Friday, October 19, 2007

This is the way it should be done

The Cardinal Newman Society is sponsoring a talk on the eve of the Holy Cross event which includes representatives from Planned Parenthood. This is exactly the thing to do, and is very much in line with the way Pope Benedict has been moving the Church to respond to challenges - allow both sides to put forth honest explanations of their positions and arguments. When you have Truth itself on your side that's not as dangerous a gamble as it might seem on the surface. Even if you can't go, keep Dawn Eden in your prayers that she may speak the Truth to those present.

Please join The Cardinal Newman Society, in cooperation with St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Worcester Diocese’s Respect Life Office, on the eve before the College of the Holy Cross hosts a conference on teen pregnancy that includes representatives from Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.

Despite a strong and courageous statement from Worcester Bishop Robert J. McManus condemning the conference and asking Holy Cross to cancel the event, the college’s President has steadfastly supported it and says he will let it take place.

In her talk, Miss Eden will detail how Church teachings on chastity offer a solution to not only the problem of teen pregnancy but also the wider problems of family breakdown—while abortion, contraception, and other "solutions" offered by Planned Parenthood and their allies exacerbate those problems. She will also place the issue, in accordance with Church teachings, into the context of what steps Catholic colleges can and should take to promote Catholic values on life, love and sexuality.

This event is open to the public and The Cardinal Newman Society encourages a strong showing of support for Bishop McManus’s principled stand.

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