Sunday, March 07, 2010

"Gamaliel"'s Philosophy

Some folks drew attention to this blogspot, in which there is a frank and somewhat disturbing discussion of "Gamaliel," an Alinsky-ite outfit founded by an ex-Jebbie priest, one Greg Galuzzo.

One never knows. It's not uncommon for ex-employees to have personal issues with another individual in an organization. (That goes both ways, of course.) So it's not necessarily productive to bite on the "he said/she said" aspects of the blogpost's combox.

On the other hand, and worth noting, is this, which is agreed upon by both parties:

Gamaliel’s philosophy is that all people are part of a sacred community, intended by God to realize their own dignity, worth, power and voice.

Umnnnnhhhh...that happens to be wrong.

All people are God's children, and they are created to know, love, and serve Him in this world and to live with Him in the next. Period. End of discussion.

The term "sacred community" is not defined and is at best misleading. "Power" and "voice" (as well as the squishy/non-definable terms 'dignity' and 'worth') have nothing to do with First Things. What Galuzzo invented is fundamentally wrong, and he uses feel-good terminology, undefined, to construct fairy-castles.

If THAT is the "philosophy" monetarily supported by Catholic Campaign for Human Development money, then, Houston, we have a problem.

1 comment:

Badger Catholic said...

Jesuits hard at work