“Social Justice” Lecture Cancelled

“Social Justice” Lecture Cancelled

[Not Fr. Martin but a Boston College theology prof (not a Jesuit but a feminist); hat-tip to Church Militant Headlines: “‘Catholic’ University Cancels Pro-Gay Speaker After Church Militant Report: Madonna University says media misconstrued topic of lecture”]

Madonna University Center for Catholic Studies & Interfaith Dialogue
September 18, 2017

The presentation A New Vision for the Church: Pope Francis’ Agenda for Social Justice, by Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, scheduled for Sept. 20, has been cancelled, due to some messages in the media that misconstrued the content of Dr. Copeland’s lecture.
“We are sorry for this lost educational opportunity for Madonna students, and for the heavy blow it strikes to academic freedom and to Pope Francis’ vision for the Church,” said Sr. Nancy Marie Jamroz, C.S.S.F., director of Madonna University’s Center for Catholic Studies and Interfaith Dialogue. She went on to say that the faculty and staff at Madonna remain unwavering in their commitment to living out the University’s Franciscan Values of: respect for the dignity of all people, reverence for creation, peace and justice, and education for truth and service.

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