Cardinal Caffarra: Catholic education is key to protecting life, marriage, family
In an interview with Edward Pentin of The National Catholic Register, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, archbishop emeritus of Bologna, Italy, explained that education is the key to protecting life, marriage and the family.
Great efforts must be made in Catholic education and catechesis if the Church is to combat today’s attacks on marriage, life and the family, said Caffarra, the founding president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.
He called on Catholics to call things by their real names. “Error is error,” he said. “There is no peace between truth and error.”
He suggested that the long term strategy that Catholics must take on is “to busy ourselves in a great educational work.”
“In my opinion, in the places of learning, there’s also no education of true love of the truth anymore. On the contrary, many people teach the young that the search for the truth is a sad and useless passion that can breed only intolerance,” he said. “At this point, the human person is lost and finds himself, the famous philosopher would say, before paths that don’t lead anywhere.”
Retired Brigadier General stays on as president of Mount St. Mary’s University
Mount St. Mary’s University named Timothy Trainor, its interim president, as the new president of the faithful Catholic college.
Trainor, who previously served in the U.S. Army for 33 years before retiring as a brigadier general, served six years as dean of the academic board at the United States Military Academy before joining Mount St. Mary’s. Trainor served as interim president since last June, after past president Simon Newman resigned in early 2016 amid controversy regarding his crude efforts to boost Mount St. Mary’s student retention rate and national ranking.
Since Trainor came on board last year, enrollment reportedly increased 24 percent.
Fordham to host euthanasia advocacy group on campus
How about this for a contrast?
Fordham University, a Jesuit institution, recently refused to allow Chick-fil-A to come on campus due to LGBT pushback because of the restaurant chain president’s pro-marriage views, in line with Catholic teaching.
But now, the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service will host an event titled “Palliative Art” on June 7 along with End of Life Choices New York (EOLCNY), the euthanasia advocacy group behind the push to legalize physician-assisted suicide in the state. The organization is a previous affiliate of Compassion & Choices (formerly the Hemlock Society) and clearly opposed to Catholic beliefs.
Embattled pro-life professor continues to have faith