I have just received the following, with which I concur, concerning David’s post on Georgetown University’s ejection of evangelical organizations from its campus:
Below is my quote from a press release to be issued today. We have long criticized Catholic colleges and universities which try to be all things to all people – at least in campus ministry, one would think they could be proudly Catholic, if their Catholic identity means anything to them at all.
Without questioning Georgetown’s appropriate interest in ensuring that sponsored religious activities on campus conform to the university’s standards, we are increasingly concerned by what appears to be the overriding standard: watered-down faith of any form. Georgetown’s campus ministry could much better reflect Georgetown’s Catholic identity by enthusiastically embracing and teaching the Catholic faith—and only the Catholic faith—while encouraging non-Catholics to worship privately on campus, and gather publicly with off-campus groups, churches, temples, etc.
Patrick J. Reilly, President, Cardinal Newman Society
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