Esolen: Land O’Lakes Statement a “suicide pact”
Matt Archbold / April 4, 2017
On the 50th anniversary of the infamous Land O’ Lakes Statement, which in 1967 changed and corrupted so many Catholic colleges, Providence College Professor Anthony Esolen calls it a “suicide pact” for Catholic education.
He writes at The Catholic Thing:
One searches the statement in vain for the name of Jesus, or for any sense that the Church has an urgent word to speak to a world gone mad; for the world left to its own devices is always going mad, and all the worse when men believe they are building upon a Christian foundation while leaving behind the actual faith, the Church, and Christ. Rather, it is now from the world that the Catholic university will take its direction – the “contemporary” world.
I have been struck dumb with wonder at the perfect record of self-styled progressives when it comes to reading the signs of the times: They are always wrong, and often calamitously so.