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Posted on 03/25/2011 8:37:48 AM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMineEdited 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The move by the Catholic, Jesuit university comes about a year after the school rescinded a job offer to a lesbian and scholar at Seattle University.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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The infiltration continues...
This action should end Marquette’s status as a Catholic University. I pray to God it does.
Marquette? Oh, gee, for a moment there, I thought this was about a CATHOLIC school.
The Jesuits have always been the 'Peck's Bad Boys' of the Catholic Church. No change is in sight.
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!
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.
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.
What’s next, funding abortions? Unf’ingbelievable.
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?
There are at least 25 other Catholic colleges and universities that do the same, I believe.
Why even call it Catholic?
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.
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
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?”
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!
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!
Wondering how much longer Catholic leadership is going to allow so called Catholic Universities to receive funding?
Probably as long as they keep allowing those Priest to continue recieving pensions when they have raped young boys.
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.
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! :)
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.
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.
Marquette doesn't receive any money from the church AFAIK.
“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)
Do they offer benefits to opposite sex unmarried couples as well? What about roommates? How do they draw the line?
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.”
I guess if I was a Catholic I’d be pretty po’ed right about now.
I wonder how long until this university will no longer be called “Catholic?”
The question is how much longer the Church will allow Marquette to pretend that it is a Catholic school.
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.
didn’t realize and will ask for a fix.
Please change title to Catholic university rather than Catholic University. Thanks.
They need to change their name at least. I suggest Catamite University.
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.
do normal people get the same perks?
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.
Says something about the depth of their conviction on homosexuality huh??
they seem very committeed to promote it.
“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.
What about trans-species domestic partnerships? I want coverage for my dog.
There is no line once they step over it...and they have.
30% of Roman Catholic priests described themselves as Liberal, 28% as Conservative, and 37% as Moderate in their Religious ideology. 53 percent responded that they thought it always was a sin for unmarried people to have sexual relations; 32 percent that is often was, and 9 percent seldom/never. Los Angeles Times (extensive) nationwide survey (2002). Arthur Jones, 2002 National Catholic Reporter. Gale Group. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1141/is_2_39/ai_94129129/pg_2
71 percent of priests responded that it always was wrong for a woman to get an abortion, 19 percent that it often was, and 4 percent seldom/never. ^
28 percent judged that is always was sin for married couples to use artificial birth control, 25 percent often, 40 percent never. ^
49 percent affirmed that it was always a sin to engage in homosexual behavior, often, 25 percent; and never, 19 percent. ^
To take one's own life if suffering from a debilitating disease: always, 59 percent; often, 18 percent; never, 17 percent. ^
15 percent of the current clergy listed themselves as "gay or on the homosexual side." Among younger priests 23 percent did so. ^
44 percent of the priests said "definitely" a homosexual subculture'--defined as a `definite group of persons that has its own friendships, social gatherings and vocabulary'--exists in their diocese or religious order. ^
39 percent of Roman Catholics and 79 percent of born-again, evangelical or fundamentalist American Christians affirm that homosexual behavior is sinful. LifeWay (Catholic) Research study, released Wednesday. 2008 LifeWay Research study. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20080606/survey-americans-divided-on-homosexuality-as-sin.htm
79 percent of American Jews, 58 percent of Catholics and 56 percent of mainline Protestants favor acceptance of homosexuality, versus 39 percent of members of historically black churches, 27 percent of Muslims and 26 percent of the evangelical Protestants. U.S. U.S. Religious landscape survey; Copyright © 2008 The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. http://religions.pewforum.org/comparisons#
56% of Catholics believe that sexual relations between two adults of the same gender is not a sin. 2011 Public Religion Research Institute http://www.publicreligion.org/research/?id=509 http://www.publicreligion.org/objects/uploads/40/Catholics_and_LGBT_issues_2010_FINAL.pdf
39% Catholics say homosexual behavior is morally wrong, versus 76% of white evangelicals and 66% of black Protestants. ^
52% of black Protestants and 58% of white evangelical Protestants oppose any form of legal recognition for same-sex couples.^
74% of Catholics agree that homosexual relationships should be accepted by society. (Among the general public 62% say that gay and lesbian relationships should be accepted by society.) ^
69% of Catholics disagree that homosexual orientation can be changed, versus 23% who believe that they can change. ^
43% of Catholics favor allowing homosexual people to marry 71% if this would be a civil marriage like you get at city hall (versus in a church) while 31% of Catholics favor allowing them to form civil unions, with 22% holding there should be no legal recognition of a homosexual couples relationship. Catholic support of legal recognition of homosexual relationships is higher than members of any other Christian tradition polled, and of Americans overall. ^
Without distinguishing what kind of marriage, 53% of Catholics overall affirm that homosexual couples should be allowed to marry. ^
27% of Catholics who attend church services regularly say their clergy speak about the issue of homosexuality, with 63% of this group saying the messages they hear are negative. ^
Only 26% of Catholics who attend services weekly or more favor allowing homosexual people to marry, compared to 43% of Catholics who attend once or twice a month, and 59% of Catholics who attend a few times a year or less. Only 20% of Catholics reported attending mass only once or twice a month. ^
Only 31% of weekly attenders say there should be no legal recognition for a gay couples relationship. ^
73% of Catholics favor laws that would protect homosexual people against discrimination in the workplace. ^
63% of Catholics favor allowing gay and lesbian people to serve openly in the military, while 60% favor allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt children. ^
48% of white evangelical Protestants oppose letting homosexuals serve openly in the military, with 34% supporting this proposal, versus 63% of Catholics (66% of white) supporting and 23% opposing. Pew forum, November 29, 2010, http://pewforum.org/uploadedFiles/Topics/Issues/Gay_Marriage_and_Homosexuality/gays%20in%20military%20full%20report.pdf
White evangelicals are most satisfied with their churchs handling of homosexuality, with 75 percent giving it an `A or a `B. Catholics are the most critical, with nearly a third twice as many as any other group giving their church a `D or `F. Oct. 2010 Poll sponsored by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Religion News Service. http://thepulpit.freedomblogging.com/2010/10/22/survey-links-gay-bullying-to-religion/7682/
31% of Catholics called celibacy a major factor leading to sexual abuse, while another 28% called it a minor factor.35% said celibacy did not play a part in the abuse. http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/poll_catholics_050410_2pm.pdf
30%, meanwhile, said homosexuality played a major role. An additional 23% said it played a minor role. 37% said it was not a factor. ^ More:
Can any one tell me how this policy contradicts any Catholic teachings?
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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_and_Roman_Catholicism#Dissent_from_official_Church_position
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?