|Rebecca Bratten Weiss|
Pro-Abort Feminist Idealogue
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (ChurchMilitant.com) - Alumni of the Franciscan University of Steubenville [All three of them!] launched an attack against conservative professors at the Catholic school, but inside sources claim a fired professor is behind the move.
An open letter published by "alumni and friends" of the university accuses Professors Anne Hendershott and Stephen Krason, among others, of being "strongly ideologically aligned with the far right of American politics." As proof, the letter cites articles authored by Hendershott and Krason calling out liberal Catholic schools, leftist protests, Obama policies and feminism.
"We question whether it is appropriate for the university, as an institution dedicated to upholding Catholic orthodoxy and academic rigor, to continue to provide an official venue for these writings," the letter states.
The alumni also attack the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life, whose mission is to promote "natural moral law, illuminated by the light of faith, in order to defend both human freedom and dignity in the public square." Both Hendershott and Krason are affiliated with the Veritas Center.
"We feel that, at least publicly, Franciscan has conflated orthodoxy with American right-wing partisanship," the letter claims. "As it stands, the Veritas Institute does not provide a venue for this debate but rather an echo-chamber for the ideological right."
The letter is signed by Claire Gilligan, Annie Marie (Sohler) Snoddy and Theresa (Bey) Williams, all graduates of Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS) — and all friends with Rebecca Bratten Weiss, a former adjunct professor at FUS fired last year after her controversial positions on feminism and abortion were exposed. (Read more here....)
|Our beautiful Franciscan granddaughter|
in Austria for the semester abroad.
Thank you, Steubenville for firing Weiss. [Who hired her in the first place?] And thank you for requiring theology and philosophy professors to take the Oath of Fidelity.
As grandparents of a Steubenville senior who absolutely loves the school and the strong faith identity, my husband and I personally thank the university and its faithful Catholic professors for encouraging our granddaughter in the growth of her faith instead of robbing it from her like so many so-called Catholics schools do.
And thanks to Anne Hendershott and Stephen Krason for their excellent writing from a truly Catholic viewpoint. We need more courageous Catholics like them!
If you want to join your thanks to mine, send an email to President Fr. Sean Sheridan at firstname.lastname@example.org