LGBT advocate Fr. James Martin has been invited to speak at a meeting of Catholic college and university presidents to offer advice on how to deal with current issues of sex and gender within their institutions.
The annual meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. More than 150 of the association’s nearly 200 school presidents and 250 senior school leaders were present.
The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, president of the group, said the group welcomed Martin warmly. It was a reflection, he said, of the fact that Catholic higher education leaders are wrestling with how to think through issues such as unisex bathrooms, non-binary language and how to apply Catholic teaching to LGBT issues….
Longtime attendees of the conference were surprised at the invitation since in all past meetings the LGBT agenda has been ignored. The invitation reflects a new generation of Catholic college presidents as well as the influence of Pope Francis, who emphasizes making all feel welcome, some of them said….
Jim Towey, president of Ave Maria University, said the appearance by an LGBT advocate would not have happened under previous popes.
“The group’s leadership has avoided this subject in the past because it was a lightning rod with the bishops,” he said, noting that Holtschneider has been in the job for less than a year. In addition, Towey said “perception by some of Pope Francis’s openness on LGBT outreach, it seems to me, there is a shift underway … .”
The above comes from a Feb. 5 story on Church Militant.
Fr. Martin will greatly facilitate the demise of whatever is left of Catholic colleges and universities.
Here’s another example of something erroneous from “Church Militant.” Of course, Catholic colleges (or any colleges, for that matter) have no need of Rev. Martin, yet, CM should be factual. Jim Towey is the FORMER president of Ave Maria University (as well as the former president of another Catholic college). Ave Maria University is a solidly Catholic university, Christopher Ice is the current president and seems not to have been at that meeting.
This is factual. Martin is a heretic spreading lies and deception
Original CM article says Towey is “PAST president” of both St Vincent College and Ave Maria U.
I think these Bridge Partners wake up every day saying to themselves, “I can’t believe I’m getting away with this!”
The supposition here is crazy. Fr. James Martin has no placing among any Catholic college. And, no, there is no ambiguity in what the Church teaches on these issues. Fr. Martin invents ambiguity and the right for disobedience regarding the Church’s teaching on sexual morality issues. Dear Fr. Martin, homosexual sex is wrong — mortally sinfully wrong — each and every time it is practiced. If clergy, and Catholic school administrators, loved Catholics, they would teach what the Church has always taught. Fr. Martin and his mendacious followers are to be ignored and never made to appear legitimate.
It’s interesting to note that Rev. Martin is an influence on Mayor Peter Buttigieg, an ex-Catholic and presidential candidate. According to the Washington Post last spring, “He also said he has been influenced by Catholic liberation theology, which was practiced and preached in Latin America beginning in the 1960s as a call to action against unjust societies that oppressed the poor and has found the spotlight again under Pope Francis. He especially respects the work of early Christian theologian St. Augustine, Catholic historian Garry Wills and Jesuits like popular priest James Martin. On Saturday, Buttigieg and Martin will get awards from a gay and lesbian alumni organization from Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.”
Worthless, immoral, spineless “Catholic” academicians! The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C., should have given them all a big horse laugh– and kicked them all out! How about a big “Courage” group on each of these so-called “Catholic” college campuses?? How about teaching the Catholic Faith to the students?? Years ago, all Catholic students attending a Catholic university, were required to complete at least two years of courses in the Catholic Faith!! I bet there are almost no religious vocations today, coming from these worthless colleges!! Sorry, Pope Francis– no priests! And no solid Catholic married “viri probati” for your cause, either! Only heretical, immoral “LGBTQs”
Any “Catholic” University that includes unisex bathrooms and non binary language is not fit for an actual Catholic student to attend.
“Jim Towey, [past] president of Ave Maria University, said the appearance by an LGBT advocate would not have happened under previous popes.”
Kudos to Towey for at least suggesting the source of the scandal – Francis, James Martin’s employer.