Appeared in Fall 1994, Vol. XX, No. 3
Like many other Catholic institutions of higher learning, Seton Hall University has recently had to confront the issue of whether or not to officially recognize a student group on campus at odds with the Catholic faith as understood and defined by magisterial teaching. In the specific case in question, the student group was a homosexual organization named “Wilde!” To its credit, the university administration to date has refused, arguing that such recognition would not be consistent with the mission of Seton Hall University as a Catholic institution and as the official institution of higher education of the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey. In doing so, the action of the Administration of Seton Hall University is consistent with the thinking of the Doctrinal Congregation’s Letter to Bishops, “The Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons.”
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