According to their October 17th bulletin, this "Peace in Action" gabfest will occur on November 7th, from 2:30 pm-5:30pm. The keynote address will be delivered by Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. Realizing that Reform Judaism often embrace pro-abortion positions, I decided to explore their website.
Here's the website's write-up of Saperstein. Read thoroughly. Notice that he sat on the board of People for the American Way. He was also dubbed "one of the most influential shapers of religious issues in national elections". Well, given his affiliation with PAW, we have a decent idea of his ideological tilt. Oh, by the way - he delivered the invocation on the final day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, just before Obama's acceptance speech.
Now look at the left side bar, under "key topics". Under the "abortion" tab, they unabashedly state "The Reform Movement has long been staunch supporters of women’s reproductive rights." Any questions? Now look under "LGBT equality". They opposed California's Prop 8, link to other gay-rights groups, and yes, they threw the Boy Scouts under the bus.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me be very plain. Anyone who espouses such anti-life values that go against any kind of traditional Judeo-Christian morality, and who leads organizations hell-bent on promoting libertine and progressive agendas, such as Mr. Saperstein, has no business teaching anything in a Catholic church. Such a person with such warped beliefs simply doesn't know diddly-squat about the elements of true peace. And he is ostensibly leading a dialog on the topic? That's an abysmal joke! I fault not so much the rabbi, but the pastors and priests of St Camillus who would give approval for such a debacle to occur on Catholic grounds.
By the way, notice something else about this scheduled event. Mr. Saperstein will receive "responses" from three others. Amongst those, what denomination might be missing? Any guesses?? If you guessed "Catholic", give yourself a prize! Do you see the politically-correct toadying in which the St Camillus priests are engaged? In offering the use of the property while not speaking, they simply engage in voluntary boot-licking!
Every decent Catholic at St Camillus should be outraged that a forum is being given to a pro-abortion rabbi to give legitimacy to his advocacy of baby-murder. Contact the pastoral staff here.