The University of San Diego recently awarded the Monsignor John R. Portman Chair of Roman Catholic Theology to one Rosemary Radford Ruether, Ph.D. The trouble is, the good Dr. Reuther holds the following positions:
-> Supports the heresy of Catholic priestesses.
-> Supports the heresy of "marriage" between members of the same sex.
-> Is a board member of Catholics for Free Choice, the odious pro-abortion group, which promotes the lie that Catholics may view abortion as anything other than an abomination.
Fortunately, the University decided to pull the chair out from under Dr. Ruether, thanks be to God!
But not surprisingly, the usual suspects who hold that "the only good Catholic is a bad Catholic", are taking up for Ruether. A group of sadly misguided pseudo-Catholics from The Women’s Ordination Conference, the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, and Call to Action San Diego, has submitted a petition to have the chair reinstated to Dr. Ruether. They collected 2,000 signatures in support of their effort.
Over at the Ora et Labora blog, they've upped the ante--they're trying to collect 4,000 signatures in support of the University's decision by the start of class on September 4.
I just put my signature on there.
Go ye and do likewise!
Support the University of San Diego’s Stance Against Rosemary Radford Ruether