Skip to comments.Jesuits Want to Recall Pro-Life Governor
Posted on 06/05/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by marshmallow
Father Thomas A. Lawler, SJ, a member of the Marquette University Board of Trustees and provincial of the Wisconsin Province of the Jesuits, has joined more than twenty-five other Wisconsin Jesuits in signing a petition supporting the recall of Governor Scott Walker.
At least seven of the signers may be Marquette University professors and staff; they each reported residing at the Jesuit residence at Marquette University, and their names match the following University employees: Rev. Robert Doran, S.J., Professor and Emmett Doerr Chair of Theology, Rev. Gregory OMeara, S.J., Associate Professor in the School of Law, Rev. James OLeary, S.J., Associate Director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Rev. Grant Garinger, S.J., Artistic Assistant Professor in the Diederich College of Communication, Rev. David Schultenover, S.J., Professor of Theology and Editor-in-Chief of Theological Studies, Rev. G. Harak, S.J., Director of the Center for Peacemaking, Rev. Michael Zeps, S.J., Associate Professor of History and University Minister.
The Republican governor, a Marquette graduate with a strong-pro life record, faces a vote to determine whether he gets to stay in office tomorrow. The campaign to recall Walker grew out of his budget-cutting efforts and his fight with the public service unions. Walker significantly reduced their ability to bargain collectively.
Father Lawler did sign the petition. He has no comment and would refer you to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops information on faithful citizenship, Rory Gillespie, spokesman for the province, told The Cardinal Newman Society.
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Stuff like this HAS to be a sign.
I wish I would have known what a fraud they are back in school.(I say this as a graduate of Marquette University High School).
The tares are starting to show themselves in the Church.
As the Kennedys, Pelosi, Moran, and countless others have shown, the Jesuits are Democrats first and Catholics second.
Time for the Vatican to clean out the Jesuits house.
the Jesuits are Democrats first and Catholics second.
I’m not sure Catholic is second on their list. I have always heard the Jesuits were liberal but down South where I live you don’t come across a lot of liberal Jesuits. It seems to me,the Catholic church I grew up with had a much tighter rein on their clergy than now.
“Time for the Vatican to clean out the Jesuits house.”
Jesuits are not Catholic anymore.
Oh for God’s sake! The Jesuits see themselves so above the fray intellectually they are no better than the pseudo-superior academic secular left in fulfilling their self image for self aggrandizement.
Pope John Paul said he would not mind if the Jesuit order would simply wither away. They have separated from the Catholic Church.
A dragon in a cave told them to do it.
Point taken. I did lump everyone together and wasn’t a good thing.
My late uncle was a Jesuit and I assure you, he never would have gone along with this move.
Small correction, Walker withdrew from Marquette before graduating. Hasn’t hurt him.
Catholics should remember these things whenever the annual “retirement fund for religious” collection comes around; these people can literally go to Hell. My children are learning how to meet the necessary requirements to attain salvation; financial support isn’t one of them when you are borrowing to buy groceries (credit cards).
Wouldn’t be shocked if there isn’t a vocation to the religious life among them, either.
I think they'll eventually go the way of liberal religious orders for women. If they don't get new seminarians willing to give their lives in service within the Jesuit order, all the old guys will just die out.
Nor would my fellow Gonzaga alum, Fr. Bob Spitzer, SJ, class of '74.
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