MANASSAS, Virginia, April 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic university watchdog group has issued the results of an Internet investigation detailing a staggering number of connections between abortion giant Planned Parenthood and Catholic universities in America.

The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) on Monday issued the report entitled “A Scandalous Relationship: Catholic Colleges and Planned Parenthood,” unearthing more than 150 current and past connections between Catholic colleges and universities and the national abortion provider, as documented on the Internet. 

The report discovered referrals to Planned Parenthood for health services, as well as Planned Parenthood internships, fellowships, employee backgrounds, and other types of ties.

“While the information contained this report is shocking and scandalous, it is only based on a rudimentary search of college websites and likely does not capture all ties to Planned Parenthood at Catholic colleges and universities,” states the group.

In the report, CNS laments that some colleges even appear to be “proudly touting” their ties to the abortion giant and urges Catholic colleges and universities to “embrace a no-tolerance position for any relationship with Planned Parenthood.”

“If one considers—from a faithfully Catholic perspective—the fact that Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider in the United States and a leading contributor to what Pope John Paul II labeled a ‘culture of death,’ any relationship to Planned Parenthood or those who have worked for such an organization is simply unacceptable,” writes CNS.

“In no way can the work of Planned Parenthood be considered compatible with the mission of Catholic higher education or the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.”

Read the full CNS report here.