“This should not have happened”

Sacramento diocese seeks to prevent repeat of blunder that led Catholic school to include contact information for Planned Parenthood in a list of community resources for youth

Steve Patton, Associate Director, Family and Respect Life Ministries (image from Diocese of Sacramento)

The following is a May 20th letter to “all clergy, Catholic school and parish staff, and lay faithful” from Steve Patton, Associate Director, Family and Respect Life Ministries:

Recently a Catholic school in our Diocese included contact information for Planned Parenthood in a list of recommended community resources for youth. This should not have happened.

While it is important for our Catholic schools, parishes and social services to make information available about outside organizations that provide assistance to people in need, we must ensure that those organizations provide only information and services that conform to our Catholic values. Planned Parenthood is not one of them. In fact it is the #1 abortion provider in the United States; every year its affiliates kill over 300,000 innocent pre-born children.

For more documented facts about Planned Parenthood’s involvement in the abortion industry, go to “Planned Parenthood: Setting the Record Straight

Our Catholic schools are committed to creating a culture of life in the hearts and minds of our students.

From Diocese of Sacramento website.

Comments

  1. Perhaps the market ‘demand’ for PPs non-abortion services is greater than some would care to admit?
    On a more serious note, to what service does the Diocese refer an under age girl ‘in a family way’ and terrified of telling her parents?

    • Anonymous says

      Umm . . . May want to educate oneself on what services Planned Parenthood predominantly provides, their number one service is plain and simply “Abortion”.

    • Anonymous says

      mike m.– it is a terrible mistake, for kids in trouble to think that they must not tell their parents.

  2. anonymous says

    Maybe Catholic schools should have faculty and staff that are truly Catholic. What of the employee who included Big Abortion & Perversion in literature to students? Is she still employed there?

    • Anonymous says

      So true!– all employees and volunteers at Catholic schools– should be practicing Catholics, in good standing with the Church! Closed to anyone else! Otherwise, the whole purpose of Catholic education is severely undermined! Catholic parents should pay tuition for a REAL Catholic school! Or else– send their kids to tuition-free pubic schools!

  3. Anonymous says

    The Diocese ought to have a standard handbook, given to every Catholic household in the Diocese, of local community services and resources, acceptable for Catholics. Also in the handbook, should be a list of resources and services that are morally unacceptable for Catholics– and the reasons why should be stated.

  4. Anonymous says

    So, how did it happen that PP was included? A mole?

    • There are lots of moles in Catholic education. Not all administrators are Catholic, and even those that are may have the same ambivalence toward pro-life causes that exists in the Church at large.

    • Anonymous says

      OMG, spend some time with Catholic school faculty and you’ll quickly learn how many non-Catholic, phony Catholic, tepid Catholic faculty and administrators and staff there are. everything from pro-abortion to gay married employees, and most bishops are afraid or disinterested in correcting things. True Catholics are in the small minority at most Catholic schools.

  5. St. Christopher says

    Many, many Catholic school teachers and staff, whether or not baptized Catholics, have little real understanding of their Faith, or have chosen to largely reject it. Current literature is full of stories about school administrators and even local bishops, excoriating faithful teachers and visiting lecturers who present the Faith to their students. This is particularly so when touching on the taboo topics of sexual ethics; you know, homosexual sex, fornication, multiple marriages (no annulments) then receiving communion, all of that stuff.
    This hapless staffer did what seemed right and logical. One wonders what that same staffer believes about the Real Presence, or about homosexual marriage? Pretty easy to guess the answers.

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