Sunday, May 2, 2010

"Protect the Catholicity of This University"

From LifeSiteNews:

"In a statement released Friday, Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark slammed a proposed course on same-sex "marriage" to be offered at Seton Hall University by a homosexualist professor. Myers says that the course is "not in synch" with Catholic teaching, and that the university's Board of Trustees have urged officials "to take whatever action is required under the law to protect the Catholicity of this university.

The university newspaper The Setonian reported earlier this month that W. King Mott, an open homosexual who was once demoted by the university for speaking out against Catholic teaching on marriage, would be offering a course that he claims would teach about homosexual 'marriage' 'from an academic perspective.'

Allowing an "academic" or "neutral" point of view about same-sex "marriage" is not only incompatible with Catholic teaching, it is incompatible with reason. A legitimate understanding of the substance of marriage prohibits neutrality on the subject of same-sex "marriage," and the Archbishop knows it. The article continues:

"As the shepherd of the Archdiocese of Newark, I am responsible for maintaining the Catholic identity of all Church institutions and organizations within the Archdiocese, and for ensuring authentic and orthodox Catholic teaching in all educational institutions and parishes," stated the archbishop.

"That responsibility extends to our Catholic elementary and high schools, to our parish religious education programs for both adults and children, and to the Catholic colleges and university operating within my jurisdiction."

Good work, Archbishop Myers. May your fellow shepherds follow your example!

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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