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  1. Dan
    5 years ago

    As an alumnus of St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX I supported and continue to support the University's decision to have presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak on campus. The administration upheld the Marianist tradition of open and free dialogue. The only way to discuss a divisive issue is to allow open and free debate. Although the local Archbishop expressed his distress with the action, I support the University's decision and it's policy of open and free dialogue. I pray for the St. Mary's community and all Marianists worldwide.

  2. mike
    5 years ago

    John Paul II tried to reign the Catholic Universities in...and the seminaries too! But under liberal leadership nothing was done! We are in the midst of an American schism!

  3. Liz
    5 years ago

    Teresa: Stay with the Church!!! Remember we go to Mass to worship our God regardless of what is going on around us!! Look for a new parish and make it a real mission for you. And keep reading Catholic.org!!! Protest, via letters, when you can lobbying for Truth. Don't give up. Pray. God will be with you.

  4. larry
    5 years ago

    I'm not surprised by what happened in Catholic Universities. I think the bishops have done little since Vatican II to foster a Catholic identity with leadership as a group. Some bishops have tried to do what they can. I disagree with Notre Dame but there has been little consistent leadership from bishops - remember the Catholic politicians talk about when life begins and abortion? Some outrage but then nothing more is said. Where's the preaching from the Sunday Eucharist about these issues - not just a document which few read. I like the speaking out but we need more - now.

  5. Teresa
    5 years ago

    So grateful to have found this website - makes me feel less alone. Liz-the parish to which I once belonged is "lost", too. I am now unaffiliated w/respect to belonging to a parish. My non-Catholic friends are mystified as to why I remain Catholic - they cite the Notre Dame fiasco & dreadful music and irreverence at Catholic Masses. The socializing at Adoration is beyond belief!! The catechesis offered to children who DON'T attend parochial schools is abysmal...so WHY would the Church wonder why so many Catholics are not pro-life? The diocesan newspaper is largely self-celebratory & cannot be counted upon to inform our consciences as does this website. We are a nation in crisis and a Church in crisis. The good news is that we have
    fearless shepherds such as Chaput and Martino. I pray....and hope.

  6. Geri
    5 years ago

    How sad this whole situation is. No wonder the world looks at us Catholics like we have 2 heads! When our basic religious principles are not upheld by the so-called Catholic Universities and Colleges, it makes us all look ridiculous. If these universities and colleges are going to continue to honor ANYONE who opposes our basic religious beliefs, they should immediately lose their Catholic status, the backing of the Catholic Church and it's people and any and all tax advantages they receive by CALLING themselves a Catholic institution. They are a disgrace to the Church and its beliefs. Pray, fellow Catholics, that they all may receive the guidance, strength and wisdomo of the Holy Spirit, that they may become one again with our Lord, Jesus Christ, and God, the Holy Father.

  7. Tom Diorio
    5 years ago

    May God grant our bishops the wisdom to use the rod mercifully but effectively to save these vital institutions.

    Pray for our priests.

  8. Laurence
    5 years ago

    How shameful it is and how condescending/patronizing of these Catholic College administrators and educators to ask the Bishops to withdraw the 2004 policy. It is not unlike children asking their parents to drop their house rules so that there would be no tensions between parents and children. What arrogance!

    May our Bishops seek ever more to please our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ than to please these traitorous so-called Catholic administrators and educators.

    May the students of these so-called Catholic Colleges, by God's mercy and grace, learn what it truly means to be faithful Catholics. For it means absolutely nothing to bear the name Catholic and at the same time be unfaithful and rebellious against the Catholic Church, whom our Lord Jesus refers to as both His Mystical Body and His Mystical Bride.

    Praise, honor, glory, power, and thanks be to Jesus Christ, our Lord, God, and Savior!!!

  9. Liz
    5 years ago

    And, we're shocked? How? This has been in the works for years. Most of our parishes are lost so this news is really hardly news!! Postmodernism, relativism, has replaced moral integrity - the moral integrity of our bishops as well. When the Notre Dame scandal was brewing how many bishops stood up? I don't even think it was one-third of all American bishops. And like I said once before on this site, Catholic politicians who are PROABORTION are still receiving Communion. When is this going to stop? When Rome ROARS!!!


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