Skip to comments.Vanderbilt tells Catholic Students To Change Name
Posted on 04/12/2012 5:03:58 AM PDT by SumProVita
The chaplain of Vanderbilt Catholic, one of the largest student religious groups at Vanderbilt University, said their organization has been ordered by university officials to change their name. The order came after the Catholic group announced it was leaving campus rather than comply with the universitys new nondiscrimination policy.
A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University confirmed that the Catholic group was told they could no longer use the Vanderbilt name.
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The discriminatory non-discrimination policy at Vanderbilt University has forced our hand, Baker said in a statement. Our purpose has always been to share the Gospel and proudly proclaim our Catholic faith. What other reason could there be for a Catholic organization at Vanderbilt? How can we say it is not important that a Catholic lead a Catholic organization?
Nevertheless, the chaplain said they will have to rethink the way they minister to students. Several hundred attend Mass and many others are involved in a variety of religious activities.
As for the name change Baker said they are floating some ideas but nothing has been decided.
Were still going to be reaching out to students on campus, he said. We have to get about our work and maybe work harder at it.
Vanderbilt Alumni (and many others) need to start making some NOISE!
Anyone interested in the history of Catholic persecution should read the book, The Quest for Shakespeare by Pearce. His thesis is that Shakespeare was a secret Catholic but the relevant part of the book for the sake of this discussion was the information about the Elizabethan age and it’s campaign against Catholics. Scary parallels.
Yes, indeed. Personally, I’m convinced that this is correct.
Evil seems to be exponentially more active these days...
Vanderbilt has recently gone out of its’ way to neuter religous organizations. Forcing them to accept non-believers as leaders and members. What ever happened to our rights of free assembly? Sending one of mine up there this fall ready to engage and contend for the Faith.
In 1914, Andrew Carnegie donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University in Nashville on condition the school end its religious affiliation.
How about “Catholic but Not Vanderbilt Catholic”
...has recently gone out of its way to neuter religious organizations.
This has been done in a very extreme manner. I’m still trying to get to the bottom of WHO the people are who are pushing this.
I like it....can already picture the T-shirt.
Harvard, founded as a Christian Divinity school, had as its original motto “Truth for Christ and the Church”.
I want to say that they shortened it to “Truth” some time in the late 19th century.
Great idea, discover the “Champion” of this tyranny. How tragic to see our institutions accept chaos.
God bless you and yours.
PS The Vanderbilt Catholic group is an excellent one! They are an on-fire with the love of Christ group....and there ARE professors who participate with them and support them.
-—I want to say that they shortened it to Truth some time in the late 19th century.-—
Still a great motto, since God is Truth, but if there was truth in advertising, they would change their motto to: “What is truth?”
Yale too was faith based. Like Peter, they deny the founding inspiration and enabling power of Jesus. As they have now foolishly assumed His authority .
They need to change the name of the group from Vanderbilt to something demeaning to the school.
Trust me....I completely understand. As Christians, there is a line they should not cross however....and that must be kept in mind.
I DO like the name put forth by another poster: Catholic but Not Vanderbilt Catholic. Such a name simply states the truth.
I see what’s coming from a mile away. Vanderbilt is going to *recreate* “Vanderbilt Catholic” the way *they* want it organized, *pretending* that it is a Catholic organization, but without any church sanction at all.
It will be like the George Soros created fake “Catholic” leftist front organizations that have few or no Catholics in them, but pretend to be Catholic when they give press statements, and even have the utter gall to solicit money from Catholics.
It will have all the legitimacy of the government created and managed fake “Catholic church of China”.
When Vanderbilt does this, it will be such an egregious effort at fraud against Catholic students that the church really should file suit against Vanderbilt. It is literally as bad as buying a former church, proclaiming it to be a Catholic church, while using it for pagan purposes, with the intent of harming the reputation of the Catholic church, and leading Catholics astray.
Reminds me of William F. Buckley’s comment on the Yale motto: “For God, for Country and for Yale!.”
Buckley began his book “God and Man at Yale” with:
‘For God, for Country and for Yale!’
In That Order!
I like “V Catholics”. Says enough, keeps the association if not the affiliation.
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