Coming up at Notre Shame…

Remembering always that the Traditional Latin Mass needs to be snuffed at Catholic schools like Steubenville, here’s what’s going on at Notre Shame.

From Breitbart:

The University of Notre Dame’s gender studies program is hosting a talk with the author of a book titled “Queer Holiness.” [And I suppose there are a lot of those who are High Atop The Thing were wondering, “Is there any other kind?”]

Set to take place on March 23rd, the event titled “Queer Holiness” will focus on “the gift of LGBTQI people to the church” and will feature Charles Bell, the author of a book by the same name.

“For millennia, institutional churches have told LGBTQI people what God expects them to be and how to act,” [The NERVE of that “institutional” Church!] the description reads before going on to say “in parts of the church, LGBTQI people remain the subject of hostile questions.” [Ooops!  Wrong acronym.  Shouldn’t that be “TLM”?]

A description of the book says, “From prohibitions on who they might love or marry, to erasure and denial, the theological record is one in which LGBTQI people are far too often objectified and their lives seen as the property of others.” [Do I sense a whiff of Marxism?]

“In no other significant religious question are ‘theological’ arguments made that so clearly reject overwhelming scientific and experiential knowledge about the human person,” the description also reads. [B as in B.  S as in S.]

It goes on to explain, “This book seeks to find a better way to do theology…[ without annoying references to God …]  taking insights from the sciences and personal narratives as it seeks to answer the question: ‘What does human flourishing look like?’” [again, without all that God-stuff.]

Additionally, the event description also states that Dr. Charles Bell is “grounded in his work as both an Anglican priest and a practicing psychiatrist.” [Yeahhh… what could go wrong with that combination.]

Meanwhile, the University of Notre Dame Law School hosted an event last semester called “Transgender Public Interest Litigation,” which was hosted in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  [Probably a “How To” workshop.]

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  1. RichR says:

    This type of vagueness is how we got to the German Synod.

    Clarity is salvific.

  2. tlawson says:

    I went to seminary when Bishop Rhoades was Rector at Mount St Mary’s in Emmitsburg. Good man, good seminary (as far as things went in the times in which we live). A couple of days ago, he issued a decree for St Patrick’s Day in order that at least some corporeal penances be done on a day when accepted practices will be engaged in. Great.

    Yet he permits (continually) these non-Catholic and non-Christian activities while saying and doing nothing.

    Some bishops are fools, some merely cowards. But some…(we can expect) know (at least something of) Truth, but still do nothing. They are all “collegial”…COLLEGIAL IN MEDIOCRITY!


    The enemies of the bishops today are those who have any Traditional connection , belief, or practice.

    Sadly, but trusting in Him (and Her)…”Do what they say…but not what they do.”

  3. James C says:

    It gets worse.

    Trans Care + Abortion Care: Intersections and Questions

    Please join us for this important virtual dialogue, part of our Reproductive Justice event series. Scholar/activists and public intellectuals Jules Gill-Peterson and Ash Williams will discuss the intersections between trans care and abortion care, followed by Q&A with the audience.

    Jules Gill-Peterson is Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of the award-winning Histories of the Transgender Child (University of Minnesota Press), the first book to shatter the widespread myth that transgender children are a brand new generation in the 21st century. Jules has also written for The New York Times, CNN, The New Inquiry, and The Funambulist, and has been interviewed extensively by The Guardian, CBS, NPR, and Xtra. She serves as a General Co-Editor at TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.

    Ash Williams is a Black trans abortion doula, public intellectual, and abolitionist community organizer from Fayetteville, NC. He holds a Master’s degree in Ethics and Applied Philosophy and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from UNC-Charlotte. Ash is currently Project Nia’s Decriminalizing Abortion resident. For the last 5 years, Ash has been vigorously fighting to expand abortion access by funding abortions and training other people to become abortion doulas. He works as a consultant for a reproductive justice consulting firm called Black Feminist Advisors.

  4. hilltop says:

    In addition to Father’s excellent red retorts, May I wonder aloud what is meant by “doing” theology? Is it As in:
    “Hey Luther, Wesley calling. Let’s get together and do some theology!”
    “I’m going to the big theology do tonight to check out Joseph Smith’s tablets, wanna come along?”
    What the….?

  5. APX says:

    I see the alphabet acronym has changed again. What does the I stand for?

  6. JabbaPapa says:

    LGBTQI people are far too often objectified and their lives seen as the property of others

    Wow, do I “own” some other people’s lives ?

    How much are they worth, and where can I sell them ? Or, alternatively, is this just some utter pole-dancing nonsense ?

  7. Not says:

    Only the Colleges who say Traditional Latin Mass and teach sound doctrine are acceptable.
    Really nothing new, Paris in the 1800’s was full of antiCatholic teachers. Many a Saint, Bartolo Longo, Leo Dupont (The Holy Man of Tours), and others realized the heresies and went on to become examples for all of us.

  8. Maximillian says:

    “For millennia, institutional churches have told LGBTQI people what God expects them to be and how to act,”

    ??? Surely that’s the work of the institutional Church in respect of all the faithful. Why should the LGBTQI people object? Do LGBTQI folk think God expects something different from them?

  9. maternalView says:

    I want to know who’s objectifying these folks or denying them anything? Looks to me like they pretty much have the run of the place.

    Perhaps they can’t get over the fact their parents & their parents’ Church does not approve!

  10. sisu says:

    Since we know they are not referring to tempted people resisting the temptation to a certain sin, but rather actively embracing the sin to the point of taking it as a “new name”….let’s explore the substitution of other sins that “cry out to heaven”!

    “the gift of murderous people to the church”

    “For millennia, institutional churches have told oppressors of the poor what God expects them to be and how to act,”

    “From prohibitions on who they might defraud, to erasure and denial, the theological record is one in which withholders of wages are far too often objectified and their lives seen as the property of others.”

    Blah blah blah science and human flourishing!

  11. mburduck says:

    Absolutely amazing. Are there any “major” Catholic universities left in the good old USA that DON’T encourage such nonsense?

  12. Gab says:

    “For millennia, institutional churches have told LGBTQI ALL people, regardless of gender, what God expects them to be and how to act,”


  13. hwriggles4 says:

    I help teach CCD and I am dreading the day when I get a student who says “I have two dads” or “I have two mommies. ” Just to clarify I don’t mean a dad and a stepdad or a mom and a stepmom.

    I want to make sure if I do get a student in this situation (I usually substitute 4th grade through 6th grade) that I uphold the teachings of the Church.

  14. AA Cunningham says:

    Jenkins and his comrades clearly desire to spend eternity with the damned.

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