Catholic and Jesuit run Marquette University will hire former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold to teach a course about law and the US Senate in the spring.
Feingold's pro-abortion, pro-homosexual voting record as a US Senator is a public fact. He also approved partial birth abortion and voted against prayer in schools.
Is this who we want teaching the next generation of Catholic lawyers at Marquette University?
Among other things, Feingold voted NO on:
- restricting UN funding for population control policies
- defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP
- prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion
- barring HHS grants to organizations that perform abortions
- expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines
- notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions
- criminal penalty for harming unborn fetus during other crime
- maintaining ban on Military Base Abortions
- banning human cloning
But there's more. According to Pro-life Wisconsin:
"Feingold is hardly Marquette's first controversial professor, however. Two current Marquette professors are also on the Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin Board – Jacqueline Boynton and Daniel Maguire."
This is outrageous.
It's very troubling that Marquette would hire someone who publicly and consistently opposes Catholic teaching on key moral issues.
And it's time we voice our opinion against this scandalous, public and blatant violation of the Catholic sense.
So please take a moment right now to send an instant protest message to Marquette University.
Feingold's appointment seems to brush aside the words of Pope Benedict XVI to Catholic educators delivered at the Catholic University of America in 2008:
"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."
Please voice your peaceful protest politely yet firmly:
Marquette University Law School
Joseph D. Kearney
Dean and Professor of Law
Phone: (414) 288-1955
Fr. Robert A. Wild, S.J., President
O'Hara Hall, 101
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881