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Abortionfest at USF

Abortion providers, facilitators, defenders to speak at Jesuit university’s ‘Women’s Rights Forum’


By Gibbons J. Cooney
Special to California Catholic Daily

The University of San Francisco, a Jesuit institution, will host the “Global Women's Rights Forum” from today through Thursday, March 11. The forum is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, the Sociology Colloquium, the School of Nursing, the Politics Department, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, and curiously, the Theology and Religious Studies Department.

The three speakers at the forum’s Wednesday event, “Bringing Home the right to Health: Critical Interventions in Women's Health Care,” are Lori Freedman, visiting scholar at the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at UCSF; Destiny Lopez, executive director, ACCESS, Oakland; and Eve Zaritsky, a physician at Oakland Kaiser, and the medical director of the Women's Community Clinic, San Francisco.

At UCSF, Professor Freedman works as a research associate at the ANSIRH (Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Heath) think tank. ANSIRH’s “Later Abortion” Web page says: “This website is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Dr. Tiller and is a resource for women, clinicians, researchers and journalists who want to learn more about later abortion care.” The reference is to notorious partial-birth abortionist Dr. George Tiller who was murdered in 2009. ANSIRH spearheaded the “Second Trimester Abortion Initiative” which “…promotes a strategic vision for securing access to and provision of second trimester abortion care in the United States,” and provides a list of clinics that provide what they call “Later Abortion.”

Freedman also has a forthcoming book called Willing and Unable: Doctors’ Constraints in Abortion Care, which “…examines how abortion politics affect medical practice, focusing on the challenges to integrating abortion into physician practice. Unexpected findings from the interviews led her to research and write about the intersection of religion and health care, especially in the case of Catholic-owned hospitals.” Freedman also expressed concern with Catholic Hospitals’ policies in a August 13, 2008 paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, “When There’s a Heartbeat: Miscarriage Management in Catholic-Owned Hospitals.” From the abstract: “As Catholic-owned hospitals merge with or take over other facilities, they impose restrictions on reproductive health services, including abortion and contraceptive services.”

The second speaker at the forum is Destiny Lopez, executive director of ACCESS. Prior to her work at ACCESS, Lopez was vice president of programs at NARAL Pro-Choice New York. She currently sits on the boards of both the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice. Ms. Lopez received her BS from another Jesuit institution, Georgetown University.

From the ACCESS “Direct Services” page: “Our Practical Support Network ensures that all women can obtain safe abortion services without isolation or delay. When a woman cannot rely on her personal resources to get to a clinic, our network of more than 100 volunteers can provide rides, overnight housing, child-care, translation or other assistance.” From ACCESS’s “Policy Advocacy” page: “We are active members of the California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, the National Network of Abortion Funds, the National Abortion Federation and the Having Our Say Coalition.”

In 2007, Lopez made three appearances before the Oakland City Council, urging adoption of Oakland’s “bubble ordinance,” a restriction on speech applicable only outside abortion businesses and only to abortion opponents. The passage of the ordinance resulted in the imprisonment of Oakland pastor, Rev. Walter Hoye. Rev. Hoye’s conviction is currently being appealed in Alameda County Superior Court, and the constitutionality of the ordinance is being challenged in federal court.

The third speaker is Dr. Eve Zaritsky. In addition to her work for Kaiser Permenante, Dr. Zaritsky is the medical director of the Women’s Community Clinic in San Francisco. The Women’s Community Clinic “Services” page offers “Emergency Contraception,” which, depending on the timing, can be an abortion. The Women’s Community Clinic does not offer non-emergency contraception abortions, but will refer women to organizations that do. According to her biographical page, other fields of interest for Dr. Zaritsky include “queer health.”

The forum will be held at USF’s Fromm Center. All events are free and open to the public.


READER COMMENTS

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 5:41 AM By WOODY GUIDRY
Did only Lopez get her BS from a Jesuit organization? From backgrounds mentioned above, it sounds as if all of them got their BS from a Jesuit organization.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 6:07 AM By Carolyn
What a disgrace for a Catholic college to sponsor.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 6:19 AM By Canisius
These fools at USF are extremely lucky I am not a student at this cesspool of diversity.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 7:03 AM By Robert Lockwood
Good old University of San Francisco - you can always count on them to be the first to take an anti-Catholic position.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 7:19 AM By Patti Ferber
Abortion kills heartbeats of the totally innocent. Adopt not Abort. Lives should be saved. Stop Abortion Now!!!

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 8:04 AM By Observant
abomination of desolation

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 8:06 AM By Donna
It seems to be time for the church to remove the Jesuits as Catholic......and if I had a child going to college there I would remove them immeadiatly.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 8:52 AM By Maryanne Leonard
The unspeakable horror of watching the Jesuits fall from a tremendously respected part of Catholic history to promoters of profoundly anti-Catholic principles is even more wrenching than watching my nation overtaken by reckless indulgence in every sin and error known to man. As keepers of the flame, they are charged with passing on intact the teachings of the faith. They have failed us all, and most especially the younger generation of Catholics whom they teach, so shockingly for so long that they must be called to account to Rome. They have hidden behind the skirts of Catholicism while promoting anything that strikes their intellectual fancy for long enough. They are going to have to answer to God, of course, but in the meantime, it is time to issue a call for action.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 9:38 AM By Abeca Christian
So it seems that even these college's are just as bad or even worst than the secular ones. At least in the secular schools one expects these evil things but in a Catholic college, now that is really something shocking and hard to explain. With all these scandals one has to question our bishops and ask why is this being allowed? Would it be safe to say that this is no longer a Catholic college?

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 10:05 AM By Eric
It is time for Archbishop Niederauer to remove the Jesuits from USF and restore this university to a place of true Catholic faith and learning. Imagine a solid, orthodox Catholic university in the heart of enemy territory. If he cannot then he must remove the Catholic name from the University of S.F. just as Bishop Vasa of the Baker diocese in Oregon removed the Catholic name from St. Charles hospital in Bend Oregon. Moves like this take great courage because the attacks are vehement, as Bishop Vasa will attest to, so let us all prompt, support and pray for Archbishop Niederauer.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 10:35 AM By USF Grad
As a USF alumnae, I am more proud every day of the ongoing pursuit of social justice, truth, and equality for which the University stands. Being a student at USF was enriching for not only the quality of the courses but also for the breadth of experiences, beliefs, and goals of all those who studied there and the unflinching support for that diversity which the University supported. USF poised me for a career in public health, and specifically reproductive health, by teaching me that true Catholic values lay in seeking to help the meek and to live humbly and without judgment of others. If abortion upsets you, turn the other cheek or seek ways to better understand the women and their families who access this care- grandstanding and criticizing is no way to display the righteousness of your beliefs.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 11:36 AM By DAN
THE JESUITS OF USF NEED TO REPRIMANDED. ABORTION KILLS...

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 12:10 PM By Dr. C.L. O'Rourke
I am totally shocked.... The Jesuits seem to have taken over the teachings of the Church ... and the radical reform which is/has been sweeping the United States of America since 1973... But the people are awakened, (men, women, and children)and thr Priests for Life.... We simpl;y do not need this Jesuit thrology!

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 1:46 PM By simone_dubois
Dear USF Grad, you may be in serious trouble if your college taught you that the socially just response to killing innoncent pre-born babies is to "turn the other cheek". The goal is eternal happiness with God not your self-righteous justification for the slaughter of the innocents. I am saddened this makes you proud.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 1:57 PM By Mom of 3Jesuit grads
I support the University for sponsoring a forum on GLOBAL WOMEN"S RIGHTS. My daughter learned a great deal about the struggles that women throughout the world enocunter because of lack of access to health while she studied at USF and later at UCLA. She and my sons I share my belief that women's rights are inextricably tied to the right to health care, esepecially in underdeveloped countries. The Global picture seems to escape most Americans- it's not about YOU. Human suffering trumps hardline religious beliefs. I am glad USF is a place where academic discussions about real world problems can take place and I pray that this forum results in some action to make life better for millions of women.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 2:04 PM By Anne T.
USF Grad, you are not concerned about the poor. As a mother of eight children once told me, "You do not help the poor by killing their children." We should be feeding the poor, educating the poor in NFP (Natural Family Planning), clothing the poor of this and other nations, not killing their children and poisoning our waterways with sewage from the Birthcontrol Pill and contributing to early breast cancer and loss of bone structure from the Pill and abortions.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 2:44 PM By Alice
Life begins at conception. It is a truth of our humanity. To end the life of an unborn child is wrong. We have all been at that stage of growth and development. Life at any stage is to be protected and respected with love and dignity,especially the vulnerable. It is the "Golden Rule." Our society is being deceived when it is told or taught under any title that we can choose to kill each other. Our God is of Life.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 3:14 PM By Father Joseph
They need to strip "Catholic" from this University. ..it's amazing what is permitted at USF. .I don't think the Bishop has any authority over the University as it is run by the Jesuits. But the Bishop should speak out strongly.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 3:37 PM By John Zakharia
A 10 year old kid knows that we have lost the battle when the enemy is on our property promoting his or her ideology. However once you get entangled in church bureaucracy and church politics it very hard to convince the church leaders this simple truth.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 3:37 PM By Dorothy
This forum had no other place to go? Wake up USF, it's OK to take a stand against murder.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 3:49 PM By Mark from PA
USF Grad, you speak of understanding women and their families who access this care. I hope that you are not including abortion in this care. Abortion is taking the life of an innocent human being and is not caring for anyone. Many women who have abortions are forced into it by abusive partners. Do you consider this care? I hope that they allow pro-life views and speakers at this forum.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 4:22 PM By Kevin
USF Grad, Thanks for confirming that USF needs to be closed.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 4:43 PM By G.A. Gripp
Dear USF Grad, you reveal your lack of an education when (a) you use poor grammar such as "USF poised me," and (b) you fail to recognize that Catholic values includes helping the meek (as you call them) who are net yet born. I could go on but you apparently need a truly Catholic education which cannot be provided in these brief pages.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 6:01 PM By Christine
I am so shocked and disappointed in USF. I was so proud to have sent three of my daughters to this wonderful Jesuit university. Now I am so saddened .They need to change their name to protect the innocent who enter their doors thinking they are in a Catholic College

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 6:06 PM By simone_dubois
Mom of 3grads, when did killing someone's innocent child become "health care"? Doesn't seem very healthy to me, certianly not for the dead child and also not for the mother who will live with the physical and emotional/mental scars and highly possible medical problems that will result from the abortion. Maybe the Jesuits don't understand what health care is either and were not able to communicate what the word healthy means to your children. One medical definition of health is 'the general condition of the body or mind, especially in terms of the presence or absence of illnesses, injuries, or impairments.' Nope, don't think abortion is healthy for the child or the mother. What are your thoughts?

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 7:03 PM By Monica
I am also a USF grad, and this is exactly why my husband (also a USF grad) give no money EVER to this university. It was going bad when we were there, and is truly lost now. Abortion is the worst evil that exists today. With all of our children adopted, we see daily what is being lost to the world through abortion. I thank God and daily pray for the birth mothers that had the courage and grace to have these children that bless us and them every day. Say lots of Rosaries for the salvation of so many souls that have been led to believe that abortion is the only option, and pray for an end to this genocide.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 7:17 PM By lkadjsf
@Momof3JesuitGrads: Of the humans abortion kills, more than 50% are women (due to sex selective abortions.) So tell me, do the rights of women include the right to LIFE or are all they are left with are the rights to have SEX and KILL their offspring assuming they are lucky enough to make it out of the womb? @USFGrad You have just proven why USF has failed you as a Catholic and should be closed. What you have just written is not consistent with Catholic moral teaching.

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 7:31 PM By Ex student of USF
A friend of mine once went for a job interview at USF. The interviewer told this person, verbatim, "Don't worry, we aren't really a Catholic University." Who could argue with the veracity of that statement in light of the many ways the school turns its back to Christ?!

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 8:20 PM By HGP
USF is led by heretics and schismatics

Posted Monday, March 08, 2010 8:28 PM By Jeff
Why the Bishop of this diocese allows the Jesuits to practice their faculties under his leadership is beyond me. I wish someone would tell me.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 6:30 AM By maureen
It is truely sad how the Jesuits have fallen, It reminds me of Lucifer the "bright one" in Heaven. He thought he was so clever he knew more than God! Now all he can do is bring others down to his abyss of darkness and lies.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:24 AM By G.A. Gripp
Dear USF Grad, you reveal your lack of an education when (a) you use poor grammar such as "USF poised me," and (b) you fail to recognize that Catholic values includes helping the meek (as you call them) who are net yet born. I could go on but you apparently need a truly Catholic education which cannot be provided in these brief pages.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 8:41 AM By JLS
Mom of 3 usf grads: What utter arrogance, saying that without usf and ucla that no one would know of the global strife of women! Are you an ostrich or what?

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 9:06 AM By Katie
I do not understand why the entire Jesuit order is so wrong headed. For that matter I do not understand why they are allowed to remain within the Church.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 2:39 PM By Mara
Social Justice for the Unborn!

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 2:56 PM By Bernadette
I teach at USF. As a university I think our job is to teach critical thinking and to help students develop their own ethical frameworks, not to tell them what they should think. A key part of that education is bringing ethically committed expert speakers to campus. This is exactly what the Global Women's Rights Forum is doing this week. Calling this event an "abortion fest" as this publication does is sensational and inaccurate -- a model of bad journalism for our students. And, arguing, as some posters seem to be, that we should not talk about abortion at all at USF, is an insult to our students who deserve to hear from a diversity of voices on these issues. USF is a university, an educational institution, we would be derelict if we did NOT talk about abortion and other critical and divisive social and legal issues that will affect them now and in the future.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 3:04 PM By Alan Clune
USF encourages positions in direct conflict with the teaching of the Church Jesus Christ founded, the Catholic Church. Why not simply stop calling themselves Catholic, disassociate with the Jesuit tradition, and tell the truth that they are in the mainstream of the secular world? Then they can spread their lies and neither create scandal nor confuse honest Catholics. Or, is this their goal?

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 3:34 PM By Timote
I think we have a conspiracy. Many colleges, universities and institutions that once were bulwarks of Catholicism have essentially been expropriated by secularists, "social-justice" catholics and apostate clerics (who can't stomach the vow of obedience). By design, they call themselves Catholic yet deliberately spread dissent. misinformation, embarrasssment and confusion-- principally by flouting or re-engineering traditional teachings of the Pope(s), Magisterium and Bishops. This New Morality is scandalous and an affront to those who have remained loyal to the Church. Perhaps it's time for a Catholic version of the Tea Parties-- grass root organizations aimed at calling attention to these matters and to the above described "miscreants"; to seek out their identification; reclamation or sadly (but deseverdly) "excision" from the flock. Remember what "bad apples" can do!

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 3:54 PM By JLS
Bernadette, critical thinking leads to strong advocacy for the unborn ... obviously the faux critical thinking at usf fell into the mud somewhere along the line. You seductively attempt in your post to champion critical thinking and then end up by dissing the efforts of those who actually think, and can see your duplicity and false criticism, and lack of reasoning which you've given over to the art of gullibility.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 3:56 PM By JLS
The blindness of these dissident teachers prevents them from understanding that they can never win an argument against truth. Why? Because they go at it from a position which lacks authority, and the faithful who oppose them have all the authority of the Church on their plate.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 3:58 PM By Anne T.
Bernadette, a Catholic college should be teaching Catholic ethics. What you said makes about as much sense as a Jewish college inviting a Ku Klux Klanman to speak in the name of critical thinking, or a Protestant college teaching history from a Catholic perspective.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 3:59 PM By Sad Day
How terribly sad the only way the Jesuits founder Saint Ignatius would have permitted speakers who promote views in dissent from Church teaching would have been to have them visit on campus as guests clearly identiief as non Catholic in their views and then have the best Catholic thinkers and scholars debate with them .

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 3:59 PM By JLS
Look at one of the sponsors, "Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good": This former Lt Governor was a strong abortion supporter. The entire objective of these marxist pretend Catholics is to rally the downtrodden of the world and manipulate them with lies and bribes to attack the Church.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 4:13 PM By Ex-student
Professor Bernadette, is that you? Professor Bernadette Barker-Plumber from the "Gender and Sexuality Studies" department of USF, is that you?

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 4:17 PM By Carol Klein
These women, like Sr. Donna of the Dominican Sisters, are misinformed, misguided and malfunctioning and being given this opportunity to speak to inexperienced people can reap great soul damage, destroying faith, even, and stepping on Mother Church and God, are creating a bedlam of cacauphony and destructive, egocentric thought that will lay in ashes our institutions of learning.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 4:25 PM By lisamom
It seems to me that the college is regaling abortion and the info is only going to be on the side of promotion. One poster mentioned human suffering, well the death of 1 million, in the womb babies, a year in this country IS human suffering. Health care should be for the woman AND the baby. With abortion being paid for in the health care bill how on earth is it going to reduce abortions as Obama promised. It seems to me that there is no problem paying for an abortion with the amount of them taking place. One mother wants the medical community to save the premmie baby another wants to kill it in her womb. I vote for the baby and I vote for treating human life as Jesus would want us to.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 5:09 PM By rojosha
What does the local diocesan bishop have to say about this? How about the Jesuit Superior? I stopped contributing to my Jesuit Alma Mater when I realized it was no longer Catholic....The students participated in fund raising for the Obama presidential campaign! I support the real Catholic Colleges like Christendom, St Thomas and Ave Maria.

Posted Tuesday, March 09, 2010 5:30 PM By Mark from PA
Bernadatte, that is good that they discuss human rights for women. Women deserve equal treatment and protection. Yes, I think it is good that abortion is talked about and discussed but I hope that USF has speakers that tell of the horror of the victims of abortion, the innocent babies that lose their lives every day and women who are abused and forced into abortion. So I agree with what you are saying here but people also need to be educated as to the horrors and evil of abortion.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 11:53 AM By maureen
bernadette the "teacher" You truely have no idea of what education is. People on this site can see through your lying sophomoric dribble. You should not be allowed to be allowed to brainwash young minds it is a crime against humanity and evil because you shroud yourselves in "ethical" and "moral" retoric to fool those who would be fooled.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:11 PM By The Truth Hurts
Mark from PA, Have you discussed and educated yourself on how foolish it was for you to vote for a pro-death President? Mark were you not already educated about the evil horror of abortion when you voted for someone who promotes such evil? Are you now educated that President Obama never intended to change his spots regarding the killing of the unborn.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 1:18 PM By Mark
Why in Heavens name would we strip usf of its Catholic status? It's proud Catholic heritage goes back to 1855! The Corruption started about 35 years ago. Heck, better for the archdiocese to confiscate the property, throw the Jesuits out and put an order in that with resume the work of Christ.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 4:26 PM By Abeca Christian
Mark you are right, it is better to confiscate the property and kick the Jesuits out just like you suggested. You just made more sense and I appreciate your suggestion. The Catholic Heritage of that building is just as important to save because it goes back during those innocent times.

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 4:44 PM By JLS
PA, with one problem your suggestion makes sense. Problem: Would an authentic Catholic university bring in the money? This is doubtful at this time. As orthodoxy makes a rivival in the years to come, yes, then your idea would work. But today orthodoxy is not in demand by large numbers of parents. So, why not keep the money machine going and strip it of its Catholic status, until later when there might be a demand for actual Catholic education ... place holder concept? Would the money flow continue?

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:25 PM By Becka
This is a disgrace for all Catholic Universities. They should remove the title Catholic as they do not practice what the Church teaches. They must use the title for funding alone!

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 5:39 PM By 1abqdad
I am SO SICK of the euphemisms!! The selfishness of the liberals knows NO bounds! It is ALL about "them" and their narcissism! Whatever happened to responsibility? Compassion for others? The needs of the less fortunate? The TRUE situation is NOT about "woman's rights", but the rights of ALL life...including the MOST vulnerable! "That which you do to the LEAST of my brothers, you do unto ME!!!" comes to mind! For USF to give in to this fraud is a disgrace! Jesus WEEPS!

Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:37 PM By JLS
1abqdad, the reasons that the "euphemisms" work to manipulate such a gross segment of society is what you described so well elsewhere, the education level of the public school teachers is about grade six. Hence, the extreme gullibility of their students who have matriculated into the mainstream of bozo headed society.

Posted Thursday, March 11, 2010 4:51 AM By 1abqdad
JLS - I totally agree... What sickens me is that the pseudo-Catholic universities are playing their game and dumbing down the public further! It is disgusting how easy it is to obtain a college degree! Not to mention the evil brainwashing that occurs at these heretic universities!!! Parents "assume" that their children are being taught Catholic values, which is a total LIE!!! The deception and heresy are too much to endure! How can the Catholic leadership of this country allow this to continue??? The time for compassion is long gone!!! This time for allowance and cowardice is likewise over!!! We need to tell the PC fools to find another place of employment...like UCB! The Catholic church will NO longer tolerate the promotion of SIN as "normal" or acceptable! Excellence and orthodox righteousness is ALL that we will teach!!! THAT'S what we need!

Posted Friday, March 12, 2010 2:28 PM By Ruth Edwards
I was told there was something evil going on with the Jesuits several years ago by a Protestant and I refused to believe it. I grew up thinking they were the "Marine Corps of the Catholic Church-----highly -educated and respected as the elite of the Catholic Clergy. What happened??????? How can this be? Who started this desent into degradation now out of control in a major university.? San Francisco is doomed and now we know why. Outrageous that this should happen to Christ's Kingdom on earth. Please, who is the culprit? Who is this Satan in disguise??????

Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010 11:41 AM By Abeca Christian
1abqdad I share your sentiments on this matter as well. It is a pity but I blame society in general and parents who do not do their research well, with the internet we have resources to scope people and schools out. The information is out there, we can't say I didn't know? Especially a school like this whom, I am sure gets more bad publicity more so than others because it gives Catholics a bad name!

Posted Friday, April 09, 2010 8:47 AM By Vicente P
First, let me make absolutely clear that I am a practicing Catholic and that I am against abortion. But I also want to make clear the virulence evident in these comments are no way to argue for life!. I am an undergraduate student here at USF, and while it is true that USF may be at times exaggerated in its promotion of diversity, shutting down dialogue with and directing unrelenting condemnation toward those who hold views opposite to Catholic teaching is counterproductive, exclusionary, callous, and alienating. In fact, from the looks of it, many comment-posters here get their kicks actively go around looking for ways to alienate anyone who seeks to understand and communicate with those who might--heavens forbid--have different opinions. And addressing people as "the enemy", by the way, will probably not make the adressees any more prone to listen to, much less accept, the Catholic stance on life; the only thing being achieved here is self-righteousness and monologue.

Posted Saturday, June 05, 2010 12:41 AM By Phillip C.
Ah U.S.F. This school used to be thoroughly, 110% Catholic. Just ask a grad from the 1950s to early 60s. Basketball greats like Bill Russell writing A.M.D.G. at the top of every paper. Some seem to be obssessed with "diversity." True Catholic diversity are those from all over the world embracing the one, true faith. A truly Catholic university would want to educate students with the Faith as the basis, for it is Truth. As soon as U.S.F., along with thousands of other schools, start truly becoming Catholic, part of the problem will be over. For the mean time, if one truly wishes to go to a Catholic school, like I do, look at Thomas Aquinas.

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