Georgetown supports pro-abortion medical students club
Georgetown University has a long history of inviting and/or honoring pro-abortion politicians and academics. Last year, the Jesuit University invited Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards to speak on campus. In previous years, they invited HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and President Barack Obama.
Now, LifeNews reports Georgetown University has a Medical Students for Choice club that not only promotes abortions but also trains students how to perform them.
Pope Francis urges education about sacred music
At a Vatican-sponsored conference on liturgical music, Pope Francis said it has often struggled to live up to the quality and beauty the mystery of the Eucharist requires.
“Certainly the encounter with modernity and the introduction of the languages spoken in the Liturgy stirred up many problems, of languages, forms, and genres,” he said. “Sometimes a certain mediocrity, superficiality and banality prevailed, to the detriment of the beauty and intensity of the liturgical celebrations.” He urged more education among clergy and laity in liturgical music to promote its renewal.
Notre Dame haunted by ghost of commencement past
The Sycamore Trust, an organization devoted to enhancing the Catholic identity of the University of Notre Dame, shares The Cardinal Newman Society’s view that by declining to invite President Trump to deliver this year’s commencement address, University President Father John Jenkins, CSC, has exposed as meaningless his defense of the university’s 2009 invitation to President Obama.
Fr. Jenkins had insisted that the University honored Obama because it was the tradition of the university to honor the sitting U.S. president, not his policies.
“Now Father Jenkins has blown that transparently flimsy cover by bypassing the office because of the new officeholder, President Trump,” reports the Sycamore Trust. “The 2009 scandal of the nation’s most prominent Catholic university honoring the nation’s most prominent abortion advocate is once again thrown into bold relief.”
Neil Joseph, a University of Notre Dame senior, said in a letter to the student newspaper that in choosing Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker, the university managed to “slyly avoid” controversy but hasn’t adequately explained why the choice is consistent with its Catholic identity.
“By failing to have a publicly articulated values-driven identity guiding this choice, Notre Dame has failed to be a leader among higher education institutions,” he writes, “which is something we should strive to be and are called on as the premier Catholic university.”
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