It's quiz time

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 28, 2007

Class, pay attention!

The news article headline reads as follows:

Gay-Rights Activists Arrested After Sit-In at Seminary

Now, which seminary is it?

(a) Mount St. Mary's Seminary Emmitsburg, MD
(b) University of St. Mary of the Lake (Mundelein Seminary)
(c) St. Meinrad School of Theology
(d) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

If you were patient, and thoughtful, and you picked (d) you would be correct.

Next question....

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 29, 2007 2:26 PM ET USA

    Referring to the article it, and not Diogenes method of presenting it... It is good to know that our separated bretheren do get some things right!

  • Posted by: - Mar. 29, 2007 11:34 AM ET USA

    Gay "sit in", eh? Almost perfect. It's the first half of the fail-safe way of how to avoid AIDS: Sit down and keep your mouth shut. Looks like they'll need to to work on the latter.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 7:42 PM ET USA

    I don't get the point, either. The priests that I know that have graduated from Mt St Mary's (and I'm in MD so I know quite a few) are very solid. I'm not familiar with the others to pass an opinion on them.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 5:31 PM ET USA

    I think Diogenes is saying that gay activists do not view the Catholic seminary as an enemy with regard to their agenda. If that is the point, I must disagree.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 5:04 PM ET USA

    FYI, Humpty Dumpty, my wife is also on faculty at Baylor. We have heard rumors about behind-the-scenes pressure to "purify" the faculty but, thanks be to God, we have not seen it. My hope is that the rumor is a baseless one but we remain vigilant.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 4:01 PM ET USA

    I must concur with JW and adamah. I don't understand the point here. I picked (d) because it was the only one of the four that was not Catholic. No other reason than that and often the one that stands out the most can be the correct answer.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 2:13 PM ET USA

    Diogenes, I'm not sure I understand the point you are attempting to make. Are you implying the Catholic seminaries you listed are unorthodox in matters of sexuality? Perhaps the issue is that the orthodox Catholic position, properly held, is much more reasonable than the position held by many conservative Protestant denominations, so the Protestants are more likely to be picketed? Or perhaps picketing in a city is easier & more effective than in the rural setting of the Catholic seminaries?

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 2:01 PM ET USA

    You guys are getting far too demanding wanting "bishops" to supervise what goes on in the seminaries in their dioceses. Next, you'll want them to supervise the goings on at the "Catholic" universities in their dioceses. Where does it end?

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 1:23 PM ET USA

    My daughter graduated from SBTS. Since then, SBTS has removed women from teaching positions in Theology, Old Testament, and Homeletics. Res ipsa loquitur. PS My wife received her Ph.D in Theology from Baylor, which is also "purifying" its faculty.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 10:35 AM ET USA

    That means the Southern Baptists Seminaries in America are more faithful then the "American Catholic Seminaries". The "Authentic Roman Catholic Seminaries, in America, should Not allow homosexuals, if the Bishops of the seminary is in "Union with the Holy Father". If not, they might as well put a huge lock on the doors. To remove the Bishop in this sort of situation would also be a very prudent move.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 10:34 AM ET USA

    I think he means it is not a "tolerant" Catholic institution.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 9:58 AM ET USA

    I hope the inference to be drawn is not that the other three are "gay friendly." Mount St. Mary's is rock-solid---I was a seminarian there 2 years ago. If the situation there has changed since then, I would appreciate information about it.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 9:40 AM ET USA

    Hmmm....I'm a bit lost on this one. Should we think less of SBTS for this?

  • Posted by: - Mar. 28, 2007 9:15 AM ET USA

    Perhaps the activists did not choose the other three because they considered them gay friendly. Is that the inference to be drawn?