Thursday, April 9, 2009

Re: Cabrini College and Cokie Roberts' Ivy Young Willis Award

As per Pope John Paul II, "The inviolability of the person, which is a reflection of the absolute inviolability of God, finds its primary and fundamental expression in the inviolability of human life. Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights -- for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture -- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition of all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination" (The Vocation and the Mission of the Lay Faithful in the Church & in the World, 1988). Though you speak of "social justice," your letter reveals that you lack an understanding of what that means in Catholic Social Teaching. As the president of a Catholic college, that is scandalous.

Dr. George, you have the absolute duty to thoroughly familiarize yourself with Catholic Social Teaching; there is no better source than the Compendium of Social Doctrine <www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/justpeace/documents/rc_pc_justpeace_doc_20060526_compendio-dott-soc_en.html>. You may also find this study guide to be helpful: <http://authenticcatholicsocialteaching.blogspot.com/>.

While I'm unsure of what you mean by "Cabrinian heritage", I assure you that Saint Frances Cabrini would be appalled by your presenting a pro-abortion, "Catholic" journalist to impressionable students.


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I am an enormously blessed husband and dad. In regard to my Catholic theological background, I have a certificate in social ministry & a master's degree (moral theology concentration), as well as a catechetical diploma from the Vatican's Sacred Congregation for the Clergy (Nope, I am not now - nor have I have ever been - a seminarian, deacon, or priest.). I feel particularly proud to have a mandatum. I also have a doctorate in Christian counseling psychology.

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