Viterbo University says their “commitment to upholding the gospel understanding of the sacredness of all human life” is what makes them Catholic.
However, they recently announced they will be “significantly curtailing” the activities of the pro-life student club “V-Hawks for Life.”
Laura Nettles, Executive Director for Mission and Social Justice at Viterbo University and a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration, said in a new employee convocation meeting last week:
“We are significantly curtailing their activities. What they can do, what they can’t do. They actually have to jump through a lot of hoops to be able to do what they do.”
She added that in addition to restricting certain pro-life activities they must follow the “rules.”
Nettles also said a student approached her about forming a “Students for Choice” club, but she couldn’t permit the “pro-choice” name because it is a “is a trigger against the Catholic church.”
“I would love to say yes to the club, but I asked him if he would be willing to consider a different name like a ‘Health Club’ or ‘Reproductive Rights’ club. What the student described he wanted to do in the club was to really advocate for women’s rights in healthcare to which I said, ‘amen’ to. So the question was whether he would be willing to think of a different title for it but do much of the same work.“
She elaborated that the “work” of this club “might be supporting access to abortions as a right.”
Do you agree with Sister Nettles and Viterbo University?
🙏 Pray for the unborn!