The following comes from a February 2 Catholic Education Daily article by Adam Cassandra:
The Jesuit-run University of San Francisco (USF) launched a pilot program for the 2015-2016 school year offering “gender-inclusive housing” to students who “identify as transgender” or “do not wish to be identified by any sex or gender identity,” embracing and promoting a view of human sexuality at odds with Church teaching and the statements of Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops.
The description on the USF website defines gender-inclusive housing as “an option for two or more students to share the same room regardless of their sex, gender, or gender identity,” and states that the housing option is intended to support the University’s mission “to create safe, affirming, and inclusive communities by providing options for students of varying identities and preferences.”
A number of freshmen called the student housing office about the gender-inclusive housing wanting to live with their romantic partners, the USF representative told the Newman Society. The University then had to explain that the primary purpose of the housing was for those facing gender identity concerns. The representative added that gender-inclusive housing accommodations for freshmen next year will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Newman Society Vice President for Program Development Bob Laird said the University’s decision to embrace gender theory in their student housing “brings into question their core Catholic values.”
Prominent Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Emotional Unhappiness … Purely Psychological’
“The proper treatment of emotional unhappiness is not surgery,” said Dr. Berger. “Cosmetic surgery will not change the chromosomes of a human being.
Cosmetic surgery will not make a man become a woman, capable of menstruating, ovulating, and having children.
Cosmetic surgery will not make a woman into a man, capable of generating sperm that can unite with an egg or ovum from a woman and fertilize that egg to produce a human child.”
“These are the scientific facts,” he said.
“There seems to me to be no medical or…
USF college students have sadly been denied a true, solid, authentic Catholic education, for many decades, now! All they get, is for their Catholic Faith and Morals ripped to pieces, by the Godless, pagan, immoral Jesuits– while their parents pay the Jesuits HUGE sums of money for this evil!! The future USF graduates then promote and further add to the filthy, Godless sewer of America, and of Western Civilization! The Vatican should seriously investigate and strongly discipline (or get rid of!) this Godless, faithless, immoral, evil religious order, which the Holy Father also belongs to!
Linda Maria—I realize by now that calm, reasoned discussion is not your strong suit, but do you really think it truthful (never mind Christian) to publicly accuse ALL Jesuits of being “Godless, pagan, immoral”? Do you personally know them all? I note that your most vitriolic and uncharitable posts are made late at night. Might it be wiser to first get a good night’s rest, so that your posts might be more sober in tone?
…what you fail to realize, caritas, is that your tut tuts hold little to no value in light of the inconsistency with which you apply them. Straining out the gnat as the saying goes. Perhaps a night relaxing with a glass of wine will do you good in loosening up enough to recognize your own shortcomings. Especially when it comes to discerning character, motivation, and what constitutes vitriol.
Our Lord has said he will vomit the tepid out of his mouth. See to it.
Ann– Are you saying that you agree with Linda Maria’s charge that “ALL Jesuits are Godless, pagan and immoral”? Produce the evidence to substantiate this calumny. It is much more serious than a “tut tut”. You can’t can you. But, of course, you never deal in facts and evidence. You deal in accusations that anyone who disagrees with you incurs God’s wrath. Mind you, I never raised any question about Linda Maria’s sincerity in her (mistaken) statements, nor her spiritual status before God. It is you who suggest that God will vomit me out of His mouth just because I called for proof of a really defamatory statement. “See to it”—who appointed you my judge before God? You just can’t resist judging other people’s status…
can you? Better you should attend to the 20+ years (by your own admission) that you lived in sin in an invalid marriage. And then sought an annulment, which was denied. After which you left the Catholic Church for the SSPX. I’ll let God be the judge of my status before Him.
Caritas, (Or is this k-anonymous ;^) you may want to get off the SSPX beef wagon for good. I understand that bee in your bonnet is buzzing to distraction, but I’ve never sought an annulment. What a joke. I’ve been with my husband for 29 years.
Again, you may want to lay off judging others, their intentions and their ability to discern/read/understand actual Catholic teaching before moving forward. A glass of wine or perhaps herbal tea may help you in this regard. Perhaps you could relax and go back over the written record to come to understand the truth. To include, “It’s good enough for me,” when parsing BXVI is not a good idea.
God speed as you, “See to it.”
…and (K)aritas, you may want to broaden your scope by reading that which others would deny you:
So, yes, the truth and those who fight to keep it at the forefront of discussion are back. They will always be back. You might think of them as sharks, but then since many have been programmed to believe that being kind equates to putting Jesus under a barrel, it’s no wonder you’re agitated. God bless.
Ann— Go back to the written record right here on CCD some few years ago. You wrote then that you entered into an invalid marriage; lived in it for 20+ years; sought and were denied an annulment; and now continued to live with your “husband” as brother and sister. Do you deny this?
(K)aritas, never have I sought annulment ;^)
As to the rest, you are confusing posts and filling in what you suspect might be the links between them. Get off your bandwagon, friend. You are in complete denial of your own blind spots. Spots incurred for what case of heartburn I know not.
That said, ‘if’ a person sought to annul a marriage and then by attending the SSPX found the grace to live as brother and sister with a man they otherwise wanted to trade in, that would be a HUGE testament to the sound fruits to be found at the Society. Would that that were my story. Think about it.
I repeat: an annulment was necessary for you to convalidate your invalid marriage to your present husband. It need not have been YOU that sought it. [E.g., it could have been sought by your present husband; or a prior spouse of his; or a prior spouse of yours.] At any rate, no decree of nullity permitting the Church to validate your marriage to your present husband was granted. You then decided to stay with him in a “brother-sister” arrangement. You publicly wrote all this.
Eschewing weasel words, would you now deny this before God?
Another sign of the destruction of the Catholic Church that is in progress.
Academentia is like ‘The Revolution’ – It Devours the Young and leaves chaos and destruction in its wake, all financed by a student loan Ponzi Scheme that pays incompetent political radicals to mau mau the masses – who can afford to pay the price of warning a chair while the ‘professorial’ rants roll on.
The following article / link states the Obvious about the ‘future’ of Conventional education, more than most college syllabus do:
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“Academentia,” YES!! LOVE your posts, Michael McDermott! I am so sorry for the education fraud given to the young today, with al of those expensive student loans! It is no longer an education– it is a brainwashing into immoral, anti-Christian, anti-intellectual, “Me-Generation,” hippie- liberal radicalism! A brainwashing radicalization, into the “Me-Generation’s” Culture of Death! Most of the pseudo-intellectuals of “Academentia,” are educated beyond their intelligence!
I don’t understand why these items about USF continue to appear on this site. It is called California CATHOLIC. What does USF have to do with Catholicism or Catholicism with USF?
Plain and simple from a common-sense point of view, the University of San Francisco IS NOT Catholic, especially Roman Catholic, like many other learning institutions with a once catholic heritage. USF defies/opposes many of our Roman Catholic Church teachings, so how can it be Catholic? If the KKK suddenly changed direction from its history and started preaching love and doing charitable actions to all colored people, would it still be the KKK? No certainly not, it would be an entirely different organization, and for the sake of it’s new credibility concerning its new purpose, it would be best to change its name, to wash the old dirty KKK label from its banners, letterhead, and identity. My point is, to stop deceiving the naïve, and…
No certainly not, it would be an entirely different organization, and for the sake of it’s new credibility concerning its new purpose, it would be best to change its name, to wash the old dirty KKK label from its banners, letterhead, and identity. My point is, to stop deceiving the naïve, and to stop insulting Saint Francis it should change its name, and remove everything once catholic in it. Probably call it Transgender U. Pray the rosary to counter the devil that is gaining strength!
OK, but USF is hardly an isolated problem. Santa Clara University is only 50 miles to the south, is also under the auspices of the Jesuits, and there has been a symbiotic relationship between the schools for probably over a hundred years. Loyola Marymount in LA is another Jesuit hotbed of disintegrated Catholicism. The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley is also in the mix. In total, the Jesuits run 28 colleges and 49 high schools in this country. The problem stems from the order itself which paid some $250 million in (mostly) homosexual abuse settlements stemming from the “abuse era.” No single Jesuit school is going to formally renounce Catholic status especially when these school depend on generations of alumni to send their…
these schools depend on generations of alumni to send their kids. I don’t see any forced renunciation either, considering the Pope himself is a Jesuit.
I am 80 years old and a product of Jesuit education: St. Ignatius High School, University of San Francisco, University of San Francisco School of Law. I loved the Jesuit Fathers who instilled in me the spirit of St. Ignatius. Where are those Jesuits now? I am writing this Post on the feast day of the first Jesuit martyr in Japan in the 1500s–Paul Miki. Those Jesuits were real men. The Jesuits whom I have met in the past 10- years are weak, effeminate, etc. Do you get the picture?
Well said Innominato!
From the Cardinal Newman Society – Quoting USCCB
USCCB = “Gender theory”/“Gender ideology” – Select Teaching Resources
The following select excerpts from various sources are intended to provide some information (not exhaustive) in the area of “gender theory”/“gender ideology” and may be helpful for educational purposes in the pastoral and public policy context.