The winter 2013 issue of USF Magazine, the magazine of the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco, profiled the school’s departing President, Fr. Stephen Privett. The interview began:
“USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J., believes the time has come for new leadership at the university. Now in his 14th year as president—one of the longest tenures in USF history—he has formally announced that he will not renew his contract. This decision is not a surprise. When he renewed his contract in 2009, the USF Board of Trustees reluctantly agreed that his third five-year term would also be his last. The board has launched a search for Fr. Privett’s successor. Fr. Privett is a man of conviction, and he says what he thinks. That was on full display in his three-hour interview with USF Magazine.”
The laudatory interview mentioned almost none of the things that readers of the Cardinal Newman Society, LifeSiteNews, or California Catholic Daily would associate with Father Privett’s name. An exception was a question about the Vagina Monologues. When asked “Why does USF stage the Vagina Monologues when other Catholic universities have banned it?” Privett began his response: “As I tell our students, the Vagina Monologues has all the appeal of the annual grammar school Christmas pageant. It’s the same old thing year after year….”
Privett’s comparison of sixth graders singing Silent Night to a play which includes an approving scene of a teenager being sexually abused by an adult can be interpreted in different ways.
If we take him seriously, Privett means he finds a play which approves of teenagers being sexually abused by adults as cute as sixth graders singing Silent Night. Or it can mean that he finds sixth graders singing Silent Night as disgusting as a play which approves of teenagers being sexually abused by adults.
The third possibility is that he is speaking ironically. In that case, it’s the response of a jaded sophisticate, way too hip and morally blasé to understand why either Eve Ensler or faithful Catholics would take The Vagina Monologues seriously, let alone why anyone at all might take a “grammar school Christmas pageant” seriously. He is not concerned with the content of “The Vagina Monologues” nor of a grammar school Christmas pageant but only that it’s “the same old thing year after year….”
The article included a timeline of USF events during his presidency that either the interviewer or Privett thought important. The timeline did not include the closing of the school’s graduate program in theology; the disemboweling of the school’s St. Ignatius Institute; the appointment as chair of the department of theology and teligious studies an open homosexual who left the Catholic Church to be ordained a priest in a “Catholic” church not in communion with Rome; or the appointment of an open homosexual as executive director of university ministry. It did not list the hosting of any number of speakers, conferences, and guests who hold and promote positions in direct opposition to the Catholic faith, nor did it indicate that on at least two occasions speakers/groups were hosted in direct opposition to the wishes of then-Archbishop George Niederauer.
A comprehensive list of anti-Catholic events at USF may be found here.
The search for a new president of the Jesuit university is underway. Those interested may visit https://www.usfca.edu/presidentialsearch/ The webpage accepts nominations for the position.
He also said: “But, as educators, we shouldn’t be afraid of ideas we don’t agree with. The answer to a bad idea is a better one. Censorship is antithetical to the goals of our university, and only generates more attention—exactly what “censors” want to avoid. – See more at: https://www.usfca.edu/Magazine/Winter_2013/features/Straight_Talk_With_the_President/#sthash.rd18DKDn.dpuf
Privett has no respect for parents and is disdainful of common sense. What a creep. Censorship is not a dirty word, Fr. Privett! Censorship is a prudent use of an informed Catholic’s intellect. And you can quote me.
“Tolerance is a virtue of a man with no convictions.” G.K. Chesterton
People this is the “Novus Ordo” and modern New Order Jesuits what do you expect? Pray for the return of The Mass of All Time, and a savoir in the seat of Peter, do I hear a man named Burke????? Oremus!
California, California, how much more prayers do you need before you wake up ?
It does need prayers, it needs God’s Judgment and may I live to see it
It is SO overtime….should of been replaced MANY years ago!
I pray he will now have time to reflect and have a conversion!!!
Sounds like a job for a team of Exorcists!
To the unfaithful departed – I pray you rest in peace!
“Fr.” Privett is NOT a true Catholic priest, and he DOES NOT even believe in, understand, nor practice, the Catholic Faith!! He has NO Christian morality, and does not care at all, for the welfare of the Church, or his students and their families! He has NO CONCEPT AT ALL, of Catholic education!! USF has been neither a Christian nor Catholic institution, for many years! It is a FRAUD, doing ENORMOUS diabolical damage to young people, and to our Church, and our country!! USF is simply SATANIC!! Sad but true!! The Jesuits there worship false gods of money, materialism, and evil American youth fads, to secure enrollment and funding. And doesn’t the Church CARE?? Just how much is the frivolous, fraudulent, immature, and unrealistic “false freedom” of the worldly-oriented, “humanistic” Vatican II worth, to Church leaders?? With this kind of so-called “Catholic university,” we have NO FUTURE LEFT– either for our Church, or for America!!
Believe me I understand your frustrations; however God is still in charge and He gives His Mother the powers to act when it is in His will.
Padre Pio often stated “Pray, Hope, and don’t Worry”. The first two are not very hard, but the last one is a doozy!
May God have mercy on an amoral Amerika!
Viva Cristo Rey!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
USF is no different from all other Jesuit universities. Rotten to the core.
Ahh Yes – the Transformative Power of the “Good Rape” of a Minor Age Girl by an older Dyke has long been part of the ‘mystique’ surrounding The Ragonya Diatribes.
When years ago I first saw the raw production if this vile hate screed against Men, the age of the Girl Raped by the Dyke (Defined as “A Good Rape”) was considered about 12 (6th grade) – which was seen as a fitting time for ‘Coming of Age’ as a twysted syster – by said tywsted systers – aka the Tenured Faculty of the Gaystapo power structure on campus.
Of related note is the role that such “Good Rape” has had in making Hollyweird fantasy ‘come true’ – as in helping celebrity children such as Chastity Bono (Raped by a Dyke as a Girl) to become a Steroid Dyke masquerading as a Male –
Meaning that in the name of ‘tolerance’ the hated XY DNA Pigs of the Patriarchy are being replaced by Turkey Baster Creationist ‘new men’ – kind of like neanderthals of old, only different.
Is this man a priest of God?