Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Special Note from Fr. McCloskey
January 25, 2011
Dear CNS Member,
CNS will do all of this, but you must know that we are being challenged at every turn by those who want to continue secularizing our Catholic campuses.
I know that you believe in the cause that The Cardinal Newman Society is fighting for.
I am not asking you for a big commitment. Just incorporate these prayers into your regular prayer life.
The Cardinal Newman Society
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
The city’s religious history, and the Fife-born monk’s role in it, will be brought to life in the annual St Mungo Festival, beginning on Saturday, that is going from strength-to-strength.
This theme of this year’s festival, Mungo’s Bairns, explores what it means to be Glaswegian in today’s multicultural society. St Mungo’s Bairns is also the title of a multi-cultural gala concert at St Andrews in the Square on Saturday. This concert will be recorded and broadcast world-wide by Glasgow-based Celtic Music Radio.
The St Mungo Singers and pupils from St Patrick’s Primary school are taking part in Vita St Kentigern— The Tree and the Bell, celebrating the life of St Mungo in words and song at the Mitchell Library on Saturday at 12 noon.
Glasgow Cathedral is hosting two ecumenical services during the festival, one on Sunday celebrating St Mungo’s life through music and dance, and a feast day service on January 13 for children from city schools. Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow is attending the Sunday celebration and Mass for the Feast of St Kentigern at St Mungo’s, Townhead, on Thursday.
Christians across Glasgow are also encouraged to find out more about their patron saint and events such as Mungo’s Nature Pilgrimage on January 9, reflecting on the religious significance of St Mungo and Glasgow’s coat of arms, are an ideal way to learn more.
—Full details of the events can be found at http://www.stmungofestival.com
—For more on concert broadcast, visit http://www.celticmusicradio.net/
The dean of Marquette University Law School announced today the appointment of former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold as Visiting Professor of Law. Feingold is pro-abortion, pro-embryonic stem cell research, and pro-same sex “marriage,” making his hiring grossly inappropriate at Marquette, a Catholic university.
Feingold served as a Senator from Wisconsin from 1993 until he was unseated by Republican challenger Ron Johnson during the 2010 midterm elections. He earned a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America. He voted YES to allow “federal funding for research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells…” On the issue of marriage, News Max quoted Feingold in 2006: “Gay and lesbian couples should be able to marry and have access to the same rights, privileges and benefits that straight couples currently enjoy.”
Dean Joseph Kearney attempts to white-wash any conflicts of interest between Feingold and Marquette:
While I do not doubt that some of his views are controversial, or, still less, suggest that all of them are right, an institution of legal education is especially well suited to explore multiple dimensions of such issues.
But Pope John Paul II’s apostolic constitution on Catholic universities, Ex corde Ecclesiae, stipulates:
All teachers and administrators, at the time of their appointment, are to be informed about the Catholic identity of the institution and its implications, and about their responsibility to promote, or at least to respect, that identity.
We wonder if Marquette will inform Feingold that his “controversial” views on a range of legal issues are in conflict with the University’s Catholic identity?