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Notre Dame Announces Gay, ĎAlliesí Student Group
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 12/5/12 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 12/06/2012 8:27:14 AM PST by marshmallow

In what the University of Notre Dame’s student newspaper is calling “a historic decision,” the University announced plans for a University- recognized homosexual student organization as well as a full-time student development staff position focused on LGBTQ issues.

The announcement was made as the result of a long review of the University’s policies. According to the student newspaper, Fr. John Jenkins, the president of the university, said that the plan “grows out of our mission as a Catholic university” and is “directed by that fundamental mission in a profound way.”

But although the plan describes the student organization as acting consistent with Catholic teaching, Fr. Jenkins seemed to indicate some doubt about how closely it will be regulated:

Jenkins said the organization’s roots in Church teaching had a broad practical impact, but these roots are not meant to serve as a basis for limitations the University could theoretically impose on the group. “It’s a rich teaching about the role of sexuality, about intimacy, about human relations, about responsibilities to the community, about relationships to the Church,” Jenkins said. “To put this in a ‘Well you can do this, you can’t do that,’ is to distort the issue.”

Moreover, at least one Vatican official has expressed reservations about a Catholic college organizing any student activity centered on homosexuality. In 1992 Cardinal Pio Laghi, then-Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, opposed a homosexual club at Seattle University: “At a Catholic university, support can be given only to Catholic teaching on homosexuality and Catholic pastoral practice to help homosexual persons morally, ascetically, and spiritually . . . The university’s responsibilities towards homosexual persons, doctrinally and pastorally, should find their expression in courses in Catholic theology.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.cardinalnewmansociety.org ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholiccolleges; highereducation; homosexualagenda; notredame
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1 posted on 12/06/2012 8:27:21 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
So the “L” is now listed in front of the G in “LGBTQ”? Was a focus group study performed? And it is about time the Q's get recognized, sometimes they are forgotten and likely discriminated against in the LGBT world; now, they have inclusion...until the next letter.
2 posted on 12/06/2012 8:32:02 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: marshmallow

imho, Notre Dame is no more a Catholic College than I am a lunar lander pilot.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 8:32:48 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: marshmallow

Catholic values. In politics, in education, in life.

(Said with all due respect to Catholic FReepers.)


4 posted on 12/06/2012 8:33:32 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: marshmallow

Who cares about gay people. The fact that babies are being murdered every day seems to be about five orders of magnitude more important of a social issue.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 8:35:12 AM PST by Flightdeck (My four children have been robbed)
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To: marshmallow

Fr Jenkins talks a lot but says virtually nothing - he makes grandios statements but does not give voice to truth.

Let me ask the simplest of questions is homosexuality and the homosexual act a sin or not? If the “club” was formed on the basis of understanding that it is indeed a sin then the “club” could be a help through the understanding of truth and pure doctrine.

I doubt that it is rather it is there to lessen the sin and promote the culture!

Mel


6 posted on 12/06/2012 8:36:40 AM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: marshmallow

Would they sanction a heterosexual student group?


7 posted on 12/06/2012 8:39:34 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: marshmallow

There simply isn’t a cornerstone for morality in this country any more. It is amazing seemingly intelligent people bend over backwards to elevate a perverse sexual desire. To be fair, since that is what liberals are all about, shouldn’t there be student groups for pedophilia, necrophilia, bestiallity, etc.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 8:40:17 AM PST by Yogafist
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To: Yogafist

Roll Tide!


9 posted on 12/06/2012 8:44:46 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: marshmallow

Notre Dame keeps using the word “Catholic”.

I do not thin’ it means what they thin’ it means.


10 posted on 12/06/2012 8:46:21 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: marshmallow

An alleged Christian institution plowing open a road to hell. Wonderful.


11 posted on 12/06/2012 8:47:01 AM PST by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Romney did in 2012)
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To: marshmallow
Actually, I think they're taunting the Pope because they come out with something like this right after anything he does to try and get things back on the right track.

On the 4th Benedict puts out, “The Service of Charity” and here we have an little announcement from ND with far more of a press release than it deserves. I think they want a fight over whether or not they can call themselves Catholic and are trying to egg it on.

13 posted on 12/06/2012 8:59:55 AM PST by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: massgopguy

Amen bro!!! This Catholic will be rooting for ‘Bama to destroy the arrogant CINOs Domers big time.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 9:01:50 AM PST by C19fan
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To: marshmallow

Liberal dictionary

Historic: anything they agree with

Controversial: anything they don’t


15 posted on 12/06/2012 9:02:27 AM PST by relictele
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To: ConservativeStatement

Has anyone asked the Bs if they want to be lumped in with the Qs? What about the Ts? What if the Ts like the Ls but not the Gs?


16 posted on 12/06/2012 9:05:16 AM PST by relictele
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To: marshmallow
Jenkins is the same putz who gave Obama an honorary degree. This is no surprise.
17 posted on 12/06/2012 9:12:37 AM PST by utahagen
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To: marshmallow

They lost me when they honored Obozo and had the pro-lifers arrested when he spoke there.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 9:14:16 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: marshmallow

Roll Tide!


19 posted on 12/06/2012 9:16:19 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: marshmallow
"You see those damn liberals on that hill?...Send them to hell!"
20 posted on 12/06/2012 9:22:44 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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