these liberal Jesuits! The Jesuits are
at the forefront of the progressive/liberal
elements in the Church, that often go
against the official Church magisterium.
Many Jesuits oppose authentic Catholic
teaching. But what is terrible is when
Jesuit schools become liberal, and start
forming the minds of Catholic youth as
to the acceptability of lifestyles that
are contrary to nature. These students
are there to become holy persons, not
to be indoctrinated in alternative sexual
father, myself, my children, all went
to the Ateneo (Jesuit school in Manila).
I am proud of my Jesuit education and
upbringing. But the times they are a-changing.
Now many professors of the Ateneo publicly
supported the RH bill and the Jesuit
administration did nothing to contradict
or to correct them. Many Ateneo students
are pro-RH, including one who has just
become the President of the nation.
Will the day come when Ateneo will also
have a LGBT office? It indeed will come,
unless something is done about it now.
call on faithful Jesuits, who are true
to the traditional and authentic teaching
of the Catholic Church, to stand up
and speak out. Save your order. You
once were the darlings of the Church,
but now have lost favor and are becoming
the enemy within. I call on Ateneo alumni
to also speak out. Let us save this
wonderful institution, and keep it as
a true instrument of God.
Jesuit Loyola Marymount University
Launches LGBT Office
ANGELES, September 28, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)
Loyola Marymount University (LMU) has
become the third Jesuit institution
of higher education in the U.S. to establish
an office dedicated to ministering to
gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
Catholic Daily pointed out a Sept 20
article in the LMU student newspaper,
The Loyolan, celebrating the launch
of the Office for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgendered Student Services (GLBTSS)
under the Division of Student Affairs.
The article welcomed
the event as “a milestone in LMU’s
history -- and the history of Jesuit
the school's student-run Gay Straight
Alliance club, the GLBTSS will supply
professional staff to minister to LGBT
students, following in the footsteps
of Georgetown University and Gonzaga
University. Dr. Lane Bove, senior vice
president for Student Affairs, described
the office's role as promoting "equality,
visibility and inclusion of LGBT students
within the LMU community" as well
as "advocacy and support for the
LGBT student community" and engaging
"regular dialogues about the intersection
of sexual orientation and gender identity
with issues of faith, religion and culture.”
Robert Scholla, S.J., the rector of
the LMU Jesuit Community, told the student
paper in the Sept 20 article that he
considered the new office "a great
thing that has happened.” Several
only does the University community have
something to learn from the LGBT office,
staff and students, but there is also
an opportunity here for education about
the Church’s broader position
on sexual morality, and on its pastoral
support and outreach to gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgendered persons in
particular," philosophy department
chair Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, C.S.J.,
told the paper.
site of LMU's Intercultural
Affairs/Sexual and Gender Identity Office,
the school states a commitment to "developing
socially responsible men and women"
who will "learn to value the unique
qualities of diverse cultures."
Notably, the graphic for the office's
site includes a photograph of a young
woman holding a sign protesting Proposition
8, the constitutional amendment in California
establishing the definition of marriage
as between a man and a woman.
Straight Alliance club
flaunts a sexually promiscuous image,
promoting trips to "some hot clubs"
and displaying fleeting moments of homosexual
intimacy among students in a 2008 compilation
video. The school's financial aid office
also points students toward scholarships
for homosexual students.
openness to homosexual "culture"
was not always the story at LMU.
were pushing the limits at LMU as far
back as 1990, when the Alliance of Gays
and Lesbians held an event on campus
despite then-university President James
Loughran rejecting their bid for official
group status. According to a Los Angeles
Loughran issued an unsigned statement
urging the school to support homosexual
individuals, but affirming that the
university "cannot endorse or condone
... a sexually active homosexual lifestyle."
sought clarification on LMU's change
in policy, a form response was provided
outlining the office's goals of inclusivity
and stating that "being gay or
lesbian is not a sin," that the
Catholic Church recognizes only marriage
between a man and a woman, and that
LMU urges celibacy among non-married
students. "The Church’s position
beyond that is pastoral, one of outreach
and counseling a life of celibacy to
the LGBT community," stated the
document. "We realize that this
may be a difficult cross to bear, but
the Church only approves of sexual relations
between a man and a woman within the
confines of marriage."
Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles
did not return a request for comment.
an opinion column found in the September
23 issue of the Loyolan, student Kenneth
Valahos echoed Loughran's sentiments
two decades ago, saying that "the
University should make one thing perfectly
clear in writing, side-by-side with
the mission statement of the LGBT office:
We love and support the LGBT student,
but we do not support the sin of a homosexual
image of the LMU Lion, brave and courageous,
seems hollow when the University cowers
to biblically immoral special interest
groups like the LGBT community,"
applying to LMU, students are lured
in with the promise of a Catholic education,
but once they get here, they realize
their tuition is in part funding an
organization which the Roman Catholic
Church does not support. Is this just?"
W. Burcham, Interim President, LMU
to me to live is Christ, and to die is
gain." (Phil 1:21)