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  • Catholic University to Host Lecture by Lesbian Professor on ‘Ending White Christian America’

    03/26/2023 6:40:50 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/24/23 | Stephen Kokx
    The promotional flyer for the event claims that the 'murders' of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and other African Americans are the consequences of a 'white supremacist system grounded in Christian history, texts, ideas, and institutions.'(LifeSiteNews) — Villanova University near Philadelphia is set to host a lecture by a Black lesbian LGBT activist on “the end of white Christian America.” Naomi Washington-Leapheart, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, is scheduled to speak at the Falvey Library on Wednesday, March 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The school’s Center for Peace and Justice Education and the Theology and Religious...
  • Trouble at Villanova: Dispute escalates over a student’s tweets

    08/06/2020 6:16:47 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 6, 2020 | Thomas Caddick
    Trouble at Villanova: Dispute escalates over a student’s tweets Melanie Diodati, a graduate theology student at the Augustinian university in Pennsylvania, criticised Villanova on Twitter in late June after the university’s athletic department described itself as an “ally of the LGBTQ+ Community”. Diodati said she was “ashamed to attend” the university because it was “ashamed to be Catholic”.Diodati later tweeted claims that her academic advisor, Professor Jennifer Jackson, had warned Diodati over her Twitter activity.In the Twitter thread Diodati claimed that Professor Jackson said “I might lose my tuition scholarship” and that “I ought to come back to Twitter and...
  • Catholic university threatens to revoke scholarship of student who criticized its pro-LGBTQ tweet

    06/30/2020 9:06:25 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 06/30/2020 | MATT LAMB
    A Catholic institution should uphold Catholic beliefs’A student at Villanova University is accusing her academic advisor of trying to intimidate her over tweets critical of the university’s promotion of Pride Month. Melanie Didioti, a graduate student at the Catholic university outside of Philadelphia, recently tweeted criticism of the school’s athletic department for its Pride Month tweet on June 22. The tweet said: “Love is Love. Happy #PrideMonth – We are proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ Community.”
  • Political Operative Convicted of Federal Campaign Finance Crimes in Two Congressional Campaigns

    12/03/2018 6:57:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Justice.gov ^ | 12-3- | Justice.gov
    A jury sitting in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania convicted longtime political operative Kenneth Smukler, 58, of Villanova, Pennsylvania, today on charges of making and concealing illegal campaign contributions in two Congressional primary elections, and of obstructing justice in an investigation by the Federal Election Commission (FEC), announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “Today’s convictions demonstrate the Department of Justice’s commitment to ensuring a level playing field in the financing of federal elections,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski. “We will hold...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Thomas of Villanova, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    09/21/2018 9:01:43 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double IN 1517 A CRUEL BLOW fell upon the great Augustinian family; Luther, one of its members, raised the cry of revolt which was to be echoed for centuries by every passion. But the illustrious Order, which had unwittingly nurtured this child of evil, was none the less acceptable to God; and He deigned, before long, to demonstrate this, for the consolation of institutes whose very excellence exposes unworthy subjects to more dangerous falls. It was at the First Vespers of All Saints that Luther broached, at Wittenburg, his famous theses against indulgences and the authority of the...
  • NOVA!

    04/02/2018 8:41:40 PM PDT · by cowboyusa · 31 replies
    Great job nova! Philly city of champions!
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Thomas of Villanova, Bishop and Confessor

    09/21/2017 9:37:57 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double IN 1517 a cruel blow fell upon the great Augustinian family; Luther, one of its members, raised the cry of revolt which was to be echoed for centuries by every passion. But the illustrious Order, which had unwittingly nurtured this child of evil, was none the less acceptable to God; and He deigned, before long, to demonstrate this, for the consolation of institutes whose very excellence exposes unworthy subjects to more dangerous falls. It was at the First Vespers of All Saints that Luther broached, at Wittenburg, his famous theses against indulgences and the authority of the...
  • Hate Hoax: Villanova Student Withdraws Trump Voters Attack Claim

    12/05/2016 7:12:36 PM PST · by HokieMom · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/5/16 | John Binder
    A Villanova University student has asked police to drop their investigation into an incident in which she alleged she was attacked by white male President-Elect Donald Trump supporters. An African-American female student at the university alleged in a hate crime-related story that after Trump’s victory against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, a group of white men knocked her to the ground as they yelled “Trump,” Philly.com reported. Last month, the student asked the local police department to shut down the investigation into the incident, yet police did not reveal the reason for her request. Villanova University campus police say the student...
  • Inevitable: “Serious scholars” now argue Jesus is transgender

    05/25/2016 4:12:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tantumblogo
    There’s just no end with these people. Everything must be bent to serve the agenda or narrative, no matter how preposterous, no matter how blasphemous. There is no limit to the depths to which they will stoop in order to justify their depraved views and endless diabolical narcissism. Amazingly, these are the people who are utterly convinced they are the “good guys,” and we, who observe the moral creed that build Western civilization, the bad. So, with total inevitability, we are now treated to screeds (safe link) arguing that the Christ is “transgender,” so look how wrong you are with...
  • Villanova cancels gay artist's workshop

    02/21/2012 5:49:22 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | February 21, 2012
    VILLANOVA, Pa. — Villanova University has canceled a workshop by a controversial gay performance artist, saying his shows aren't in keeping with the school's Catholic values. Tim Miller tells The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/zjK9s9 ) he was told about the cancellation of next month's planned workshop on Sunday. Miller gained notoriety in 1990 when he and three others had grants vetoed by the National Endowment for the Arts. Miller's work is frequently provocative and he's been arrested in the past for demonstrating for AIDS research funding.
  • I just love cats! Tearful online 'dating' video that's burning up the internet

    06/11/2011 6:34:41 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/12/2011 | Mike O'brien
    It's already brought joy to three million Youtube viewers and it's sure to tickle many many more. Posted on June 3 and titled eHarmony Video Bio, it stars a woman calling herself Debbie, who seems shy and a bit ditzy but nevertheless is looking for a soulmate. She says it's her first attempt at an online dating video and that she's nervous and excited at the same time. After announcing she's an MBA graduate from Villanova university, she says she love cats...
  • Former Nova player announces he's gay

    We're getting closer to the point where athletes at every level will have no issue with the public knowing they're homosexual. As of now, we've yet to have an active American athlete in team sports come out of the closet, but stories like the one Dana O'Neil so fantastically crafted and presented will help us get to that point. Villanova's Will nSherida is the focal point of the story and the latest inspiration to in-the-closet athletes everywhere. Sheridan playedn at the university until 2007. In that time, his teammates knew he was gay. That's kind of the point: they knew,...
  • Texas Christian, Villanova Picks Point Big East to Conference Tournament?

    11/30/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by dangus · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Idle Speculation ^ | 11-30-10 | Dangus
    The Big East's football expansion plans leave the conference with 17 universities, including non-Football members. That's a terrible number for scheduling; the only way the basketball teams can schedule an even number of games is if they play every other team only once. 18 teams would allow three divisions of six teams each. Any team would play the other five teams in its division twice, and one half of the twelve other teams in the conference. 18 sounds like worsening the problem of too many teams, but having three divisions could actually restore some rivalries, and return the conference to...
  • The Obama Curse Continues, Claims Two More Victims

    03/28/2010 8:20:10 AM PDT · by ncfool · 8 replies · 461+ views
    New ledger ^ | March 27, 2010 | Brad Johnson
    I’ve brought you this story before. President Barack Obama seems to have the kiss of death for those he supports, including college basketball teams. Well, that curse seems to be alive and well in this year’s NCAA March Madness. Saturday night, the final two teams Obama had in his ESPN Final Four bracket lost in stunning upsets. Number one seed Kentucky was downed by West Virginia 73 – 66, and Kansas State was eliminated by the Cinderella of the tourney, Butler, as the little school that could knocked off the Wildcats 63 – 56. Losses by Kentucky and K-State mean...
  • Villanova law school dean linked to prostitution raid

    07/06/2009 12:10:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies · 1,800+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 7/6/2009 | Staff
    VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say the dean of Villanova University's law school was involved in a prostitution investigation before resigning last week. State police say Mark Sargent was seen leaving a suspected house of prostitution in suburban Philadelphia just before a raid Nov. 25. He was not charged. Instead, police say Sargent was one of two customers who provided information to authorities prosecuting the case. The owner of the Kennett Township home recently pleaded no contest to promoting prostitution; two co-defendants pleaded guilty to the charge.
  • (2) Michigan State 82, (1) Connecticut 73

    04/04/2009 5:51:02 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 28 replies · 1,462+ views
    (2) Michigan State 82, (1) Connecticut 73 Associated Press DETROIT -- Raymar Morgan grinned and lifted his right arm high in the air, saluting a stadium filled with Michigan State fans with a little wave. The Spartans promised their downtrodden state something good, and boy, did they deliver. Morgan broke out of his late-season slump with 18 points, Kalin Lucas added 21 and the smaller Spartans ran roughshod over Hasheem Thabeet and Connecticut in an 82-73 upset in the Final Four on Saturday night. The Spartans will play the winner of Villanova-North Carolina for the NCAA title Monday night, a...
  • Villanove takes down #1 seed Pitt (my title)

    03/28/2009 6:38:52 PM PDT · by representativerepublic · 29 replies · 1,193+ views
    ESPN ^ | representativerepublic
    Upset SpecialA second Big East team is headed to the Final Four, but the first No. 1 seed has fallen as Villanova knocks out Pittsburgh 78-76. Results »
  • On the 17th Anniversary of the Leitner miracle shot, Pitt refuses to play defense and loses 76-74

    03/28/2009 6:32:02 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 22 replies · 746+ views
    03.28.09 | Perdogg
    On the 17th Anniversary of the Leitner miracle shot, Pitt refuses to play defense and loses 76-74. Another 0bama pick bits the dust.
  • Catholic Michael Steele (former seminarian) takes over leadership of RNC

    01/31/2009 5:53:09 AM PST · by NYer · 51 replies · 1,550+ views
    CNA ^ | January 30, 2009
    Michael Steele / Photo Credit: Rockville Central Washington DC, Jan 30, 2009 / 07:29 pm (CNA).- The Republican National Committee has chosen Michael Steele, a devout Catholic who is well-known for his charisma and strong work ethic, as its new chairman.Steele, who previously served as the lieutenant governor of Maryland, is the first black chairman of the Republican Party. He was selected after six rounds of voting with 91 votes out of a possible 168. Steele beat out Ken Blackwell, Ohio's former secretary of state, and Saul Anuzis, Michigan GOP chairman, to win the chairmanship. Some Republicans questioned Steele's conservative...
  • Student to McCain: "Care to join me for a shot?" (and are you a typical white person?)

    04/15/2008 7:00:58 PM PDT · by RDTF · 21 replies · 476+ views
    yahoo via Drudge Report ^ | April 15, 2008 | LIZ SIDOTI
    VILLANOVA, Pa. - Rarely does John McCain not have an answer. But two questions, about race and drinking, caught him off guard Tuesday during his stop on MSNBC's "Harball College Tour" at Villanova University. One student questioner raised Democrat Barack Obama's comment about his grandmother being "a typical white person" and asked McCain: "Would you characterize yourself, as Barack Obama would phrase, as a typical white person?" An amused McCain paused and praised Obama's recent "excellent" speech on race, saying "it was good for all of America to have heard it." "I can't comment directly as to how I portray...