The following comes from a June 30 Campus Reform article by Mariana Barillas:
The University of San Francisco (USF), a Jesuit Catholic institution, celebrated the Supreme Court’s opinion on same-sex marriage on Twitter last week.
The university’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts features a number of postings about the Obergefell v. Hodges decision and the San Francisco Pride Parade, which occurred the same weekend.
“Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationwide in wake of #SFPride-@USF_LTMC #LoveWins,” reads one tweet from USF’s official Twitter account, which features a photo of the California State Capitol lit in rainbow colors.
Ann-Marie Devine, senior director of media relations said that the “University does not have an official statement on the SCOTUS ruling. It is not customary to issue reactionary statements on Supreme Court decisions.”
The Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good page shared similar content, including featuring a staff member who participated in the Parade, and encouraged people to send photos of their best “pride t-shirt.” The University of San Francisco and McCarthy Center Twitter accounts retweeted a number of photos of Pride Parade participants wearing t-shirts featuring the USF logo. The school’s mascot also attended, according to one photo.
Catholic Church doctrine holds that marriage is between one man and one woman, as expressed by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in “ Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons.”
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has said that “the attempt to ‘redefine’ marriage to include two persons of the same sex denies the reality of what marriage is.”
The university’s mission, according to its website, is to promote “learning in the Jesuit Catholic tradition.”
A reactionary statement ? To me that means no conscience. Another example of what and how Catholics have been taught since Vatican II. And now the momentum is out of control. Where are the sheperds even from the Vatican. Heavenly Father please save Holy Mother Church.
Now you know where NOT to send your kids. :(
“The US Supreme Court “gay marriage” ruling – how we got to this, and what do we do now?
A candid analysis from the trenches that you won’t see elsewhere – Probably the biggest reason we’ve been losing this battle so spectacularly rests in the laps of our own movement. It pains us to say that in many ways the religious pro-family establishment is as treacherous and opportunist as the national Republican Party establishment.
For the past decade, the religious pro-family establishment has essentially made a deal with the devil on the LGBT issue. As they took on the “culture war battles” they desperately didn’t want to be labeled as haters, bigots, fringe…
…For the past decade, the religious pro-family establishment has essentially made a deal with the devil on the LGBT issue. As they took on the “culture war battles” they desperately didn’t want to be labeled as haters, bigots, fringe elements, etc., by the liberal media and political class.
In return they implicitly agreed not to demean homosexual (or transgender) behavior as being immoral, perverted, unnatural, destructive, unhealthy, or medically dangerous. Although they support traditional marriage, they purposefully didn’t oppose homosexual civil unions or domestic partnerships.
And although they preached that “every child needs a mother and a father,” they didn’t oppose adoption by homosexual couples or describe the practice…
It is mind boggling that USF students could not participate in the Walk for Life but can be a proud part of the Pride Parade. The 3 students interviewed at the Walk for Life in January said they were not allowed to talk about the WALK on campus and yet it would appear that the Pride Parade is. Could someone please explain this so we all can all understand how USF, a once Catholic center of learning, has gone so far off the rails. As a graduate of USF, I hang my head in shame at the Jesuits who run USF and their actions. Nothing would make me happier than if Archbishop Cordioleone removed the word Catholic from anything to do with USF.
I would call USF “Satan’s outpost in the City,” but there are so many candidates for the nefarious title that it would be presumptuous to do so. What an utter disgrace of a Catholic university!
Thank you Fr. Michael for stating it properly. USF is “Satan’s outpost in the City”.
But my question, is how and why did it become this way??? Doesn’t anyone care but a hand full of us? USF graduates – where are you? Speak out!
Whenever I get anything from USF, I return it with a note stating my feelings
about the University. One of their worst actions was to close the Ignatius Institute and show Fr. Buckely and Fr. Fessio the door. What a great loss.
But these two outstanding priests moved on to bigger and better endeavors.
God Bless them both.
The headline is OK but the lead paragraph errs in calling USF “Jesuit Catholic”. Jesuit, yes, these days, alas. Catholic, c’mon, now.
After the tweet when someone replied
So much for USF being a “Catholic” institution @Newman_Society
USF San Francisco tweeted We’re as Catholic as ever: embracing all equally and standing up for human rights everywhere
USF is not a Catholic University based on its thought, word, and deed and neither are the Jesuits catholic any longer, not when they subscribe to offending God! Sad isn’t it, how well the devil deceives and leads souls to hell. I wouldn’t send any of my children to a novus ordo V2 university in fear that my children could lose their souls.