Dear FUS: one of these things is not like the other

My alma mater, Franciscan University of Steubenville, has been in the news lately. They’ve been skewered and adulated by the two, predictable sides of every news story for discontinuing their student healthcare coverage. Their main published reason for doing so is out of concern for participating “in a plan that requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.” However, in the same week, FUS honored former CIA Director (during the Bush administration) and General Michael Hayden. He is a well known advocate for “enhanced interrogation techniques” (read: TORTURE). What happened to the sacredness of human life? What a pithy. John Paul II would be ashamed of this university he was said to think highly of. I know I am.


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