To give them the benefit of the doubt, it's possible they didn't know who was invited. As we all know, unfortunately these issues are not on many of the Catholic University radar screens. It used to be called invincible ignorance.
Here's the info - call and write:
Scandal: Holy Cross College welcomes Planned Parenthood
On October 24, Holy Cross, a Jesuit Catholic college in Worchester, Massachusetts, is hosting the 2007 Teen Pregnancy Institute conference. Among those giving workshops are representatives from the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.
Three of the workshops will be given by Planned Parenthood: “Supporting Parents as Primary Sexuality Educators of their Children,” “Beyond Pregnancy Prevention: How to Talk to Teens about HIV and STI Protection,” and “How Do I Protect Thee – Let Me Count the Ways.” These workshops will include “practical guidelines and techniques for including the topic of HIV and STI prevention in conversations about protection methods.”
To view the brochure for this conference, click here
Other workshops include information on birth control, Depo-Provera and emergency contraception. One will be given by a representative of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.
Please contact this college to tell them they are violating the teachings of the Catholic Church by allowing Planned Parenthood and these other organizations to speak at their college.
Rev. Michael C. McFarland
College of the Holy Cross
One College Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395
Contact information for the Jesuits’ New England Province:
Rev. Thomas J. Regan, SJ
Jesuit Provincial Superior
P. O. Box 9199
Watertown, MA 02471-9199
Contact information for the local bishop:
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
Diocese of Worcester
49 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Main Tel: 508-791-7171
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