Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Catholic Seattle U. to host Planned Parenthood chaplain on Ascension feast day

Sent to me by a university insider, here is an e-mail that shows how Seattle University, a Jesuit-run institution, plans to mark the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord:

From: CampusNews
Sent: Wed 5/20/2009 8:05 AM
To: Faculty-Staff
Subject: Faith and Reproductive Justice

The Institute of Public Service invites you to join a thoughtful conversation about how people of different faiths and backgrounds perceive reproductive justice. The discussion will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, in Bannan Auditorium (room 102).


Vincent Lachina- state chaplain, Planned Parenthood

Amy Johnson- professional life and parent coach, UCC

Yohanna Kinberg- rabbi, Temple B’nai Torah

Dan Dombrowski- professor of philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences

Jodi O’Brien- professor and chair of sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

"…The decisions we make about our reproductive and sexual lives, but most especially, the decision to have a child, are among the most important decisions that we, as human beings, can make. Having a child is a precious responsibility that changes our lives forever. The privileged in this world, for the most part, have unfettered access to the reproductive health and education services to decide for themselves when and whether to bear or raise a child. The poor and disadvantaged do not. Thus, the struggle for reproductive justice is inextricably bound up with the effort to secure a more just society. Accordingly, those who would labor to achieve economic and social justice are called upon to join in the effort to achieve reproductive justice and, thereby, help realize the sacred vision of a truly just society for all."

- Clergymen for Reproductive Justice

"Reproductive justice is the complete physical, mental, spiritual, political, social, and economic well-being of women and girls, based on the full achievement and protection of women’s human rights."

Loretta Ross


This campus announcement was issued by the University Communications office. For a complete listing of campus events, visit the campus calendar at on the SU website.

For questions concerning campus announcements or the campus calendar, contact Mike Thee, 296-6135.
As The Curt Jester noted after I forwarded him the announcment, the "thoughtful conversation" on "reproductive justice" at the Jesuit-run university consists solely of pro-abortion speakers.

If you would like to know whether other student events at Seattle University are worthy of a Catholic institution of higher learning, have a look at the calendar linked in the above e-mail.

TAKE ACTION: If you are concerned about Seattle University's giving a platform to employees of the abortion industry, make your opinion known to Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg S.J. and to Seattle Archbishop Alexander Brunett.