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Priest sees deluge of support against Harvard ‘black mass’
Catholic News Agency ^ | No byline

Posted on 05/09/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT by sitetest

Boston, Mass., May 8, 2014 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Harvard chaplain says a student group's plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has elicited a strong response, and he is encouraging the Catholic community to engage in prayer and witness.

Fr. Michael Drea, senior chaplain at the Harvard Catholic Student Association, told CNA on May 8 that he has seen “a huge groundswell from Catholics on campus, as well as alumni” protesting the black mass re-enactment, which the priest characterized as “absolutely ludicrous” and extremely offensive.

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With this aim in mind, the Catholic community is planning a Holy Hour at 8 p.m. May 12, to coincide with the black mass. The Holy Hour will take place at St. Paul’s Church, the university parish and Catholic campus ministry center on the edge of campus where Fr. Drea serves as pastor.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Religion & Culture; Worship
KEYWORDS: adoration; blackmass; eucharist; harvard
The Harvard Catholic community will respond to this event via prayer at St. Paul's on Monday evening, during the time of the cultural studies re-enactment.
1 posted on 05/09/2014 5:31:05 AM PDT by sitetest
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To: Admin Moderator
Dear Admin Moderator,

On third glance, I see I missed the byline. Would it be possible to correct that? The writer of the article is Michelle Bauman.

Thanks,


sitetest

2 posted on 05/09/2014 5:32:46 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest; narses; Campion; RitaOK; AnAmericanMother; xzins; RichInOC; melsec; FourtySeven; ...

Ping to some of those who seemed to have some interest in this.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 5:38:21 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

We all know the devil doesn’t see this as a cultural studies re-enactment - some times playing around with this stuff will scare people straight to God. I remember reading about “The Exorcist” when I was a young teen - it scared the living daylights out of me but gave me the realization that if this stuff is real then God is real and I think I better listen to what He says!

Mel


4 posted on 05/09/2014 5:38:23 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: sitetest

I searched and didn’t otherwise see this article posted. If it’s a repeat, my apologies.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 5:38:52 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

It would probably be a good idea generally for folks to try and remember to pray about this Monday evening no matter where they are.

Thanks for the info.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 5:45:20 AM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: sitetest
One such letter was sent to university president Drew G. Faust from Harvard graduate Father Roger Landry, who now serves as national chaplain for Catholic Voices USA. He said in the letter that this is “the first time in my life I’m really embarrassed to be associated with Harvard.”

Harvard would never associate itself with an independent student organization that was re-enacting a Koran burning or “the lynchings of African Americans or homophobic attacks or violence against women,” he charged, and neither should it permit a sacrilegious and desecrating ceremony mocking the Catholic faith.

This chaplain thoughts coincide with my own, that Harvard University would not permit this "freedom to explore" when it attacks other groups.

In my gut, I knew that would be right.

They'd have the police, the National Guard, and the Bureau of Land Mangement arresting anyone who attempted a Koran burning under the same guise of academic freedom.

But, it's ok to denigrate Catholic Christians at Harvard University.

7 posted on 05/09/2014 5:52:24 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: sitetest
It seems the black mass is largely the work of fiction writers, mostly French, over the last century-and-a-half. I appears to have "come to life" only since the 1960s.

In any event, it's meant to be a provocation so Harvard's involvement should rightly be regarded as a shot across the bow of Catholicism.

"If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you."

8 posted on 05/09/2014 6:00:28 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: xzins
Dear xzins,

First, Fr. Landry isn't a Harvard chaplain, but is with another group.

“Harvard would never associate itself with an independent student organization...”

The question is whether Harvard is associated with this group. There's a reason such a group is called independent. The group wishes to associate itself with Harvard, but it doesn't look to me like the love goes both ways. If Harvard provides support to this group, it should cease. However, I've searched, and there is no indication that Harvard supports, or even recognizes the group. It isn't listed among the publicly-listed student groups recognized by the Harvard Extension School.

Student groups recognized by the university can easily request and receive permission to use space for free (and even negligible amounts of resources) even if not funded by the university. My son wanted to try out cross-country skiing. He helped set up a club for it. The university more or less recognizes it and gives it a negligible amount of resources. If they want to have a meeting, they just ask to use a room on campus, and provided there are no conflicts, they get to use the room. Free. That's for whether they want to have a small meeting of their own little group, or a larger meeting, open to all, to try to attract new members.

The fact that these folks had to rent out commercial space on campus is telling. It tells me that Harvard doesn't recognize these folks, and before this, may have only been vaguely aware of their existence.

But we'll see how it plays out. I'll repeat - if the university provides material support to this group, it should withdraw that support.


sitetest

9 posted on 05/09/2014 6:16:32 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: melsec

A very well known writer once witnessed a black mass. The “priest” was conjuring up the devil. Although he was a proponent of “white magic” and owned over 2,000 books on witchcraft, he was frightened out of his wits by the display. He knew that the “priest” was a lunatic but he couldn’t get over the feeling that the devil was about to appear. I believe the “mass” ended up being called off.

For non-believers and sceptics, I know this is hard to imagine. There are just some things beyond our ken...


10 posted on 05/09/2014 6:20:17 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Oratam
Dear Oratam,

By “Harvard,” I'm guessing you don't mean, “a bunch of night school students who seem to want publicity and notoriety for their event,” which they've gotten in spades.

I'm guessing you mean “the President and Fellows of Harvard College,” which is the formal name of the entity that governs Harvard University.

If that is so, then let me ask you, what IS Harvard's involvement? I haven't been able to fully determine that, myself, but at this point, I have no evidence of any involvement.


sitetest

11 posted on 05/09/2014 6:20:48 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Oratam

Certainly the conjuring of the devil is a very old practice. The conjuring of him occurs during a black mass. I’ve taken out some books on the subject (it was for research) and I see a woodcut of it from the 15th century. Unfortunately, my condensed version of The Golden Bough focuses on non-European devil worship and witchcraft. Damn.

I have several texts of “black masses” or the creation of the Magic Circle which is sort of the same thing. It is full of insults towards Jews and Christians. Unfortunately, these books are buried under heaps of other books and I can’t give you the dates from when they were written. They manage to be creepy and ludicrous at the same time.

Evangelicals shouldn’t think that they are left out of some bashing during these procedures, lol.


12 posted on 05/09/2014 6:34:38 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: sitetest

This may be one of the best things that happened to religion on the Harvard campus. Sometimes it takes evil going too far to get people to think about what they believe.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 6:34:45 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Dear Opinionated Blowhard,

I hope you're right. At least from the Catholic perspective, there are many Catholics on campus, even who identify and associate as Catholics. There's a fairly sizable Catholic student association that is moderately active.

But regrettably, even among those who identify and actively associate as Catholic, it seems that many Catholics at Harvard are perhaps a little half-hearted in the practice of their faith.

If he has the time, I'm sure my son will be at Monday evening's events at St. Paul's. I hope he's joined by many of the Catholics of this community


sitetest

14 posted on 05/09/2014 6:38:48 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
The real question is this: Would Harvard University permit a Koran burning on campus?

From the article: Harvard Extension School said May 7 that it “does not endorse the views or activities of any independent student organization. But we do support the rights of our students and faculty to speak and assemble freely.”

Do they support the rights of one of their CLUBS to conduct a "re-enactment" of a Koran burning ON CAMPUS?

How do we find out? What do you think they'll say?

15 posted on 05/09/2014 6:58:39 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

There’s an important difference.

Burning the Koran is an act of political and theological aggression with real-world consequence, because there are people in the real world who hate Muslims and Islam.

Holding a “Black Mass” is a joke. Satanism is not religion or ideology of actual significance, and a Black Mass represents no threat to Catholicism or Catholics. Catholicism is threatened by aggressive secularists who probably regard Satanism as even more ridiculous than they view Catholicism.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 7:05:34 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: only1percent

I disagree.

There is a direct parallel.

Both are objects of religious devotion and would be seen by those religions as attacks upon their beliefs.

The identity of the participants in the desecrations are irrelevant.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 7:09:30 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: only1percent

I disagree.

There is a direct parallel.

Both are objects of religious devotion and would be seen by those religions as attacks upon their beliefs.

The identities of the participants in the desecrations are irrelevant.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 7:10:36 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

You expressed exactly what I was thinking — and hoping.

Prayers up.


19 posted on 05/09/2014 7:20:23 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: only1percent
There is nothing "funny", or worth joking about, in invoking--or calling forth the presence--of the Devil.

Unfortunately, Satan's most clever "work" in this world is to convince people that neither he--nor God--exist.

And over the past several centuries, THAT is a work in which he has been VERY successful!

20 posted on 05/09/2014 7:21:25 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement)
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To: only1percent

Please read “The Screwtape Letters” by C. S. Lewis.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 9:03:40 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: xzins
Dear xzins,

I'm pretty sure they'd “support” the right of any independent group of students to do whatever they wished, as long as they didn't break the law (and even then,...). Especially if it didn't cost them any money, LOL.

On campus? Gets a little dicier. Recognized student groups can generally get space at no cost on campus for their meetings and events. They'll need to follow whatever codes of conduct Harvard imposes, and I'm sure that’d include no Koran burning. Probably no “black masses,” either.

But this is being held in the bar in the basement of Memorial Hall. The bar is a commercial enterprise, and it has been privately rented by this group.

The bar (The Cambridge Queen's Head) appears to be owned and/or operated by Harvard College's Office of Student Life. I don't know what restrictions are placed on private functions. I assume the place is covered by relevant laws concerning public accommodations, and thus I don't know whether or not the bar management would refuse a bunch of Koran-burners, whether they COULD refuse a bunch of Koran-burners, and just what the relationship is between the actual bar management and the Office of Student Life.

I've been digging around for contact information for the Office of Student Life, but had to go out for a while and haven't found anything, yet. Maybe others might pick up the thread.

But think a couple of moves down the line before acting.

As a Catholic, to me, this would fit any reasonable definition of “hate crime.” But I'm kind of opposed in principle to the very idea of “hate crimes.” Something is either legal. Or its not. If it's not legal, then the offenders should be prosecuted, and that should be sufficient. No “enhanced” punishment, no infliction of greater harm against the offender because I disagree with his agenda. If it IS legal, I'm not crazy about making it illegal because it's a “hate crime.”

Of course, we're in the realm of private entities and private actions, not government action, not what is lawful or unlawful.

But increasingly, many conservatives are finding ourselves labeled “hate groups” committing “hate crimes” and “hate speech” because we are pro-life, or pro-family, or against the homosexual agenda, or have doubts about the reality of anthropogenic global warming, or, heck, are Republicans.

At Harvard, there are many conservative groups that operate pretty much unmolested, whether on or off campus. I have not heard of the abridgement of the ability to meet in places of public accommodation that are available to all comers willing to pay the rental fee. I'll try to investigate further, but folks need to ask the question: “If Harvard permits renting out the Queen's Head to the Anscombe Society (or similar), do we want to set a precedent by forcing them to cancel the rental to this group?”


sitetest

22 posted on 05/09/2014 9:07:51 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: xzins
Dear xzins,

I need to go run some errands, but here is a link to a page with the names, e-mail address, and phone numbers of the contacts at the Harvard College Office of Student Life:

http://osl.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k65178&pageid=icb.page295552

If folks are going to write/call, I'd recommend starting with Stephen Lassonde, the dean, or Teresa Lilly, the general manager of the Queen's Head.


sitetest

23 posted on 05/09/2014 9:17:46 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest
The article says that the event is taking place "on campus".

A Harvard chaplain says a student group's plans to re-enact a satanic black mass on campus has elicited a strong response, and he is encouraging the Catholic community to engage in prayer and witness.

Perhaps your distinction that this is taking place in a bar in the basement of Memorial Hall is significant. That it is a separately contracted commercial enterprise allows them more leeway in their behavior. However, I'm guessing that their contract has provisions (1) that requires them to follow the directions of the Harvard University and (2)that keeps the ownership of that location in the hands of Harvard University.

Short of actually scheduling a Koran burning, we will never know if it would be disallowed or not.

My money says it would be.

On what basis would I deny this program designed to demonstrate how to degrade an entire class of students (Catholic/Christian)?

I would deny it because it promotes an environment of discrimination, hate and security concerns.

24 posted on 05/09/2014 9:36:44 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
Dear xzins,

“Short of actually scheduling a Koran burning, we will never know if it would be disallowed or not.”

Nah. Restaurants answer inquiries all the time. You don't have to book to ask the questions.

“On what basis would I deny this program designed to demonstrate how to degrade an entire class of students (Catholic/Christian)?

“I would deny it because it promotes an environment of discrimination, hate and security concerns.”

These concerns of yours sound quite similar to the arguments put forth to try to prevent the Anscombe Society from putting on an event at Stanford earlier this year. Just google “anscombe society stanford” and look at news items.

Ironically, while a Koran-burning, or a symposium promoting traditional marriage might actually provoke violence from Muslims or homosexuals, it's doubtful that this “black mass” will provoke any Catholics to violence. “Security concerns” may be a bit overblown.

But, if you want to let Harvard know how you feel, and not just rag on them on the Internet, I've provided you with some contact information.


sitetest

25 posted on 05/09/2014 10:27:43 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: xzins

I think this will damage the PR of Harvard considerably; there is little to no way that the public will overlook this and with more coverage, I am certain that more potential donors and students will get disgusted and alumni will be embarrassed and ashamed of this.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 10:59:06 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: sitetest

I think Harvard’s sports program all by itself has a couple billion in its endowment fund.

The University at large has something like 33 billion dollars. Why should I think that it cares what others think? It cannot be hurt for a long, long time.

It is probably more important to put negative comments on a variety of websites.

It seems most important to influence top Christian students into going elsewhere.


27 posted on 05/09/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: sitetest; CorporateStepsister

I think Harvard’s sports program all by itself has a couple billion in its endowment fund.

The University at large has something like 33 billion dollars in endowment. Why should I think that it cares what others think? It cannot be hurt for a long, long time.

It is probably more important to put negative comments on a variety of websites.

It seems most important to influence top Christian students into going elsewhere.


28 posted on 05/09/2014 11:08:34 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: sitetest

Thank you very much for the ping. I am grateful for your work here, in following this story.


29 posted on 05/09/2014 11:11:04 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: xzins

It won’t be hurt, but Harvard, like the rest of the Ivies, are losing their prestige; as evidenced by the entertainment industry, money is easy to make, but a reputation it not.


30 posted on 05/09/2014 11:33:15 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: xzins
Dear xzins,

One of the reasons for Harvard's fairly long-term (377 years and counting) success is that it's pretty careful about its image.

Although it doesn't hurt, Harvard doesn't owe its success to its $33 billion endowment. That's backwards. It owes its $33 billion endowment to its success.

As well, you might be surprised if you call them. Most of the administrative folks my family has encountered at Harvard are polite, well-intentioned, good at listening, and often motivated to do better. On an individual level, they are usually highly-competent and fairly humble, willing to admit error and fix mistakes. Polite calls to the folks I suggested may produce more results than you realize.

“It seems most important to influence top Christian students into going elsewhere.”

Ever since the anti-Christ was received in its demonic splendor at Notre Dame, I've contemplated this idea. At first, it seemed reasonable, even correct, that we should punish these schools by “withholding” our children, so to speak. Over time, I came to the conclusion that this is mostly wrong, and, to some degree, intrinsically evil.

First, on a practical level, if we encourage “top Christian students” to go elsewhere, it's doubtful anyone is going to notice. Harvard had roughly 35K applications this year for roughly 1660 spots. They rejected over 94% of applicants. They announced their yield today: 82%. In other words, nearly everyone offered a spot at Harvard took it. It's been that way for some years. Their applicant pool, their admit rates, their yields, have been steady or getting stronger for years, now. They could have filled their class three times without sacrificing the quality of their student body. So it is with all the top tier schools. If we “secede” from them, they're not going to miss us.

Second, on a practical level, nearly every university in the US is infected with many of the same toxins that infect Harvard. In fact, Harvard is a relatively conservative-friendly place compared to Brown, or Stanford, or William & Mary, or even Rutgers.

The list of “conservative” colleges and universities is relatively modest, and none compare to the top schools in our country in terms of opportunity for academic rigor. For the very best Christian students (and I'm not talking top 10%, but rather the top 1% - 2%), sending them off to a conservative college may be a disservice.

Perhaps even a sin.

I don't remember Jesus telling us to hide our light under a bushel basket, or burying our talent, hiding from carrying our cross. I don't remember Him telling us to go where it is comfortable, where we will be affirmed, and to avoid places where we may be challenged, where the need for proclaiming the Gospel is great, where there are large numbers of indifferent, or even hostile pagans.

Now, I agree that not every academically-top Christian student should should go to a top-tier school. Most Christian students, like most people generally, in the current era, are insufficiently grown-up at age 18 to go to college at all. Most have not been taught, trained, and reared intellectually, morally, psychologically, philosophically, spiritually, prayerfully to be sent out into the wider world where demons roam seeking the ruin of souls.

It isn't their fault. It isn't primarily their failure. It is the failure of communities and churches, and most of all, of Christian parents, who have not girded their sons and daughters as warriors, who have allowed them to believe that the earth is a benign place, and human society a benign thing where one is permitted to flower, to blossom, to grow and be enveloped in a see of love from his or her fellow man.

Christian life is about following Christ, and Jesus told us that he who is unwilling to carry his cross daily is unworthy of Him. In carrying our crosses, we will fall, far more than three times, but if we endeavor to walk with Him, He will pick us up, help us brush ourselves off, and continue on the Way.

Life is hard.

It is only children reared knowing these things, understanding these things, living these things, who should be let out of their locked-from-the-outside bedroom doors into the wider world.

But those that have been so trained, we should be sending them to the Harvards! The Notre Dames! The Stanfords! They are the light of the world! It is precisely where these young folks belong!

Even if all they do is live their lives honestly and plainly, each day trying to love God, follow Him, and obey His Law, they make a difference!

In the last 100 years, each time we have been challenged in our cultural institutions, we've thrown up our hands in disgust, shaken the dirt from our sandals, and moved on. And now we wonder why we've lost our cultural institutions! We wonder, how did places like Yale or Duke get so corrupt? Because every time a decent, God-loving conservative walked away from the institutions commanding the heights of our culture, those institutions became, by definition, a little more liberal, a little less decent.

You're not going to harm Harvard by running them down (mostly undeservedly) on the Internet. You COULD help them be a little bit better than they are if you reached out directly to them, and gave them your perspective on things.

And if you know someone who is young and is quite brilliant and academically at the top, as well as a good, strong Christian, you'd help us all to encourage him or her to go to the best school that will let him or her in.

We have no chance at all of recapturing our culture if we do otherwise.


sitetest

31 posted on 05/09/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: RitaOK

You’re welcome.


32 posted on 05/09/2014 1:14:49 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: sitetest

I have no doubt that your insight into how Harvard would respond to criticism is the voice of experience and reason. I might try it.

As far as pointing top Christian students elsewhere, there is also some wisdom in heeding your call not to lose what little presence in those institutions that Christians do have.

On the other hand, the only way to achieve an alternative, independent voice is build one of your own. There are many notable conservative Catholic and non-Catholic denomination institutions of higher education that are great in their own right. Some are regularly listed among the top educations in the country.

How would they best be strengthened? Send them the best minds, the best students, the best innovators, the best instructors that the body Christian has to offer.

There was a time when Harvard football reigned supreme.


33 posted on 05/09/2014 2:34:18 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I have seen and experienced enough in my own walk to know the reality of things - I have read enough of other people’s experiences and known a few who used to be into witchcraft and heard their conversion stories. There is no doubt in mind as to the veracity of their testimonies but even moreso to the length of God’s arm to drag people up out of the depths!


34 posted on 05/09/2014 4:53:07 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: melsec

Thank you for your post. Nice to know how far people can be redeemed.


35 posted on 05/09/2014 4:57:53 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: xzins
Dear xzins,

“I have no doubt that your insight into how Harvard would respond to criticism is the voice of experience and reason. I might try it.”

If you do, I'd be interested in the results.

“As far as pointing top Christian students elsewhere,...”

I agree with you. Some of our young folks should be “face-out” to the world, others should be “face-in,” helping to build, or re-build our own institutions. There's room for both!

Notre Dame is a case in point. After the anti-Christ received his honorary degree from Notre Dame, my two sons were so enraged at the university that I had to twist their arms to apply when it came time. “Better an honest pagan school like Harvard than a faux Catholic school like Notre Dame,” said my older son.

But Notre Dame was academically excellent in the various fields at which they were looking, and thus, I required that they each apply. However, neither chose Notre Dame. I'm fine with that.

But two young ladies in one of the homeschooling families with which my kids grew up both went off to Notre Dame. Faithful, devout, and wickedly smart, I'm confident knowing that they improved the place, even if only a little bit, helping to reclaim the institution's Catholicity. I know a clutch of folks who went to, or are associated with Notre Dame, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and they are reclaiming this institution for Christ. One day at a time. One action at a time. Two steps forward and one step backwards.

It may take a generation or two, I don't know. But it is God's work these folks are doing.

I see analogous things at Harvard, individual Catholics and other Christians giving witness each day. I often make use of my son as an example because, well, I know him better than anyone else at the place. But there are other strong Christian young men and women on campus. Harvard has an active Knights of Columbus council (of which my son is an officer) that “commits” all sorts of “hate crimes” (in the liberal orthodoxy) including raising money for pregnancy aid centers, rallying publicly for traditional marriage, working with other campus groups to promote other pro-life and pro-human agendae.

As for Harvard's official reaction? Do what you want, just try not to get in people's faces about it, try to be polite, and DON'T BREAK THE LAW.

Harvard Pro-Life actually is given meeting space for its regular meetings and events on campus in one of the upperclassmen resident houses, and at times is fairly active.

This, by the way, official granting of space, appears to be something denied this “Extension School Cultural Studies Club.”

Harvard is a pagan kingdom, to be sure, but the pagan kings are relatively-benign to those who do not share in the “state religion.”

It is a good place in which to evangelize.


sitetest

36 posted on 05/09/2014 6:20:55 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: xzins

In Obamaland, Islam and Satanism are now protected and promoted religions while Christians are persecuted.

Will Harvard, in his commitment for freedom of expression, allow a ceremony centered around the desecration of the Koran, using it in a profane sexual ritual, or defecating and urinating on it?

Would Obama and Holder allow the desecration of the Koran with impunity as they are allowing the desecration of the most sacrosanct act of the Catholic Church? Will Obama put in jail those involved in the black mass as he put the Coptic Christian who dare to criticize Islam in a youtube for the Muslim persecution of Christians?


37 posted on 05/12/2014 3:06:27 PM PDT by Dqban22
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