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This is from the CNS:
‘Abortion Doula’ Professor Posts Video, But Catholic College Defends Employment
A professor at The College at Mount St. Vincent in New York recorded a video blog detailing her work as an “abortion doula.” [SICK! A “doula” is a woman who assists women during labor and childbirth. What a sick, twisted contradiction of terms.]
In 2011, The Cardinal Newman Society first reported on the scandal of Bianca Laureano teaching a course titled “SOC OF HUMAN SEXUALITY” for the Catholic college while volunteering as an “abortion doula.”
But in this video blog, discovered by a Campus Reform reporter in a follow-up to Newman Society’s reports, Professor Laureano discusses how she comforts women undergoing abortions and sometimes fundraises for women who have difficulty paying for the procedure. [That sounds like material cooperation to me. I suspect that, if true, and if those abortions were in fact procured, she has incurred an excommunication. If that is the case, she should not be teaching in a Catholic school.]
The Cardinal Newman Society asked the College to verify Laureano’s current employment status, but spokesperson Belle Hann replied, “The College of Mount Saint Vincent has a policy whereby we do not comment upon the employment status of faculty and staff.” The College’s website reveals that Laureano was teaching a “Human Sexuality”course as late as last summer.
Hann also forwarded a comment from the president of the College, Charles Flynn Jr., defending Laureano’s employment. “The college is an independent institution deeply committed to its Catholic identity and mission,” he wrote in a letter to alumni. “We cannot and do not require that employees share faith in Catholic teaching, even the most fundamental Catholic teaching.”
Is there a disconnect in that last part? Am I missing something?