Saturday, June 30, 2007

Marquette U's Perennial Embarassment Spews Again

"Whopper" Dan Maguire, the Cancer of Marquette, issues orders to the US Bishops.

In a letter to the New York Times on Monday, Daniel C. Maguire, a professor of moral theology at Marquette University, stated that bishops should stop harassing Catholic politicians who vote in favor of abortion.

Maguire drew on St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas who both thought that to allow certain moral evils would prevent “greater evils.” He further cited Aquinas, who said that the “wise legislator” imitates God, who “tolerates certain evils lest greater evils ensue.”

Of course, he's not being exactly....ah.....truthful:

Maguire's theology, however, is condemned by the Church. The notion of promoting the "lesser of two evils" is condemned as the error of "proportionalism," while the attempt to draw such a position from the works of Augustine and Aquinas is condemned by orthodox academics as gravely erroneous

Abp. Dolan has already slapped Dan-o in the chops a couple of times. May be time to tar & feather this jackass and find a nearby empty boxcar-in-motion. Maybe one bound for, oh, say, the Arctic tundra.


James Wigderson said...

Is Marquette Catholic?

Dad29 said...

Actually, no.

They are 'an independent Jesuit university in the Catholic tradition' (as defined by the occupying forces.)

They severed formal Catholicism with the Land'o'Lakes agreement back in the late 1960's.

It should be noted that there are quite a few solid Catholics on the faculty, who actually teach what the Church teaches on various topics.

Brother James said...

How is it that the "J-word" has come to mean a disposition to heterodoxy (at best) or even the leading edge of contemporary heresy?