Monday, October 15, 2007

As documented here: http://dtf-jayg.blogspot.com/2007/10/worldly-logic-from-st-james-hill.html, Fr. Michael McFarland attempts to justify the presence of Planned Parenthood and NARAL at a conference at the College of the Holy Cross by insisting that, "It is not and has never been the mainstream Catholic position, and certainly is not the Jesuit position, that we should run away from public discussions of issues that are important to us just because of the presence of those whose positions or activities we find to be wrong."

Really? Then why did the College of the Holy Cross ban the Boston Church of Christ from its campus? Read the following statement issued by Holy Cross: http://www.holycross.edu/publicaffairs/features/2000-2001/nf010223M

Granted, this statement says that, "Generally, the ban is a result of the group's tactics rather than its theology." But what about the well-documented tactics of Planned Parenthood and NARAL? Holy Cross had absolutely no problem banning the Boston Church of Christ because it is a deceptive cult - the activities of which Holy Cross found to be wrong.

And is there anyone who can honestly assert that Fr. McFarland would tolerate the presence of Stormfront, Aryan Nation or the Ku Klux Klan at a Holy Cross Conference under the pretense that the institution should not "run away" from public issues that are important to us "just because of the presence of those whose positions or activities we find to be wrong"?

That argument didn't work for Columbia University. And it doesn't work for Holy Cross.

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

I took the time to read Dianne Williamson's column today. She quotes from an HC administrator who said that the College heard from pro-life activists and that they are not the sort of people you would want for pen pals. Apparently she has no problem with pro-abortion activists who advocate the killing of the unborn. I wonder if she would consider those persons to be ideal pen pals?

Lee said...

I never did care for the Telegram's pro-abortion stance in the past. But I will not tolerate a newspaper which publishes an offensive column such as Dianne Williamson's. I am upset that this anti-Catholic bigot would describe our Bishop as "narrow-minded." I will no longer buy the Telegram. I'll get the obits elsewhere.

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