SOUTH BEND, Indiana, June 8, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic University of Notre Dame has officially dubbed June to be “Pride Month,” essentially joining with every other “woke” corporation and institution in the United States and the very pro-LGBT Biden administration.
A statement issued by the university’s office of “Diversity and Inclusion” proclaims that “Pride Month is observed each June in the United States in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising,” and that it is also “a time to recognize the contributions of LGBTQ+ Americans and raise awareness about efforts for equal justice and equal opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community.”
The university issued the statement despite the fact that it stands in direct opposition to the Church’s very clear teaching on homosexuality and the imutable truth about the complementarity of man and woman.
Quoting Joe Biden’s Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month 2021, the Notre Dame Pride statement continues:
The uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969 sparked a liberation movement — a call to action that continues to inspire us to live up to our Nation’s promise of equality, liberty, and justice for all. Pride is a time to recall the trials the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community has endured and to rejoice in the triumphs of trailblazing individuals who have bravely fought — and continue to fight — for full equality. Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity. This Pride Month, we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.
The university then encouraged its students to explore what it means to be an ally in the effort to achieve LGBT equality by tapping into the resources of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the LGBT Lobbying powerhouse in Washington, D.C.
“You shame the name of Our Lady,” declared Austin Ruse, Catholic author and head of C-Fam in a tweet.
You shame the name of Our Lady. https://t.co/DtNTvBgY93
— Austin Ruse-more vaccinated than you can imagine! (@austinruse) June 7, 2021
“Hey Notre Dame – as a Catholic institution, the only thing June should be for you is for the Sacred Heart of Jesus,” scolded a Twitter user named Amanda.
— Amanda (@_Mrs_Farnum) June 7, 2021
“It’s so shameful to see what ND has become,” tweeted another.
It’s so shameful to see what ND has become.
— Xavier1017 (@Xavier10171) June 7, 2021
The university has long been on a trajectory leading away from authentic Catholic teaching and toward the normalization of homosexuality, transgenderism, and abortion.
The University of Notre Dame is promoting so-called homosexual 'pride' month on an official university webpage, complete with a guide on how to become an "ally" of LGBT activists.
But, such homosexual 'pride' events and "allying" should be avoided by Catholics as they seek to normalize both grave sin and disorder, as well as the destruction of the natural family and marriage between one man and one woman.
Please read the passages of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, below, where it very clearly states that:
"...'homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.' They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved."
Then, please SIGN this urgent petition, asking the Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend (the diocese in which Notre Dame is located), Bishop Rhoades, to formally correct the University in this matter.
This petition is also CC'ed to the University asking them to stop promoting the homosexual 'pride' agenda.
If anyone has ever seen the some of degrading things done at so-called 'pride' events in the name of sexual license, you understand how dangerous these events can be to children's innocence and understanding of human nature, nevermind that of the adult participants!
Indeed, the danger to the Faith and morals are so serious that, two years ago, the Bishop of Rhode Island gave this stark warning to his flock: "A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children."
Please now SIGN and SHARE this petition which asks his brother bishop in Indiana, Bishops Rhoades, to formally admonish the University of Notre Dame from the promotion of these events which are contrary to the Faith and morals.
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What the Catechism of the Catholic Church says on homosexuality (quoted here):
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
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Last year, Notre Dame announced the hiring of Pete Buttigieg – a pro-abortion homosexual who is “married” to another man – as a 2020-2021 faculty fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS). Buttigieg is the former South Bend mayor who ran as a Democratic presidential candidate.
While vying for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination, Buttigieg inferred that God made him gay, supported gay rights over religious liberty, and very publicly encouraged a 9-year-old boy to “come out” as gay.
Yet Buttigieg’s antipathy toward bedrock Catholic teachings did not prevent him from being hired by the Catholic university. Notre Dame said it was “thrilled” to have him.
“Though he possesses an impressive background and experience, I do believe Buttigieg’s hiring continues a pattern I have seen at Notre Dame over the last decade or so and that is the slow erosion of maintaining a strong Catholic identity and supporting Catholic values,” Mark Nishan, class of 1976, told LifeSiteNews at the time.
“I understand the desire of the university to welcome diversity and different thinkers to challenge thought and creativity,” said Nishan, “but it is disappointing that they embrace those who openly oppose Catholic teachings and values to teach within it.”
“So much that parades in political life today is threadbare theater. Notre Dame is at its best when it reaches back to ancient precepts and applies them with clarity to new situations,” observed 1974 Notre Dame graduate Chuck Donovan, president of the Charlotte Lozier Institute.