Friday, August 22, 2008

Please Join In!

If you haven't already seen this post at Creative Minority Report or clicked on the link to the right under the heading "Urgent," I'd like to ask you to consider joining in the petition effort to support the University of San Diego for their decision not to hire known Catholic dissenter Rosemary Radford Ruether to teach theology.

I think the effort to gather the signatures of as many supporters as possible to offset the signatures of those signing opposing positions is a very good one. Please consider joining in this effort to raise many signatures of support for the University to commend them for NOT hiring someone who dissents from Church teaching to a theology chair position. This website will take you to a page where you can add your name to an e-mail petition of support. You only need to provide your name and an e-mail address for verification.

Surely this is an effort that all faithful Catholics can support! So often we divide ourselves into opposing categories that make it hard to see our unity, but on this matter any Catholic faithful to the Magisterium should be happy to see a Catholic university standing up for Catholic teaching. We want such efforts to be rewarded, not punished--so please consider visiting the website and signing the petition if you haven't already done so.