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Monday, October 03, 2016

The Trouble With Jesuits, Part 57

Officials at a Jesuit-run high school in Phoenix have banned a school alumnus from commenting on their Facebook page after he dared criticize Tim Kaine’s public support for abortioncommenting on their Facebook page after he dared criticize Tim Kaine’s public support for abortion.


Brophy College Preparatory, a Jesuit high school in Phoenix, Arizona and part of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, posted a USA Today column on its Facebook page highlighting Tim Kaine’s Jesuit education.


The column noted how the Virginia senator said he lives by the Jesuit maxim of “men and women for othersAfter reading the piece, Brophy grad Eric J. Halvorson entered a comment observing that Mr. Kaine may be a man for others, but he is certainly not “a man for the unborn,” based on his public record and presidential running mate, the noted abortion supporter Hillary Clinton.
According to an email from Halvorson, several minutes later he received a message from the Brophy Facebook manager requesting that he refrain from making “political” comments on the school’s page—a curious request given that the USA Today article featured a prominent Catholic politician.
Halvorson responded by saying that his comments were not intended to be political, but spoke directly to the sanctity of human life.