The University of San Diego will not say if any students who shouted obscenities and displayed vulgar signs during a recent pro-choice demonstration on the Catholic college’s campus will be disciplined.
The students were protesting a talk by a pro-life speaker hosted by a student College Republicans club.
“The protest got absolutely out of control, and it was an embarrassment for the university,” senior Jack Uribe, the club’s secretary, told CNA.
Prior to the Nov. 11 event, an administrator informed the club that the pro-choice demonstration was supposed to be a “silent event” held at the Plaza de San Diego, a screenshot of an email shows.
Instead, dozens of students assembled outside Maher Hall, adjacent to the plaza, where pro-life speaker Kristen Hawkins was giving a talk. Demonstrators held signs that said, “Thank God for abortion,” “Hoes before embryos,” and “Public Cervix announcement, F— You,” and shouted obscenities.
A video clip Uribe shot during the demonstration captured one female protester using a bull horn shouting, “You can’t dictate what we do with our “f——- bodies.”
Uribe said the demonstrators also chanted a sexually explicit insult at an 84-year-old deacon and his wife as they were leaving the event.
The protest was organized by the Gender Equity and Sex Positive Collective. The group is not affiliated with the University of San Diego but is run by students at the school. The group did not respond to CNA’s email requesting comment on Dec. 6.
The university issued a statement to CNA on Nov. 24 about the incident.
“The event was focused on an issue of significant import that continues to be discussed and debated in our country and within our campus community,” the statement said.
“A university is exactly the kind of place where such discussion and debate should occur. As a Catholic institution, the University of San Diego supports Pro-Life tenets. As an academic institution, we also support the rights of students of all viewpoints to peacefully assemble for the purpose of exercising free speech or dissension,” the statement said.
The invited speaker, Kristan Hawkins, president of the national pro-life organization Students for Life of America, went ahead with her speech. She also attempted to engage protesters in discussion outside the auditorium.
Hawkins told CNA that the USD opposition is not the first time she has experienced hostility at one of her events.
“We’ve had staff who have been struck, items stolen, signs defaced and even set on fire inside of school buildings, and even a bomb scare,” Hawkins said. “While we always hope for a real conversation, we often meet harsh opposition. But we believe in using our free speech rights and will not be stopped from passionately advocating for the preborn, whose humanity is being ignored in abortion.”
Full story at Catholic World Report.
“Gender Equity and Sex Positive Collective.” I guess gender equity means equal killing of male and female babies, and sex positive means sex is good most any time, most any place for most any reason. If I have misjudged them it is only because with their vulgar expressions of concupiscence I find it hard to find even a hint of virtue. I don’t suppose they have been influenced much by Divine Grace at the college. What a waste of one’s life to forego opportunities of spiritual growth at a Catholic college,
Bishop Bob, what say you?
Bishop “Bob” doesn’t give a damn about anything that truly matters. He’s a politician and nothing else.
You got that right. He is a politician and now he will be happy with his democratic
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And here is another shocker, reported in the Catholic news. Pope Francis has written, personally, a couple of letters (both in Spanish) to New Ways Ministry, the dissident pro-LGBT group that is against Church teaching– and in these letters, it is reported that the Pope praised and thanked them for all their good work, including the work of dissident LGBT activist, Sr. Jeannie Grammick.
I read that story and it did not show the letters. It was definitely the praise of accompaniment. Good that you pray. Good that you love. Good if people come into the Church.
They were not being praised for their dissidence.
I have personal reasons for not liking this kind of pastoral approach because when I came back to the Church and wanted answers as to what the Church taught, I could not get them. Everyone, even priests, were so pastoral that I could not even get the Truth. I found it (but sometimes I thought I found it and later found out it was wrong-praise to the Lord). So God is active and if NWM misleads, God can correct.
Pray for those who may be told less than the Truth and as far as you can, always tell the Truth.
And never criticize the Pope-any Pope. Nothing will lead souls astray faster.
“And never criticize the Pope-any Pope. Nothing will lead souls astray faster.”…..Did Paul “lead souls astray”? Galatians 2:11
Read all the chapter. Then imagine a bishop or the Pope saying that today. You know what the internet freak-outers would do to them.
Let’s talk about Galations 2:11 Let’s not take it out of context. Cephas, of course, is Peter.
And when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face because he clearly was wrong. Galations 2:11
Galations 2:12-14 explains.
For, until some people came from James, he used to eat with the Gentiles; but when they came, he began to draw back and separated himself, because he was afraid of the circumcised.
And the rest of the Jews [also] acted hypocritically along with him, with the result that even Barnabas was carried away by their hypocrisy.
But when I saw that they were not on the right road in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of all, “If you, though a Jew, are living like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews?”
The story is told because Peter was excluding the Gentiles whom he had accepted due to fear of being judged by the Jewish Christian sent by James. They were being marginalized. Others began to treat them separately because of Peter’s actions. So, Paul ratted him out in front of everyone. Peter’s response is not given. We assume he accepted the admonishment.
If this was during the time that Peter was bishop of Antioch (believed to be for 7 years before he became the bishop of Rome), you can see the seriousness of this issue. It was dividing the Church and he was, as St. Paul said, clearly wrong.
St. Paul admonished St. Peter on his behavior. Should you want to admonish Pope Francis you would not do it on the Internet because he does not use the Internet. You would have to write him. He does answer letters (of course, he cannot answer them all.) Criticizing him online confuses those of weaker faith. It honestly has caused so many people to fall.
Read 1 Corinthians 8
Paul B and cd,
Cephas is not Peter (in Galatians 2).
Hymie, why do you believe that?
⦁ Galatians 2. Peter and Cephas are named in different contexts.
⦁ Paul would not refer to Peter or the Apostles as those “reputed to be pillars”.
⦁ This is Peter after both Pentecost and Cornelius.
⦁ The Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15).
⦁ The Council letter (Apostles to Antioch Gentiles).
Hymie, thank you for your answer. I will study your points. I think the incident in Galatians 2 is definitely after both Pentecost and Cornelius and after the Council in Jerusalem.
I think you are misinterpreting “reputed”. It would be having the reputation of or being renowned as.
“Should you want to admonish Pope Francis you would not do it on the Internet because he does not use the Internet.”….who uses the following Twitter account?
“Criticizing him online confuses those of weaker faith. It honestly has caused so many people to fall.
Read 1 Corinthians 8″….what causes more people to fall, criticism or scandalous behavior of the one who is criticized?
“Cephas is not Peter (in Galatians 2)”….I could provide other examples, but then is the discussion moot?
The obscenity doesn’t bother me. A lot of people grow up in homes where those words are used every day. You cannot let that rattle you. Just stick to your point. Any conceived embryo is an individual human life. The baby is not autonomous and independent because they need a human to care about them and nurture them for a long time. If you are not that human, just please do what you have to for a few weeks/months and then someone else can take over. If it is a financial hardship, there is help available. I’m sorry if you can’t party for a little while. Please don’t have sex if you do not want to carry a baby to term.
No abortion is safe for the baby.
The religious malformation of these students began before they arrived at USD. USD should form their minds according to mind of Jesus, not in secular ideas of rights, equality, justice and fairness with an individualistic approach to do whatever a person wishes with the life of another. In the womb of each mother, God has placed human life in his divine image and likeness, regardless of “viability”, desire, or any other circumstance. USD, please teach these students that working to bring these babies to birth is God’s plan rather than killing the child.Teach them to develop whatever means it takes to help a woman to do so such as housing, food, medical care, and adoption services even if the mother cannot or does not wish to rear the child. These students may not want this precious life in the womb, but God does, and so do many couples in Holy Matrimony who desire these children as part of their familiy.
They know they’re losing. That’s why they act like cornered animals. When the narrative that supports your ideology is exposed to be fraudulent and disintegrates, the cognitive dissonance is just too much. They double down in their incoherency and become more chaotic and violent. They’re at their most dangerous point right about now.
We don’t call USD the University of Sodomy and Dissent for nothing!
these USD geniuses have come
to the inevitable conclusion that
the hokey-pokey really IS what it’s all about.