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Catholic Gonzaga University Won’t Allow Catholic Students To Form Catholic Group [Diversity Rule!]
Daily Caller ^ | April 06, 2013

Posted on 04/06/2013 12:02:04 PM PDT by Steelfish

Catholic Gonzaga University Won’t Allow Catholic Students To Form Catholic Group The Daily Caller.

Roman Catholic, Jesuit-affiliated Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington has refused to recognize the Knights of Columbus as an official student group because — wait for it — the Knights of Columbus is a Catholic organization.

Gonzaga administrators notified the students who had sought the school’s official seal of approval last month, reports The Cardinal Newman Society’s Catholic Education Daily.

“The Knights of Columbus, by their very nature, is a men’s organization in which only Catholics may participate via membership,” reads a letter written by Sue Weitz, vice president for student life. “These criteria are inconsistent with the policy and practice of student organization recognition at Gonzaga University.”

Right here seems like a sufficiently good place to observe that Gonzaga is under the umbrella of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) — a men’s organization in which only Catholic men may participate via membership.

Anyway, Weitz’s letter went on to explain that she feels “strongly” about Gonzaga’s “commitment to non-discrimination and inclusivity” and is troubled by the fact that “all members of a student Knights of Columbus group must be Catholic.”

“If Gonzaga was an institution that served only Catholics and limited the benefits of the collegiate experience only to them, the decision-making process may have been different,” she also opined. “To embrace the diversity and yet endorse a group based on faith exclusivity is a challenge that cannot be reconciled at this time.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: gonzaga; jesuits; knightsofcolumbus; romancatholicism; spokane; washington

1 posted on 04/06/2013 12:02:04 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

If they won’t allow any Catholic groups, then they shouldn’t allow any Jesuits on the campus.

Oh, wait. . . .


2 posted on 04/06/2013 12:10:12 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Steelfish

Do they have a black student union? Or Amish?


3 posted on 04/06/2013 12:11:50 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Steelfish
feh...
4 posted on 04/06/2013 12:15:21 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Steelfish; All

Is Gonzaga just another secular college front-ending itself as Catholic like Notre Dame does?


5 posted on 04/06/2013 12:17:18 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Steelfish

They also won’t allow a “Fire Mark Few” group... that would be sacrilegious.


6 posted on 04/06/2013 12:20:28 PM PDT by dmzTahoe
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To: Steelfish
Catholic University concerned with diversity? Get real!
7 posted on 04/06/2013 12:28:55 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Steelfish

Why don’t the alumni in these college withdraw their support? Unbelievable!


8 posted on 04/06/2013 12:29:40 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: Steelfish

I don’t think appealing to the Bishop of Rome is going to do much good.


9 posted on 04/06/2013 12:40:31 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: SkyDancer
Yep. Not only is there a black student union but they have other segregated clubs such as the chinese club, filipino american student union, hawaii pacific islanders club, irish club, italian club, japanese club, kenya club, la raza club, lgbt resource center, saudi arabia club, society of women engineers, women's rugby club, women's lacrosse club, women's soccer club and women's volleyball club.

Interestingly enough there is a Knight Club listed so I'm not sure what is going on.

10 posted on 04/06/2013 12:49:49 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Thing is that on every university/college campus you can have every kind of group other than conservative/christian/white.


11 posted on 04/06/2013 12:52:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

indeed! it is easiest thing in the world to cut a miscreant charity off one’s gift list!

and a very good thing to do, too...


12 posted on 04/06/2013 12:52:20 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: Cicero

Documentation File on the negative impact of the Counterculture of Obamanation on America.


13 posted on 04/06/2013 1:09:50 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Steelfish

This may prove otherwise:

http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~kofc/membership.htm

http://www.americantowns.com/wa/spokane/organization/knights_of_columbus___gonzaga_university_council_12583

http://www.gonzagabulletin.com/news/article_421b27fa-0dbc-11e2-9dd4-0019bb30f31a.html

The last site has some info on the fact that MAYBE the club has not gotten its’ act together yet to be approved.


14 posted on 04/06/2013 1:51:13 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Why doesn’t the Pope send an email? It’s a shame he does not at least have a gmail account. This can easily be corrected.


15 posted on 04/06/2013 2:59:37 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Steelfish; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; ...

Gonzaga U president reviewing decision on Catholic club

Catholic Gonzaga University Won't Allow Catholic Students To Form

Gonzaga and the Knights of Columbus

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16 posted on 04/13/2013 7:31:04 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: Coleus

U can’t make this stuff up. Sad.


17 posted on 04/13/2013 9:24:44 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

“..This can easily be corrected.”

Also, the Bishop of the Diocese can make a call.


18 posted on 04/13/2013 9:27:24 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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19 posted on 04/13/2013 10:01:43 PM PDT by narses
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

The pope has other things to take care of other than worrying about what a university in America is doing.

Would you ask the president to intervene into a local municipal matter?


20 posted on 04/14/2013 6:42:52 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Steelfish
If we could only get Pope Francis I attention on this...

I am sure he would have quite a bit to say on this.

21 posted on 04/14/2013 6:50:44 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: SkyDancer

From my experience on these matters, they’ll say that the Black Students Association is open to students of all races (i.e., non-blacks are not expressly banned from joining in the club’s by-laws), while the KoC’s membership is expressly reserved for Catholic men. When I was in college, the university threatened to take away the College Republicans’ school charter if we didn’t change the by-laws to allow *registered Democrats* to join; I quit the club when members voted to capitulate.


22 posted on 04/14/2013 8:39:56 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Sad when people give in to their ideals.


23 posted on 04/14/2013 12:22:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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