Tuesday, November 01, 2011
This story makes me angry. A man, John Banzhaf, a George Washington University professor and Catholic University basher, is claiming to represent a group of Muslim students going to Catholic University. He complained that there are no rooms for them to pray in. Specifically a room devoid of crosses. Although at last report, no file has been claimed by any students. Just this ignorant, arrogant professor. He claims it is a case of Human Rights discrimination. This is after he filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against the same university when they announced that they would go back to same sex dorms. Did I miss something here? What part of Catholic does he not understand? He claims, “Denying Muslim students the opportunity for form a student group on campus could hardly be based upon any fundamental Catholic doctrine since Georgetown University not only has such a Muslim student group, but also provides its Muslim students with a separate prayer room and even a Muslim chaplain.” Since when does a Catholic university need to remove crosses or crucifixes from any of the rooms to accommodate anyone? Why do some people think they can change what a Catholic school is supposed to be? As someone who has lived in a Muslim country, I can attest to the fact that they make no accommodations for Christians in any type of setting. If he tried this type of lawsuit in Turkey on behalf of Christians, he'd be lucky not to be arrested. If you go to a Catholic school, expect to see crosses or crucifixes.
Oh wait a minute, I forgot. Georgetown covered up its cross to accommodate the President of the United States when he decided to grace them with his presence. The reason: They didn't want to offend anyone, and wanted to be "inclusive". Then why did he pick a "Catholic" institution to do his speech? Or how about Notre Dame's shameful honorary degree given to the same President, who came on T.V. and scolded America about not coming to a "common ground", when it pertains to abortion. I have heard others using these two examples of "Catholic" universities as being more flexible and reasonable when it comes to being inclusive of everyone.
Well I have news for them. True Catholic institutions, whether it be elementary, middle, high schools, or colleges, have to follow the Magesterium of the Church. Which simply says these halls of learning will follow and promote the official teachings of the Catholic Church.
There has been a constant attack against truly Catholic institutions of learning. I spoke with Adam Wilson who is with the Cardinal Newman Society, and he verified that The Newman Guide, which they thoroughly research for each year, lists the universities that follow the Magesterium. For the list Click Here. This is the most current list, and for me in particular will be very helpful while getting my high school freshman daughter ready for upcoming college searches.
Another site, Catholic Colleges Online, lists approximately 163 Catholic colleges, (this number includes those in The Newman Guide.) That's a difference of 140. One hundred fourty colleges that claim to be Catholic, but if you look closer, the only thing Catholic about them might be their mission statements. This site does not list all of the universities that claim to be Catholic. Another overlooked fact is that many of these colleges not on the Newman list are run by Jesuit priests, many of whom have long stopped effectively defending the faith of the Catholic Church.
I know some may be offended by that statement, but look at their "Top" universities. Georgetown: which allows Vagina Monolouges, Notre Dame: honoring President Obama with a degree, and Boston College: a students group handed out condoms within the dorms. Or how about Loyola University of Chicago: hosted its 2011 "Advocate Annual Drag Show". I could keep going, but I'd prefer to let people do their own research.
The Church is under attack from all sides, and this lawsuit is just another arrow in the quiver. If the left and "progressives" can destroy the Catholic youth, from school age through college, they feel the rest of the Church will fall.
It's time for Christian parents to get involved, be aware of where you send you child to school, and be active within your church to keep your children wholesome. Catholic parents need to be even more aware if sending your child to a Catholic school, and make sure they follow the Magesterium. If they don't, then you and you money should walk away.