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  • Pagan Catholicism @ Loyola

    10/27/2014 7:22:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 26, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When Catholic colleges and universities embrace diversity, Catholics should worry. “Loyola University Chicago recently christened a new pagan student club, with its student organizer saying the group aims to help pupils at the private Catholic college find the God they seek, not just the one featured in the Bible,” Dominic Lynch, a student there, wrote on The College Fix on October 23, 2014. I’ll bet they didn’t have a hard time finding a faculty adviser. “The Loyola Student Pagan Alliance was granted official recognition by the university earlier this month by its Student Activities and Greek Affairs board,” Lynch reported....
  • Have we misunderstood the Declaration of Independence? Princeton professor claims

    07/04/2016 10:27:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/4/16 | James Wilkinson
    Has America spent the last few hundred years misunderstanding the Declaration of Independence? That's what Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, believes. According to Allen, the paragraph beginning 'We hold these truths to be self-evident' has been misinterpreted thanks to a rogue period that was not in the original document. And that could completely transform our understanding of how the Founding Fathers viewed the role of government, The New York Times reported.
  • Stanford Students to Crusade Against Catholic Saint's Name

    03/15/2016 6:33:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/16 | Adelle Nazarian
    Students at Stanford University, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, are attempting to scrub names and symbols that honor people who are historically connected to slavery and colonialism from the college campus. The move echoes a series of colleges across the nation whose students have attempted to do the same. The latest target in this battle is Saint Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Spanish, Roman Catholic priest and missionary who was canonized last September. His name is on two dorms, an academic building a street and the mall that is the school's official address. It is "important for the university...
  • Dear Ms. Walker: You Are Not a Priest (another female ordination)

    01/10/2015 2:18:24 PM PST · by NYer · 95 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | January 5, 2015 | Kathy SCHIFFER
    On Saturday, January 3 in Kansas City, Georgia Walker attempted to do what no woman had done before:  She tried to become a Roman Catholic priest.And she’s got the pictures to prove it:  Georgia smiling, arms raised in triumph, vested in red and white, processing down the aisle at St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran Church.  Her friend, “Bishop” Bridget Mary Meehan, smiles proudly at her side.  Attending the ceremony were members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests, a group of similarly deluded women who imagine themselves to be ordained.Here’s the thing, though:  WOMEN CAN’T BE PRIESTS.No, really!  Women...
  • Kean University's $219,000 table the center of attention

    11/28/2014 7:16:00 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies
    bergen record ^ | 11.23.14 | PATRICIA ALEX
    MICHAEL KARAS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Attendees recently sat around Kean University's custom-made oak conference table. Breaking News: Legislator calls for investigation into Kean University's $219K conference tableIt costs more than $44,000 in tuition to attend Kean University for four years, and many of the school’s students struggle to pay the bill.  But the taxpayer-supported school in the township of Union spent $219,000 so far and has authorized up to $270,000 — about the average price of a house in the nearby working-class neighborhood — for a custom-made, circular conference table that seats 23 and features data ports, microphones and an illuminated...
  • Check it out! Pics of the "Nativity Scene" set up by the University Of Texas Young Conservatives.

    12/05/2006 9:51:35 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 57 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/04/06 | staff
    "Tony McDonald, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, sets up a protest anti- American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin December 4, 2006. The display features a 'Nancy Pelosi' angel, a 'suicide bomber' shepherd, and Marx, Lenin and Stalin as the Three Wise Men." "Josh Perry, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, spreads hay as he sets up a protest anti-American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin, Texas December 4, 2006. The display features a...
  • Students Try to Banish Catholic Chaplain From Campus for Anti-Gay Stance

    04/04/2013 6:39:18 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 51 replies
    Two gay seniors at George Washington University say they feel alienated because the chaplain at George Washington’s Newman Center rejects homosexuality, and they aren’t going to take it anymore. The seniors, Damian Legacy and Blake Bergen, have announced a coordinated campaign to rid the campus of the Roman Catholic priest, reports The GW Hatchet, the school’s independent student newspaper. They also assert that 12 or more students have quit the Newman Center in recent years because they can’t tolerate Father Greg Shaffer’s ardent anti-gay and, for the record, anti-abortion — beliefs. Shaffer has worked for five years at George Washington’s...
  • Catholic Schools showing the Vagina Monologues

    02/07/2005 11:44:53 AM PST · by dangus · 60 replies · 8,682+ views
    from a review of V-Day ^ | 2/7/05 | dangus
    "Catholic" schools showing the Vagina Monologues: Loyola Marymount St. Mary's College of California Georgetown University DePaul University Saint Xavier University Loyola University-Chicago University of Notre Dame Loyola University-New Orleans St. Mary's College of Maryland Holy Cross Mount Holyoke Boston College Saint Louis University College of Saint Mary-Nebraska (Where is Abp. Bruskewicz?) Marymount College of New York College of St. Rose University of Detroit/Mercy Marist College Mt. Saint Vincent Fordham University Marymount Manhattan College St, John Fisher University of Dayton Lehigh University St. Francis University of Penna. Providence College St. Benedict College There are several other school son the list which...
  • Evangelical school refuses pro-life display on campus

    11/08/2012 5:39:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies
    World News Group ^ | 11.08.12 | Leigh Jones
    Before class last Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, Seth Gruber stood outside his school's dining hall with a sign showing a tiny pair of red, severed hands. Some students who walked by him during the next four hours stared down at their feet as they passed. Others shot him dirty looks. Several told him the graphic pictures of aborted babies were inappropriate and disrespectful. Gruber, a junior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., knew his pro-life activism wouldn't make him the most popular guy on campus. But he didn't expect to meet with so much opposition. Westmont is an evangelical...
  • Victoria Kennedy supporters demand that Bishop Robert McManus explain himself to her

    04/26/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 26, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette is reporting that: "Two national religious organizations today will formally ask Bishop Robert J. McManus to reinstate Victoria Reggie Kennedy as the commencement speaker at Anna Maria College. The small Catholic liberal arts school in Paxton withdrew its invitation last month after the bishop raised concerns with college officials about positions taken by the widow of former U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on abortion, gay marriage, contraception and other social issues of interest to the church. The school has yet to announce a new speaker. Representatives of Catholic Democrats are expected to deliver a petition...
  • Fordham to Honor Geraldine Ferraro

    05/23/2012 7:25:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/23/12 | Charlotte Hays
    Geraldine Ferraro, the 1984 candidate for the vice presidency whose position on abortion repeatedly put her at odds with New York’s late John Cardinal O’Connor, will soon be memorialized at Fordham Law School, according to a report in Fordham magazine. Ferraro’s husband, John Zaccaro Sr., and their son, John Zaccaro Jr., who are pictured in the magazine, recently made a “leadership gift” to Fordham in honor the late Queens congresswoman who rose to national prominence. Ferraro died of multiple myeloma in 2011. The gift, whose amount is not disclosed in the article, reportedly will go to support a new Law...
  • Silencing Dissent About Black Studies

    05/08/2012 1:46:40 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 15 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08 May 2012 | Jonathan S.Tobin
    Naomi Schaefer Riley, the only Conservative blogger at The Chronicle of Higher Education, was fired after thousands of readers complained about her post "The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations." J.S. Tobin writes a vigorous defense. Per copyright issues, Ms. Riley's post can be accessed only by link in Comments.
  • 'Shut up,' they explained (writer gets fired after criticizing black studies dissertations)

    05/09/2012 4:43:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/09/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The trade paper of the academic industry just fired a writer who dared express skepticism about the academic worth of a number of doctoral dissertations in the field of black studies. Liz McMillan, editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education wrote a "Note to readers" explaining why Naomi Schaefer Riley's blog posting on Brainstorm last week ("The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations" merited her dismissal and an abject apology from the editorial honcho.Reactions are mostly predictable, from both leftists and conservatives.Riley is, of course, being widely termed a racist. She summarized  her critics in...
  • Archbishop Chaput challenges Catholic educators to 'convert the culture'

    11/11/2011 3:03:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 5 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | 11/11/11 | Benjamin Mann
    Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput encouraged Catholic universities to rediscover the Church's intellectual tradition and use it to shape society's future. “Catholic higher education is heir to the greatest intellectual, moral and cultural patrimony in human history,” the archbishop said in a Nov. 10 address at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Catholic intellectual tradition, he said, offers a “deeply satisfying answer” to the questions of human life, and is “beautiful because it's true.” “It has nothing to be embarrassed about and every reason to be on fire with confidence and apostolic zeal. We only defeat ourselves – and we...
  • Catholic colleges discuss making school a good place for gays

    11/01/2005 2:04:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 64 replies · 1,206+ views
    Dateline Alabama ^ | 10.29.05 | LISA LEFF
    More than 40 Catholic colleges were represented on Saturday at a conference that was billed as the nation's first on how gays and lesbians fit in at universities guided by a faith that says their sexual orientation is wrong. But rather than lamenting the Catholic Church's stand on homosexuality, the two-day "Out There" conference at Santa Clara University showed that plenty of gay-related scholarship and student affairs planning is going on in Catholic higher education, said co-organizer Linda Garber. "It's important and interesting to know there are Catholic universities that have offices and staff people specifically geared toward LGBT concerns,"...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] 16 Catholic colleges fail fiscal responsibility test

    08/17/2010 3:45:19 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    319 of the nation’s postsecondary schools, 16 of them Catholic, have failed the US Department of Education’s fiscal responsibility test for 2008-09. Four of the schools-- Ave Maria School of Law, Belmont Abbey College, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, and the University of St. Thomas in Houston-- have been praised by the Cardinal Newman Society for their efforts to promote a strong Catholic identity. (Ave Maria University, unlike Ave Maria School of Law, passed the test with the highest possible rating.) The other Catholic colleges that failed the test are the College of Our Lady of the Elms, Brescia...
  • Fairfield Students Bussed to Hear Gay Advocate Bash the (Catholic) Church

    10/20/2011 3:36:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | October 19, 2011
    Fairfield University’s student newspaper The Mirror reports that Fairfield provided transportation for students to hear openly gay sex columnist Dan Savage bash the Catholic Church in his keynote address for the “Pro-Queer Life” conference on Saturday.The lecture contradicts assurances reportedly made by Fairfield President Fr. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., to Bishop William Lori that the conference would “not be a vehicle for dissent.”The Jesuit university reportedly bussed students to Union Theological Seminary in New York as part of their “More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church,” an effort by Fairfield and Fordham Universities along with two non-denominational...
  • 'White African-American' Suing N.J. Med School for Discrimination

    05/13/2009 9:42:06 PM PDT · by Westlander · 28 replies · 1,552+ views
    ABCNEWS ^ | 5-13-2009 | SARAH NETTER
    Born and raised in Mozambique and now a naturalized U.S. citizen, Serodio, 45, has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey medical school, claiming he was harassed and ultimately suspended for identifying himself during a class cultural exercise as a "white African-American."
  • Bishop Corrects Catholic College for Inviting Gay "Marriage" Advocate

    02/17/2009 5:01:09 PM PST · by tcg · 5 replies · 781+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/18/09 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Statement of the Diocese of Scranton in Response to Misericordia University’s Plans to Host Speaker Keith Boykin "Misericordia University’s Diversity Institute is twice providing at the University on February 17, 2009, a platform for Keith Boykin. "Mr. Boykin has authored three books and all three have been nominated for a Lambda Literary award. Lambda is a legal advocacy effort for homosexual causes. Mr. Boykin is an avid supporter of same sex marriage and is an activist for positions disturbingly opposed to Catholic moral teaching. "Bishop Martino wants Catholics of the Diocese of Scranton to know of his absolute disapproval of...
  • Framing the issues of college drinking

    01/12/2009 8:49:05 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 612+ views
    star ledger ^ | 09.09.08 | Ana Alaya
    Drew University, like many colleges, is working harder to deter underage drinking, but that didn't stop students younger than 21 from drinking heavily at campus parties Labor Day weekend. "The parties are in dorms, on top of buildings, wherever people find an ample place where they're not going to be bothered," said 18-year-old Dean Shtainhorn of Millburn, who admitted to experimenting with alcohol. The Madison campus is not unlike colleges across the country dealing with the problem of underage alcohol consumption and binge drinking. That is why Drew University president Robert Weisbuch said he joined the Amethyst Initiative, a national...