On the side bar of this blog I have a feed for the Cardinal Newman Society. They posted a story…
Gonzaga Denies Knights of Columbus Student Group Because it’s Catholic
Spokane’s Gonzaga University [Jesuit run Catholic school] has denied a Knights of Columbus group application to be recognized as an official student organization. Those seeking the status were notified of the University’s decision at a meeting on March 7.
The group was notified of the decision by Dean of Students Kassi Kain and Assistant Director for Student Activities Dave Rovick.
“The Knights of Columbus, by their very nature, is a men’s organization in which only Catholics may participate via membership,” says a letter obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society written by Sue Weitz, Vice President for Student Life. “These criteria are inconsistent with the policy and practice of student organization recognition at Gonzaga University, as well as the University’s commitment to non-discrimination based on certain characteristics, one of which is religion.”
Let me get this straight. Because the Knights of Columbus is a Catholic group for Catholics, the Catholic university won’t let them be on their Catholic campus for the Catholics who want to join?
I hope they are able to resolve this amicably.
Read the rest there.