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National Catholic Register 11/1/2014
Notre Dame Professor Hits School President
After Pro Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Policy
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WASHINGTON – An orthodox Notre Dame professor gave out the email address of the school president publicly Tuesday night after the nation’s flagship Catholic university announced it would extend benefits to same-sex couples.
The Rev. Wison D. Miscamble, C.S.C., a professor of United States history at Notre Dame, urged one young alumni member in the audience at the Catholic Information Center to send an email to President John Jenkins, C.S.C.
“Write directly to Father Jenkins. That’s the best person to write to. Now it’s not clear that he’s going to [respond]. If you write firstname.lastname@example.org, that goes to the staff. But get his own email address: email@example.com,” Miscamble said, drawing nervous laughter from the crowd of three to four dozen.
Miscamble, 61, specializes in American diplomatic and foreign policy history and wrote an acclaimed book on U.S. strategist George Kennan. For his hour-long lecture, Miscamble drew material from “For Notre Dame: Battling for the Heart and Soul of a Catholic University,” a collection of essays and reflections that criticize the school for failing to adhere to core Church teachings.
***Pro-Marriage Club Denied Official Status at Notre Dame
Read more: ncregister.com/daily-news/pro-marriage-club-denied-official-status-at-notre-dame/#ixzz3JVdk5WGY***
Notre Dame “is a Catholic university and endorses a Catholic view of marriage,” [but] “it will follow the relevant civil law and begin to implement this change immediately.” -Father John Jenkins *from his startling statement that Notre Dame will now provide health care and other financial benefits to gay as well as traditional, opposite-sex married student couples.
The haste with which it was done and its being announced without serious consideration of the legal implications is not only deeply troubling but also revelatory of the direction of the current Notre Dame administration. Notre Dame has made no effort to stand for the truth about marriage but has supinely conformed to a deeply flawed understanding of this crucial institution. -Father Wilson Miscamble, C.S.C.
Not a few months ago though, Fr. Jenkins was criticizing the HHS mandates thus:
… University of Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins sent a letter to the White House denouncing the mandate.
*“This would compel Notre Dame to either pay for contraception and sterilization in violation of the church’s moral teaching, or to discontinue our employee and student health care plans in violation of the church’s social teaching. It is an impossible position.”
Having already spoken at Notre Dame, one wonders what use President Obama has in listening to Fr. Jenkins. – commentary by Joshua Mercer