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The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

Re: your ar­ti­cle in the April 21 edi­tion ti­tled “Catholic cam­pus re­jects pro-life speaker” (page 4), on the Univer­sity of St. Thomas bar­ring a pro-life speaker from its cam­pus speak­ing pro­gram, this is no sur­prise to many Catholics. It only points out the prob­lem in the so-called Catholic univer­si­ties in the U.S. It brings to the fore one of the is­sues Pope Bene­dict XVI has to deal with that has been ig­nored for years.

The mis­take pos­si­bly made by those in­volved was to have the Young Amer­ica’s Foun­da­tion spon­sor the talk and the choice of speaker. It would have been more suc­cess­ful to have any speaker spon­sored by Planned Par­ent­hood. Then the speaker, no mat­ter whom it would be, would be wel­comed with open arms.

The bishops must find the back­bone to over­see the fo­cus of the so-called Catholic in­sti­tu­tions of higher learn­ing. That is, if they have the moral com­mit­ment rather than just po­lit­i­cally cor­rect con­cerns. Such com­mit­ment has been sorely lack­ing in the Catholic Church and this is why the bishops need to pro­mote il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion to try and fill the pews and col­lec­tion bas­kets. John J. Crin­nion Har­bor Springs, Michi­gan

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