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Gonzaga Denies Knights of Columbus Student Group Because itís Catholic
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 4/5/13 | Tim Drake

Posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by marshmallow

Spokane's Gonzaga University has denied a Knights of Columbus group application to be recognized as an official student organization. Those seeking the status were notified of the University’s decision at a meeting on March 7.

The group was notified of the decision by Dean of Students Kassi Kain and Assistant Director for Student Activities Dave Rovick.

“The Knights of Columbus, by their very nature, is a men’s organization in which only Catholics may participate via membership,” says a letter obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society 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, as well as the University’s commitment to non-discrimination based on certain characteristics, one of which is religion.”

The letter continued:

The discussion at the meeting touched on formation of a Catholic Daughters student organization at Gonzaga. Such a group would address the gender exclusivity issue. However, it would not address the requirement that all members of a student Knights of Columbus group must be Catholic.

Individuals who spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society only on condition of anonymity explained that the group has been stalled by the administration for the entire academic year. Efforts were made by students to apply for official student group status beginning in September. The group was told they would have a response by November. The group wasn’t notified of the University’s decision until March.

Weitz did not return the call from The Cardinal Newman Society seeking comment on the decision.

One Knights of Columbus member told The Cardinal Newman Society that other University organizations, including club sports, currently limit membership and exclude people.

(Excerpt) Read more at cardinalnewmansociety.org ...


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1 posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Thank you, Wichita State.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow

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


3 posted on 04/05/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: dfwgator

Go Shockers!!!!!


4 posted on 04/05/2013 6:51:57 AM PDT by Mercat (I'm loving this Pope)
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To: marshmallow

Gonzaga is ostensibly a Catholic University. This is insane.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 6:52:32 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: marshmallow

Do they also deny muslim groups?


6 posted on 04/05/2013 6:52:58 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: marshmallow

So diversity on campus is acceptable as long as your not an “exclusionary” religious organization?

So if you’re a Knight, a Boy Scout, or a College Republican, you’re not allowed to discuss or espouse any of your beliefs on campus. Got it.

So glad I got out of the liberal prison of college over 10 years ago. Shit’s gone downhill since then.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: dfwgator

Why Wichita State? I’m confused.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 6:54:23 AM PDT by married21
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To: Mr. K
Don't be silly. Islam is the religion of peace. If Gonzaga administrators denied a muslim group, they'd get their heads bashed in.
9 posted on 04/05/2013 6:55:07 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: married21

They beat Gonzaga in the NCAA Basketball tournament.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 6:55:23 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dirtboy
Gonzaga is ostensibly a Catholic University. This is insane.

But run by the Jesuits, who haven't been Catholic for decades.

11 posted on 04/05/2013 6:56:48 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: dfwgator

Maybe Gonzaga’s team should have been composed of entirely Catholic men.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 6:58:31 AM PDT by married21
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To: marshmallow

Can I be in the chess club? I don’t play chess...


13 posted on 04/05/2013 7:00:07 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: marshmallow

Freedom of assembly shot to hell again.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 7:00:57 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Mr. K

Do they also deny muslim groups?

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No!

http://spokanefavs.com/culture/education/muslim-students-feel-welcome-at-gonzaga


15 posted on 04/05/2013 7:02:03 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: marshmallow

I thought Gonzaga was CAtholic????


16 posted on 04/05/2013 7:09:08 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: FatherofFive
"But run by the Jesuits, who haven't been Catholic for decades."

The new Pope's a Jesuit.

17 posted on 04/05/2013 7:09:30 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was correct!)
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To: eCSMaster
The new Pope's a Jesuit.

So what's your point? ;)

18 posted on 04/05/2013 7:10:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow
...Dean of Students Kassi Kain..

Is that her stage name?

19 posted on 04/05/2013 7:10:27 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: marshmallow

And the saga of Alice in Wonderland meets animal farm continues on US Campusses.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 7:12:29 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: eCSMaster

Oh yeah, it is all his fault, he’s been pope for a few weeks and he already caused this.

This is something that they need to take to a higher level.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 7:15:14 AM PDT by tiki
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To: marshmallow

Does this school have a “black student union” group? If so I’m sure white conservatives would be welcomed with open arms.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 7:18:34 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: dfwgator

And why is that pertinent to this discussion?


23 posted on 04/05/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: illiac

The first objection listed is that we are “a men’s organization”.


24 posted on 04/05/2013 7:25:41 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: eCSMaster
The new Pope's a Jesuit.

There still are few good ones. He actually got in trouble with his order for being really catholic.

25 posted on 04/05/2013 7:29:52 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: rusty schucklefurd

Yes, it does have a black student union.

” The History of the Black Student Union:
Gonzaga University’s Black Student Union was chartered in 1979 in order to engage in projects which the membership considered to be in the interest of the Gonzaga campus and Spokane Community.”


26 posted on 04/05/2013 7:34:13 AM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: mardi59; Mr. K
Here is the website of the GU MSA:

http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~islam/

Unbelievable - hopefully somebody will take them to court to either abolish all clubs or let the KoC into the campus.

27 posted on 04/05/2013 7:37:03 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: marshmallow

who really gives a she it, why would a Catholic organization wish to bee recognized by a bunch of depraved liberal lunatics


28 posted on 04/05/2013 7:37:50 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: capydick

The local KOC is having an argument over a building Gonzaga is putting up that affects their property.


29 posted on 04/05/2013 7:39:11 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: capydick

Unbelievable - hopefully somebody will take them to court to either abolish all clubs or let the KoC into the campus.

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This should never have become an issue, but I harken back to ND covering the crucifix when Zero showed up. Very disappointing, and it makes me furious that they are not fighting this nonsense.


30 posted on 04/05/2013 7:45:14 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: marshmallow

To celebrate diversity it is acceptable to be intolerant.


31 posted on 04/05/2013 7:47:28 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: marshmallow

Doesn’t that decision violate the right to free assembly and association clause?

Non-lawyer paging lawyer types!


32 posted on 04/05/2013 7:50:33 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: marshmallow
Isn't Gonzaga a Catholic school?

If so, then whats the problem? Or more to the point, why are they still a “Catholic” school?

33 posted on 04/05/2013 7:55:15 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: marshmallow

I guess it’s time for money to stop being given to Gonzaga.

Strange, because there is a beautiful, new chapel on the campus — I’ve been in it.


34 posted on 04/05/2013 7:56:29 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: eCSMaster

Because of this one point, this whole thing may turn around.


35 posted on 04/05/2013 7:57:48 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
..Dean of Students Kassi Kain.. Is that her stage name?

Sister named Kandi.

36 posted on 04/05/2013 8:00:40 AM PDT by Starstruck (Question. What would the U.S. look like today if there was no 2nd Amendment.)
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To: marshmallow

Let them turn down a muslim group.
Nah, they would except them with open arms........ or they would end up losing their arms!


37 posted on 04/05/2013 8:16:47 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: massgopguy

and....


38 posted on 04/05/2013 8:17:39 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Salvation

And who should stop giving them money?


39 posted on 04/05/2013 8:19:45 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Salvation

Parents should at least educate themselves enough to know that they are not sending their kid to a truly “Catholic” college.


40 posted on 04/05/2013 8:22:20 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: illiac

alumni

If you recall, there was a big alumni push for former graduates of Notre Dame to cease their support of ND back when they invited Obortion O to speak there.


41 posted on 04/05/2013 8:24:37 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: illiac

“And who should stop giving them money?”

Alumni??? At least those alums who went there and may be sending or considering sending their own kids there precisely because it is supposed to be a Catholic college?

Unlike state colleges, private colleges are very dependent on alumni donations/bequests. They very likely receive substantial support also from Catholic organizations.


42 posted on 04/05/2013 8:26:27 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

My opinion would be that the early exit of their #1 seed team in the NCAA tournament will impact donations far more than this.


43 posted on 04/05/2013 8:29:41 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: dfwgator

Go Wichita St. Shockers! Early in the schools history students would work to bring in the wheat harvest to have money for school. Hence the “ Shockers”!


44 posted on 04/05/2013 8:31:33 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: EDINVA

That is to say that the alumni is not supporting the decision?


45 posted on 04/05/2013 8:35:46 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: marshmallow
I'm trying to get more info on this. GU has a service group affiliated with the KOC, and they call themselves the Knights. During my years there, it was composed of men in their sophomore year.

I graduated a long time ago, so this wasn't even on my radar screen until someone posted this on the "Online Crosby Center" this morning.

The new President is too PC for me...Fr. Bob Spitzer was the best. Dr. McCullough's never had a job outside of GU, so he has no perspective on the real world.

The school's leadership showed a blind eye by allowing Angelo Mozilo (of Countrywide fame) to serve on the Board of Trustees.

I only have fond memories of my time there, but they're starting to pi$$ me off.

46 posted on 04/05/2013 8:36:58 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Mr. K
Do they also deny muslim groups?

Do they also deny women's groups? If I were a male at that University, I would try to join an all female group on campus, and then sue the University if I was refused.

47 posted on 04/05/2013 8:42:24 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: EDINVA
At least those alums who went there and may be sending or considering sending their own kids there precisely because it is supposed to be a Catholic college?

I received a world class education there. GU still has one of the finest ROTC programs in the country, and they always attract dozens of students who win those scholarships. I think the strong presence of ROTC keeps GU from going off the cliff culturally.

My two oldest kids wanted to stay closer to home, and I think I scared them off with my stories of how hard I worked to graduate in 4 years. I changed my major to Public Accounting the spring of my sophomore year, necessitating taking a load of 21 hours three of my last four semesters.

My youngest son (11) is a good Texas boy, and is adamant about matriculating at UT-Austin. LOL! In a way, that's good, because he'll need to finish in the top 8% of his class to qualify.

48 posted on 04/05/2013 8:44:09 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: marshmallow

Is there a “Black Students Union” on Campus?

Are white folks allowed to join?(Would they even want to?)

The K 0f C is more than just a Fraternity for Catholic Men. It is also a powerful voice for the unborn.

Can’t have THAT on Campus!


49 posted on 04/05/2013 9:15:48 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Starstruck
Sister named Kandi.

LOL, no doubt. I would never give my daughter a name where she could be mistaken for an exotic dancer.

50 posted on 04/05/2013 10:39:14 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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