Friday, March 20, 2009

Bishop Martino challenges Misercordia University

That defender of the faith, Bishop Martino has refused to meet with officials at Miserecordia until they give evidence that their teaching of human sexuality is within Church teaching. They had invited a gay activist to speak twice, spurring the disapproval of the conscientious bishop. May he inspire similar attitudes in his brother bishops!
"A diocesan press release yesterday stated that the bishop would not heed Misericordia's request for a meeting "until they comply with his request for a public release of specific information on how the institution teaches Catholic morality regarding sexuality and homosexuality, and how it is adhering to the four essential characteristics of a Catholic institution of higher learning."
The dispute between the bishop and the school began after Martino condemned Misericordia's decision to host a prominent homosexualist writer, Keith Boykin, for two speaking arrangements at the school. The recent statement explained that it had come to the bishop's attention that Boykin took the opportunity to discuss advocacy for issues such as same-sex "marriage," and to address the intersection of religion and sexuality; Catholic Church teaching on homosexual behavior, however, was not presented."

Deacon Keith Fournier calls him "a bishop who knows how to bishop" in this editorial at Catholic Online.

Read the entire story at Life Site News.

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