University’s New “Catholic” President Wants to Expel Catholic Students (“Catholic Jihadis”) [and Downplay the University’s Catholic Identity, Because “Catholic Doesn’t Sell”]
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Emmitsburg, Md., Feb 11, 2016 / (Catholic News Agency).- Amid uproar over comparing struggling students to bunnies that should be drowned or shot, Mount St. Mary’s University president is now under fire for criticizing expressions of the Catholic faith at the school.
Already facing turmoil, the second-oldest Catholic university in the country is now seeing alumni and former faculty members publicly expressing their concerns over President Simon Newman’s disparaging remarks about the college’s Catholic identity – even reportedly calling some students “Catholic jihadis.”
Thane Naberhaus, a tenured professor who was recently fired from the Maryland university, told CNA that the president wanted to downplay the school’s Catholic identity because, in his words, “Catholic doesn’t sell.”