On January 24, San Francisco’s Walk for Life West Coast drew pro-life student groups from the western United States. Every year, the walk is covered from start to finish by EWTN. The coverage is led by Father Mark Mary, host of Life on the Rock. Father Mark interviews participants along the walk. He makes a special effort to interview student groups. From this year’s interview:
Father Mark Mary: What group are you with?
Young woman: University of San Francisco.
Father Mark: How many are with you today?
We have three here, we were not allowed to post any flyers at our school.
Father Mark: Really? The administration wouldn’t let you?
‘Cause it was an off-campus function, so liability. But we are a Catholic school and there was no email or any mention of the walk.
Father Mark: But you’re undaunted, you’re here anyway, and do you go to this every year?
Yes, this is our third year, well second year for USF Students for Life.
A search on the website of the University of San Francisco supported the contention of the USF Students for Life representative that the university has blacklisted the walk. A search for Walk for Life returns absolutely zero results.
A search on the same website using the term “pride parade” returns 3,380 results. One example detailed participation in the 2014 gay pride parade:
“About 200 USFers took part in San Francisco’s Pride Parade on June 29….Some USFers saw the event as a special way to bond with co-workers. ‘I don’t remember experiencing that much school spirit in my 10 years at USF,’ said Julia Hing, assistant director of employer relations at USF. ‘It was a fantastic day.’
The LGBTQ Caucus USF’s parade contingent, which was co-sponsored by the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, Human Resources, the Office of Diversity Engagement and Outreach, and the Office of Communications and Marketing. The groups say they will march again in 2015….”
This is why my alma mater (’79 and ’81) gets nothing from me. I only give to Catholic causes, thank you.
Liability for participation in a pro-LIFE walk but not a “PRIDE” parade? I can’t help but conclude that those in the Administration at University of San Francisco are honoring their debts to Satan himself.
Clearly, our Church leaders have SOLD THEIR SOULS TO SATAN!! I, too, refuse to give any money or support, to USF!! DEAD, false “SCHOOL OF SIN!”! Graduating many, to BUILD UP SATAN’S SINFUL CAUSES– INSTEAD OF CHRIST’S HOLINESS AND MORAL VIRTUE— IN OUR CHURCH AND COUNTRY!!
Speaking of USF, does anyone recall the recent USF graduations and the political stance of the University presidents, guest speakers, and valedictorians, on the subjects of gender issues? Especially troubling considering all this takes place in the magnificent St Ignatius Church, and in the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament?
Don’t you mean the “St. Ignatious Art Gallery”?
I saw that interview on EWTN and was shocked how free speech was suppressed for a pro life issue. The university thinks it is more fun and positive to celebrate sins with happy hours and clown hair. Bummer to actually try to atone for sins committed and praising the Lord for forgiveness and life.
For some reason, this website posted nothing on the Santa Clara University Gay prom held last month. SCU calls it the “Rainbow Prom.” Of course, USF and SCU are very closely associated Jesuit universities, With SCU just 50 miles down the San Francisco peninsula from USF. The SCU Homo Prom was its 5th annual, and complements the SCU annual drag show. This year, the SCU administration encouraged all students, including hetero, to attend and to bring same sex dates, to show support for the progress of the homosexual culture. LifeSiteNews and CardinalNewmanSociety websites covered it if you’re interested.
Public witness (along with education) will change hearts and minds.
The slaughter/murder of approx. 1 million innocent humans each year within the USA is the largest civil rights violation this Country has ever seen.
When the Homo-Nazi reich (led by diseased boy raping homo-anal coprophiles like ‘SA’ Storm Trooper head Ernst Rohm & his syphilitic prostitute protege and eventual assassin Hitler) fixed on a ‘final solution’ to their Hate for Jews & Catholics & Persons of Good Conscience…
They not only exterminated them – but ‘harvested’ whatever they though useful, from gold teeth to hair and clothing – to serve a ‘nobler cause’.
The Rape of the Catholic Church by the Gaystapo is different only in Style, and Not in Substance – particularly in the pathetic farce of small ‘c – catholic’ Academenia.
M. McD., the Catholic Church is in trouble because many who claim to be in it are opposed to its moral teaching. You are angry, as many Catholics are, including myself, about the state of things. Think for a moment whether your comments can possibly make things better.
You write, “The Rape of the Catholic Church by the Gaystapo is different only in Style, and not in Substance.” You need, among other things, to read more history.
Vince Ryan when has not the church been under attack? How well do you know its history? What little faith ye have. The Catholic Church is Christ’s church….are you believing that Christ is in trouble? Everything God is already in control. He permits it for His greater glory.
Did we not learn anything from His crucifixion? Everyone thought he was in trouble, some doubted that He was the messiah because He was handed over to His enemies. These troubles we are facing are not just in our church but also everywhere. Its the wickedness of this world. Sin is like cancer. Christ church is Catholic, all over the world, its huge….there are many good and holy people doing the will of God in it too….its ingratitude to not give acknowledgement where its due. Its wrong to despair and give up hope just because of people’s hatred against His church. People despair in different ways, in their words and in their actions. Are we for Christ, unshaken or are we easily moved by the wind in whatever direction it takes us, even taken away from Christ and His promises?
Vince Ryan you are correct on what you said to Michael, sorry I meant to add that and some thoughts of my own: I agree with you Vince Ryan,,,that is what I meant.
Who are we? Are we for Christ or are we for men? If men are imperfect and yet we still choose to be shaken because of sin, then are we really standing ground with Jesus? Jesus is my Lord and savior. We are His church, the lay faithful. We have no power over those who knowingly choose to sin against His church even if its inside or outside of it. But we must know our faith, that is one of many of our weapons…Read the CCC and holy scriptures. We must be people of His word, the trouble with many Catholics today, whether they be full communion or not…..that they do not live His word, they do not eat and drink His word. Be doers of His word by our actions. It is often, I find that Catholics often need practice at this, to lean on His word and know what His church actually teaches to guard us against heresy and schism. God bless you, have a blessed lent.
To correct the comment what little faith ye have was not meant for you. But for those who despair or lose faith. My apologies.