Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Scandal: Research finds pro-homosexual clubs at 96 Catholic universities

Notre Dame

96 Catholic colleges allow pro-homosexual clubs to operate on campus

TFP launches petition: Save Our Catholic Identity


Sign the petition here

To determine the scope of the moral crisis affecting Catholic institutions of higher learning, TFP volunteers examined the official web sites of 211 Catholic universities and colleges listed by Ganley’s Catholic Schools in America.

The study discovered that 45% of Catholic universities and colleges list pro-homosexual clubs on their web sites. Many of these clubs sponsor events that promote the homosexual movement’s radical agenda, forcing social acceptance of unnatural vice while gagging true Catholic moral teaching.

Compared to similar research conducted in 2008, this year’s study found the number of pro-homosexual clubs had remained steady.

See the list of Catholic universities with clubs

Join petition:  Save Our Catholic Identity
Catholic universities should foster virtue and purity.  Yet a growing number of Catholic students who thirst for the truth are confronted with visible, active and well-funded pro-homosexual clubs that openly contradict natural law and unchangeable Church teaching.

In his address to Catholic educators at the Catholic University of America in April 2008, Pope Benedict XVI said:

Teachers and administrators, whether in universities or schools, have the duty and privilege to ensure that students receive instruction in Catholic doctrine and practice. This requires that public witness to the way of Christ, as found in the Gospel and upheld by the Church's Magisterium, shapes all aspects of an institution's life, both inside and outside the classroom.  Divergence from this vision weakens Catholic identity and, far from advancing freedom, inevitably leads to confusion, whether moral, intellectual or spiritual.

TFP Student Action is rushing to collect 100,000 petitions, urging the presidents of Catholic universities to defend true Catholic education by disbanding pro-homosexual clubs and activities.

There are three ways to help:

  1. Join the Save Our Catholic Identity petition.  Sign it now.
  2. Spread the word. Make this campaign snowball successfully by inviting your friends to participate.

Pray and offer sacrifices for the restoration of Catholic higher education.

Do petitions really work?  The answer is: yes.
  • Thanks to prayerful petitions like this one, the annual “Queer Film Festival” at the University of Notre Dame did not take place this year.
  • Many other Catholic campuses also banned performances of the lewd “V-Monologues.”
Pro-homosexual clubs cause grave moral confusion.  We must defend the truth and pray for the restoration of Catholic higher education. Students, parents, and alumni can make a big difference by praying and voicing their respectful concern.

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

Purity is the Answer

Our Lady of Fatima told Blessed Jacinta that “the sins which lead most souls to hell are sins of the flesh.”
Therefore, to survive our hyper-sexualized culture, Catholic students must boldly affirm the truth.  We must not only practice purity but be proud champions of purity.  We must defend and promote it.  And when courage fails us, we must invoke the Blessed Virgin Mary, she who crushes the head of the Serpent (Gen. 3:15).

Important Notice:  Taking a principled stand, not a personal one.

In doing this campaign, we have no intention to defame or disparage anyone. We are not moved by personal hatred against any individual. In intellectually opposing individuals or organizations promoting the homosexual agenda, our only intent is the defense of marriage, the family and the precious remnants of Christian civilization in society.

As practicing Catholics, we are filled with compassion and pray for those who struggle against unrelenting and violent temptation to sin, be it toward homosexual sin or otherwise. In describing the physical, moral and spiritual consequences ensuing from sins of the flesh, we hope to counsel them away from sin, and provide them with insight to the necessity and beauty of the virtue of chastity that some may have never known.

We pray for those who fall into homosexual sin out of human weakness, that God may assist them with His grace. May they rise again, healed by a gaze from Our Divine Savior, to fall no more. In denouncing the ideology that pervades the homosexual movement, we hope to help them see how the movement may be exploiting them in its pursuit of ideological objectives with which they may not agree.

We are conscious of the enormous difference between these individuals who struggle with their weaknesses and strive to overcome them and others who transform their sin into a reason for pride, and try to impose their lifestyle on society as a whole, in flagrant opposition to traditional Christian morality and natural law.

However, we pray even for these. Yes, we pray for the radical activists pushing the homosexual agenda, even as we do everything permitted by law to block their efforts. We pray that, through the intercession of Mary Most Holy, the grace God gave Saint Paul on the road to Damascus be given them as well, so that they may come to see the errors they promote, sincerely reject them, convert to God and join us.

In short, according to the famous expression attributed to Saint Augustine, we “hate the sin but love the sinner.” And to love the sinner, as the same Doctor of the Church explains, is to wish for him the best we can possibly desire for ourselves, namely, “that he may love God with a perfect affection.”

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