Is anyone teaching the students to think?

Dear Fr. Malloy,

I noticed the Notre Dame student newspaper had an editorial endorsing the Queer Film Festival. It contained this comment:

"Catholicism is the most identifying characteristic of the University, but that same religious commitment should be used to justify full inclusion. A main tenet of the Catholic faith is that all people are equal and love should be universal..."

Is anyone teaching the students to think? By the above logic they will soon be demanding "full inclusion" for pedophiles, cannibals, white supremacists, even Republicans and conservative Christians! Well, maybe they would not go that far.

And what was the faculty thinking in allowing a Queer Film Festival?

Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Phil Bloom



"But in order to keep the Gospel forever whole and alive within the Church, the Apostles left bishops as their successors, "handing over" to them "the authority to teach in their own place" [3]. This sacred tradition, therefore, and Sacred Scripture of both the Old and New Testaments are like a mirror in which the pilgrim Church on earth looks at God, from whom she has received everything, until she is brought finally to see Him as He is, face to face (see 1 John 3:2)." (DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON DIVINE REVELATION - Dei Verbum, 7)

Other articles on why this authority is necessary:

By What Authority?

Flawed Expectations (the Reception of the Cathechism).
Dissent: An attempt to have your cake and eat it too?
Does Dogma Divide?
The crisis in Catholic Universities.

Other Recommended Books.

Can Gay Marriage Save Haiti?