FROM ORTHODOXY TO HERESY
The Secularizing of Catholic Universities
September 2008By Michael V. McIntire
Michael V. McIntire is a 1957 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. During the turbulent 1970s, he joined the faculty of the Notre Dame Law School as Associate Professor of Law, where he witnessed the beginnings of the secularization of that university. An Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict and an RCIA catechist, he lives and practices law in Big Bear Lake, California.
Forty years ago the major Catholic universities in the U.S. decided that the Catholic Church needed to reform her teachings, especially that of sexual morality, to conform to the times, and that they should lead that reform. In 1967, at Land O'Lakes, Wisconsin, they declared their independence from the Church, exchanged the faith of their founders for an evolutionary heresy, proclaimed themselves to be an alternate magisterium, and transferred control from their founding religious orders to secular boards of trustees. Not coincidentally, by these actions they qualified themselves for lucrative financial grants from foundations controlled by leaders of the Culture of Death.
For forty years the true nature and intent of this revolution has been disguised. As a result, generations of Catholic students and graduates have been and are being ill formed and misled in their faith, or have lost it altogether.
It is time for the story to be told.
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|It is not without interest that by 1976, Notre Dame almost lost its secular accreditation because of the insufficiency of its library. It was put on notice. This was avoided by the spending of a large amount of money to purchase fill-ins.
||Posted by: Gabriel Austin
September 09, 2008 06:37 PM EDT
|It is also not without interest that the largest Catholic university in the U.S. - St. John's University, like Notre Dame a Vincentian foundation - did not feel the need to snub the Church. But then city boys [and girls] tend to be more intelligent than the farmers' children from Indiana. The farmers' children football team is thick in muscle, and thick in the head.
||Posted by: Gabriel Austin
September 09, 2008 06:46 PM EDT
|Now we know that our Lord Jesus' statement, "...not even the gates of hell will prevail against [my Church]" while remaining an absolute guarantee and a victory through the Cross, is a continuous warning throughout human history until the end of time that indeed the gates of hell will continue to pound diabolically on the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church.
University modernist should ponder and learn from the lessons of the Maccabees (Macabeos) when they - the Remnants - affirm their faithfulness to the true God while the rest of the Chosen People allowed themselves to be lured and corrupted by the secular powers.
The 'smoke of satan' has indeed entered the Church and continue to suffocate her from within. It is comforting to remember that no matter what else will unfold, the Woman clothed with the Sun and who appeared to the three children in Fatima declared that "...but in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph."
If God is with us, who can be against us!
Who is like unto God!
Pitiable are those who allow themselves to be adopted sons and daughters of the Father of Lies.
|Posted by: humblesoldier
September 19, 2008 11:00 AM EDT
|Where is the millstone of excommunication for the faculty of these institutions who have led at least two generations of Catholics astray?
||Posted by: p.minnis
November 10, 2008 09:46 PM EST
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