Skip to comments.Catholic University Leaders Reject Criticism of Koch Grant
Posted on 02/24/2014 6:56:27 PM PST by marshmallow
Washington D.C., Feb 23, 2014 / 04:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic University of Americas president and business school dean say criticism of a $1 million grant from the Koch Foundation is unfounded and treats debatable positions as official Church teaching.
We think the groups complaining about the Koch Foundation gift are suggesting a litmus test that neither we nor they would want to apply to other cases, university president John Garvey and Dean Andrew Abela of the universitys School of Business and Economics said in a Feb. 20 Wall Street Journal essay.
We welcome constructive criticism, but we believe it would be a mistake to stifle debate by pretending that genuinely controversial positions are official church teaching.
In January 2013, The Catholic University of America created a separate business school for business, finance and economics-related courses drawn from its School of Arts and Sciences. The new business school later received a $1 million grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.
The grant has drawn objections from Faith in Public Life, a Democratic-leaning communications strategy organization. The groups affiliate Faithful America organized a petition drive asking the university to reject the grant. The pro-labor union group Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice was also critical.
The Faithful America petition said that brothers Charles and David Kochs political efforts are clearly out of step with Catholic social teaching, claiming that they are the biggest funders of the Tea Party movement, and anti-government think tanks that are waging war on anti-poverty programs.
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Hooray for CUA President Garvey! As a CUA alum and practicing Catholic I’m thrilled we have a strong leader at our helm. We need warriors to fight the good fight.
Isn’t it terrible?/sarc
Left wing students might actually have to deal with hearing a contrary opinion. It’s not as if there are any lack of left wing universities they can go to instead.
Left wing students LIVE on balderdash. It's their "daily bread." MOST grow up to live on the Word of God.
It just takes TIME for them to GROW UP.
"If at 21 you're not liberal, you have no soul. If at 41 you're not conservative, you have no brains."
Lol. I've found this to be comforting in its essential truth (for MOST souls).
I don't buy Girl Scouts cookies because of their affiliation with abortion clinics. When asked to buy cookies, I DID say:
"No. Would you really care to know why?"
The mother of the girl said: "Yes, I would."
So I told her.
She had no answer to that.