Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fr. Jenkins: Feed Hungry, Educate, Provide Abortions and Push Condoms?

Lifesitenews broke the story and I did some digging of my own. It has come to my attention that Fr. Jenkins, President of Notre Dame University, is on the board of directors of Millennium Promise. The group has eight goals as listed on their website which anyone would/should be supportive of:

Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty GOAL 1
Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education GOAL 2
Achieve Universal Primary Education
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women GOAL 3
Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality GOAL 4
Reduce Child Mortality
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health GOAL 5
Improve Maternal Health
Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases GOAL 6
Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability GOAL 7
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development GOAL 8
Develop a Global Partnership for Development

That Goal #6 is a stickler for Fr. Jenkins, or at least his vocation. How do they fight HIV/AIDS? They distribute condoms, birth control pills and other types of artificial birth control as part of their 'core intervention'. I suppose Goals #3 and 5 are in direct conflict with Goal #4 - you see dear reader, they also pay for and provide abortions.

In a recent conference aboard the papal plane enroute to Africa, the Holy Father said this about AIDS and the distribution of condoms, emphasis mine:

“I would say that this problem of AIDS cannot be overcome with advertising slogans. If the soul is lacking, if Africans do not help one another, the scourge cannot be resolved by distributing condoms; quite the contrary, we risk worsening the problem. The solution can only come through a twofold commitment: firstly, the humanization of sexuality, in other words a spiritual and human renewal bringing a new way of behaving towards one another; and secondly, true friendship, above all with those who are suffering, a readiness - even through personal sacrifice - to be present with those who suffer. And these are the factors that help and bring visible progress.

“Therefore, I would say that our double effort is to renew the human person internally, to give spiritual and human strength to a way of behaving that is just towards our own body and the other person’s body; and this capacity of suffering with those who suffer, to remain present in trying situations.

“I believe that this is the first response [to AIDS] and that this is what the Church does, and thus, she offers a great and important contribution. And we are grateful to those that do this.”

Need I mention what the Church teaches about abortion?

Why is it that good actions by these radical heretics always contain the undergarments of evil? Yes, he wants to feed the hungry, care for the needs of the poor, provide education, improve living conditions - all things any Christian would agree must be done. But then to mingle love with the intrinsically evil is akin to someone using a swimming pool as a toilet but assuring everyone that the water is fine. Their message: if the child is able to survive an abortifacent birth control pill, condoms and abortion - they'll educate them and give them food. Wake up, people!

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