Skip to comments.Catholic Caucus: Desales [U] college denies petition for homosexual club
Posted on 08/09/2012 12:30:18 PM PDT by topher
CENTER VALLEY, Pennsylvania, August 9, 2012 (CardinalNewmanSociety.org) - An online petition circulated by an alumnus aims to push DeSales University, a faithful Catholic college, to reconsider the decision to not allow a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student-run organization on campus. The petition has led to a strong response from the university.
DeSales alumnus Tim Gallagher reportedly posted a petition on Change.org in response to repeated denials by university officials to allow an LGBT student group on campus. The petition has garnered only 383 signatures at the time of publication, not all of whom are students or graduates of the Pennsylvania college.
We are truly a Catholic institution, so we wouldnt formally endorse or support a group in direct contradiction to Church teaching, Vice President of Student Life Jerry Joyce told The Cardinal Newman Society. Its pretty straightforward from my perspective.
He pointed out that this doesnt mean students struggling with their identities should feel as though theyre not welcome. Everyones welcome at DeSales, he said. We want every student know theyre respected as a human being with dignity.
(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...
Rather the above WILL happen...
Is this statement in there accurate?
“16 Catholic Colleges in Pennsylvania have officially recognized pro-homosexual clubs, LGBTQ Resource Centers, or student organizations according to a recent poll.”
If so, it sounds like high time for the bishops of Pennsylvania to assert some discipline over these institutions.
DeSales University is recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.
The list looks like it might be accurate...