be Catholic.

How outrageous is this decision? The Archdiocese of Washington even spoke out against the decision.

In any case, this is not our issue here. What we lament and find sadly lacking in this choice by the student group is any reflection of what should be an environment of morality, ethics and human decency that one expects on a campus that asserts its Jesuit and Catholic history and identity.

One would prefer to see some recognition by this student group of the lives and ministry, focus and values of people like Blessed Óscar Romero, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and Pope Francis in place of that group’s seemingly constant preoccupation with sexual activity, contraception and abortion. The Archdiocese of Washington is always open and ready to dialogue with the students, faculty and administration of the University on issues of such significance.

The apparent unawareness of those pushing the violence of abortion and the denigration of human dignity that there are other human values and issues being challenged in the world lends credence to the perception of the “ivory tower” life of some on campus. This unfortunately does not speak well for the future. One would hope to see this generation of Georgetown graduates have a far less self-absorbed attitude when facing neighbors and those in need, especially the most vulnerable among us.

When even this Archdiocese condemns an action, you know you’ve gone too far.

I do not normally encourage vocally protesting a speaker, as I generally find it obnoxious. This is a case where I can make an exception.

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  1. Dialogue….ugh.
    Can someone tell me when Georgetown was Catholic? PP is as vile an organization as has existed on this earth.

  2. Paul Zummo.

    What’s more obnoxious?
    Keeping a sense of politeness when opinions contrary to Truth are expoused? Or, standing up and speaking the truth even if decorum
    is temporally shattered.
    God bless those who stand up to Richards, Clintons, Bidens, Kennedys and Pelosis.
    Our Bishop’s, the majority of them, won’t do it, so it’s up to us to stand up. Edward Kennedy Catholicism spread like a virus, regarding legalized abortion. Pope Francis isn’t going to help. It’s up to us.

    God bless those who rock the boat.

  3. Is anyone on or off campus actively fighting to regain control of this university. If not, why not? If yes, what is being done & by whom?

  4. Why, satisfaction in performing a religious act of worship! Unfortunately that religion to which the powers that be at Georgetown are obviously devoted has nothing to do with Catholicism.

  5. that gives me the chills. “religious act of worship” ! that means Georgetown is not only drifting apostate, but, clearly 180° around to diabolical.

  6. The Tradition Family and Property student action core IS the voice and body of orthodoxy willing to witness in the trenches. They are worthy of financial support…. just in case you were thinking of pulling your contribution dollar from so-called (c)atholic universities.

    Great link to see the liberal definition of tolerance, diversity and acceptance.
    All ideas are welcome…. except yours.

  7. Perhaps our current Pope could think on the question, “How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the Trump out of your eye,’ when all the time there is an entire Jesuit Order in your own eye?”

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