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Vanderbilt tells Catholic Students To Change Name
Todd Starnes - Fox news and Commentary ^ | April 11, 2012 | Todd Starnes

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 university’s 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; education; persecution
Father Baker called the university’s policy a “kick in the gut” and agreed that Vanderbilt considers Christians as second class citizens.

“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.

“We’re 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.”

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Vanderbilt Alumni (and many others) need to start making some NOISE!

1 posted on 04/12/2012 5:04:05 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

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.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 5:18:10 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

Yes, indeed. Personally, I’m convinced that this is correct.
Evil seems to be exponentially more active these days...


3 posted on 04/12/2012 5:24:25 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

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.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 5:33:24 AM PDT by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: SumProVita

In 1914, Andrew Carnegie donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University in Nashville on condition the school end its religious affiliation.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 5:35:07 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: SumProVita

How about “Catholic but Not Vanderbilt Catholic”


6 posted on 04/12/2012 5:40:18 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
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To: Broker

...has recently gone out of its’ way to neuter religious organizations.

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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.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 5:40:56 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: muir_redwoods

;-)

I like it....can already picture the T-shirt.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 5:42:27 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Broker

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.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 5:47:09 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: SumProVita

Great idea, discover the “Champion” of this tyranny. How tragic to see our institutions accept chaos.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 5:47:26 AM PDT by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: Broker

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.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 5:47:55 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Calvin Locke

-—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?”


12 posted on 04/12/2012 5:51:22 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Calvin Locke

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 .


13 posted on 04/12/2012 5:51:52 AM PDT by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: SumProVita
I think that the group needs to take a tip from Apple Computers when Carl Sagan demanded they remove his name from a pre-release OS project, so they changed the name from "Sagan" to "Butt-Head Astronomer."

They need to change the name of the group from Vanderbilt to something demeaning to the school.

Mark

14 posted on 04/12/2012 5:54:32 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

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.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 5:58:50 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita
Why would they want to keep the name if that's what it represents now?
16 posted on 04/12/2012 6:29:30 AM PDT by Only Sane Man
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
...but if there was truth in advertising, they would change their motto to: “What is truth?”

No. The motto would have to be, "What is truth at Harvard, and is there any here?"
17 posted on 04/12/2012 7:21:04 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: SumProVita

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.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 7:23:43 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: SumProVita

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!


19 posted on 04/12/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: muir_redwoods

I like “V Catholics”. Says enough, keeps the association if not the affiliation.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 8:43:29 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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21 posted on 04/12/2012 9:22:24 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: MarkL
They need to change the name of the group from Vanderbilt to something demeaning to the school.

"Catholic ministeries for students and faculty of a definitively ANTI-CHRISTIAN University"

22 posted on 04/12/2012 9:35:54 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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