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Pope Benedict Speaks to U.S. Catholic Universities Comments

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  1. Jonathan R. Ocampo
    5 years ago

    I attend Saint Leo University, which is attached to a Benedictine Monastery of the same name. I am a 47 year old male and Catholic since birth. I attend this school on its online campus. Recently I questioned a Professor about Catholic morals and ethics and the lack of such in the classes at this University. He was greatly appalled that I would question the wisdom of allowing every and anything on any subject no matter how sensitive it might be.

    He accused me of wanting to take the education system back to the Dark Ages. He said that even though the school is affiliated with the Monastery it has no bearing on the classes taught at the University or if they are in line with Catholic moral or ethics. If anyone know a Catholic college or University that keeps its Catholic identity in the teaching of its courses please email me @

  2. Eamon Hatley-Smith
    5 years ago

    Of coarse the Pope is saying which ever discipline the Catholic student chooses, frequent and humble confession unified with fervent and regular devout reception of the Blessed Sacrament, which is accompanied with deep, fervent, persevering, confident and lovingly intimate prayer offered through the Most Pure Heart of the Blessed Virgin cannot fail to help one 'excel' and produce a ‘spill over’ effect for all humanity for all to share in.

  3. Marie Archibald
    5 years ago

    Our Lady will crush the head of Satan. She is calling us to "battle" with Her.

    Where are all the other universities? Why aren't all the students of all Catholic Universities banning together with the Notre Dame students, staff, Pope, bishops, priest, religious, faithful to conquer this demon, this voice of a president of a Catholic University? How can one voice be so powerful? We are all whining if we are not all behind these ProLife Catholics and defending OUR FAITH. It is not just about them. It is about us and our future generations and their Catholic education too.

    Our Lady calls us to PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, and FAST! What happens when a mother or father tells their children the right thing to do and they do not do it? What happens?

  4. Eddie Fong
    5 years ago

    It's so easy to tell other to take their kids out of school to show one's displeasure. GG & Michael, let me ask you, will you in the middle of the school year? You may be talking out of the side of your mouth.
    My daughter graduated from ND. She has been away for a year, I am still upset of the situation, not because of anything but, like it or not to a lot of people ND is THE Catholic University. And that represents my FAITH, and it hurt.
    Maybe we should cool down on personal stabbing.

  5. Michael
    5 years ago

    James I agree with G.G...Take him out..Right now in the middle of the semester, and let Jenkins know why it was done..
    Unless parents take control of their childrens education ND will never change..Only when it hits the "pocketbook" will it matter...
    There are a few "real" Catholic Colleges and Universities left..Yes they don't that a "Touchdown Jesus" looking over the campus, but maybe thats a part of the problem also.....

  6. "G.G."
    5 years ago

    James, You say that your son attends Notre Dame and that Notre Dame is working to destroy the faith of students - and quite effectively. Then, take him OUT of that University. Evidently, you must be teaching your kid that Christianity doesn't matter, because you send your kid to Notre Dame and allow him to stay there as a student. What have you got to say for yourself as a parent? You pay the bill so put him in a good Catholic University or quit complaining. You are enabling ND to keep going against our Catholic teachings by paying your sons tuition. DON'T GIVE NOTRE DAME ANY MORE MONEY!

    If you and all the other parents that believe Catholic teaching is important took your kids out of ND ot at least threatened to take your kid out then believe me they would get back to Catholic teaching VERY FAST!! You sound like the false Catholic politicians. They're Catholic, but they're Pro-Choice! Again, I say take your kid out of Notre Dame and put him in a good and honest Catholic university. And, for GOD'S sake, quit whining! And, do something constructive about this obscene promotion and honoring of evil if you honestly believe what you wrote.

  7. Peggy
    5 years ago

    I'm afraid our Catholic universities, Bishops, church pastors (not all, but too many to count) have fallen victim to the lure of money, whining sinners (demons) and what the world offers. It is now permeating governments around the world, society, families everywhere. You would not have been able to convince me that we would find ourselves in such a dangerously sinful position and that the Bishops and priests would not speak out from the pulpit.

    Instead we are working on stemming the outflow of money by closing down beautiful and venerable old churches, the likes of which will never be seen again. We all are called to reconversion - daily - and we are failing at an alarming rate. This is Divine Mercy Sunday, and we have never been more in need of this great gift. Lord Have Mercy. Mary, pray for us.

  8. J
    5 years ago

    I feel sad that the late Pope John Paul II and now Pope Benedict seem to always need to baby sit the United States in our behaviour. These good Popes don't have time to only care for the United States, they have many many many other countries that are in dire need of care too. That's the reason we have bishops. I'm telling you it's manifesting slowly but surely from our prayers of frustrated laity.

  9. Thomas J. McCarthy
    5 years ago

    Well let's see how the U.S. Bishops and priests react. Since they don't listen to us, I hope they have the obedience to listen to their Pope. If not, we are definitely doomed.

    God bless you Pope Benedict.

  10. T
    5 years ago

    The sad thing is, that we can't wait on some of the leaders of the Church to teach and stand up for the FULLNESS of TRUTH. We as laity need to help our children in ways we have never reached out to them before. Helping to implement the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Apologetic books, Canon Law, and the many other books written by saints. There is no time to waste. But yes we still need to pray for are leaders at the same time. Remember a lie is equated with murder.And as far as I'm concern, so is a guilty silence.

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