Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Marquette University Blurs Moral Issue

Today, The Wall Street Journal published an interesting commentary regarding the controversy at Marquette University involving their choice of a pro-homosexual "sexuality scholar" as dean, a choice they later backed off from, but which generated heated debate.

The specific nature of the job at issue—as dean Ms. O'Brien would have been charged with helping to implement Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Pope John Paul II's 1990 apostolic constitution intended to revitalize Catholic higher education—may have driven Marquette to back off this particular appointment. But the real story here is that in the upside-down world of Catholic higher education, there is more status in hiring a sexuality scholar who denigrates Catholic teachings on sexuality and marriage than in choosing a serious scholar who might actually support Catholic teachings.

The full article is here

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