The Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae is a comprehensive explaination by Pope John Paul II of what a Catholic University is, and ought to be. Paragraph 13 is something of a thesis. It reads:
Since the objective of a Catholic University is to assure in an
institutional manner a Christian presence in the university world confronting
the great problems of society and culture(16), every Catholic University, as
Catholic, must have the following essential characteristics:
“1. a Christian inspiration not only of individuals but of the university community as such;
2. a continuing reflection in the light of the Catholic faith upon the growing treasury of human knowledge, to which it seeks to contribute by its own research;
3. fidelity to the Christian message as it comes to us through the Church;
4. an institutional commitment to the service of the people of God and of the human family in their pilgrimage to the transcendent goal which gives meaning to life”(17).
Article 4, § 2 of the same document says that “All teachers and all administrators, at the time of their appointment, are to be informed about the Catholic identity of the Institution and its implications, and about their responsibility to promote, or at least to respect, that identity.“
Try and match the Catholic Church’s vision of what a Catholic University should look like with the filth being propagated by Dean Bailin with the express consent (and participation) of Georgetown’s President (my emphasis added).
From: Mitchell Bailin
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 3:04:49 PM
To: fourthyears; 3rdyearday; llms Cc: Dana C. Onorato;
Amy E. Garrison; Judith Areen; Jessica M. Porras; Wendy Collins Perdue; Sivagami
Subject: Lavender Graduation invitation: April 29
Dear Graduating Students,
I write to invite you to the Lavender Graduation ceremony and celebration in the Copley Formal Lounge on Main Campus on Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Lavender Graduation is a special ceremony designed to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Georgetown’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender graduating students. The ceremony does not involve or require academic regalia, and you may choose to participate without being publicly acknowledged if you wish.
This year the ceremony coincides with John Carroll Alumni weekend, and many of our alums will be present. There will be a keynote address by Wall Street Journal and D: All Things Digital editor Kara Swisher (F’84), followed by an awards ceremony, recognition of our graduating students, and a reception and dinner. (A short biography of Ms. Swisher is included below.) I am delighted to report that University President John B. DeGioia and a number of university deans and vice presidents, including myself, will attend and participate.
Graduating students who wish to PARTICIPATE in the ceremony must RSVP no later than April 6, 2010 to Matt LeBlanc [email protected]. Matt will provide you with further information on the registration process. Students, their families and friends are also encouraged to ATTEND and show support. If you, family members or friends wish to attend, please RSVP your intention to Matt LeBlanc by April 6, 2010 at [email protected].
We look forward to saluting your accomplishments and contributions at Lavender Graduation, and hope you will stay actively involved with Georgetown as mentors to our LGBTQ community for many years to come.
With best wishes,
Kara Swisher is co-Executive Editor of D: All Things Digital (www.AllThingsD.com), a technology news column, blog, and annual conference owned by Dow-Jones news, with articles and content appearing regularly in The Wall Street Journal. Along with her co-Executive Editor Walt Mossberg, she also currently co-produces and co-hosts the D: All Things Digital annual conference, a major high-tech conference with interviewees such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and other leaders in the tech and media industries. Mossberg and Swisher work as independent contractors only to Dow-Jones, to avoid conflicts of interest. In 2009, she began contributing technology business segments to National Public Radio.
Kara Swisher started covering digital issues for The Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau in 1997. Her column “BoomTown” originally appeared on the front page of the Marketplace section of the Journal, covering news about the technology and internet industry. She also wrote a weekly column for the Personal Journal on home gadget issues called Home Economics.
Ms. Swisher is also the author of AOL.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web, published by Times Business Books in 1998, and its sequel, There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere: The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for a Digital Future, published in 2003 by Crown Business Books.
Previously, Ms. Swisher worked as a staff reporter at the Washington Post from 1989 until late 1996, when she was recruited by Walt Mossberg to do technology reporting from the Wall Street Journal’s Silicon Valley office. While at the Washington Post, she reported on theatre, entertainment, technology, and issues affecting women and the LGBTQ community of the Washington, DC area.
Swisher lives in San Francisco with her wife Megan Smith, Senior Vice President of New Business at Google, and also general manager of Google.org, the company’s philanthropic venture. The couple became domestic partners in 2001, and were legally married in 2008. They have two sons, Louis and Alexander.
Ms. Swisher is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (F’84) and the Columbia School of Journalism. While at Georgetown, she was a student athlete and a contributor to The Hoya.
Romans 1:30-32, “Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.“
A special graduation ceremony just for students willing to have sex with those of the same gender, and being told that their role in the university is to be “mentors” to others with the same sexual perversion. Even from a secular university, this sort of trash would be unacceptable. Fr. Paul Scalia gave a talk in which he compared the crazy-Calvinist Westboro Baptist Church with the gay rights groups, because both of them treat individuals with homosexual desires as nothing more than the sum of their hormonal impulses. To define someone as nothing more than their sexual desires, particularly their unnatural and unhealthy sexual desires, is wrong. It’s wrong when Fred Phelps does it, waving signs about how those with homosexual attractions are all “fags” who will burn in hell to God’s delight, and it’s wrong when it’s done to praise people for having unnatural sex which can’t lead to procreation or in any way advance the good of society.
If anyone in the faculty at Georgetown actually believed what the Church believes on these issues, they’d know that they were doing a terrible disservice to their students, like championing the use of a dangerous drug. They’re hurting their students because they’re too wicked and sinful to confront them in their sins, and it breaks my heart. The students of Georgetown, especially those dealing with same-sex attraction, deserve better than this travesty.
EDIT: AND you lost by 15 to a 14th ranked team? Are you serious? Is this some sort of Divine retribution?