Jesuit Loyola Marymount University (LMU) president cancels summer institute on Catholic identity

Jesuit Loyola Marymount University (LMU) president cancels summer institute on Catholic identity

Week-long seminar helped faculty gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of the Jesuit university; no reason for cancellation yet

[Because LMU no longer has a Catholic identity?]



Since the time of Father Thomas P. O’Malley, S.J., the President of LMU has sponsored a week-long summer seminar for faculty to help them gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of LMU. This annual event, sponsored since 1996, once provided a collegial setting in which to explore an aspect of LMU’s ethos as a Catholic, Jesuit-Marymount university.
It was one of the few institutionally provided opportunities for LMU faculty to better understand and explore the distinctive Catholic mission and identity of the university.
President Snyder has canceled this program for 2017. With fewer and fewer Catholic professors, and more and more signs of loss of Catholic identity, LMU needs programs like the Summer Institute now more than ever. Under President Snyder, LMU’s Catholic identity is moving from the magis to the minus.

Story from Renew LMU.

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2 comments on “Jesuit Loyola Marymount University (LMU) president cancels summer institute on Catholic identity

  1. [More PC news from LMU]

    More all-gender bathrooms at LMU

    Transgender activists prompt president of Jesuit university to change eight restrooms on campus


    Loyola Marymount University
    In response to events on campus, LMU President Timothy Law Snyder has ordered the Facilities Management to create “additional all-gender restrooms.”

    Timothy Law Snyder, president of Loyola Marymount University. [A trannie incognito?]

    As the Loyolan reported, “The Student Housing Office replaced the traditional signs that depict a man and woman on eight different individual-use bathrooms at the beginning of August in the Leavey apartments, McKay Hall, Tenderich apartments and the Doheny, Desmond, Rosecrans and Whelan freshmen residence halls.”
    Rather than following the lead of Pope Francis and urging students to “accept the body God gave them,” President Snyder has decided to institutionally support what the Pontiff calls “gender ideology.” For now, however, it remains the case that “The University is institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism” when it comes to appealing to parents of prospective students, asking alumni for donations, and promoting LMU in PR campaigns.

    Full story at Renew LMU.

  2. Homo? Perhaps discussions of “Catholic identity” would be a trigger event for liberal LGBTQ faculty who are anti-Catholic at LMU.

    There is a fundamental problem with way these decisions to de-Catholicize such formerly Catholic institutions are being made. The problems are ethical, legal, canonical, and doctrinal. The alienation of Catholic Church property to anti-Catholic liberal cabals that gain control of such campuses is a violation of canon law. The decisions are not made by proper Catholic authorities who should be believing Catholics. Only believing and practicing Catholics in full communion with the Church should be allowed to make such decisions on curriculum, governance, and Catholic identity. Thanks to crazy modernists like Father Hesburgh at Notre Dame who led the progressive modernist charge over the cliff with the Land O’Lakes conference agenda after Vatican II believing Catholics are no longer in charge of these colleges and universities.

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