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Catholic university will offer partner benefits.
The Columbian ^ | 3/24/2011 | unknown

Posted on 03/25/2011 8:37:48 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine

Edited on 03/25/2011 9:25:08 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Marquette University in Milwaukee will begin offering domestic partner benefits to its employees beginning next year.

The move by the Catholic, Jesuit university comes about a year after the school rescinded a job offer to a lesbian and scholar at Seattle University. Marquette officials said at the time, rescinding the job offer to Jodi O'Brien had nothing to do with her sexual orientation. But, it triggered heated debate on campus over the issue.


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Wondering how much longer Catholic leadership is going to allow so called Catholic Universities to receive funding?
1 posted on 03/25/2011 8:37:55 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

The infiltration continues...


2 posted on 03/25/2011 8:40:59 AM PDT by Crim
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

This action should end Marquette’s status as a Catholic University. I pray to God it does.


3 posted on 03/25/2011 8:42:21 AM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Marquette? Oh, gee, for a moment there, I thought this was about a CATHOLIC school.


4 posted on 03/25/2011 8:44:41 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
The move by the Catholic, Jesuit university

The Jesuits have always been the 'Peck's Bad Boys' of the Catholic Church. No change is in sight.

5 posted on 03/25/2011 8:50:49 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

For sure anybody that supports this kind of thing, simply does not have the Spirit of The Lord Jesus Christ within them!

This is not even debatable!


6 posted on 03/25/2011 8:54:17 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge ( SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD!)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
Catholic, Jesuit

There's an oxymoron. They should have been excommunicated 300 years ago. That's the Catholic Church's fault for chartering so many orders.

Orthodoxy requires rigid hierarchy.

7 posted on 03/25/2011 9:00:21 AM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

This is such a stupid act....to declare the Bible “hate speech”.

Better yet, they are saying Man is god and rewriting the Bible. What absolute fools to think that human nature “evolves” and that something so intrinsically disordered should be celebrated. They have sick-twisted minds and no regard for Objective Truth.


8 posted on 03/25/2011 9:01:46 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

What’s next, funding abortions? Unf’ingbelievable.


9 posted on 03/25/2011 9:02:21 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
not to burst anyone's bubble... BUT if you went to Catholic school as a youngster ... do you ever wonder what became of the nuns?

think about it... dwell on it ... where do the nuns live now? ... in Boston many ex-nuns live together in apartments and work outside the church...

but that does not eliminate the fact that most of those women are lesbians

so I think * the calling * meant that those people knew they were attracted to the same gender ... and possibly behind closed doors ... durr ...

priests too... only they allowed all manner of perverts in their ranks

if you're Catholic doesn't it make you feel great that you were supporting pervs through your donations all those years?

10 posted on 03/25/2011 9:03:14 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: Maryhere

There are at least 25 other Catholic colleges and universities that do the same, I believe.


11 posted on 03/25/2011 9:14:21 AM PDT by Hawk720
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Why even call it Catholic?


12 posted on 03/25/2011 9:27:26 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Friendofgeorge
For sure anybody that supports this kind of thing, simply does not have the Spirit of The Lord Jesus Christ within them!

If such nonsense ever happens at Harding University, they'll be getting much more than just a strongly worded letter from me. So far, I haven't seen much evidence of creeping liberalism at church of Christ colleges, although Pepperdine (in Malibu) shades a bit to left on the continuum compared to solidly Conservative Harding and Oklahoma Christian.

By the way, I went back for a visit to Harding in Searcy, AR a few months ago and chatted with a number of students. Not surprisingly, opposition to Obama was unanimous according to my informal poll.

13 posted on 03/25/2011 9:28:29 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: xtinct

I went to Catholis grade and high school with nuns. You’re painting a broad brush stroke there. Most nuns dedicate their lives to Christ.

What beacme of them? The same that became of everything else sacred and holy in the catholic church: it became
....folksy.


14 posted on 03/25/2011 9:43:45 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (The pendulum is swinging back.)
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To: Rennes Templar

My Pastor went to Rome to meet Pope John Paul II. There were five other priests in his group. One was introduced to the Pope as a Jesuit. The Pontif then asked, “but are you a Catholic?”


15 posted on 03/25/2011 9:52:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Don Corleone

Why do they bother caling themselves Catholic? The Church doing nothing about this is scandalous to real adherents of the RC Church! And it’s wondered why
people are leaving in droves. . . because there’s no longer any there there!


16 posted on 03/25/2011 9:55:58 AM PDT by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

ping


17 posted on 03/25/2011 10:06:06 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Maryhere
This action should end Marquette’s status as a Catholic University.

But it won't. The Catholic leadership won't stand by the courage of their convictions. They are just a bunch of pansies. Yes, they are pansies!

18 posted on 03/25/2011 10:36:18 AM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Wondering how much longer Catholic leadership is going to allow so called Catholic Universities to receive funding?
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Probably as long as they keep allowing those Priest to continue recieving pensions when they have raped young boys.


19 posted on 03/25/2011 10:37:53 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

That is a very poor title. Deliberate attempt to deceive by the Columbian newspaper or example of ignorance?

The Jesuits have been following a different path for decades, but I thought this article was about Catholic U in DC, which is still fairly strong in traditional dogma.


20 posted on 03/25/2011 10:39:57 AM PDT by maica ( It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

The Jebbies have had huge problems abrewing since the 1920’s. The problem is, they are an order and fall under their Superior General, better known as the “black pope”. So they don’t have to listen to any local authority (bishop) or for that matter, conference of bishops. I’m sorry, but imho the Pope shouldda stepped all over these semi-heretics long ago. I’m amazed at the disobediance this order allows and how it protects its own. Can you tell I have no use for this Order! :)


21 posted on 03/25/2011 10:46:23 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Could I please encourage you to edit the title to say “Catholic university” instead of “Catholic University”? Catholic University is a real school in Washington, DC, and is not the subject of this article.


22 posted on 03/25/2011 11:15:11 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: triumphant values
They should have been excommunicated 300 years ago. That's the Catholic Church's fault for chartering so many orders.

Ironically, the Jesuits were originally founded with military-style obedience to the Pope and loyalty to Catholic doctrine, and the Jesuit order truly was one of giants.

Obviously they've gone off the rails in the hundreds of years since then, but it's hard to take seriously a claim that they shouldn't have been chartered in the first place.

23 posted on 03/25/2011 11:15:37 AM PDT by Crichton
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine
Wondering how much longer Catholic leadership is going to allow so called Catholic Universities to receive funding?

Marquette doesn't receive any money from the church AFAIK.

24 posted on 03/25/2011 11:16:48 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: Friendofgeorge

“For sure anybody that supports this kind of thing, simply does not have the Spirit of The Lord Jesus Christ within them!
This is not even debatable!”

AMEN! They are not followers of The JESUS CHRIST of The Holy Bible!

“Ye shall know them by their FRUIT.” (MATT 7:16)

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (PROV 29:18)


25 posted on 03/25/2011 11:28:22 AM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
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To: Hawk720

Do they offer benefits to opposite sex unmarried couples as well? What about roommates? How do they draw the line?


26 posted on 03/25/2011 11:34:07 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Don Corleone

My brother said his Jesuit education could be distilled in one sentence, uttered by his quite disturbed theology professor at Boston College: “Masturbation is out of hand.”


27 posted on 03/25/2011 12:17:00 PM PDT by namvolunteer (We draw the Congressional districts this time)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

I guess if I was a Catholic I’d be pretty po’ed right about now.


28 posted on 03/25/2011 12:35:00 PM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

I wonder how long until this university will no longer be called “Catholic?”


29 posted on 03/25/2011 12:48:46 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

The question is how much longer the Church will allow Marquette to pretend that it is a Catholic school.


30 posted on 03/25/2011 1:02:48 PM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: xtinct

I am not Catholic but my husband’s family has many nuns and priets in his family and none of them were hiding because they were homosexual, they professed a calling on their lives.


31 posted on 03/25/2011 1:51:53 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Campion

didn’t realize and will ask for a fix.


32 posted on 03/25/2011 1:53:39 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: Sidebar Moderator

Please change title to Catholic university rather than Catholic University. Thanks.


33 posted on 03/25/2011 1:54:43 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

They need to change their name at least. I suggest Catamite University.


34 posted on 03/25/2011 3:54:54 PM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: Crichton
Obviously they've gone off the rails in the hundreds of years since then, but it's hard to take seriously a claim that they shouldn't have been chartered in the first place.

Not if you judge by results and not by intent. I heard a guy tell me the same thing about the Constitution and I didn't have an argument for him. I still don't.

Any way, that's not the canonical way to structure the Church. It's supposed to be everyone answers to their geographical Bishop, and the Bishops through their orthodoxy stay in communion with each other through the Patriarch.

You set up parallel hierarchies and you're asking for this kind of heterodoxy through independence. You don't see this kind of heterodoxy in the Eastern Orthodox Church because they don't do this kind of structure.

You get two choices of Rules of Order in the Orthodox Church- the Rule of St. Basil or the Rule of St. Benedict. Take it or take it elsewhere.

35 posted on 03/25/2011 4:04:32 PM PDT by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

do normal people get the same perks?


36 posted on 03/25/2011 4:31:08 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Don Corleone

The Jesuits were infiltrated by sodomites a long time ago. The time has come to purge them and Catholic Universities of these destroyers and the secularists.


37 posted on 03/25/2011 4:40:36 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine

Says something about the depth of their conviction on homosexuality huh??


38 posted on 03/25/2011 4:47:45 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

they seem very committeed to promote it.


39 posted on 03/25/2011 4:48:47 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Do they offer benefits to opposite sex unmarried couples as well?”

They do at Georgetown, and they will at Marquette. I don’t know about other schools.


40 posted on 03/25/2011 5:20:34 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: ilovesarah2012

What about trans-species domestic partnerships? I want coverage for my dog.


41 posted on 03/25/2011 5:46:28 PM PDT by reg45
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To: ilovesarah2012

There is no line once they step over it...and they have.


42 posted on 03/25/2011 6:21:04 PM PDT by caww
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To: ThisLittleLightofMine; smvoice; blue-duncan; boatbums; caww; count-your-change; ...
Though these may be pertinent:
43 posted on 03/25/2011 7:22:13 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out," Acts 3:19)
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To: daniel1212

Can any one tell me how this policy contradicts any Catholic teachings?

Thank you.


44 posted on 03/25/2011 7:29:49 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: NoLibZone

It certainly officially contradicts RC teaching, and most supremely, the Scriptures; but what is effectually conveyed can be another thing, to a degree.

*In an official brief called Rescriptum ex audientia of May 19, 2008 made by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone the Cardinal Secretary of State reaffirmed the norms established by the Congregation for Catholic Education in the 2005 document entitled “Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocation with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders,” as being of universal value and without exceptions.[18] - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_and_Roman_Catholicism#Dissent_from_official_Church_position


45 posted on 03/25/2011 7:47:23 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out," Acts 3:19)
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To: daniel1212

For all the complaining about non-Catholics opinions on the Catholic church, it appears that the Catholic church clergy is its own worst enemy.

Nobody would have anything to complain about if the Catholic church dealt with its moral shortcomings itself.

Homosexuality on the rise amongst priests?

Why are people staying?


46 posted on 03/25/2011 8:09:02 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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