LMU president cancels summer institute on Catholic identity

Week-long seminar helped faculty gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of the Jesuit university; no reason for cancellation yet

Since the time of Father Thomas P. O’Malley, S.J., the President of LMU has sponsored a week-long summer seminar for faculty to help them gain a deeper understanding of the Catholic character of LMU. This annual event, sponsored since 1996, once provided a collegial setting in which to explore an aspect of LMU’s ethos as a Catholic, Jesuit-Marymount university.   It was one of … [Read more...]

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More all-gender bathrooms at LMU

Transgender activists prompt president of Jesuit university to change eight restrooms on campus

In response to events on campus, LMU President Timothy Law Snyder has ordered the Facilities Management to create “additional all-gender restrooms.”   As the Loyolan reported, “The Student Housing Office replaced the traditional signs that depict a man and woman on eight different individual-use bathrooms at the beginning of August in the Leavey apartments, McKay Hall, … [Read more...]

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LMU ethics professor appointed consultant to U.S. bishops

Professor Christopher Kaczor named as one of four doctrinal consultants to the USCCB's doctrine committee

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has appointed philosophy professor Christopher Kaczor as a doctrinal consultant to its Doctrine Committee. Kaczor will be one of four doctrinal consultants who advise the U.S. Catholic bishops as they shape church policy and teaching. Kaczor will serve as the committee’s primary consultant on ethics. Kaczor is a … [Read more...]

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Bishop Barron invited to speak at LMU

Lecture on "Beauty and Evangelization" has already reached its capacity; waitlist only

LMU has invited Bishop Robert Barron to give the annual Cassasa Lecture. Bishop Barron will deliver a free, public lecture on “Beauty and Evangelization” on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in Roski Dining Commons, University Hall. From the LMU website: “What is the relationship among the beautiful, the good, and the true? How do these concepts relate to … [Read more...]

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LMU reinstates employee accused of hate crime

Gigi Kurz was suspended from her job for defending church teaching in April

The following comes from a July 21 Cardinal Newman Society article by Adam Cassandra. For background on the story, see CalCatholic article, More tragic LMU news. After being suspended from her job following student accusations she committed a “hate crime,” an employee of the Jesuit-run Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles has been reinstated, her attorneys … [Read more...]

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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

Rector of Jesuit Community at LMU defends selection of Bill Clinton as commencement speaker

The following comes from an April 21 article by Adam Cassandra from Catholic Education Daily, an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society: The rector of the Jesuit community at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, Calif., thinks LMU is justified in honoring the life of former President Bill Clinton as long as it’s clear that the University is ignoring … [Read more...]

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More tragic LMU news

University employee is accused of hate crime for defending Catholic teaching

The following is an April 16 email forwarded to California Catholic Daily: Yesterday (Thursday) my wife came home from work very excited and happy about a conversation she had with a couple of students at work. She has worked at Loyola Marymount for the last 15 years in the Alumni department. The students were placing signs along the walkway of the University promoting among … [Read more...]

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