The Archdiocese of Cincinnati issued a statement concerning President Joe Biden’s visit and press conference at Mount St. Joseph’s University in Ohio.
Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has not been contacted by any involved party about the upcoming visit of President Joseph R. Biden to Cincinnati to participate in a CNN town hall meeting at Mount St. Joseph University. Archbishop Schnurr has therefore not been asked for, nor would he have granted, his approval for any such event to occur on Catholic premises. Mount St. Joseph University operates under the sponsorship of the Sisters of Charity and not under the direct oversight of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
That’s good news but there are other steps that could be taken. The Archbishop could explain to the wayward “Catholic” college that if they persist in allowing pro-abortion politicians to use their campus as a way of confusing Catholics, then the archbishop will remove the term “Catholic” from the college.
The college doesn’t actually care about Catholicism but I’d bet when they advertise with Catholic parents they show images of crucifixes and pictures of smiling old nuns with young smiling students and the parents are fooled into thinking they’re paying for a Catholic education.
July 23, 2021 at 7:45 pm
Actually, I’m not even sure they pitch themselves to parents that way. Haven’t seen their brochures. But you would be pretty hard pressed perusing their website to find any specifically Catholic imagery.
Even on their campus ministry page:
The Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, who have administrative control of the university, have long since ” left the Catholic reservation” for what they perceive to be the greener pastures of secular activism.
Their website says it all:
Full of photos of elderly, habitless sisters, largely indistinguishable visually from photos of residents of a secular nursing home.
Very sad as that religious order had a once-proud history of educating countless children in the fullness of the faith, especially immigrant children.
They don’t appear to have a future as a religious community, although they control a great deal of wealth and financial assets.
It’s also difficult to see a path forward for MSJU to restore its Catholic identity.