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University trustees back president who withdrew fellowship for dissident theologian

Catholic World News - November 20, 2012

The trustees of the University of San Diego have given their full support to the school’s president, Mary Lyons, after faculty members gave her a vote of no-confidence.

The faculty, by a 99-16 vote, affirmed a resolution saying that Lyons was “ethically bankrupt” because she canceled an invitation to the dissident theologian Tina Beattie, after Beattie signed a statement arguing that Catholics should support same-sex marriage. The trustees said that Lyons “made this decision in good faith and with the best interest of the University in mind.”

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  • Posted by: Tex - Nov. 20, 2012 8:05 PM ET USA

    Hurrah for the Board!

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