LMU Looking to Hire Dean Who Worked for Planned Parenthood!

Loyola Marymount University is currently interviewing two ‘finalist’ candidates for the position of Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts.

However, it is amazing that both of these candidates have worked for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States. And one of the candidates has also endorsed legal efforts to redefine marriage.

To see why these candidates are unsuitable for this ‘mission critical‘ position go to these pages:
Robbin Crabtree                                       Ramón A. Gutiérrez

The Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts should have a solid record of support for the mission and identity of a Catholic university.

Please sign this letter to President Burcham letting him know that now is the time to hire for mission.

And do contact others who share your concern for the Catholic identity of Loyola Marymount University.

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Pope Francis recently gave this message to representatives of the University of Notre Dame:
“In my Exhortation on the Joy of the Gospel, I stressed the missionary dimension of Christian discipleship, which needs to be evident in the lives of individuals and in the workings of each of the Church’s institutions…Essential in this regard is the uncompromising witness of Catholic universities to the Church’s moral teaching, and the defense of her freedom, precisely in and through her institutions, to uphold that teaching as authoritatively proclaimed by the magisterium of her pastors.”
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LMU Looking to Hire Dean – Additional Facts About Candidates

Loyola Marymount University is currently interviewing two ‘finalist’ candidates for the position of Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts. However, both of these candidates have worked for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States. And one of the candidates has also endorsed legal efforts to redefine marriage.

Other news organizations have discovered additional information about these candidates.

Cardinal Newman Society Catholic Alumni: Finalists for Loyola Marymount Dean Both Worked at Planned Parenthood
March 17, 2014

National Catholic Register Loyola Marymount Dean Search Lands Finalists With Planned Parenthood Links
March 24, 2014

Catholic News Agency / EWTN Jesuit school’s dean finalists faulted for Planned Parenthood ties
March 24, 2014

LifeSiteNews.com Both candidates for dean position at Jesuit-run university have ties to Planned Parenthood
March 26, 2014

Live Actions News Catholic university’s decision to name dean finalists who worked for abortion giant brings protest
March 27, 2014

The Tidings (Official Newspaper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles) Controversy marks LMU search for liberal arts dean
March 27, 2014

Please sign this letter to President Burcham letting him know that now is the time to hire for mission.

And do contact others who share your concern for the Catholic identity of Loyola Marymount University.

 

LMU Looking to Hire Dean – Our Letter to Supporters

Dear RenewLMU Supporter:

As you are aware, RenewLMU was formed to strengthen the Catholic identity of Loyola Marymount University. That effort encompasses the areas of admissions, speakers at events, governing policy, and most especially, the hiring of faculty and administration.

Not long ago, we had seen hopeful indications LMU would address how it made key employment decisions and put greater emphasis on dedication to Catholic intellectual tradition and identity. Recently the names of the two ‘finalist’ candidates to fill the position of Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts were announced by the Search Committee.

Amazingly, both of these candidates have performed work for Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, and one did not even disclose that fact to LMU. Also, one candidate joined in issuing a statement praising the overturning of the definition of marriage (Proposition 8) in California. Neither candidate’s résumé gives reason for confidence they would further “LMU’s mission and identity as a Catholic university”. You may see for yourself on the RenewLMU website how suitable these candidates are. http://renewlmu.com/lmu-looking-to-hire-dean-who-worked-for-planned-parenthood

Among the Bellarmine College’s thirteen academic departments are Theology, Philosophy, and Pastoral Studies. These are ‘mission critical’ disciplines, and should not be overseen by someone whose views are incongruous with the Catholic Faith. Further erosion of institutional Catholic consciousness can no longer be defended as necessary to “achieve diversity”, since divergence from foundational Catholic values has now become the norm.

President Burcham needs to reform the University’s search and screening process to ensure that the new dean demonstrates a strong record of furthering Catholic mission and identity. Only then can LMU meet the challenge that Pope Francis has posed for Catholic universities: to be an “uncompromising witness … to the Church’s moral teaching.”

If Loyola Marymount University is “institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism”, and if the University “takes philosophical and theological disciplines seriously”, then it is time, starting now, to hire for mission.

Let’s tell President Burcham to make adherence to genuine Catholic principles the New Diversity at LMU!

The time is short to affect this critical decision. Please sign our letter to him here and forward this email to others who share your concern for the integrity of Catholic university education. http://renewlmu.com/letter-to-pres-burcham

Sincerely,

Philip Zampiello, ’93, Chair

RenewLMU

Introducing RenewLMU

We are students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and supporters of LMU.  Our Catholic faith is important to us.  We formed this group to protect, foster, and preserve the Catholic identity of LMU.

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From the Ratio Studiorum:

The development of the student’s intellectual capacity is the school’s most characteristic part. However, this development will be defective and even dangerous unless it is strengthened and completed by the training of the will and the formation of the character.