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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ave Maria University Gets a New President

Pray for Ave Maria University. We need faithful Catholic schools, but it's been a rocky ride in Florida according to a local resident and reporter. See her take on the new president and the state of the school.  I've always thought that monstrosity of a church, designed by Tom Monaghan, looks like an upside down boat, not a particularly inspiring visual for a community that supports the bark of Peter.


TTC said...

Mary Anne,

Do you know this woman?
I read her long list of grievances, I was left wanting as to whether she is on the team.

I was troubled by her hand-wringing over the firing of dissenters and her question as to whether 'opinions' that oppose Catholic teaching would be unwelcomed under Towey. Huge red flag for me.

Her belief that faculty should be sitting at the table with officers and directors driving the mission and goals is unrealistic and the description of the tax issues, etc., left me with the feeling she was the town crank.

There have been numerous problems along the way but Tom's heart (and goals) at Ave Maria are in the right place.

Towey is a phenomenal pick. He has a big heart, he's faithful to the mission and deposit of faith and will go a long way to healing the wounds and fractures littering Ave's vineyard. He has the ability to turn the swords into plowshares and keep the school pointed in the right direction.

Thanks for the call to prayer. I'm in!

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Hi Carol,

I've had numerous conversations and I'm puzzled by your post. She certainly would not wring her hands over firing dissenters. Did I miss something?

She was almost the only one opposing the naming of the athletic center after a pro-abort-supporting benefactor who claims to be pro-life. She also was spearheading opposition to Jackson Labs. Thank God somebody was.

I think perhaps you have misread some of her posts.

As for being the town crank, perhaps you and I would also fit into that mold in the minds of some, maybe even many! LOL!

TTC said...

LOL! Many chanceries anyhoo!

I'll have to go back and read it again.

Have a great weekend and Valentine's day.

Marielena Montesino de Stuart said...

Mrs. McKinley:

You must have visited the wrong website. Your comments are not just completely wrong-- but misleading, to anyone quickly glancing over your statements.

My battle inside Ave Maria has been precisely to DEFEND Catholic teaching! And for that, my family and I have paid dearly, as a result of vilification, ostracism and vicious ad hominem attacks.

I can see from your writing that you are a big supporter of Tom Monaghan. In fact, referring to me as "this woman" and "crank" is reminiscent of the way that Monaghan's soldiers express themselves. Good luck!

The question now is... will Mr. Towey make any changes, or will things basically remain the way they are?

Marielena Montesino de Stuart
aka: "This Woman"