is just one more of the crazy things happening
in American Catholic schools. This is
the result of years of liberalism and
dissent from authentic Catholic teaching.
These have also happened because the US
bishops by and large have not spoken up.
These same things can happen in our
own Catholic schools in the Philippines.
Major schools like La Salle and Ateneo
already have the seeds of such liberalism
and dissent that are already sprouting.
And what more if we have a Catholic
Ateneo-educated President who is pro-choice,
pro-RH and pro-population control? And
who is supported by many clergy and
religious? And our Philippine bishops
by and large silent and not speaking
out strongly against the threats of
anti-life and anti-family forces?
us not be complacent, blind, or accommodating.
We are into intense spiritual warfare.
This is about the diabolical work of
the enemy to destroy family and life.
Let us not say that, well, abortion
is illegal in the Philippines. Well,
abortion was also illegal before in
the whole world as well. But where are
the nations of the world now? Especially
for the First World? It starts with
so-called reproductive health, deceivingly
emphasizing the well-being of women,
then will ultimately lead to abortion,
then to all the abominations as well,
including same sex marriage. And teaching
a gay marriage course in a Catholic
Hall U. to Offer Gay 'Marriage' Course
by Homosexualist Prof
ORANGE, New Jersey, April 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- Seton Hall University, the oldest
Catholic diocesan university in the
U.S., will be offering a same-sex "marriage"
course taught by a homosexualist professor.
Setonian, the university's newspaper,
that the new course offering for Fall
2010 would be offered by associate professor
W. King Mott, an open homosexual who
in 2005 after complaining about the
Catholic Church's stance against homosexuality.
course will be offered under the Women
and Gender studies department, and will
be available to upper level students
of any major.
Roman Catholic Church is prima facie
homophobic,” Mott had told the
press. “The Roman Catholic Church
considers me to be inherently disordered.
I don't know how much more homophobic
one can be.” However, the university
insisted that it was not rebuking Mott
for his personal views, but only for
failing to disassociate himself from
claims that next semester's course is
not an advocacy course, but will, in
the words of the Setonian's Jessica
Sutcliffe, "[teach] the issue of
gay marriage from an academic perspective."
is one thing to say ‘I am for
or against gay marriage,’”
Mott said. “It’s another
to actually understand the issue. ...
I hope my students gain an appreciation
and respect for disinterested analysis
that can be used to formulate an informed
in the course will write a report on
same-sex "marriage" from "a
perspective they choose after they have
been educated on the issue," according
to the article.
Anthony Angelella, a secondary education
and mathematics major, quoted by the
Setonian, said he was "surprised"
but "excited" about the class,
and that it "just shows that a
Catholic campus doesn't have to be so
cut and dry about controversial issues.”
who as of 2005 lived with his male partner,
openly maintains an affiliation with
Lambda Legal, the Center for Lesbian
and Gay Studies, and Human Rights Campaign,
all leading homosexualist groups.
Student Action points out that, in a
paper entitled "The Sanctity of
Marriage: Current Boundaries and the
New Vocabulary," Mott said that
maintaining marriage as between one
man and one woman was "laughable."
notion that marriage is a stable and
ancient human arrangement, derived from
divine revelation, limited to that existing
between one man and one woman, and binding
save through the permission of a single
Church is contrived," he wrote,
as quoted by the student group. "It
is laughable to consider that human
relationships could ever find satisfaction
and expression in this single interpretation
Student Action's John Ritchie questioned
the rationale behind allowing Mott to
offer the course. "Why should any
Catholic university sponsor a course
that leads students away from the truth?"
should the Catholic classroom be used
as a tool to advance the homosexual
movement and undermine traditional marriage?
our hyper-sexualized culture, Seton
Hall University would do well to cancel
this course and replace it with one
that teaches students how to appreciate
the beauty of abstinence, modesty and
Hall University responded to
request for comment with a statement
declaring that the class was a "special
topics" course that, as such, professors
could offer "on an experimental
basis three times" and therefore
was "not reviewed by the college
"This course has been scheduled
for the fall semester to examine one
of the most significant political policy
questions of our time. It is not presented
to our students as an advocacy course.
Thus, we fully anticipate that the Catholic
position on same-sex marriage will be
robustly explored," stated the
University declined to give further
Robert Sheeran, president, Seton Hall
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079
to me to live is Christ, and to die is
gain." (Phil 1:21)