Folks need to vote with their wallets and not send their kids to these institutions! A friend of our has had two sons go through a supposedly Catholic college, Fairfield U. in CT. He says neither one of them goes to Church anymore! Come to think of it, Fairfield is also a Jesuit Univ.; do I detect a pattern here?
BTW, Fr. Fessio is now Chancellor of a NEW Catholic University. It is Ave Maria University, and it will be built, along with a new town, also called Ave Maria, near Naples FL. It is designed to be a University with decidedly orthodox Catholic underpinnings. I hope it will be well supported by Catholics all over the country, but especially in the South!
I made the monumental error of sending my 2 oldest boys to a Jesuit high school. I knew the Jesuits were pretty liberal these days, but my grandfather had graduated from a Jesuit high school, as had my father, my self and my brothers. I wanted the tradition to continue.
If I had any idea how bad it would be, I never would have done it. The religion class was using Daniel Maguire as an expert in moral theology. This is the guy from Marquette (another Jesuit university) who was the most famous pro-abortion priest until he left the priesthood and got married. Then he got divorced and married again. But his first wife would follow him around to his speaking engagements and call him a "spiritual rapist." He tried to get an injunction to stop her, but the judge ruled that he couldn't prevent her from attending events that were open to the public.
I documented all the evidence on Maguire (there was lots more), and sent it to the Religion teacher and asked him to stop using Daniel Maguire as a teacher of moral theology. He refused to do so.
At the graduation ceremony, the obviously "light in the loafers" priest-president told us parents that the big accomplishments of the past 4 years were increasing affirmative action and being more open to homosexuality.
As I mentioned on another thread,
we're now home-schooling and I'm working on getting these two back into the life of faith, but it's going to be a lot of work to make up for the huge mistake of sending them to a Jesuit school.