Friday, February 19, 2016

Scalia Remembered, Defamed At CATHOLIC University

Here is a special message from the Cardinal Newman Society:

This week we mourn the loss of Justice Antonin Scalia, a devout Catholic and a strong defender of faithful Catholic education. (He addressed our first conference—see below.) May he find well-deserved rest in the arms of Christ!

Justice Scalia deserves nothing but respect, but professors at Scalia’s alma mater, Georgetown University, wasted no time in voicing their ugly opinion of him (see below).

Also below—gender ideology continues to corrupt DePaul University, and an adjunct faculty member at Fordham University plans to argue against abortion regulations before the Supreme Court.

Sunday marks the birthday of Blessed John Henry Newman! Please pray that more Catholic educators will live by his example and provide a faithful education for their students. Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us!

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Patrick Reilly

 Latest News from Catholic Education Daily:

A chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) at the Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Law has the backing of University President Dr. Fred Pestello despite the group’s public advocacy for abortion and contraception. 

A new pro-life student organization at Georgetown University Law Center is filling a void in the law school community by supporting legal advocacy for pro-life issues, and the organization’s founder and president, Lindsey Keiser, told The Cardinal Newman Society that its inaugural event will focus on the legal rights of the preborn, mothers and pro-life advocates. 

Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly is calling attention to the many scandals caused at Catholic colleges that don’t hire adjunct faculty in support of their religious mission after the National Catholic Register discovered an adjunct law professor at the Jesuit-run Fordham University will be arguing in support of abortionists before the U.S. Supreme Court this March. 

A policy at DePaul University in Chicago was recently approved by the University’s executive leadership making it possible for students to choose preferred genders and names on college records, even though the policy contradicts Church teaching on human sexuality and statements made by Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops about the harms of embracing gender ideology. 

The late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was an outspoken critic of his alma mater Georgetown University’s failure to protect its Catholic identity, but the University seemed to ignore those criticisms and has continued to support campus efforts that disregard Church teaching. Now the University administration is touting Scalia’s legacy and embracing him as a “son of Georgetown,” while faculty are accusing him of “bigotry” and are expressing joy in Scalia’s passing.

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