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‘Academic freedom’ is no excuse for Catholic colleges to host gay-activist priests

The outcry over cancelling Father James Martin's talk at Catholic University of America's Theological College is misguided.

Catholic University Disinvites Popular Priest For Being Too Gay-Friendly

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Supporters of Father James Martin say attacks against him are part of "a cancer within the U.S. Catholic Church."

Scientists: Blind People Re-Map Visual Processors Of The Brain To Analyze Vocal Language

Neurons in the part of the brain normally responsible for vision synchronise their activity to the sounds of speech in blind people, says Olivier Collignon at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium. “It’s a strong argument that the organisation of the language system… is not constrained by our genetic blueprint alone,” he says.

Seminary Cancels Talk by Priest Who Urges Compassion for LGBT People

3 days agoNews : The Lookout

Rev. James Martin said he planned a talk on Jesus at the seminary at the Catholic University of America, not his recent book on LGBT people

Seminary cancels talk by priest who urges dialogue with gays

4 days agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing a social media backlash, the seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit priest whose latest book advocates for more compassion for gays within the church. In a rare public rebuke, the university's president said Saturday that he opposed the seminary's decision.

Aint Isht White Folk: University Security Guard Shoots Himself, Blames Imaginary Black Man In Hoodie

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself And Blames Black Man While working a shift at St. Catherine University in Minnesota, the gun Brent Ahlers brought to work accidentally went off, wounding him. Because the school is a Catholic university, Brent knew

'Snow Whites' of Leuven in Leuven, Belgium

On August 25, 1914, the library of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium was destroyed by German forces in a fire that was a deliberate act of World War I. At the time, the library, which was constructed in the 17th century, was estimated to hold around 300,000 volumes, many which were of historical and scholarly importance. Show More Summary

Seattle University Won't Rescind Dreamer Students' Financial Aid

2 weeks agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone More than 1,300 Catholic educators signed onto a letter last week urging the Trump administration to protect Dreamers. Following the announcement from University of Washington president Ana Mari Cauce...Show More Summary

CAIR Forms an Outpost at Georgetown U

The already Muslim-friendly "Catholic" university takes another step toward dhimmitude.

NCHSAA 4A Record-holder Julia Menkhaus Verbally Commits to UVA

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Julia Menkhaus of SwimMAC Carolina and Charlotte Catholic High School has verbally committed to swim for the University of Virginia beginning in the 2018-19 season. Read the full story on SwimSwam: NCHSAA 4A Record-holder Julia Menkhaus Verbally Commits to UVA

Global connections in SF’s Crissy Field

Half a world away, three students at Catholic University in Nairobi, Kenya, looked back. The screen, which sits inside a gold-painted shipping container, connects people around the world through video chats. The body-size screen in Crissy...Show More Summary

Police hope video IDs whoever broke hands off Jesus statue

2 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Authorities are hoping surveillance video identifies whoever broke the hands off a granite statue of Jesus on the campus of a Catholic university in Pittsburgh.

Atheists are less open-minded than religious people, study claims

Researchers at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium suggest religious believers 'seem to better perceive and integrate diverging perspectives'

Medieval Scholars Believed In Parallel Universes

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

But weirdly, they only got there after the Catholic Church banned many Aristotelian ideas as heretical. "Among the ideas that Tempier condemned was a principle of Aristotelian thought that held that the 'first cause' (or, as medieval scholars would have said, God) could not have made more than one world."

Union busting for God: Catholic colleges invoke ‘religious freedom’ exception to block employee union organizing

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The 2013 death of 83-year-old Duquesne University adjunct Margaret Mary Vojtko helped open up a national debate about the precarious lives of the estimated seven hundred thousand college faculty in America who teach without benefits or security of employment, often at the same pitiful wages that...

Catholic Fordham University Hosts Workshops With Euthanasia Group Promoting Assisted Suicide

Catholic pro-life advocate Patty Knap works hard to raise awareness about the growing push to legalize assisted suicide in the United States. The Catholic Church strongly opposes assisted suicide and euthanasia, as well as abortion, because they destroy precious, valuable human lives. And Knap and many other Catholics are uniting with disability rights groups, medical […]

Indiana Scores Verbal Commitment from Tampa IMer Christin Rockway

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Christin Rockway of Tampa Catholic High School and Tampa Bay Aquatics has verbally committed to Indiana University for 2018-19. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Indiana Scores Verbal Commitment from Tampa IMer Christin Rockway

University changes team name from Crusaders to Golden Wolves

3 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A Roman Catholic university in Pennsylvania has dropped the Crusaders for the Golden Wolves.

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