By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 10, 2005
During the first year of Judith Dwyer's presidency there, St. Xavier University-- which is recognized by the Chicago archdiocese as Catholic-- has:
- hosted its first-ever production of The Vagina Monologues
- denied a pro-life group access to a campus parking lot
- scheduled a presentation by "certified sex educator" Jay Friedman, whose web site provides links to a condom manufacturer, Planned Parenthood, and a "sex toy" store
- invited Sister Margaret Farley-- signer of the infamous "Catholics for a Free Choice" ad published in the New York Times in 1984-- to deliver the commencement address.
Noticing the pattern established by the new president at St. Xavier, Cardinal Francis George has taken which one (only one) of the following steps:
- called Dwyer in for a no-nonsense consultation
- issued strong public statements protesting each of the moves listed above
- asked St. Xavier to make a clear commitment to ensuring that faculty and administrators are committed Catholics, and that Church teachings will be upheld and promoted on campus
- appointed Dwyer to the board of advisers of his major seminary
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Posted by: -
Jun. 13, 2005 11:47 PM ET USA
You know, I have been doing lots of thinking and these carnal priests who desire marriage, femi-nuns who wish for ordination, and openly gay clergy can have it ALL by simply going to the Episcopal church, "the little church that can't say no," which is where I came to the Catholic Church FROM. Seriously! The EC has priests and priestesses and they can marry from a choice of all three sexes. They even have openly gay bishops, female bishopettes, an official pro-choice position on abortion.
Posted by: Canismater -
Jun. 12, 2005 5:52 AM ET USA
The cancer is very well progressed...the wound is very deep...the roots of the weeds have wrapped themselves around the grain...this isn't going to be fixed easily... Perhaps this is the thinking:Today's sems are better equipped to ignore her than today's college students. Besides, there are Sister (and Fr.) Disciplette's all over the diocese that these future priests will have to deal with. So, this is a part of their formation. Problem is if she make decisions on candidates, or weak Rector.
Posted by: Pseudodionysius -
Jun. 10, 2005 7:58 PM ET USA
I guess "put him on the rack and stretched him out" was left out as an option for a reason?
Posted by: Fr. William -
Jun. 10, 2005 6:12 PM ET USA
Please, Diogenes, please tell us that Cdl.George did not appoint Judith "trail of radcial feminist ideologies" Dwyer to his major seminary... If she did get appointed, that certainly will hasten the demise of yet another seminary in the US. Let's pray that Diogenes' blog will get to Cdl. George as a wake-up call... although, I thought that his Eminence always spoke/acted with the Mind and Heart of Jesus and His Church....
Posted by: Gil125 -
Jun. 10, 2005 5:55 PM ET USA
Cardinal George is a lot like his brother, Archbishop Levada of San Francisco---actually, technically already in charge of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. If Pope Benedict appointed Levada to his old job, he can have little objection to George.
Posted by: shrink -
Jun. 10, 2005 4:07 PM ET USA
Pier Giorgio, Cdl George knows her track record, and the track record of all the major colleges in the area, chapter and verse.
Posted by: -
Jun. 10, 2005 1:04 PM ET USA
As a neighbor to Chicago, I don't have to ask. Cdl George is in the mold of JPII. He talks the talk, but he won't govern. He has also encouraged a lot of Traditional Catholics but accepts the vetoes issued by Bernadin's chancery officials over the resulting plans. Real Catholics are waiting for his successor and hoping there will still be a diocese here for him when he comes.
Posted by: Vincit omnia amor -
Jun. 10, 2005 1:01 PM ET USA
ah, man, you're kidding me? did he really app't her to the board at his major seminary? just when you though there MIGHT be a strong Cardinal or two. somethings I'd guess you'd have to tolerate, but all but one of the things Dwyer allowed or disallowed would seem INtolerable. Does he know of her track record?
Posted by: -
Jun. 10, 2005 11:57 AM ET USA
Is the list of things that Cdl George did supposed to be a question, such as which of these things he has done? Or has he actually done all of these things?