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Victory for Prof. Howell: Fired U of I Professor Vindicated, Will Teach Catholicism Class Comments

A university cannot censor professors' speech--including classroom speech related to the topic of the class--merely because certain ideas 'offend' an anonymous student. We greatly appreciate the university's move to put Professor Howell back in the classroom, but we will be watching carefully to make sure that his academic freedom is protected throughout the university's ongoing process. Continue Reading

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  1. Christine
    4 years ago

    HURRAY! This is so important for the right to speak our faith. Other than the ND-88, I can't think of a sadder thing that has happened to religious freedom in my lifetime than the removal of this professor.

  2. Lisa
    4 years ago

    This is wonderful news. Deacon Fournier, this shows the power of one individual (you and others raised awareness), the power of a few (those who filed petitions) and the power of many (a university who overturned a decision in order to do the right thing). What a victory for Catholicism and freedom of speech.

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