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Down in the catacombs, Michael Matt discusses the case of a young priest in Minnesota who's taking heat for firing "married" homosexual musicians in his parish. The parish is divided, the media are outraged, and the faithful are confused. Whose fault is this? The priest's? No, he's just doing his job. The gay musicians’? No, not really—they've been working in the same parish for over ten years, and nobody objected. Michael calls on Catholics—liberal and conservative alike–to demand that the 'Church of Accompaniment' either edit and remove the Catechism of the Catholic Church's moral teaching on this question….or enforce it. There is no other way. Hate has nothing to do with it. Padre Pio and Pope John Paul were pretty clear on this question too, by the way. Are we to conclude that they too were intolerant, non-inclusive haters?
Introduction by Michael J. Matt
As a Christendom College alumnus (as well as father of a recent Christendom College student, 2015), I feel obliged to add my personal endorsement to Dr. Russell’s defense of the College.
Over the years, I’ve expressed my disagreements with my alma mater from time to time (chief among them being what I consider to be inadequate support for the Traditional Latin Mass on campus); but since I graduated Christendom twenty-five years ago, one of the principal reasons I continue to support the college is because of its principled commitment to uphold standards of Christian morality on campus—standards that have been abandoned on nearly every other Catholic college campus in the country.
This new attack on Christendom, therefore, strikes me as being somewhat satanic in character. I don’t know how else to describe a blatant hatchet job against one of the few Catholic colleges still upholding Christian morality.