Friday, April 18, 2008

Attention: USF

Our Holy Father has some solemn words for our Catholic teachers. His address at Catholic University in Washington says it loud and clear. And I especially implore all teachers at our Catholic Universities, colleges and high schools to heed these words.

Let me select just a couple of paragraphs from his talk, praying that it might mark the end of such liberties as “Vagina Monologues” and support of homosexual professors with their ideologies.

Your Eminences, Dear Brother Bishops, Distinguished Professors, Teachers and Educators,

...I wish to affirm the great value of academic freedom. In virtue of this freedom you are called to search for the truth wherever careful analysis of evidence leads you. Yet it is also the case that any appeal to the principle of academic freedom in order to justify positions that contradict the faith and the teaching of the Church would obstruct or even betray the university's identity and mission; a mission at the heart of the Church's munus docendi and not somehow autonomous or independent of it.

Teachers and administrators, whether in universities or schools, have the duty and privilege to ensure that students receive instruction in Catholic doctrine and practice. This requires that public witness to the way of Christ, as found in the Gospel and upheld by the Church's Magisterium, shapes all aspects of an institution's life, both inside and outside the classroom. Divergence from this vision weakens Catholic identity and, far from advancing freedom, inevitably leads to confusion, whether moral, intellectual or spiritual….

(the bold is from my pen)


Anonymous said...

God Bless him and God bless you, Father. Let's pray they listen.

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