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Saturday, 4 July 2015

And here, all along I thought I was making JOKES about Jesuit education...

Jokes have become necessary, (along with reductio ad absurdum as a rhetorical tool.)
Deacon Greg Kendra reports on the,  (gee, hope I don't run out of quotation marks!) "marriage" of the head of the "theology" department, at a "Catholic" university here.

More about the festive occasion and how it fits in with the Fordham community at Aleteia.
The [male] chairman of the theology department at Fordham University has gotten married—to another man... at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The ceremony took place June 27, just a day after the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage” nationwide. That would not have been necessary legally, since New York State has allowed gay "marriage" since 2011. But the ceremony was conducted before the Episcopal Church in America voted this week to allow same-sex "marriage" rites in its churches.

When asked whether Fordham was concerned about having a professor of theology whose lifestyle choice is in opposition to the teaching of the Catholic Church about marriage, a spokesman for the university said [the "Catholic" "theologian] has the right to get married.

“While Catholic teachings do not support same-sex marriage, we wish [him] and his spouse a rich life filled with many blessings on the occasion of their wedding in the Episcopal Church,” said Bob Howe, Fordham's senior director of communications. “[the "Catholic" "theologian] is a member of the Fordham community, and like all University employees, students and alumni, is entitled to human dignity without regard to race, creed, gender, and sexual orientation.”

Howe emphasized that same-sex unions are “now the law of the land, and [the Catholic" "theologian] has the same constitutional right to marriage as all Americans.”

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