The following comes from a May 3 Cardinal Newman Society article by Adam Cassandra:
At the University of San Francisco (USF), the gender-inclusive housing description was recently updated to indicate that students at the Jesuit-run institution should develop their own understanding about gender identity, including recognition that “human beings are not necessarily male or female as ascribed by their assigned gender at birth.”
Pope Francis, a Jesuit, reportedly called gender ideology “demonic” in an exchange with Austrian Bishop Andreas Laun. And the Holy Father has stated that the promotion of this ideology — which rejects the creation of human beings as male and female in the image and likeness of God — contributes to the destruction of the family.
Last February, the Newman Society reported on a pilot program launched for the 2015-2016 academic year at USF to offer “gender-inclusive housing” to students who “identify as transgender” or “do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity.” A representative of the University told the Newman Society the program was scheduled to continue in the next academic year.
USF has since updated the description of their gender-inclusive housing, calling it “a safe, affirming, and inclusive community living option for students of the following identities and lived experiences”:
-Gender queer students
-Students who are currently transitioning from one gender to another (i.e. transitioning from male to female or female to male)
-Students who do not conform to society’s expectations of their assigned gender at birth
-Students who do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity
-Students who are in the process of discovering their gender identity
-Students who appreciate and respect people with the above identities and lived experiences, and who would prefer to live in a community comprised of such
In addition to allowing biological males to room with biological females, USF’s gender-inclusive housing encourages male and female students to use the same bathroom facilities. “The bathroom is a communal bathroom and is shared by all members of the community (regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sex).”
Among the “community standards” for the gender-inclusive housing is recognition that human beings are not created male and female, contradicting the words of Genesis and the teachings of the Church: “’God created man in his own image . . . male and female he created them.’”
The standards include:
-Modeling behavior that reflects a positive value and respect for gender as a non-binary construct (human beings are not necessarily male or female as ascribed by their assigned gender at birth)
-Openness and desire to develop one’s own understanding about gender identity, sexual orientation, and other differences
-Working to create and promote a safe, affirming, and inclusive community for all students
-Use of inclusive and socially just language and the preferred names and gender pronouns of community members
-Education of guests about the values and community expectations of the gender inclusive community
The Scriptures say that God knew you before you were conceived. According to the USF God really DIDN’T know who you were! Isn’t it wonderful that the USF was founded as an institution to correct His mistakes! Does anyone forward this Jesuit allowed garbage to Pope Francis? When the ‘Year of Mercy’ ends maybe the Pope can declare the ‘Year of Making the Jesuits Catholic’!
“Year of making the Jesuits Catholic”! What a great retort!
Funny comment, but I wouldn’t count on the pope turning on his own order. Also, is it lost on people who complain about the Jesuits that the same complaints are being made about the pope? What is confusing here? The pope is a Jesuit. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck . . .
It sounds like the USF is creating ‘little gods’ on the campus and ignoring the real One. Obviously this is a university of much HIGHER learning! I need to be scraped off the ceiling after reading this article!
Educated in the Jesuit tradition over 40 years ago. What was once a treasured asset has devolved into frankly, I am not sure what to call it.
What a mess. If you want to know your gender look between your legs .
Perhaps this is a result of the confusion created by the priest paedophiles of the 60’s , 70’s and onward.
Anti-Catholic groups obviously control several of California’s “Catholic” colleges. What sins will they advocate next?
The devil himself is behind all this confusion being foisted upon our young and these universities. The Pope is absolutely right that all this confusion is demonic and that the real goal of the father of all liars is to destroy the family created by the signature hand of Almighty God. Obviously when you read a story like this you realize that the Church and some of its institutions have been purposely infiltrated to destroy and create all this confusion. The devil knows that he only has a few years more to do what he is doing. Remember brothers and sisters in Christ what scripture says that not even the gates of hell will prevail against the Bride of Christ, the Holy Catholic Church. Pray and be of good cheer till Jesus Christ Lord of…
The Pope just received an award from the elite of the European Union. In a speech to these elite the Pope told them how they should remake European society. The Pope expressed his views on migrants, the economy remade for the youth reflecting a world view, no borders, fairness for the poor and disabled, higher wages, the normal UN agenda. Is the Pope too busy running the EU political machine to be concerned about the further demise of his Jesuit order?
No, the pope supports the EU/UN agenda which is the same agenda of the Jesuit order (that’s where he learned it) and the same agenda of all the world elite: one world socialist government. How he thinks a smidgen of Catholicism can survive in such a system (if he does, or if he cares) is the $64,000 question.
As for the demise of the Jesuit order, it doesn’t stand for anything anyway at this point except sacrificing itself together with every sovereignty, creed, and culture into one homogenous global Orwellian melting pot.
The Smokescreen is thin – but the lamesteam media hides as much of the Real Pogrom as it can.
“Bathrooms are just the beginning: a scary look into the trans movement’s end goals
The battle over men accessing women’s bathrooms and vice versa has little do with bathrooms or even transgenderism, a well-known LGBT activist admitted last week.
It has everything to do with re-working society and getting rid of the “heterobinary structure” in which we live—eliminating distinctions between “male” and “female” altogether.