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Shameful "Queer Studies" at DePaul, Catholics Protest
TFP Student Action ^ | 03-16-06 | TFP

Posted on 03/16/2006 2:49:13 PM PST by concernedAmerican1

America’s largest Catholic university offers minor in “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies,” TFP Student Action calls for peaceful protest

DePaul University is apparently the first Catholic university to formally establish an undergraduate minor program in homosexuality. The new program began in January, sparking controversy and concern over the state of moral decay within higher learning.

“I must say the program is shameful, especially for a university that advertises itself as Catholic. The Church teaches that homosexual vice is intrinsically evil, sinful, unnatural. To pretend the topic is open to other valid interpretations is to simply deny Catholic teaching,” said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie.

>>> To join TFP Student Action’s protest, visit:

http://tfp.org/student_action/activities/protests/depaul_queerstudies.htm

According to the Chicago Tribune:“The minor requires that students take an introductory course and five electives, which can include courses in queer theory, history of sexuality in America, queer pioneers and gay and lesbian literature.” The article mentions how, “several students in the class said they are planning for jobs in lesbian and gay activism…”1 As the article suggests, many fear DePaul is training the next generation of pro-homosexual activists who would redefine marriage.

The clash on campus is real. “Queer studies” and DePaul’s Catholic identity cannot coexist side by side. In fact, DePaul’s mission statement speaks of its “…deep roots in the wisdom nourished in Catholic universities from medieval times. The principal distinguishing marks of the university are its Catholic, Vincentian, and urban character.”

However, a minor in homosexuality undermines the very moral foundation the Vincentians inherited from their founder Saint Vincent de Paul. Why would DePaul push aside its glorious Catholic medieval roots? To serve political correctness? Where is the concern for souls? Let us recall the wisdom of Our Divine Savior: “No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”2

A glimpse at DePaul’s web site flags more trouble:

*** DePaul recognizes two openly pro-homosexual student clubs: Outlaws, for law students and Spectrum. Spectrum’s web site promotes a “Coming Out Ball.”

*** Under “Gay/Lesbian Studies,” DePaul features links to notorious pro-homosexual advocacy groups, including Act-Up. In 1989, members of Act-Up invaded St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York during Mass to protest Cardinal John O'Connor's disapproval of sex-education. “One protester even grabbed a Communion wafer -- which, to Catholics, is the body of Christ -- and threw it on the church floor. They had to be dragged out of the church by police.”3

*** DePaul created “The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Allies (LGBTQA) Student Services.” The stated goal of this department is to encourage “acceptance and awareness around LGBTQ issues and concerns.” The office helps students deal with cases of “homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia…”

*** On February 18-19, the immoral play “V-Monologues” staged on campus. At least 1,000 students protested by e-mail, letter and phone, asking DePaul president, a priest, to cancel the lewd production. Apparently, these Catholic students’ concerns were ignored.

*** A pro-homosexual activist and professor spoke at DePaul on Feb. 20. The title of his lecture was: “From Sodomy Laws to Marriage: The History of American Sexual Identity.” Writing about the event, student newspaper, DePaulia, said: “The lecture itself was an example of progress for the homosexual community as one of the first events hosted by DePaul’s new minor program…”4

*** Finally, DePaul’s web site displays a confusing quote by Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., senior executive for university mission. The statement reads: “DePaul’s Vincentian identity isn’t a Catholic thing per se, or even a Christian thing per se, but a human thing.”5

Urgent Call for Peaceful Protest

A wakeup call is needed. The time to speak up is now. TFP Student Action is calling on thousands across the country to join its urgent protest by contacting DePaul University. Honestly, if nothing is said now, how can we expect Catholic higher education to remain Catholic much longer?

You are invited to speak out today. It is important that you do so respectfully, peacefully and legally.

Similar protests have been highly successful. Providence College, for example, recently banned the immoral “V-Monologues” play. The University of Notre Dame finally put restrictions on the immoral play, but only after many students and faithful Catholics voiced their outrage. Hopefully, future productions will be completely canceled.

Please sign your instant e-protest to Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University. Express your disapproval of “queer studies” at this Catholic university named after Saint Vincent de Paul.

After you sign your protest, give his office a call. Be polite, respectful and firm. Tell him how you feel about it. Ask him to restore DePaul’s Catholic identity as Saint Vincent would want it. Tell him you cannot understand how a Catholic institution would favor sinful behavior in any way. The salvation of souls is at stake.

Please call today!

Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., President 55 E. Jackson Blvd., 22nd Floor Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: 312-362-8890 Phone: 312-362-8850 Fax: 312-362-6822 E-mail: dholtsch@depaul.edu E-mail: president@depaul.edu

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Quotes by Saint Vincent de Paul:

“He who allows himself to be ruled or guided by the lower and animal part of his nature, deserves to be called a beast rather than a man.”

“As it is most certain that the teaching of Christ cannot deceive, if we would walk securely, we ought to attach ourselves to it with greatest confidence and to profess openly that we live according to it, and not to the maxims of the world, which are all deceitful. This is the fundamental maxim of all Christian perfection.”6

------------------------------------------------- Footnotes:

1. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0602200234feb20,0,3013396.story?track=mostemailedlink “At DePaul, Queer Studies Finds a Niche” by Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune, 02-20-06.

2. Matt. 6:24.

3. http://www.aegis.com/news/sc/1989/SC891213.html “AIDS Protests at Churches” by Randy Shilts, San Francisco Chronicle, 12-18-89.

4. http://www.thedepaulia.com/story.asp?artid=1318&sectid=1 “Gay rights talk given by Chauncey” by Lauren Berta.

5. http://www.depaul.edu/action/ Walking the Talk: Our Values in Action.

6. http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/stv01bw.htm


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: catholic; college; de; depaul; depaulu; homosexualagenda; paul; protest; queerstudies; saint; studentaction; tfp; university; vincent

1 posted on 03/16/2006 2:49:14 PM PST by concernedAmerican1
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To: concernedAmerican1

I got a minor in Fag but I majored in Dyke.


2 posted on 03/16/2006 2:52:07 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: satchmodog9

So I guess Bisexuals double major...


3 posted on 03/16/2006 2:53:43 PM PST by Borges
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To: concernedAmerican1

Nothing like this to stop most alumni donations.

I stopped donations to my alma mater when it became apparent that the editors were repeatedly glorifying a homosexuality agenda in "their" alumnae magazine issues. Not that it made much difference but I dare to think that I was one of many ex-donators after that point.


4 posted on 03/16/2006 2:55:01 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: concernedAmerican1

"The office helps students deal with cases of “homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia…”"

Three made-up words being used by an institution of highre learning. Freakin' sad.

Hmm, nothing about lesbians' freakishly unnatural hatred for males. I guess they get a free pass.

Colleges teaching classes on sex fetishes and regarding it as educational matter. Well, I guess when you allow children to make their own meals, all they will eat is candy and cake.


5 posted on 03/16/2006 2:56:25 PM PST by L98Fiero (I'm worth a million in prizes.)
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To: concernedAmerican1

The study of queers would be of value if the true condition of this perversion were revealed. But it will probably be a politically correct pass.

Queers do disgusting things to each other including butt banging and hanging around Greyhound Bus station latrines at midnight.

The most prominent feature of homos is that they target the young for the most part. They are unable to form normal relationships with either men or women.


6 posted on 03/16/2006 3:00:12 PM PST by R.W.Ratikal
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To: concernedAmerican1

Googling up "queer theory" brings up all sorts of stuff:

"Queer Theory
What does the word "queer" make you think of? Let's start by listing some free associations on the board.

The word "queer" in queer theory has some of these connotations, particularly its alignment with ideas about homosexuality. Queer theory is a brand-new branch of study or theoretical speculation; it has only been named as an area since about 1991. It grew out of gay/lesbian studies, a discipline which itself is very new, existing in any kind of organized form only since about the mid-1980s. Gay/lesbian studies, in turn, grew out of feminist studies and feminist theory. Let me tell you a little about this history. (It's interesting in its own right, because it is literally happening under our noses, in our classrooms, at this moment; it's also interesting as a way of seeing how theoretical movements or schools grow out of other schools, as we've already seen with the bricolage that emerges from Saussure to Derrida to Lacan to Cixous and Irigaray)."

More at http://www.colorado.edu/English/ENGL2012Klages/queertheory.html


7 posted on 03/16/2006 3:01:51 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: concernedAmerican1

How lame must you be if you have to study perversity to be perverse?

And how perverse must you be if you have no time in your schedule to study anything that isn't?


8 posted on 03/16/2006 3:27:33 PM PST by marron
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To: concernedAmerican1

These people need to read my groudbreaking book..."The Erotic Inadequacies of the Fag Pee Pee"


9 posted on 03/16/2006 4:16:38 PM PST by Armigerous ( Non permitte illegitimi te carborundum- "Don't let the bastards grind you down")
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To: Old Professer

"Bricolage"??? What rock did the author pull THAT "word" from under??;)


10 posted on 03/16/2006 4:36:01 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: L98Fiero

It's disgusting!


11 posted on 03/16/2006 4:37:41 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: concernedAmerican1

DePaul is filled with people who wanted to go to school in Chicago more than its filled with Catholics, it seems. A lot of schools work that way, sadly.

Then you have the crowd who goes to Emory or WashU or BC because they couldn't get into Cornell or Penn. It creates a lovely air on campus, I promise you.


12 posted on 03/16/2006 5:01:09 PM PST by CheyennePress
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To: satchmodog9
but I majored in Dyke.

I understand Janet Reno and Hillary Clinton co-taught "Splitting Hairs" 201

13 posted on 03/16/2006 6:00:51 PM PST by Cobra64
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DePaul stopped being Catholic a long time ago.


14 posted on 03/16/2006 6:27:54 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: L98Fiero
"Hmm, nothing about lesbians' freakishly unnatural hatred for males. I guess they get a free pass. "

You would think that a Catholic University would be an excellent candidate for offering to help students deal with cases of 'hetrophobia'...

15 posted on 03/16/2006 6:37:06 PM PST by the anti-liberal (Hey, Al Qaeda: Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent)
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To: concernedAmerican1; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; ...

DePaul University to offer "queer studies" minor

At DePaul, queer studies finds a niche

DePaul gets 'Queer Studies' minor (nation's largest Catholic univ. capitulates to homosexual agenda)

DePaul Univ. spokesman seems to blame conservative group for racist graffiti

Please call today!

Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., President
55 E. Jackson Blvd., 22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-362-8890
Phone: 312-362-8850
Fax: 312-362-6822
E-mail: dholtsch@depaul.edu
E-mail: president@depaul.edu

Click here to send your instant email protest to Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, President of DePaul University.
Pledge Prayers and sacrifice in reparation for the offense this blasphemy gives to The Blessed Virgin.

Quotes by Saint Vincent de Paul:

“He who allows himself to be ruled or guided by the lower and animal part of his nature, deserves to be called a beast rather than a man.”

“As it is most certain that the teaching of Christ cannot deceive, if we would walk securely, we ought to attach ourselves to it with greatest confidence and to profess openly that we live according to it, and not to the maxims of the world, which are all deceitful. This is the fundamental maxim of all Christian perfection.”6

Footnotes:

1. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0602200234feb20,0,3013396.story?track=mostemailedlink
“At DePaul, Queer Studies Finds a Niche” by Jodi S. Cohen, Chicago Tribune, 02-20-06.


2. Matt. 6:24.

3. http://www.aegis.com/news/sc/1989/SC891213.html “AIDS Protests at Churches” by Randy Shilts, San Francisco Chronicle, 12-18-89.

4. http://www.thedepaulia.com/story.asp?artid=1318&sectid=1 “Gay rights talk given by Chauncey” by Lauren Berta.

5. http://www.depaul.edu/action/ Walking the Talk: Our Values in Action.

6. http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/stv01bw.htm


16 posted on 03/16/2006 8:16:09 PM PST by Coleus (What were Ted Kennedy & his nephew doing on Good Friday, 1991? Getting drunk and raping women)
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To: Coleus

When will Cardinal George exercise his canonical responsibilities and censure the DePaul, place it under interdict or something of that sort?

I am not holding my breath.


17 posted on 03/17/2006 5:28:36 AM PST by pravknight (Christos Regnat, Christos Imperat, Christus Vincit)
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To: american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...

Urgent Action Item!

Please sign the petition here.


Saint Vincent de Paul, whose body remains incorrupt to this day, would be horrified by the shameful developments at DePaul University.

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18 posted on 03/17/2006 6:04:06 AM PST by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
I stopped donations to my alma mater when it became apparent that the editors were repeatedly glorifying a homosexuality agenda in "their" alumnae magazine issues.

What is it that drives heteros to "celebrate" sodomy? How bizarre is that?

19 posted on 03/17/2006 7:05:15 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: Old Professer
as we've already seen with the bricolage that emerges from Saussure to Derrida to Lacan to Cixous and Irigaray)."

I think he meant to use the word, "bilge."

20 posted on 03/17/2006 7:07:28 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: concernedAmerican1
*** Finally, DePaul’s web site displays a confusing quote by Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., senior executive for university mission. The statement reads: “DePaul’s Vincentian identity isn’t a Catholic thing per se, or even a Christian thing per se, but a human thing.”

Then DePaul needs to STOP calling itself CATHOLIC! It is defrauding it's students by recruiting them to a school at which they have been given the impression that they will be nourished in their Catholic faith. They are much more likely to LOSE their faith at a school like DePaul.

21 posted on 03/17/2006 7:09:12 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Aquinasfan

The gay movement goes beyond simple sexual attraction and hormonal heuristics; it is a spiritual calling to the liberation of the fettered lesser half of the inner zygote in each of us.

For men, this exhibits itself in flirtatious and exhibitionist behavior when around healthy male specimens with strong masculine aura, for women it results in stern and dominant aggression when faced with females who possess the more helpless and declining attributes of the easily persuaded.

Bisexuals have almost equal parts of both determinants in emergence and go through life in a ping-pong fashion, never quite landing on one side of the board to stay.

The transgendered are characterized by strong associations with the unattainable until it becomes obsessive and the only conceivable solution is surgical decoration which makes them attractive only in their own eyes and they often lead lonely lives because they fool no one.

But, in their pretended joy at being made whole they bond with like thinking oddities and they all, in their strange and awkward way, dance upon life's stage providing entertainment until the last note falls.


22 posted on 03/17/2006 8:33:48 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: NYer; Coleus; Aquinasfan

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=18036


23 posted on 03/17/2006 11:45:37 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("The moment that someone wants to forbid caricatures, that is the moment we publish them.")
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