[Updated as of 8-26-2009 AD at 6:01 pm CST, see below]
Bishop D’Arcy pens an article in the dissident Catholic Jesuit-run magazine, America, by rapping the University of Notre Dame in it’s failure in being a witness to the Gospel by honoring the most anti-life president in the history of the United States.
He goes on to single out Father John Jenkins for his failure in leading as a man of faith and to the board of trustees for their deafening silence.
Finally he asks the University of Notre Dame, but also other Catholic universities, whether they will follow the Land O’Lakes Statement, which proclaimed in ambiguous language that it was ‘ok’ to dissent from Catholic teaching, or adhere to Ex Corde Ecclesiae, where Catholic teaching and identity must be a priori.
We are probably witnessing the beginning of the end when dissenting from Catholic teaching became de rigueur among many Catholic universities.
Let us help in keeping our Catholic universities ‘Catholic’ through fervent prayer and action.
Brick by brick my friends. Brick by brick.
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Finally, Father John Zuhlsdorf fisks the CNA article here.
Update I: Found the America magazine article here.