Will they get away with it too? Maybe it's ok when Leftist faculty are openly disobedient? In fact, St. John's University and St. Benedict haven't been Catholic in many years.
These institutions and their employees seem emboldened in light of the Abbey's own attempt at neutrality, to make a more definitive public statement in favor of what the Catechism of the Catholic Church has described as "intrinsically disordered". The Archbishop has asked for obsequy from his priests and religious and has even forbidden the openly disobedient priest, Bob Pierson, from speaking in his Archdiocese.
The undersigned below, constitute a substantial number of faculty members at Collegeville and St. Benedict's Benedictine Nunnery, seem convinced that their rebellion will have no consequences.
Note the faculty members who are in the Theology Department. This kind of dissent from Catholic teaching doesn't grow up over night and has been going on for decades with the collusion of the people who continue to support this Monastery gone wild, as Lifesite News so aptly put it this summer.
Of course, they are insisting that "new scientific" knowledge has thrown light on this issue which we are obliged to obey, although they haven't effectively demonstrated how that is supposed to work. What it is is plain modernism. More ironic still since there is no scientific research supporting their claims underlying their support for gomorrist weddings. On the contrary, there's an enormous amount of "scientific" evidence against such unions.
The Bishop's statement as follows:
CATHOLIC BISHOPS OF MINNESOTA: STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE
We, the Catholic Bishops of Minnesota, believe it is critical in our time to speak in support of marriage as a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman in an enduring bond of love. God’s word in divine revelation declares that marriage is a union ordered to both the mutual good of the spouses and to the procreation and raising of children. As a sacred institution, marriage is a constant reminder of God’s love for the human race, as well as a reflection of the permanent, faithful, and fruitful bond of love between Christ and the Church. (See Genesis 1:27, 2:22-24; Ephesians 5:31-32.)
Our own State’s constant recognition of marriage is based on the evident fact that only the sexual union of a man and a woman has the natural capability to bring forth new life with the bearing of children. Both faith and reason agree, then, that marriage is an institution central to the life of human society, and touches profoundly on the common good. This committed relationship between one man and one woman calls forth the best of the spouses, not only for their own sake, but also for the well-being of their children and the community. It is neither possible for us to change the definition of marriage nor wise to attempt to do so.
We urge our State government, our fellow Catholics, and all people of good will in the State of Minnesota to support marriage, both in theory and in practical measures that safeguard, promote, and enhance marriage and family. One practical measure would be a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. For further reading, see: Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan, by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 17 November 2009. See also the web site at www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/love-and-life/index.cfm
Here are the names of many people who are against the Archbishop's proposal and the Catholic Church's moral teachings, link, and we've highlighted the ones who are in the "Theology" department. Shouldn't someone who so violently challenges the authority of the Archbishop and the Church's teachings have their licentiate to teach theology revoked?
Vincent Smiles, Theology Andy Holey, Computer Science Michael Livingston, Psychology John Merkle, Theology Tony Cunningham, Philosophy Lisa Platt, Psychology Lindsay Anderson, Nursing Mike Ross, Chemistry Janet Grochowski, Education Rodger Narloch, Psychology Henry Jakubowski, Chemistry Janelle Hinchley, First Year Seminar & Gender Studies James Poff, Biology Phil Chu, Biology Gordon Brown, Biology Parker Wheatley, Economics Carol Brash, Fine Arts Karyl Daughters, Communication Gladys White, Hispanic Studies Ernest Diedrich, Economics Bruce Campbell, Hispanic Studies Ozzie Mayers, English Stephen Stelzner, Psychology Derek Larson, History & Environmental Studies Brian Campbell, Music Pam Bacon, Psychology Linda Tennison, Psychology Carol Jansky, Biology Clayton Gearhart, Physics (emeritus) Jonathon Carlson, Library Ingrid Smiles, CSB Campus Ministry David Wuolu, Library Wendy Klepetar, Global Business Leadership Benjamin Faber, Psychology William Lamberts, Biology Scott Richardson, Modern and Classical Languagues Samuel Johnson, Fine Arts Bruce Thornton, Music Jessica O’Reilly, Sociology Jessica Harkins, English Sigrid Hedman-Dennis, Nursing Thomas Sibley, Mathematics Matt Callahan, English Patricia Bolanos, Hispanic Studies & Gender Studies Kathleen Costello, First Year Seminar Erica Stonestreet, Philosophy Allison Spenader, Education Kelly Kraemer, Peace Studies Jennifer Galovich, Mathematics Bret Benesh, Mathematics Matthew Harkins, English Yuko Shibata, Modern and Classical Languages & Asian Studies Luann Reif, Nursing Maureen McCarter, Modern and Classical Languages Janna LaFountaine, Exercise Science and Sports Studies Carrie Braun, Nursing Marcus Webster, Biology Cynthia Curran, History James Schnepf, Computer Science Martha Tomhave Blauvelt, Gender Studies Tess Kasling, Library Karen Erickson, Modern and Classical Languages David Malone, Library Elizabeth Wurdak, Biology Gary Prevost, Political Science Juliann Heller, Theology Susan Riley, History Christi Siver, Political Science Kathy Twohy, Nursing Patricia Kennedy, Theology Robert Hesse, Mathematics Andrea Shaker, Fine Arts John Miller, Computer Science Elaine Rutherford, Fine Arts Sarah Schaaf, Hispanic Studies Manuel Campos, Biology Luke Mancuso, English Madhu Mitra, English Charles Wright, Philosphy Angela Erickson-Grussing, Hispanic Studies David Mitchell, Biology Jillian Hiscock, Admissions Richard Bohannon, Environmental Studies John Olson, Economics Jacqueline Corral, Admissions Joy Ruis, Office for Education Abroad Sarah Pruett, ESC Coordinator Eleonora Bertranou, Hispanic Studies Jillian RIgg McKenzie, Admissions Brooke Horejsi, Fine Arts Programing Christina Shouse Tourino, English Molly Ewing, Library Edmund Sass, Education Kaarin S. Johnston, Theater Jeffrey Anderson, Peace Studies Patricia Kent, Music Tania Gomez, Hispanic Studies Kathleen Parker, Library Cindy Malone, English Corey Shouse Tourino, Hispanic Studies Shane Miller, Communication Jean Keller, Philosophy Rachelle Larson, Nursing Nicholas Jones, Chemistry Mark Mortrude, Education Wendy Sterba, Modern and Classical Languages Jean Ochu, Accounting and Finance David Bennetts, History Shannon Essler Petty, Education Leigh Dillard, Theater Diane Veale-Jones, Environmental Studies Nelsy Echarvez-Solano, Hispanic Studies Timothy Robinson, Philosophy Matt Lindstrom, Political Science Elena Sanchez Mora, Hispanic Studies Jean Lavigne, Environmental Studies Michael Opitz, English Gregory Walker, Music Jennifer Schaefer, Biology Megan Vetsch, Fine Arts Programing Angeline Dufner, English (Emeritus) Joe Rogers, Global Education Kenneth Jones, History Janet Neuwirth, Nursing Anna Mercedes, Theology Bridget Sitzer, Admissions Allan Bouley, Theology (Emeritus) Michael Roske, Abbey Woodworking Peggy Roske, CSB/SJU Archives Philip Kronebusch, Political Science Peggy Retka, Office for Education Abroad Kevin Knodl, Fine Arts Programing Manju Parikh, Political Science J. Scott Johnson, Political Science Elisabeth Wengler, History Roy Ketchum, Hispanic Studies Stephen Wagner, Philosophy Beth Pettitt, Biology Lisa Drontle, Music Julie Davis, History Todd Johnson, Physics Robert Kachelski, Psychology Gregory Schroeder, History