Saturday, July 04, 2015

Fordham: Model Jesuit College!

Recently reported:

The chairman of the theology department at Fordham University has gotten married—to another man.

Vince Lombardi's rotational speed approaches 50,000 RPM.

Clintonesque parsing follows:

...When asked whether Fordham was concerned about having a professor of theology whose lifestyle choice is in opposition to the teaching of the Catholic Church about marriage, a spokesman for the university said Hornbeck has the right to get married.

“While Catholic teachings do not support same-sex marriage, we wish Professor Hornbeck and his spouse a rich life filled with many blessings on the occasion of their wedding in the Episcopal Church,” said Bob Howe, Fordham's senior director of communications. “Professor Hornbeck is a member of the Fordham community, and like all University employees, students and alumni, is entitled to human dignity without regard to race, creed, gender, and sexual orientation.”

Howe emphasized that same-sex unions are “now the law of the land, and Professor Hornbeck has the same constitutional right to marriage as all Americans.

The flak doesn't mention a bedrock principle of Catholic doctrine:  there is NO 'right' to do what is wrong.  Ever.  Period.  End of sentence.

But then, what does Catholic doctine have to do with Fordham's theology department?

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