Lecturer at Catholic university under fire for calling abortion murder
A lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium is under fire for calling abortion “murder” in a document to about 100 students.
The 15-page document, which contained philosophical arguments concerning the taking of unborn human life, has created a firestorm on campus which include the college itself calling the document “contrary to its values” and threatening possible sanctions against the professor, Stéphane Mercier.
A special adviser to the university president on gender politics, Tania van Hemelryck, said on television that the University “defends the fundamental right to abortion, and particularly women’s right to choose.” Sadly, that’s not defending the unborn or the Catholic faith.
Faithful theologian appointed doctrinal advisor to U.S. bishops
Loyola Marymount University philosophy professor Chris Kaczor has been appointed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to be one of four doctrinal consultants to its Doctrine Committee. He will advise the U.S. Catholic bishops as they shape church policy and teaching.
Kaczor, an author of 12 books primarily on Catholic ethics and bioethics, will serve as the committee’s primary consultant on ethics.
“This appointment is an honor for Loyola Marymount University and for the College,” said Robbin Crabtree, dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. But before coming to LMU, Crabtree consulted for a Planned Parenthood-sponsored clinic and was involved with a pro-abortion rights organization. And Kaczor is one of an embattled minority of Catholic professors at LMU; he has predicted that the University will lose its Catholic identity entirely “within a generation.”
Bishop Zubik, Catholic leaders to be honored at Franciscan University’s 2017 commencement