Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Bad Case Of Tonsillitis At The University Of San Francisco

Democrat  Lynn Woolsey
The University of San Francisco, a Jesuit institution, has a number of speakers lined up for their commencement ceremonies including Mayor of San Francisco Edwin Lee on May 18 and Congressman Lynn Woolsey on May 19. Both are supporters of abortion rights and same-sex “marriage.” Woolsey, who has served as a congresswoman since 1993, will receive an honorary degree from the university. She has been one of the most radical pro-abortion rights voices in Congress. Woolsey co-sponsored a bill in favor of funding embryonic stem cell research, she voted against restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions, and even voted against banning partial-birth abortion.  Woolsey even compared abortions to a tonsillectomy, and she issued a statement in 2008 saying she was “thrilled” that the courts overturned the ban on same-sex “marriage” in California. In a 2009 Politico article, Woolsey said the U.S. bishops managed to “bully” legislators in the Obamacare debate, and she urged the IRS to investigate the bishops. San Francisco Mayor Lee has used his office to attack pro-life crisis pregnancy centers. Last November, he signed the Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance that could force crisis pregnancy centers accused of “misleading” advertising to declare publicly whether they provide abortions, abortion referrals and “emergency contraception.” NARAL Pro-Choice state director Amy Everitt cheered the law and praised Lee “for taking a stand as a pro-choice leader.” Lee is also a public supporter of same-sex “marriage” who said the effort to legalize it was a “fight for civil rights in our country.”  In February he cheered the California Supreme Court ruling overturning the voter-approved Proposition 8, declaring, “I celebrate the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court today. This is a great day for marriage equality and a great day for California families. …San Francisco stands ready to begin marrying same-sex couples.”
Link (here) to read the full  report at The Cardinal Newman Society


Anonymous said...

Alright....there appear to be lot's of interesting speakers at Jesuit universities this spring. The Lord is obviously leading the faithful down the path of martyrdom; writing is on the wall. I don't see anyway around it.

Maria said...

Petition to Georgetown President DeGioia

Dear President DeGioia:

It has come to the attention of The Cardinal Newman Society and the following signers that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been granted the honor of speaking at the commencement ceremony for Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute on Friday, May 18.We strongly urge you to withdraw the invitation to Secretary Sebelius immediately.

It is scandalous and outrageous that America's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university has elected to provide this prestigious platform to a publicly "pro-choice" Catholic who is most responsible for the Obama administration's effort to restrict the Constitution's first freedom -- the right to free exercise of religion -- while threatening the survival of many Catholic and other religious colleges and universities, schools, charities, hospitals and other apostolates.

Georgetown insults all Americans by this honor. The selection is especially insulting to faithful Catholics and their bishops, who are engaged in the fight for religious liberty and against abortion. The contrast is stark between Georgetown University and those faithful Catholic colleges and universities that have stood for faith and freedom.


Patrick J. Reilly