Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Suit against Catholic U. seen as test for Catholic liberals

Catholic World News - June 24, 2011

Political theorist Robert George sees a special significance in the lawsuit that John Banzhaf is bringing against the Catholic University of America, for switching to single-sex dormitories. That suit, George argues, provides a clear case of the authoritarian side of contemporary liberalism: an effort to force obedience to liberal ideological norms. George wonders how many Catholic liberals will recoil against that tendency, and oppose Banzhaf's suit.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($33,525 to go):
$35,000.00 $1,474.54
96% 4%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Gil125 - Jun. 25, 2011 2:56 PM ET USA

    This is also the big anti-smoking man, for what that's worth.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Jun. 25, 2011 12:41 PM ET USA

    What is the thinking here? We are talking about young folks who have very little in the way of protection. Can they not have same sex dorms at that tender age? They think they are adults, we know better. We know that they can seek out premarital sex before they are ready, we don't have to throw the opportunity in their faces. Give them a break! We turn our children over to schools to educate them, we should expect some measure of safety, or we are no better than the secular world.

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Ezra the Odd: A Lesson in Fidelity? 19 hours ago
Famous actors bring the New Testament to dramatic life in this audio Bible September 1
Preparing for the Jubilee of Mercy September 1
Final Liturgical Year volume for 2014-2015 now available August 31
Church Fathers: The Third Century and the School of Alexandria August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: welcome with compassion those who have remarried outside the Church CWN - August 5
Pope Francis: SSPX priests will licitly and validly absolve sins during Jubilee of Mercy CWN - September 1