November 2, 2007

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Reader: School president is wrong to say he’d invite Pelosi to campus

I am dismayed at how the Sisters of Providence are handling themselves by hiring a president of their college who would even consider inviting House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a pro-abortion politician, to speak there.

In an Oct. 27 article in The Indianapolis Star, David Behrs, the new president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, states that he is a practicing Catholic who would invite political speakers such as Pelosi to campus.

This is scandal as outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is also very disappointing to see the Sisters of Providence hire someone with these views, especially after their foundress, Mother Theodore Guérin, was named a saint. She certainly would not approve of anyone spouting a pro-abortion agenda on the campus or of a president who would invite such a person onto campus.

The first Indiana saint gave everyone in the archdiocese something to be proud of from the sisters’ legacy. The president’s line of thinking does not.

Behrs also hopes to boost enrollment. Not with my children, and hopefully not with the many other Catholics who will stand up for the truth of the Church instead of trying to debate it.

Scripture clearly states that when it comes to abortion and those who hold its tenants that it is not judging, but that it is time to speak out.

In 2 Tm 3:16-17, it states: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”

Sisters, let your college be a legacy of faith, not of discord, especially on the crime of abortion.

- Jennifer Lindberg, Indianapolis

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