There Catholic Church is now a disgrace. The images of the toe-sucking Pope over the weekend should have been enough to empty the pews for good, assuming anyone was left after the pedophile priest scandals. Now we see that Catholic universities are going full moonbat, censuring people for expressing what is still Catholic dogma.
In the fall of 2014, junior faculty member Cheryl Abbate told a student, who secretly recorded the exchange, that his defense of man-woman marriage was an unacceptable topic in her ethics class and compared his views to racism. She said, “You can have whatever opinions you want but I can tell you right now, in this class homophobic comments, racist comments, and sexist comments will not be tolerated.” And then she told the student he should drop the class.
On this very popular blog, Professor McAdams outed the incident and charged the teaching assistant with “using a tactic typical among liberals now. Opinions with which they disagree are not merely wrong, and are not to be argued against on their merits, but are deemed ‘offensive’ and need to be shut up.”
A firestorm ensued that pitted the academic freedom of McAdams against the leftist pieties of the officially “Catholic” institution.
The teaching assistant is said to have gotten mean emails, though she was hailed as a liberal hero and went on to a tenure track position at another university. McAdams was brought up on charges.
It was announced this week that a “diverse” faculty committee recommended to the university president that McAdams be suspended without pay from April 1 through the fall of 2016 and that he lose his job unless he admits “guilt” and apologized “within the next two weeks.” Specifically, the demand is “Your acknowledgement that your November 9, 2014, blog post was reckless and incompatible with the mission and values of Marquette University and you express deep regret for the harm suffered by our former graduate student and instructor, Ms. Abbate.”
The ever quotable and crusty McAdams compared the demand to the “Inquisition, in which victims who ‘confessed’ they had been consorting with Satan and spreading heresy would be spared execution.” He called the demand a violation of “black letter guarantees of academic freedom embodied in University statutes.”
He also charges the university president with dishonesty since the faculty panel did not require such an admission of guilt or an apology. McAdams said such a statement from him would amount to a “loyalty oath” and he says he will not submit.
It’s perfectly reasonable for a religious institution to require its employees to be members of the religion. Similarly, a Catholic entity can demand that its employees support the positions of the Catholic Church. This is the basics of a civil sane society. If you don’t agree with the Catholic Church, don’t go to work for the Church or affiliated institutions. If I went to work for some devout Muslims, I would not bring a ham sandwich to work for lunch. It’s just common decency.
Marquette is allegedly a Catholic institution. The last time I checked, the Church still rejects the fruitless arrangement of gay marriage. Yet, here they are allowing Social Justice Warriors to fire a professor for upholding the Catholic position on marriage. What sort of church allows enemies of its existence take over its institutions like this? Why would anyone want to be a part of such a spineless, gutless hypocritical enterprise?
This is really not much a surprise. The Catholic Church is following the same path as the main Protestant sects. The Episcopal Church is a carnival of perversion with gay bishops and homicidal lesbians. It’s why their pews are empty. Who wants to celebrate that? The answer, of course, is no one and that’s why the Catholic Church is becoming a sad joke. Even with fair warning, they are heading down the same rat hole.
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I personally thought it was good to see the Pope kissing the feet of those Muslims. A nice change from kissing their asses.
I was seriously contemplating leaving the Catholic Church. Marxist Francis was the final straw. According to Biblical teaching, the Church will never disappear. I decided I’m here to stay despite being co-opted in the West. I will take the good along with all the bad. I will accept it is failing but I will ride that train until the end.
Isn’t there some prophecy that makes him the next to last Pope?
Actually, the last Pope, and you are referring to the prophecy of St. Malachy. http://www.crystalinks.com/papalprophecies.html
One should have known that the Holy Ghost had abandoned the Church when Bishop Roncalli took the name John XXIII, a notorious false medieval pope.
Yes. It’s funny how few people remember this fact.
I know this is a bit off topic, but I find it strange how writers will mention the rampant pedophilia in the Catholic priesthood, but they don’t dare to mention the homosexuality part. I am in no way trying denigrate the Catholic faith- I am a Christian myself – by bringing this up, either. Nor am I criticizing you, Z Man. It seems fair, though, to point out that these homosexual pedos are only in the priesthood to be able to molest little boys and are not Christians. This never ever gets attention, and I believe this allows for more rot in the Catholic faith. Now, those same homosexuals, whether they have a liking for little boys or not, are out, right in your face as your gay head clergy guy, purposely helping to corrupt the church. There is a very popular gay priest here in the US… can’t remember his name… but I read something he had posted on his church’s Facebook page in response to someone who had politely objected to having their Catholic faith infiltrated by unchristian gay folks, posing as leaders of the faith. His remark was vile, and sounded just like what you’d hear coming out of the mouth of some raging homosexual wearing nothing but a sock in a gay pride parade. Unacceptable, really.
And, as I read further down in the comments, I see that I am not alone in my opinions. I thought that I would get banned for what I was saying, but no… this is why your blog is tops!
Your question answers itself. The media covers up the homosexualist infiltration of the Church because homesexuals are a protected class that the media celebrates. Why, if they admitted that, they’d have to celebrate the Catholic Church as well! Given that the goal is to slur and denigrate the Church, the media focus has to be on child molestation exclusively. Of course, as I mentioned in an earlier comment, fully half of all child molestations are perpetrated by homosexuals, but that’s a little tidbit of information that has been buried in a hole so deep it barely sees the light of day. Someday of course, child molesters will be made a protected class, but until then, homosexual child molestation will be used as a cudgel against the Church.
Is this Popish arsehole worse than the Borgia? No, not really.
Me, I’m Catholic, still Catholic, despite this Pope being Satan incarnate, because the lesson is that it is the church, not the Pope, that matters.
This too shall pass.
What was so bad about the Borgia? They had mistresses, like many clergy at the time, as well as kings and princes. They promoted family and pals to important positions, like… well, everyone today. They were fat. Anything else? I’ve no idea what the state of their souls were, but we don’t know that about any present day popes either. I know that they didn’t guffaw when common people said the Rosary, or yell at them that they were praying too hard, and they didn’t invite the Turks in to make themselves at home in Christian churches. Overall, I’d take a Borgia pope over old Potatoface in the Vatican today, no question about it.
Have we reached Peak Marxism yet?
Too bad Benedict resigned … the Argentine is a disgrace, incredibly shallow and posturing. Tell me, in what way are his ostentatious acts of public piety different from those that Christ condemned in the Pharisees?
Having said this, hasn’t the Catholic Church survived popes much worse than the Negro-toe-sucking Argentine?
My family have been Catholic since St.Patrick took up chasing snakes and will remain so long after this commie dupe is history.
That’s the spirit! Tighten the helmet straps and charlie mike.
That outfit has been dead to me for years. Look at who is enabling Islamic I migration in your state, chances are it is catholic charities. Throwing money in the basket on sunday is a sin, not sure if it’s venial or mortal.
Please understand that the so-called “Catholic charities” that sponsor Islamic immigration are not funded by the Catholic Church. They are funded almost exclusively by Federal taxpayer money to perpetrate their could mission.
No but they show up as a second collection now and then. Doing the devil’s bidding.
My late husband was in the Maryknoll Seminary when he was 13, back in the 60s. He used to tell me that people would joke about the nuns and priests having sex, but it was really about the priests having sex with the seminarians. Unfortunately, those men are now in positions of power in the Church. And yes, Vatican II was the start of it all. Think of all the years when anyone could go to Mass and understand it, no matter what their native language. It’s like the Tower of Babel now. You have Pope that hardly ever mentions Christ. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, not the feet of people from a religion actively persecuting Christians. I suppose the Church has survived bad Popes before.
The church hierarchy is completely homosexual top to bottom (and in between). It’s all a scheme to rook the faithful. Pederasts to a man. Just look at the demographics on who they were diddling…
It’s worth noting that while homosexuals make up about 2% of the population, they are responsible for roughly 50% of all child molestation cases. Homosexuals began to infiltrate the seminaries in the early-to-mid 20th century. We shouldn’t be surprised that the child abuse cases finally began to surface in the 70s and 80s.
We’re probably not allowed to utter “homosexual child molesters” any more than we can say, “Islamic Terrorism.”
It’s almost over. One day soon, the real Catholics, the ones who believe in the old rules, will go underground.
That’s where Christians do their best work.
Any religion that puts another person between the individual and Jesus Christ should be questioned. While I can appreciate the beauty of the European cathedrals, one must question the money that could have been used to feed, house and educate the poor and not just the stone cutters and artisans who built them. For centuries the Catholic Church was not about saving souls, but about control through guilt and ignorance. And when the church changes the fundamental teachings to lure in the masses and change from a perspective of guilt-ridden to guilt-free, it’s clear the message isn’t about leading people to Christ and redemption, it’s about putting coin in the church coffers at any price – even the souls of the mislead.
The Catholic Church has been corrupted since it was founded. It’s always been about money and power first, then saving souls second. And that assumes you buy into their screwy ideas on theology, which I do not.
The Catholic Church is a human institution, run by humans. Humans being imperfect, the Church will necessarily be imperfect as well. And the Church, having to operate in the temporal sphere, will become involved in temporal matters; it’s unavoidable. Money and power will be accumulated by any large human institution that is successful, and the Catholic Church is the most successful, longest-living continuously-run human institution on the planet. Nothing else even comes close. People complain that the church should “do more to help the poor”, but they forget that that is only one part of its mission– a part that, up until maybe 50 years ago, they did exceedingly well. Jesus was quite clear when He said that the poor you will always have with you, and that man does not live by bread alone. The Church must also glorify God on earth, which is why it sponsored many of the greatest achievements in art and architecture for almost 2000 years. Think carefully about that when you complain about the poor.
The Cultural Marxists targeted the Catholic Church as part of its “long march through the institutions”, and Vatican II, “liberation theology”, and the homosexualist infiltration of the priesthood are the fruits of their work which have taken a terrible toll– but one can say the same thing about the rest of western civilization over the last century. The Catholic Church faces the same existential threat that we all face, only it’s worse because it is at the center of western civilization. It’s easy to say that Bergoglio is the problem, but really he is just a symptom of a larger problem. The good news is that Bergoglio is too corrupt and intellectually feeble to meaningfully change Church doctrine, but he can certainly undermine it, and is obviously working overtime at it. Given that the Pope is elected, this implies that the majority of the College of Cardinals is perfectly happy with Bergoglio, which is a horrifying prospect. The best-case scenario is that Bergoglio was put in office via election fraud. We live in dark times.
The following anecdote is too good not to be true…Supposedly Napoleon once threatened a cardinal by blustering “Your eminence, are you not aware that I have the power to destroy the Church?” The cardinal shot back: “Your majesty, we, the clergy, have done our best to destroy the church for the last 1,800 years. We have not succeeded, and neither will you.”
This Pope is really horrile and is going to destroy the church.
I’m not Catholic but I did go to Catholic High School and sent my kids to Catholic High Schools. More discipline, far less PC and related crap, a better atmosphere, etc… My youngest has 3 years left. I’m just hoping the rot spreads slowly.
“I’m just hoping the rot spreads slowly.”
As someone born at the very, very end of the Eisenhower Administration, I find myself saying that several times a day and with respect to just about every topic covered here by the Zman.
Catholic universities aren’t. The Church is more decentralized than most realize. It’s dead in Europe, rotting in the U.S., morphing in South America, and vibrant elsewhere.
I’m not Catholic, so I don’t know all the ins & outs of their traditions. My 2 daughters attends/attended Catholic colleges, which, so far, are not insane like Marquette. Marquette is Jesuit, for what it’s worth, so always inclined to be on the “edge” as far as holding to church doctrine. I would never send my kid there.
My daughters’ schools are much more traditional. Definitely lots of SJWs, sissyboys, metrosexuals, and other leftys around for sure, but they don’t make policy… yet.
My Father-in-law is Episcopalian & what you say is precicely true. And very sad. Once a vibrant church, now dying. I’m amazed that people didn’t fight the homo takeover. Did they not understand that it would kill the church? Just a few old folks left in his church. 90% empty pews. Truly sad. Young families are not interested in buggery. Who knew?
Back to the Catholic church.. there are outposts of traditional – Pre-VaticanII – churches out there. Latin liturgy, Vulgate Bible, everything. Rome does not condone such “outlaw behavior”, yet they carry on.
Also, some of you may recall the story of Ann Barnhardt, the sucessful Ag futures trader who gave up her business rather than be party to govt. fraud. She is a very conservative, hyper-traditional Catholic who maintains her website from business days.
A VERY intertesting site: http://www.barnhardt.biz/
you will gain new perspective about what’s out there in Catholic land after reading her blog. Hint: she likes skirts & AR-15s.
@ Crispin, Pope Fran is the first Jesuit priest the Church has ever had. They are basically Marxists, which explains his total lack of sanity.
Correct. He comes from Argentina, well known for its Marxist version of Catholicism or like the Jeremiah Wright version of church – Liberation Theology.
Catholicism never recovered from the Vatican II, for people who don’t know what is: http://forward.com/opinion/159955/converts-who-changed-the-church/