Skip to comments.Only sodomite "marriage" may be advanced at Notre Dame?
Posted on 05/01/2014 7:42:56 AM PDT by cleghornboy
Writing for TFP, Peter Miller reports:
Officials at the University of Notre Dame revoke permission for pro-marriage table, tell young Catholics to cease and desist promoting natural marriage on campus.
Sound Bend, Indiana: April 29, 2014 -- Young volunteers with Tradition Family Property Student Action were ordered to cease and desist promoting traditional marriage at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, April 25. Permission to have a table had been granted through an officially recognized on-campus student group, said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie. But that permission was revoked for some odd reason. Police officers arrived soon after we started giving out pro-family literature and cut the event short, informing us that we were no longer welcome to talk to students about the importance of preserving the sanctity of marriage between 1 man and 1 woman, which fully agrees with 2,000 years of Catholic teaching, Ritchie explained.
The TFP handout, 10 Reasons Why Same-Sex Marriage is Harmful and Must Be Opposed, was being warmly received by students and faculty members alike. However, several pro-homosexual students ripped up the flier, shouted obscenities, and expressed their desire to deprive the pro-true marriage volunteers of their right to free speech.
Im still trying to fully understand why the event was shut down, said Ritchie. I was hoping to find a more supportive environment for the Catholic position on marriage. But instead, Notre Dame police officers told us that we only had proper permission to have a table but that nobody was allowed to actually man the table, which was the whole point of having a table in the first place. How can a table man itself? So we were forced to leave.
(Excerpt) Read more at lasalettejourney.blogspot.com ...
They should turn around and say that gay marriage cannot be promoted too, on those same grounds
Does Norte Dame get ANY financial support from the Catholic Church these days? If so, things have dropped even further than I thought. If not, then they should change the name of the institution.
Same old story here....a few troublemakers stirring up problems for everyone else.
Another example of Catholic schizophrenia.
It is time to take this to one of the lawyer groups that have been quite successful in defending matters of life and the family. The board members of ND should be sued, based on the school’s premise for becoming an institution of higher learning. It is certainly NOT adhering to those lofty and righteous ideals. It is well past time to take the issue to the public and force debate on the issue.
Need we more proof that freedom cannot exit under the tyranny of sodomites and those who approve of their abominations?
I wonder whether the Dean's son & daughter are still active in the battle to keep Indiana Conservative. Does anyone know?
The Pope repeatedly breaks Commandments 8,9 & 10. He’s an inspiration for these young Catholics.
How can the pope continue to allow Notre Dame to call itself Catholic?
And there's no copyright or trademark issues, so that's not even enforceable.
ND has been pushing, pushing, pushing the limit for decades. I do wonder what they could possibly do, at this point, to be considered definitively over the line. Maybe crucify somebody?
We went all over this in 2009 when they decided to give the honorary doctorate to the Obamunist. Besieged "trustees" and "fellows", Bishop of South Bend, head of the CSC's in Rome, etc. etc.
A truly ugly, hideous situation. But those who know the history, know that it was basically lost way back in 1967, when most of the Catholic colleges and universities in the U.S. signed the "Land o' Lakes Declaration" asserting their independence from Church governance, and the bishops essentially ran up the white flag and said, "Oh well, it's a new day..."
But there's still a faithful remnant. Thank God for the TFP's. Fr. Norm Weslin, pray for us.
...or liberal university monomania.
This would be their American, Student branch.
Otherwise, see mine at #15.
Are we allowed to say the word “Sodomite” any more? I wonder what the criminal penalty will be?
Thank you for your informative post. I am one of the many befuddled non-Cathloic-but-Christian parents who sent their offspring to an ostensibly Catholic university only to get a facefull of “sex positive”, radical feminism, “sexiling” in the co-ed dorms and related offenses to conscience. Saddened by the perceived bait-and-switch.
Too many Catholic universities are party schools and sports schools - Boston College, Notre Dame, Villanova, Seton Hall. Then there are smaller ones run by radical nuns.
Parents and students who really want a Catholic education would do better in most cases to save their money and go to a public university with a serious Catholic students organization.
It is comma-free; but common sense implies that it is for people who support tradition, family and private ownership of property -- all things the socialists want to destroy.
Yes, it is "bait-and-switch." Yes, it is consumer fraud. Yes, it is an offensive stench in the nostrils of Almighty God.
As for my family, we hadn't the money to put our sons in one of the "really" Catholic institution of higher learning --- the dozen or so little colleges which are, shall we say, confessionally Catholic --- and certainly would not consider one of the big, endowed apostate Universities like ND. From the viewpoint of the Faith, it would be much better to go to a State University. There, at least, you're not left mired in corrupting ambiguity. You know where your allies are, and where your enemies.
I am also troubled by Sunday's installation to sainthood of the Bishop of Rome who allowed the sex scandals to flourish under his nose. So I'm checking out of my "hopeful" phase over Pope Francis now, and will be content to be a lapsed CathoProt for the rest of my life. The only thing I can hope for now is an individual congregation somewhere that has not yet given up the race. I'm as done with Big Religion as I am with Big Government and Big Business.
I see it this way: Karol Wojtyla's deep background was with the Polish Church in resistance during the Nazi and Communist eras. In both eras, the State was continually trying to destroy the Church's moral authority by multiplying scurrilous rumors, false charges, and bogus prosecutions against clergy (they did this A LOT). Many of the Polish priests and bishops in JP's formative years were indisputably heroic. That's the vision embedded in him: that of the heroic priesthood.
Later on, he was reflexively and strongly skeptical of moral accusations against prominent priests, especially originating in places were the Church was under attack. He trusted "holy priests." He didn't trust the prosecutors or the press.
This was a serious, serious error. It's particularly sickening in, for instance, the case of Fr. Marcial Maciel, where the pervy-priest was a founder of a religious order that was (ostensibly) very vigorous, very orthodox, very rich in vocations and in the spread of the Gospel. All that "virtue," plus Maciel was a sociopath (overworked word, I know) --- a guy who was devilishly adept at living a double life while appearing astute, humble, holy: a master manipulator, a charmer and deceiver, as so many of the sex offenders are.
A person isn't canonized for having no blind spots, no weaknesses, or even for being a good administrator or a charismatic personality. He's canonized in recognition of heroic virtue which makes him an example to the faithful. I think Pope John Paul had that virtue, which we do well to study and imitate.
But you can go to hell by imitating the faults of the saints.
Arguing against same sex marriage is now considered equivalent to using the N word, no its worse.
Free speech as long as it agrees with them.
As usual, a most astute post. I will take your words to heart and continue thinking about these issues. Thank you, Mrs. Don-o.
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