This college talked about honoring and respecting diversity and global perspectives. On what, exactly? It says it will embrace Judeo-Christian beliefs and be close to the Bible (or something to that regard)–what beliefs? The misinterpreted one that says above all the 3 virtues, love is the highest? Which kind of love? Global perspectives have unChristian versions of love it embraces. What wisdom and knowledge informs its charity? It doesn’t really say. Why will it only say it is a Catholic college in that it adheres to the spirit of the universal “catholic”? Is that like the “spirit” of Vatican 2? Why is it so sheepish in lowercasing the “C” in Catholic?
A Catholic college should be 100% Catholic in its teachings on anything or become a non-Catholic or secular school if it is more afraid of the scorn of the scientific or other institutions run by militant atheists than it is of God’s scorn for being too embarassed to include Him in His own creations. It should be proud enough about its Faith to do ingrain the Faith in all its teachings on ethics, at least, because its teachings on these things either came straight from Christ or were inspired later by understanding of Christ’s teaching. Even Protestant reformers borrowed from our moral teachings. All fears that that will produce some Catholic fascists amongst its faculty or in their Catholic students’ careers in whatever field is like the fear that Mel Gibson’s movie would ignite religious hate crimes–a fear most likely inspired by Satan. After all, Mel played an Episcopalean priest in one movie and had a devout Jewish woman, who had no problems with him or his film, in a starring role in “The Passion”. No religious hate crimes except maybe one, which cannot be directly linked to the movie, occured and it made people convert to Jesus, in general. In fact, the devil probably wants Catholic people’s Catholic faith diminished through this self-conscious approach to its own college’s professed “faith tradition”–the Catholic Faith.
I could be wrong about all this and the college could be on the right track but the language looks way too much like syncretism of some kind. Tell me, am I way off with this conclusion
I will not honor and respect all diversity or global beliefs (as some contradict truth, common decency, reason and my Faith, but I will respect and honor those individuals who deserve it) as it describes the theme of one of its classes.
Sorry, but it looks like I will have more difficulty than I thought not providing my opinions. These are just ideas. I may learn something tomorrow that could change them. You can just consider them.