Monday, February 10, 2014

When Professors Attack...Your Faith...

Almost every Catholic college students experiences it. You're in a lecture and your professor makes some claim that casts the Catholic Church in a bad light. I hear it often from students in courses on human sexuality or some such topic.

"The Catholic Church says rape is better than homosexuality."

"The Catholic Church is about to allow condoms to be used."

"The Church doesn't like to openly discuss sex."

What should a college student do?
  1. Stay calm
  2. Politely ask your professor for a reference citation. This can be done after class. You can even avoid the appearance of confrontation if you want, just go for general inquiry: "You said the Catholic Church is [insert crazy claim like "burning homosexuals in St. Peter's Basilica on Friday"], I'd like to learn more about that?"
  3. If your professor gives you a citation, investigate and look into things to see what might be distorted. In the case of one comment a student brought to me, I knew the professor was deliberately distorting St. Thomas Aquinas- even without the source.
    1. In this case, if you find discrepancies and outright errors, assume goodwill on your professor's part. Bring a citation that helps and corrects the misconception.
    2. If goodwill isn't present and error is clear, then you want to see what your resources are in your University- such as the evaluations, letters to deans, etc.
  4. If your professor does not have a source or even refuses to give you a source, then you have a couple options.
    1. If you wanted to protect your anonymity, you could wait for evaluations and make a comment like: "professor made disparaging/negative claims against an ethno-religious group and did not provide sources when asked"
    2. You could privately and politely ask the professor about why they are making blanket claims without reliable sources.
    3. You could go all 1960s on them and plan a protest. Though it might be good to talk to a faculty advisor/dean/advocate in that case JUST to make sure your academic future is covered.
The main thing to remember as a student is that you have rights. Just as your professors expect citations and sources, so should you expect it from them. Especially when making grand claims. Anything else is an abuse of their authority.


Dan said...

I love that you ask for references. This will lead to great discussion and hopefully the truth. Professors have major influence on us.

Anonymous said...

Has God sent a prophet?
Be sure to read about the “Seal of the Living God” found on the homepage links - *a Biblical reference to this topic: Rev. chapter 7

Vicki DePalma said...

Are you *currently* being sent into Hell forever ... automatically excommunicated (outside) of God’s Catholic Church ?

Answer: Yes you are ... you can reverse it ... please continue.

Council of Florence, Session 8, 22 Nov 1439 -- infallible Source of Dogma >
"Whoever wills to be saved, before all things it is necessary that he holds the Catholic faith. Unless a person keeps this faith whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish eternally."

You must believe the Catholic Dogma to be in the Church ... Dogma you have *never* seen.

Site > ... infallible Dogma throughout.

The Catholic Faith *is not* Bible interpretation ... it is the Catholic infallible Sources of Dogma. The Catholic Church didn’t even define the Bible’s New Testament Canon until 397 A.D. at the Council of Carthage.

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Can a group which enforces the opposite, the opposite, and the opposite of the Catholic unchangeable Dogma be the Catholic Church?

No, it cannot possibly be the Catholic Church ... and promotion of the opposite of the Catholic Dogma is exactly what the vatican-2 heretic cult does ... and has been doing since it’s founding on 8 December 1965 at the Vatican.

The vatican-2 heresy does not have the Office of the Papacy ... only the Catholic Church has the Papacy.

The Dogma cannot “change” or be “reversed” ... God does not “change”.

The founding documents of the vatican-2 heretic cult … the “vatican-2 council” documents … have well over 200 heresies *against* prior defined unchangeable Dogma. Every (apparent) bishop at the “council” approved the mountain of heresy, which caused their automatic excommunication, see Section 13.2 of the below site.

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Section 12 > Anti-Christ vatican-2 heresies (50 listed) ... followed by many Catholic corrections.

Sections 13 and 13.1 > Photographic *proof* of heresy at the Vatican.

Because of … the Catholic Dogma on automatic excommunication for heresy or for physical participation in a heretic cult (such as the v-2 cult) …

… we were all placed, body and soul, *outside* of Christianity (the Catholic Church) on 8 December 1965 … the close date of the “council”.

Section 13.2 > Catholic Dogma on automatic excommunication for heresy or participating in a heretic cult such as ... vatican-2, lutheran, methodist, evangelical, etc.

Section 107 > St. Athanasius (died 373 A.D.) ... “Even if the Church were reduced to a handful ...” - - during the “arian” heresy ... we are there again, but worse.

Section 13.3 > Matt 16:18, Gates of Hell scripture ... is *not* about the Office of the Papacy ... four Dogmatic Councils defined it ... that heresy will not cause the Dogma to disappear.

Section 13.4 > The vatican-2 heretic cult does not have the Office of the Papacy only the Catholic Church has the Papacy.

Section 13.6 > The Catholic Dogma on Jurisdiction and Automatic Excommunication for heresy define that ... God has allowed Catholic Jurisdiction ... for Mass and Confession to disappear from the world. There is no such thing as Catholic Mass outside of the Catholic Church.

Non-Catholic heresies such as “vatican-2”, “sspx”, “sspv”, “cmri”, etc. ... do not have Catholic Mass.

Section 19.1 > Dogma on Abjuration for *re-entering* Christianity (the Catholic Church) … after being automatically excommunicated. A Formal Abjuration is provided here also.

Section 10.2 > Returning to a state of grace, in places and times when Confession is not available, like now.

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Second Council of Constantinople, 553 A.D. -- infallible Source of Dogma >
"The heretic, even though he has not been condemned formally by any individual, in reality brings anathema on himself, having cut himself off from the way of truth by his heresy."

Blessed John Eudes, died 1680 >
“The greatest evil existing today is heresy, an infernal rage which hurls countless souls into eternal damnation.”

Everything you must know, believe, and do to get to Heaven is on > >

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