In March 2012, RenewLMU was launched in response to the announcement that LMU was hiring a new director of its Bioethics Institute. Aware that President Burcham had previously appointed an individual with pro-abortion views to the board of the institute, hundreds of faculty, staff, alumni, students and supporters of LMU responded – signing a letter to President Burcham insisting LMU hire a pro-life Catholic to the position.
It was later reported that 3 of the 4 finalists interviewed by the university for the Bioethics Director position had publicly pro-abortion positions. But after receiving the signatures, LMU dropped all candidates under consideration and hired Roberto Dell ‘Oro, a Catholic theology professor at LMU and a former member of the Ethics/Theologian Committee of the U.S. Catholic Health Association.
Thank you very much for taking the time to sign the letter and express your concern over LMU’s Catholic identity! Together we can continue to make a difference!
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