Attend Catholic college, vote to kill unborn babies

Pro-abortion Juan Vargas attended University of San Diego, Fordham U., and the Jesuit novitiate in Santa Barbara

Pro-abortion Juan Vargas attended University of San Diego, Fordham U., and the Jesuit Novitiate in Santa Barbara

The following comes from a Mar. 19 story on the Cardinal Newman Society website.

A majority of members of Congress who were educated at Catholic colleges and law schools are pro-abortion. That’s the finding of a new report from The Cardinal Newman Society.

In all, 52 of 92 (56 percent) elected officials in the last Congress and current Congress that attended Catholic colleges, according to their congressional websites, have voted for pro-abortion rights and/or related funding.

In the 112th session of the House of Representatives there were 65 congressmen and women who attended Catholic colleges or law schools. Out of those, 35 support abortion rights. Out of the 12 Catholic-educated congressmen in the incoming freshman class for the 113th session of the House, six of them are pro-abortion rights. In the Senate, 11 of the 15 Senators who earned degrees from Catholic institutions have previously voted for abortion rights or related bills.

Nearly every Congressman and Senator in the report has a zero percent rating by the National Right to Life Committee and a 100 percent rating by the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL).

The following is the list of [California] elected officials who were educated at Catholic institutions and have voted in favor of abortion rights:

Lynn Woolsey (CA-6) – She was not only educated at the University of San Francisco but later became a teacher at the College of Marin and the Dominican University of California. Rep. Woolsey earned a 100 percent rating by NARAL in 2009. She reportedly voted against banning federal health coverage that includes abortion, voted to expand research to more embryonic stem cell lines, and even voted against making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime.

Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) graduated from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., in 1962. The president of NARAL referred to Pelosi as a “pro-choice champion.”

Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) graduated from the University of Santa Clara School of Law in 1975. Ranked 100 percent by NARAL, Rep. Lofgren reportedly voted against the ban on partial-birth abortion.

Sam Farr (CA-20) graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and attended the Monterey Institute of International Studies and the University of Santa Clara. Rep. Farr voted against the ban on partial-birth abortion….

The incoming freshman in the 113th session of Congress:

Jared Huffman (CA-2) graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School in 1990.As a state representative, Huffman earned a 100-percent rating from NARAL Pro-Choice California in 2009. According to his campaign website, “Jared is firmly pro-choice and has a long track record of fighting for women’s rights.”

Juan Vargas (CA-51) graduated magna cum laude with a BA from the University of San Diego and earned an MA in Humanities from Fordham University in New York. After college, Vargas, according to his website, joined the Jesuit Novitiate (introduction) in Santa Barbara. After leaving the Jesuits, he decided on law school and graduated in 1991 with a JD from Harvard Law School, making him a classmate of President Barack Obama. As a state senator, Vargas earned a 100-percent score from NARAL Pro-Choice California from 2003 to 2006….

To read the original story, click here.





  1. Loretta Sanchez, et al, is a CINO and apparently didn’t go to a Catholic school. I guess in her case, CCD didn’t work either. She sure has 100% ratings from NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Wonder where in the diocese she’ll speak next?

  2. The Cardinal Newman Society makes this sound like a big exposé when in actuality, probably 75% or more of the Catholic Church is in apostasy concerning church teaching regarding contraception and same-sex marriage. Why would we expect politicians to act or believe any differently than the vast majority of other Catholics?

    • retrospective says:

      The point is that these politicians who are educated at so-called Catholic colleges sign death warrants like Pilate against the innocent unborn in this country every time they are given the opportunity. That’s worth saying, don’t you think? Thanks to their ilk 60 millions innocents have been slaughtered in this country since 1973. I don’t know what the Cardinal Newman Society “makes this sound like,” but I’ll tell you this – these Catholic school educated killers should be exposed and exposed and exposed and exposed. Point this out enough times and many even the anesthetized might start to wake up. Those who just shrug their shoulders wash their own hands in the same blood as do these political filth.

  3. John Feeney says:

    How many dead babies will satisfy Lynn Woolsey, Nancy Pelosi, Zoe Lofgren, Jared Huffman and Juan Vargas’s blood lust? 10?, 100?, 1,000?, 1,ooo,ooo? With “Catholics” like this, we don’t need pagans!

  4. Weren’t they taught that having any participation at all in an abortion is a mortal sin? Have they all lost their faith? Think of the scandal they give to others. Is there anything a politician won’t do to win an election?

  5. Linda Maria says:

    The moral foundations of Catholicism and of America were totally ripped to pieces by the “hippie barbarians” of the 1960s, and by the irresponsibility of the post-Vatican II Church. People do not seem to understand, that without a firm moral character, in individuals, churches, and whole nations, civilization will eventually cease to exist. Someday, the future may result in human beings so selfish, filthy, demonic, uncivilized, pleasure-seeking, and barbaric, “worse than animals”—that they are hardly even “human” any longer! And a society or country of decent people, will no longer exist! Perhaps nearly all of the Catholic Church is in a tragic state of apostasy, heresy, and horrific immorality, today. It is a necessity that Catholic clergy and laity all be taught their Faith and Morals very well, and be expected to live a good life, of a good practicing Catholic– or else be told to quit! All Church-related schools and institutions should be governed by Church rules, and should be non-negotiable, in terms of Faith and Morals. Our Church has been an abysmal failure now, for so many long years, since Vatican II– she has poisoned the entire world, with her failures to teach Christ’s Faith and Morals properly, to prepare her people to go out and serve the Church and society!! Immorality, apostasy, and heresy are all horrible and demonic, and destroy the souls of both individuals, as well as families, communities, and entire societies! Jesus Christ is the Supreme Truth!

  6. i personally think that when men will be make responsible for killing their unborn children, then, abortion will be a thing of the past.

    How does a man kill his unborn child? Easy: by not providing food/ medical care.

    Just because he man places his unborn child into a uterus, this does not mean that the child eats ” nothing” . Or is the man sharing his food with the child?

    For the child to get food through the umbilical cor, the father has to feed the mother.

    • Your Fellow Catholic says:

      OK I might not put it in exactly the same way you do, but I agree with what I think is the underpinnings of your statement. You are basically agreeing with the Seamless Garment doctrine which many people here on CCD have trashed to no end.

      • John Feeney says:

        YFC, where does it say that the “Seamless Garment” is a doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church?

        • Your Fellow Catholic says:

          A Bishop taught it. Therefore it comes from the magisterium. Therefore it is part of the teachings of the Church.

          • Ann Malley says:

            Bishop’s proposed theories do not automatically become part of the magisterium of the Church, YFC.

          • YFC, no teaching from a Cardinal or even a group of them is the Magisterium.
            The Magisterium is the POPE and those Bishops in communion with him. No POPE, no Magisterium. Get it?

            CCC: ” 100 The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him. ”

            Would you really want Cardinal Bernardin who was so jaded that he aided and abetted in child abuse – per public Court documents (not rumors) to be proposing Church law ?

            We would have a mess if every Cardinal/Bishop could pass his own version of the teaching of the Church based upon his political affilations and personal beliefs.

            Bernardin wanted everyone being EQUALLY visable between the murder and torture of innocents (abortion), with “tax policy” and “welfare policy”.

            This is what POPE BENEDICT said:
            “The fundamental human right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself. This is true of life from the moment of conception until its natural end.
            Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right — it is the very opposite. It is a deep wound in society.” ― Pope Benedict XVI

            Bernardin taught heresy, and schism.
            No Pope ever agreed with him.

          • John Feeney says:

            YFC, in 2000 years there have been terrible bishops, cardinals and even popes in the Catholic Church who did and taught things that are at complete odds with the doctrines of the Catholic Church. Based on your claim, that if a bishop taught it, it becomes a teaching of the Church, then everything these bad bishops, cardinals and popes have taught, becomes a doctrine of the Catholic Church. WRONG!

          • Anyone who has ever read the CCC which contains the Doctrine of the Faith, knows that individual Cardinals or Bishops are NOT the MAGISTERIUM.
            I am a convert and know better than that.

            Why do you pretend to be Catholic – “Your Fellow Catholic” ?

          • Your Fellow Catholic says:

            Cardinal Bernadin died as a Bishop in full communion with the Pope of Rome. Therefore he taught as part of the magisterium. Was he infallible? No. Was his doctrine required to be held by all the faithful? No. But can a member of the laity object to a SINGLE word in his teaching and use that to declare him a heretic? No.

      • YFC – Never fool yourself, but trying to support something you support.

        All parents are required to house, feed and clothe their own children.

        Far too many parents today have abdicated their responsibilities to government authorities – including teaching them respect for others and their property, and controlling their bad behavior.

        Bernardin’s “Seamless Garment” of supporting life issues equally with tax and other social issues is nuts!
        The Democrats must have (and still) been laughing all the way to Congress and the White House.

    • jenny, so here is my take away from what you posted on May 22, 2014 at 1:43 am:

      I agree with you that for the most part abortion will be the thing of the past when men and others are made responsible for killing their unborn children. (That is where others are indeed responsible)

      There is currently a program by the Center Against Forced Abortions (a project of the Justice Foundation) to help pregnant moms resist being forced into aborting their children.

      Even though abortion is legal no one has any right to force, coerce, exert undue influence, or pressure someone to have an abortion. (This includes abortion providers) Anyone who does these things could be criminally charged with fetal homicide and/or child abuse if the pregnant mother is a minor.

  7. And why are the majority of Catholic politicians who attended Catholic Colleges – pro-abortion ?
    It all gets back to the Diocese Cardinal/Bishop who have the responsibility to oversee everything Catholic within their own Diocese.

    In general in the USA – – –
    1) Education begins at home. The Laity (in the pews) are not told to read the Bible and the CCC at home.
    When the parents do not accurately know their Faith, they can not accurately pass it on to their Children as required.

    2) Bishops do not oversee all the Catholic Schools, Colleges, and Universities within their own Diocese to insure those that call themselves “Catholic” adhere to the teachings of the Church in entirety.
    Code of Canon Law : 793-814 on Education.
    – – – – – – – – –
    The Bishop’s job is huge. He can not know everything that goes on in his Diocese, since he is not a mind-reader.
    When we know of any violation of Church teaching, we must report it to the proper person whether it be a Priest, Principal, Board of Trustees, etc.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think it’s a stretch to say that the majority of Catholic politicians who attended Catholic schools are “pro abortion”. I strongly doubt that is true.

      Many politicians are attorneys, and hopefully all of them have enough civics lessons under their belt to understand that the first amendment says that the US Constitution isn’t, and is not supposed to be, an embodiment of Catholic teaching. If it were, that would be an establishment of Catholicism as a state religion. In a free society, people are expected to use their own consciences to govern their private moral activity, rather than have the state impose a governmental regulation on people’s private consciences. You might ask youselves to what extent you would want government to regulate your morality? Do you want government to prohibit one faith over another? Should government require women to cover themselves head to toe in a burka? Do you want government to prohibit “usery”, and prevent the sale of mortgages? Do we need to enshrine into law the beliefs of those who believe space aliens are taking over our country?

      So it is entirely consistent for a politician to be “anti-abortion” as a matter of private morality, but understand that the US Constitution might prevent the government from imposing a regulation upon peoples’ consciences.

      Getting back to the comment, I believe (though I don’t know, as a matter of fact) that the majority Catholic politicians educated at Catholic universities find abortion reprehensible, but a portion (majority or minority, who knows?) of those believe that it is not government’s job to substitute law in place of conscience and belief.

      • retrospective says:

        People do not have freedom of conscience to decide to kill other human beings. The criminal law is nothing but regulation of morality. For example, criminal laws against murder exist only because society recognizes murder as immoral, a concept derived from the Ten Commandments. Objection to abortion is no more unique to Catholic theology than the general objection to murder. Politicians “personally opposed but” and their supporters speak with forked tongues.

      • Wm. Hamilton says:

        All civil laws find their basis in morality — don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t cheat, and, chief among them, don’t murder. The right to life is the foundation of all human rights. You don’t have to be a Catholic to accept or understand this most basic of concepts. We are all, each and every one of us, regardless of our personal beliefs, subject to Natural Law. If your argument above is correct, then we would have no laws at all.

  8. Another HUGE problem is that many Diocese Bishops refuse to correct those Catholic politicians who are in public obstinate mortal sin – as REQUIRED by Canon 915.
    The public votes of these politicians as well as their public actions are part of this.
    ” Can. 915 Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty
    and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion. ”
    Non correction, then non enforcement when necessary causes grave Sacrilege, Scandal, and relativism within the Church.
    By his lack of action, the Bishop also teaches.
    By his silence the Bishop gives his approval.
    – – – –
    Again, the Bishop can not know of every vote and every action of every politician within his Diocese.
    We have a responsibility to report directly to him with documentation.
    (Official voting records can usually be obtained over the internet.)
    – – – –
    When any Bishop does the right thing, he deserves our PUBLIC support.

  9. The LAITY has an obligation regarding VOTING –
    1) We must Vote.
    2) We must NOT vote for anyone who supports evil.
    3) If both candidates support evil, we must vote for the lessor of the evils.

    “Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion – General Principles ” – Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict).
    (There is nothing proportionate in the USA to the murder of approximately 1 Million innocent babies each year.)

    ‘Intrinsic Evils’ in Democratic Platform –

  10. Bishops and Priests have an obligation to teach about true Catholic voting responsibilities year around, not only at election time when it can “appear” to be political.

    We can thank deceased Cardinal Bernardin for the confusion and relativism amongst Catholics (his personal Seamless Garment theory).
    We can thank many of today’s Bishops (and their Diocese Priests) for not doing their “FIRST TASK” teaching jobs – which includes disciplining when necessary.

  11. A common thread with so many of the Universities these politicians have
    attended is that they are governed by JESUITS. What is the problem here?
    Do the Jesuits not understand that abortion is an intrinsic evil…..never is it negotiable. Pure and simple abortion is the killing of an unborn person. Perhaps Pope Francis should start some house cleaning and instructing of his fellow Jesuits.

    • retrospective says:

      The power base of the Jesuits cares nothing about what the Catholic church says about anything. It’s not a matter of whether they ‘understand’ abortion as intrinsic evil, the term ‘intrinsic evil’ isn’t even in their vocabulary. They don’t care and they don’t talk about these things, and they don’t care what you or I or anybody like us thinks. They regard themselves as intellectually and morally superior to just about everybody else, and that includes the Church. Now that there is a Jesuit Pope, they revel in that and use it as vindication of all of the dissent they have railed against the Papacy for a couple of generations now. They listen to nobody, and if a Jesuit is too publicly orthodox, they exile him. Examples abound. Pope Francis isn’t going to do anything. I’m not sure he even gets it.

  12. –How many of these politicians have a (D) after their name?
    — How many Catholic politicians with a Catholic education and an (R) after their name support abortion?
    –How many bishops were Catholic educated and support abortion? Voted for Obama and the Democrat platform, which is 100% pro- abortion?

  13. Bob Bugiada says:

    Maybe it’s time to dissolve the Jesuits again. They have drifted so far from Catholic teachings that they’re harming the rest of society and the culture. When I occasionally look at an issue of America magazine, the ideas presented there are unrecognizable as even Christian!

  14. Many Bishops refuse to correct public Scandal; scandal is a mortal sin.
    Scandal causes the uncatechized to sin via bad example without apparent correction, not to mention causes relativism and unnecessary disunity within the Church.

    Many Bishops refuse to correct Catholic politicians whose home base is within their Diocese, and enforce Canon 915 if the correction is not adhered to.

    Bishops part of this is your fault. Please do your job.
    ” Can. 915 Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion. “

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