Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jesuits Abandon "Marriage" for Today's Fashion

Marquette University will abandon any pretense of "Catholicism"--and for that matter, of "witness."

Marquette University plans to start offering domestic partner benefits to its employees in 2012, ...

...“If we are truly pastoral in our application of the Jesuit principle of cura personalis, I asked myself if I could reconcile that with denying health benefits to a couple who have legally registered their commitment to each other,” Wild said. In Latin, cura personalis means "care for the entire person." [said Fr. Wild]

Sure, Father, so long as that "entire person" doesn't have an eternal soul--you know, like in "cura animarum--or more important, salus animarum."

G K Chesterton had two applicable quotes.

"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." - Everlasting Man


"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." --ILN

Marquette: a dead thing grasping at fashionable fallacy.


Anonymous said...

"The whole truth is generally the ally of virtue; a half-truth is always the ally of some vice."

Fits Dad29 to a T!

Dan said...

I am sure the Marquette students will be pleased to pay the increased tutiton for thi.
And notice when Wild did this, right before the Warriors play in the Sweet 16, so the focus will be on basketball and not this policy.

RAG said...

There are times I wonder where MU has abandoned its roots.

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Why don't they just join the UW system already?

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear the argument as to how this isn't formal cooperation in someones sin. That would help me a lot.


Anonymous said...

I find all of this simply amazing - that a Jesuit University can twist and turn to make all come out to what they want to come out....

Whatever happened to truth?

"You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free?'

It seems to me that we need some St. Thomas More's among our Catholic Clergy in our Colleges, in our Universities, and in our nation!!!

Dan said...

I've just sent a letter to my Bishop, Archbishop Listecki, asking him respectfully but firmly just who is in charge in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, the local Ordinary or some twerpy little Jesuit who happens to be in charge of a University that calls itself Catholic?

I also gently reminded His Excellency that if the Church expects to be taken seriously about its efforts to eradicate the homosexual predator problem in its ranks they need to discipline Father Wild right now or what's left of the Church's credibility will be in tatters.

Marquette and Father Wild can whine al they wish about "autonomy" and "independence". That, if I may so, is rhetorical BS. The Archbishop is in charge, whether they like it or not. Of course, now it's up to Archbishop Listecki to take a firm If he doesn't deal with this then he will be responsible for the scandal every bit as much as Marquette's Father Wild.

I would also hope that the Marquette Alumni would get together and give Wild the facts of life by telling him they will withold any further contributions until he either rescinds this monstrous decision or resigns. Or both.

Anonymous said...

Dad29, any idea as to what if anything concerned alum can do? Write Fr. Wild? The Jesuit Provincial? the Archbishop? The Vaticans?

Please keep blogging on this one!