What would St. Ignatius do about this scandal?
Although the University of San Francisco is a Jesuit-run Catholic institution, its student health insurance policy pays for abortion, contraception, sterilization, and pro-transgender treatment, including sex-reassignment surgery (mutilation of healthy organs).
The Catholic university’s 2021-2022 Student Health Plan arranged through Aetna clashes with God’s law, contradicts medical science, and tramples longstanding Catholic moral teaching.
According to The College Fix, the insurance plan at USF:
- Funds abortion for students – 80% of the cost.
- Pays for “gender reassignment (sex change) treatment” and surgery.
- Covers pro-transgender affirmation and hormone replacement “therapy.”
- Offers 100% coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices.
- Covers “voluntary sterilization.”
How can a Catholic university serve God yet favors the sin of abortion and its culture of death? How can the University of San Francisco claim to follow the glorious heritage of St. Ignatius yet surrender to the anti-natural transgender revolution?
At this time of great confusion and apostasy, so many Catholics look to their bishops, expecting leadership and courage. The University of San Francisco operates within the Archdiocese of San Francisco whose bishop has the authority to intervene.
When The College Fix contacted the archdiocese, however, no significant response was received. “Valerie Schmalz, the interim communications director who also runs the pro-life office for the archdiocese, declined to comment on the issue.”
“The Fix asked her for comment on behalf of Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. The Fix also asked her if the archdiocese was aware of the student health insurance plan, if it planned to investigate the matter and if the archbishop would consider revoking the Jesuit university’s ability to call itself Catholic if it refused to change its plan.”
Alas, the golden age of the Company of Jesus, under the heroic leadership of St. Ignatius of Loyola and those who followed him, ended long ago. Yet the spiritual crusade continues. We must not fall prey to the temptation of discouragement, indifference or coldness. Rather, let us beseech all the Jesuit saints and martyrs in Heaven assist us in the battle for moral values today.
Please join TFP Student Action in prayerful protest.
Sign your urgent protest to the University of San Francisco.
Please be polite yet firm in your correspondence:
Fr. Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J.
President, University of San Francisco
Rossi Wing, 4th Floor
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (415) 422-6762
Fax: (415) 422-2303