The Louis Joliet Society asks for clarification on Marquette Campus Ministry’s ongoing LGBTQ Masses
After the suspension of Prof. John McAdams for apparently "bullying" by proposing teachers allow Catholic teaching on marriage to at least be discussed in class, we find that the Louis Joliet Society reports it has contacted Archbishop Listecki in regards to Marquette's "LGBTQ" Masses.
We’ve sent a letter to Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki asking him to inquire directly with Marquette administration regarding the nature of Marquette Campus Ministry’s ongoing LGBTQ Masses. (Next LGBTQ Mass is Jan. 28.) The letter was sent after a number of direct requests to Marquette, including a January 14 letter to President Michael Lovell (see letter at: https://docs.com/@100004705069502), have gone unanswered.Hopefully it's not as bad as a "Polka Mass," LOL. (KIDDING! ... sort of)
In our letter to the Archbishop, we point out that this is not a matter of ‘academic freedom’ or rogue student group activity, but of an official department of a Catholic university knowingly engaging in what we fear may be liturgical abuse. For this reason, we believe it appropriate to ask the Archbishop to address the issue directly with the University.
As we have said many times, The Louis Joliet Society fully supports Campus Ministry’s interest in sharing the Catholic faith with all members of the Marquette community. Our concern, however, is with their lack of meaningful communication about the nature of this outreach and whether or not it is consistent with Church teaching regarding sexual morality, specifically articles 2357, 2358, 2359 and 2396 in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Please feel free to contact Marquette Campus Ministry (contact info at http://www.marquette.edu/cm/about/staff.shtml ) and ask them if their LGBTQ Masses are in line with Church teaching.
Please spread the word about The Louis Joliet Society and our efforts. We are just getting started.