Another converged ostensibly Christian west coast university, this time Catholic rather than evangelical

26 Jun


Now this:

Good for her. And shame on Villanova.


Posted by on June 26, 2020 in America, churchianity, The Kulturkampf


24 responses to “Another converged ostensibly Christian west coast university, this time Catholic rather than evangelical

  1. c matt

    June 26, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    First: Villanova is Jesuit, not Catholic. The two should not be confused. (Apologies to St. Ignatius of Loyola who would smite most Catholic prelates if given the authority to do so from our Lord).

    Second: if you really want to troll them ask (in writing) if Villanova truly believes that one should not be judged for whom one loves? wait for written response. If “Yes” then ask in writing do you accept, support and celebrate all those persons, regardless of whom they love? wait for response in writing, if “yes” then ask in writing does Villanova truly believe “Love is love” and stands behind those who love others, and Villanova celebrates such love unconditionally? wait for response in writing and if “Yes” then tell them: Thank you for celebrating my love for Hitler.

    • Will S.

      June 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm



  2. feeriker

    June 26, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Like so many other “Catholic” universities (e.g., Georgetown, Notre Dame), Villanova isn’t. Anymore.

  3. Anonymouse

    June 26, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    That young lady has some serious BALLZ!

    • Will S.

      June 26, 2020 at 10:27 pm

      Oh yeah! 🙂

    • Will S.

      June 26, 2020 at 10:27 pm

      Whoever wifes her up, ultimately, will be a much-blessed man. 🙂

  4. fuzziewuzziebear

    June 26, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    Everytime I turn around, I am seeing parallels to post 1933 and pre 1939 Germany. I think the Catholic Church has to make a clean break with heretic institutions, and not mince words over the word “heretic”.

    • Will S.

      June 26, 2020 at 10:51 pm

      Yeah, for their sake, I hope they have a more solid pope like the last one, next time…

      • fuzziewuzziebear

        June 27, 2020 at 12:09 am

        Why did you make me think of Rex Harrison playing Julius II in the Agony and the Ecstasy? It was the armor. Julius was prepared to go to war.

      • Will S.

        June 27, 2020 at 12:25 am

        Never saw that.

  5. Sean

    June 26, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    First, it’s a chick in a theology program. Wives learn from husbands not schools. Sure, maybe she’s there for her Mrs. degree but still.

    Second, that Catholic mantra, or plural, about being THE Church seems pretty specious if you can’t even keep a university pure.

  6. Elspeth

    June 27, 2020 at 7:48 am

    I respect her stance for moral truth, but what future in theology? What career as a Catholic? Doesn’t her sex preclude her from any of THAT according to traditional Catholic teaching?

    I’m seriously glad she called them out, but this is just another example of what I have often said. Everyone sets up their personal exceptions without stopping to consider where such threads lead if you keep pulling them. I can’t -literally – even count how many good, submissive Christian women I have had to explain this to. First the vote (which was basically trading soft power for hard power), then the workplace, then birth control, sexual freedom, divorce, ERA, theology degrees for women in a “Catholic” college, etc.

    Why wouldn’t the people whose boundaries are farther left be able to lay claim to their freedom as well?

    • Will S.

      June 27, 2020 at 8:11 am

      Excellent questions, Elspeth!😀

      I suspect she’s really about meeting a nice Catholic boy and getting her MRS degree; I hope so, at least. Yeah, I don’t see why we need female Catholic theologians, either, nor why a housewife would need a theology degree. 😉

  7. Elspeth

    June 27, 2020 at 8:03 am

    Oh. By divorce, I meant no fault divorce.

    I really wish more young men would be the loudest voices on these things. It seems to be disproportionately women.

    • Will S.

      June 27, 2020 at 8:13 am

      As do I, but alas, perhaps we are in a time like that of the Book of Judges, where men are all too often weak, and so the Lord raises up strong women instead, to carry out His will, and to put the men to shame.

    • fuzziewuzziebear

      June 27, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      After years, I came to understand what whining really is. It is complaining about things that are unjust that are beyond your ability to change. The ones who call out whining most loudly are the ones who benefit from the injustice.

      • Will S.

        June 27, 2020 at 10:53 pm

        God grant me:
        the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
        the courage to change the things I can;
        and the wisdom to know the difference…

      • fuzziewuzziebear

        June 28, 2020 at 12:24 am

        I am familiar with that prayer. While it is good for health of the oppressed, what is to be about the oppressor?

      • Will S.

        June 28, 2020 at 12:31 am

        Well, that depends on which category the thing in question falls under; whether something one can’t change or something one can. If you can, do it; if you can’t, leave it to God…

      • fuzziewuzziebear

        June 28, 2020 at 12:45 am

        There is an awful lot that I can’t change that I am mad about.

      • Will S.

        June 28, 2020 at 12:53 am

        Me too, bro.

        I have to remind myself to let go and let God.


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