Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute did some research into this foundation and discovered its advocacy of contraception and sterilization. Hichborn ended his piece by stating that no faithful Catholic can provide funds or praise for an organization that promotes contraception under the guise of "helping children". That would apply to the Mount as well.
A petition is being circulated to ask Dr. Trainor to rescind this invitation to Shriver and to get another who honors Catholic moral teachings. I urge you to sign it and circulate it. However, let me be clear - this petition by itself will not suffice to discharge our duties to stop this Shriver outrage. Your phone calls and emails to both Dr. Trainor and Archbishop Lori are needed as well.
Some students and staff may recognize this flyer, as it was distributed on campus today. If not, here it is. Please feel free to reproduce it and to pass it around. Please also call Dr Trainor and Archbishop Lori now. Pray too that decency and common sense prevail. If not, a picket may have to occur. Thanks.