Update: California Catholic Daily covers the story.
Look who's the 2008 "Scholar in Residence" at the University of San Francisco: Fr. James Keenan, SJ, from Boston College.
Remember him? He's the guy who spoke before the Massachusetts Legislature on April 28, 2003, and recommended, as a matter of Catholic Moral Theology, a vote against H. 3190 (which would have defined marriage as Massachusetts as between one man and one woman):
"I am here today to testify against H. 3190 because it is contrary to Catholic teaching on social justice."
You can read his entire statement here on MassEquality.org (always gives one such a feeling of security when a priest is cited approvingly on a homosexual activist website!) With the only thing standing between California and court/special interest imposed same sex "marriage" being the Governor's veto, one wonders why a Catholic University would appoint such a man.
But then, why be shocked, or even surprised? It's USF!
Remember Fr. Jim Bretzke, USF's co-chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies commenting on Archbishops Niederauer's mistakenly giving communion to the two "Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" at Most Holy Redeemer back in October? Quote ....."Over-accessorizing and poor taste in makeup is not an excommunicable offense."
Or Fr. Donal Godfrey, SJ, author of "Gays and Grays" and now, of all things, Executive Director of Campus Ministry at USF:
“I believe in other words, that the gospel must always be inculturated into every culture, and this must include gay culture.” ("Gays & Grays" p138) and “The Catholic Church is not a credible moral voice within the gay community.” ("Gays & Grays" p153).
Or the President of USF himself, Fr. Stephen J. Privett:
"A student talked about the difficulties he faced in coming to grips with his own homosexual orientation. He feared the rejection of family members and the ridicule of friends. He had to be as he was created to be by a loving God. He came out. It is not easy for him. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness.” –Baccalaureate Homily, May 2, 2003.
Quite the little operation they've got going on up there...
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