The Roman Catholic World

July 20, 2010

by Marielena Montesino de Stuart

THE TITLE SAYS IT ALL . .

NICHOLAS J. HEALY, JR., PRESIDENT OF AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY, VISITS THE JACKSON LAB, IN MAINE - NAPLES DAILY NEWS - JULY 19, 2010

 

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE . . .

Here are some of Nick Healy’s quotes from Naples Daily News, One on One with Jeff Lytle  (Oct. 18, 2009):

“The whole idea of Catholic education is to develop a moral vision– understanding the whole purpose and destiny of life. . .”

“I don’t succeed as a Catholic man unless I am practicing virtues to the best of my ability in all my affairs.”

AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY - PRESIDENT NICHOLAS J. HEALY JR. SPEAKS TO JEFF LYTLE'S One-on-One - NAPLES DAILY NEWS - OCTOBER 18 2009

 

BUT– FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS…

FACT – In June 2008 the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved  a 2,000-word policy statement calling embryonic stem-cell research “gravely immoral (PDF).”

FACT – The Jackson Laboratory’s activities include holding Human Embryonic Stem Cell Workshops, such as this one held at its facility in 2005, and these International Human Embryonic Stem Cell Workshops held at its facility in 2006 and 2007– as well as this recent “workshop”  (May 1-5, 2010)– held at its facilit,y which included “talks and demonstrations on methods” in Human Embryonic Stem Cells (Human ES cells).  The Jackson Laboratory also promotes  its “resources” for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, such as this one. 

FACT – The Jackson Lab’s Vice President, Charles Hewett has said:

“We certainly are very thoughtful about the subject, but not willing to rule out doing human embryonic stem cell research.”– Naples Daily News, April 10, 2010

 

FACT – AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY:  Nick Healy, the president of this”unabashedly Catholic” university has said:

 “If they [the Jackson Lab] were to locate here I think there would be very considerable benefits to the entire area…” — Naples Daily News, April 10, 2010

FACT – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following guidelines in Catholics in Political Life (2004):

“The Catholic community and Catholic institutions should not honor those who act in defiance of our fundamental moral principles. They should not be given awards, honors or platforms which would suggest support for their actions.”

FACT – AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY:  The “unabashedly Catholic” university, is erecting a building in honor of Tom Golisano, a billionaire / politician who has given breathtaking financial support to pro-choice institutions, as well as to hard-core, NARAL-endorsed pro-choice politicians– including Barack Obama.

FACT –  The Catholic faculty at Ave Maria University, which includes physicists, economists, theologians, philosophers, priests– and other assorted proclaimed experts on Catholicism and moral issues—shows no signs of public opposition to the honoring of Tom Golisano, nor to the proposed move of the Jackson Lab to Ave Maria.

FACT – AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY’s administration and faculty have not expressed public opposition to tax payer funding of the Jackson Lab’s move to Ave Maria– which is “corporate welfare.”

FACT – AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY’s administration and faculty have not expressed public opposition to the fact that tax payers are not being offered the opportunity to vote on tax payer funding of the Jackson Lab proposal– in spite of the fact that, as of today, the Naples Daily News Poll shows that 81% of the public is against any type of public funding for this project.

Final thoughts. . .

There are those who try to cling to any excuse, in order to justify the Jackson Lab’s move to Ave Maria.  One of the most egregious excuses is that the Jackson Lab is not “actually doing” Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research– that it is only holding “workshops” and providing “resources” for it. 

The fact that tax payers are expected to fund the Jackson Lab’s move to Ave Maria– adds insult to injury.

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IMPORTANT RELATED ARTICLES:

A Three-Part Series on the Town of Ave Maria, Thomas S. Monaghan and the Jackson Lab Scandal, by the U.S. Coalition for Life

A Blow from a Hatchet:  Eugenics and the Catholic Perspective

How AMU justifies honoring Golisano (who has given millions to pro-choice politicians– including Barack Obama)



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Marielena Montesino de Stuart

You may read about Marielena Montesino de Stuart’s observations and opinions through RenewAmerica, USAToday, Poynter Online, Spero News, The New Liturgical Movement-Poland, The Naples Daily News, Les Femmes-The Truth, Culture War Notes,  ProLife Blogs, The Wanderer, etc.

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TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:  Ave Maria Florida and First Amendment +The People’s Republic of Ave Maria, Florida + Ave Maria University + The Jackson Laboratory + Workshops and Resources for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research + Eugenics + Margaret Sanger + Tom Monaghan + Tom Golisano +  Nicholas J. Healy Jr., President of AMU + Barron Collier Companies + The Ave Maria Stewardship Community District.

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