Catholic College Professor Blasts Pro-Life Work of Bishops

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 5, 2011   |   1:26PM   |   Washington, DC

Bianca Laureano, a professor at College of Mount Saint Vincent is under fire for contributing to a pro-abortion blog and promoting criticism of the pro-life work of the nation’s Catholic bishops.

Laureano, who is scheduled to teach core-level sociology courses next semester at the college, has blogged at the RH Reality Check web site — a pro-abortion news blog that frequently criticizes pro-life advocates and aggressively promotes abortion. At the blog, Laureano promotes a poem that attacks the “Women Deserve Better” campaign sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat for Pro-life Activities.

The Cardinal Newman Society, a pro-life group that monitors Catholic colleges and universities, noticed the post and says Laureano frequently touts her position as a Catholic college professor in her writings at the blog. CNS says Laureano “has over the last several months posted to her blog on a wide range of topics directly opposed to Catholic moral teachings.”

The new post on the bishops , titled “What Women Deserve,” had the professor including a YouTube video of a pro-abortion poem by Sonya Renee Taylor blasting the “Women Deserve Better” campaign.

Laureano writes of the poem:

I also share this because it is important to know that if there is artwork/images/media that we value, and wish to use/support and include in conferences, classrooms or organizations, the creators are approachable! …

I hope you enjoy this piece by Sonya as much as I do and can find ways to use it and her other poems in the work you are doing.

Last March, The Cardinal Newman Society discovered a post by Laureano in which she said she believes that the “educational value” of an after-class presentation of a sex act at Northwestern University “helps to make clear that sex work is work.”

“We reported in April on two more troubling posts by Laureano regarding a presentation she gave on “Latina Sexualities,” which incorporated artwork that portrays the Virgin Mary pornographically (warning: there is very offensive material in her post), and another workshop she was preparing to give to students at Jesuit Saint Peter’s College,” CNS says.

The pro-life organization says the Fall 2011 College of Mount Saint Vincent course schedule shows Laureano is slated to teach two core courses in sociology. She most recently Laureano is slated to teach two core courses in sociology.

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