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Friday, February 19, 2016

Francis approves Contraceptives, Cross Dressing Catholics? & One World Religion Activity

Novus Ordo: Francis approves Contraceptives, Cross Dressing Catholics? & One World Religion Activity
The latest vomit from the Vatican II cult of man
Please keep praying for conversions out of the New Religion
 Modernist double speak: Contraceptives evil BUT could be used to slow down Zika?  Now if the whole world were infected by Zika contraceptives could be used everywhere?

(CNN)Pope Francis suggested that contraceptives may be used to prevent the spread of the Zika virus, despite the church's longstanding ban on most forms of birth control.
His comments may cheer health officials in Latin America but are likely to upset conservative Catholics.

At a press conference aboard a flight from Mexico to Rome on Thursday, the Pope was asked whether the church should consider contraception the "lesser of two evils" compared with the possibility of women aborting fetuses infected with Zika. The virus has been linked to an incurable and often devastating neurological birth defect.
The Pope first answered by calling abortion an "absolute evil" and a "crime." 

"It is to kill someone in order to save another. This is what the Mafia does," Francis said. "On the other hand, avoiding pregnancy is not an absolute evil."
The Pope then pointed to a narrow historical exception to the church's ban on most forms of birth control: A predecessor, Pope Paul VI, allowed African nuns to use contraceptives "in cases of rape," Francis said.
"In certain cases ... such as the one I mentioned of Blessed Paul VI, it was clear," the Pope said. Paul VI also wrote "Humanae Vitae," the papal document that solidified the church's stance against almost every form of birth control in 1968
Francis was likely referring to nuns in the Belgian Congo during the 1960s, who used anovulant, a form of contraception that prevents ovulation. They did so to avoid the possibility of becoming pregnant by rape, a threat during the country's political upheaval. 

"There was a legitimation of contraception at the time, and I think he's saying that a similar situation now exists in countries where the Zika virus is prevalent," said the Rev. James Keenan, an expert on Catholic sexual ethics and morality.
Keenan said the Pope's comments, although made in an off-the-cuff interview and not an official papal document, could have broad implications for health care providers, not only in Latin America but also the United States and elsewhere.
"This is not just about individuals. This is about the thousands of Catholic hospitals that can help women in this situation" by providing contraception.
Keenan compared the Pope's comments to remarks made by his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, in 2010. In a book-length interview, Benedict said that in some cases, using condoms to prevent the spread of disease could be the "first step" toward moral responsibility.
Francis' comments on Thursday take that argument several steps farther, Keenan said.


Don’t Believe The One World Religion Is Here?

Fourteen world religions and over 1,000 religious leaders participated in the 1st Annual Commemoration World Alliance of Religion’s Peace Summit , a signing ceremony for the ultimate forger of the One World Religion. They signed the Unity of Religion Agreement, a promise of religions to unite unconditionally and without discrimination to achieve “world peace.” Religious leaders who attended the ceremony included those from Shia Islam faith, to those of the Evangelical faith, to Catholicism, to Hinduism, to Buddhism, to Anglican, to Sheik, to Judaism and many others. Their goal? A One World Religion under the Papacy. 

Though this event happened September 2015, many people were not aware of it’s formation. But if we add to it the fact that also in September of last year during the Ground Zero ceremony, Pope Francis gathered together multiple religions to partake in an interfaith prayer ceremony where world religions gathered in their religious garb to commemorate the events that transpired on September 11th, then we’ve got a real case for the formation of the One World Religion. 

The truth is the One World Religion has already kick started and the formation of the New World Order is now underway. We know the Bible tells us that a “false prophet” will arise to deceive even the elect and that this “prophet” will cause all to worship an image in the likeness of the Antichrist: 
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15 
Could it be that the One World Religion is the beginning of the fulfillment of this Scripture? After all there must be a unified religion in place in order to force “all” persons to worship an image. 

Francis speaking out of his rear end..... again

Trump not Christian for wanting to close down the NWO's open border policy...

When two of the most visible figures on the international stage, Pope Francis and Donald Trump, exchanged sharp words over immigration Thursday, an extraordinary election year took another dramatic twist.

The long-distance volley, impelled, like so much of the campaign, by Trump’s language on Mexican immigration, created a moment that actually merited the overused label “unprecedented.”
Popes have often commented on other countries’ politics. But no pope has as pointedly remarked on a central issue in a U.S. presidential campaign as Francis did to reporters on his plane back to the Vatican after his trip to Mexico.
“A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” the pope said, in response to a question about Trump’s oft-repeated vow to build a wall along the Mexican border. “That is not in the Gospel,” he said, according to an English translation of his remarks released by the Vatican.
And no leading presidential candidate has so sharply criticized a major religious figure as Trump did in reply.
“For a religious leader to question a person’s faith is disgraceful,” Trump said in a statement that he read aloud at a campaign appearance in Kiawah Island, S.C. He also suggested the Mexican government had manipulated the pope, and called himself a “good Christian.”
“If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which, as everyone knows, is ISIS’ ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president,” Trump said, using an acronym for the Islamic State militant group.

What Gospel is that? Oh that is the right the new gospel of man! The City of Man being built like Babel 

As with previous controversies involving Trump, the long-distance exchange with Pope Francis dominated the campaign news cycle, drawing attention to him and draining it from rival Republican candidates two days before a critical primary here. In that way, the exchange once again demonstrated the New York billionaire’s unrivaled ability to use controversy for maximum political advantage.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, for example, had hoped to have one full day to bask in the endorsement of the state’s popular GOP governor, Nikki Haley, which helped boost him in some polls into second place here. Instead, he spent significant time responding to questions about Trump and, in the end, supporting his rival.
“I haven’t seen the context of the Holy Father’s statement,” Rubio, who is Roman Catholic, initially said. Later, in a CNN interview, he defended the idea of a border wall, saying it “is not just about immigrants,” but also about “potentially, terrorists crossing that border, not to mention the drugs that are coming across that border and the human trafficking that's occurring.”
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is also Catholic, told reporters he regarded the pope as his “spiritual leader” but demurred when asked whether Francis was correct to question whether Trump is Christian.
“His Christianity is between him and his creator,” Bush said of Trump, who is Presbyterian and has made a show of attending church a handful of times since he began campaigning.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, speaking at a CNN town hall in South Carolina, said, “Put me down in the pro-pope column.”
A member of the Anglican Church in North America, an offshoot of the Episcopal Church, he appeared to side with Trump when he said, "We have a right to build a wall.” But, he added, “There are too many walls between us.”
Most of Trump’s rivals declined to fight with him over immigration, which has proven highly combustible and has formed the center of Trump’s campaign. His call for a border wall draws loud cheers. Last week, he began airing a new TV ad claiming credit for forcing other candidates to talk about it.
Moreover, while the pope enjoys widespread popularity in the U.S., his standing is lowest among groups who like Trump the most: Francis has more popularity among Democrats than Republicans and more liberals than conservatives, although majorities in each of those groups view him favorably.
This fall, when the pope visited the U.S., about 8 in 10 Democrats polled said they viewed him favorably, the Pew Research Center found. Among Republicans the share was smaller, a bit more than 6 in 10. Nearly 4 in 10 liberals said Francis had made them feel more positive about the Catholic Church; among conservatives, 2 in 10 said so, the survey found.

Both here and in Nevada, where Trump has begun airing his immigration-themed ad in advance of Tuesday’s Republican caucuses, his supporters, both prominent and not, strongly defended him. Some criticized Francis for getting involved.
“Jesus never intended to give instructions to political leaders on how to run a country,” said Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, who has often called for basing public policy on Christian principles. Falwell, a Trump supporter, made his remarks in an interview on CNN.
“Tell the pope to take a hike,” said Mike Price, 61, a schoolteacher attending a rally in this town near the North Carolina border.
“It's none of his business if we want to build a wall,” added Price, who was deciding between Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
In Las Vegas, a casino worker who would give only his first name, Jay, because he feared his employer did not want him talking about politics on the job, also proclaimed his support for the candidate.
“I'd vote for Trump. He speaks his mind. Why should he have to apologize?” said Jay, a Republican who was raised Catholic. The pope should stay out of American politics, he said.
“What are you sticking your nose in there for?” he said. “This really isn't your business.”
Trump said he expected his remarks and the pope's were “probably going to be all over the world.”
“Who the hell cares?” he added. “I don't care. I don't care because we have to stop illegal immigration.”
Francis' words came at the end of a six-day tour of Mexico that culminated in a Mass at the border.
Asked about Trump's pledge to build a wall and his insistence on deporting the roughly 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the pope said he did not intend to meddle in the U.S. election. He would give Trump the benefit of the doubt to determine whether he really said the things attributed to him, he added.
“Whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that,” he said. “I say only that this man is not Christian if he has said things like that.”
Trump, characteristically, offered no caveats in his response.
“The Mexican government and its leadership has made many disparaging remarks about me to the pope because they want to continue to rip off the United States,” he wrote. “They are using the pope as a pawn.”
“No leader,” he said, “especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man’s religion or faith.”
Bierman reported from South Carolina and Lauter from Washington. Staff writers Tracy Wilkinson in Washington, Seema Mehta in South Carolina and Kate Linthicum and Michael Finnegan in Las Vegas contributed to this report.
A transcript of the pope's remarks was released by the Vatican. Here is the full question and answer: 
Q: Today you spoke a lot and eloquently about the problem of immigrants. On the other side of the border there is an electoral campaign that is rather hard. One of the candidates for the White House, Donald Trump, in a recent interview said that you are a political man, and indeed perhaps a pawn of the Mexican Government when it comes to the policy of immigration. He said that if he were elected president he would build a 2,500-km wall along the border. He wants to deport 11 million illegal immigrants and, in that way separating families and so on. I would therefore like to ask, first of all, what you think of those charges against you, and if an American Catholic could vote for a person like this?
A: Thank God he said I am a politician because Aristotle defined the human person as an 'animal politicus' [a political animal]. So at least I am a human person. As to whether I am a pawn, well, maybe, I don't know. I'll leave that up to your judgement and that of the people. And then, a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the gospel. As far as what you said about whether I would advise to vote or not to vote, I am not going to get involved in that. I say only that this man is not Christian if he says things like that. We must see if he said things in that way and in this I give the benefit of the doubt.


Pope snaps at pushy crowd in Mexico


“Catholic” College Professor Encourages Student Participation in Cross-Dressing Event

February 16, 2016, at 1:30 PM | By Justin Petrisek | CardinalNewmanSociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4693/Catholic-College-Professor-Encourages-Student-Participation-in-Cross-Dressing-Event.aspx

A professor at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) in San Antonio, Texas, is encouraging students to attend and work an off-campus “drag show” where students and faculty will dress up and perform as members of the opposite sex to raise money for a course at the University. The University has distanced itself from the event, but when asked by The Cardinal Newman Society if it was appropriate for a faculty member to encourage student involvement, a spokesperson refused to comment on the “private business” of faculty.
“Our Lady of the Lake University is not the sponsor of this event and it is not taking place on campus. It is not a fundraiser for our Psychology Department,” OLLU Director of Marketing and Communications Anne Gomez told the Newman Society when asked about the drag show.
“OLLU follows the teachings of the Catholic Church and respects all people and does not discriminate against any group. This event was organized by students to raise funds so that they can offset personal and individual expenses,” Gomez added.
Last week, the Newman Society was contacted by a student with knowledge of the event and who had received repeated communications from Dr. Marcela Polanco, assistant professor of psychology and director of the Family, Couple and Individual Psychotherapy (FCIP) program, asking students to attend and help work the drag show. While Polanco did not respond to a request to speak with the Newman Society, the email address listed in multiple communications with students seems to confirm her involvement.
Additionally, an email to students dated February 1, 2016, suggested that this was not the first time students were asked to help stage the event. “[Y]ou will be hearing soon from the Drag Show coming up. Given how successful it was the first time around, preparations for the second one are underway,” the email read.
The student who spoke with the Newman Society confirmed that other emails had been sent asking students to support a previous drag show held in November 2015. The February 1 email was soon followed by another email from Polanco that included a save-the-date for this year’s drag show.
The upcoming drag show is being held this week, February 19, at a local “gay bar” and will feature “Performance[s] by OLLU Students, Faculty & Local Entertainers,” according to the promotional material. The advertisement also suggests that funds raised from the event will go to support students participating in the “Mexico Immersion Course” offered through OLLU’s psychology department.
The Newman Society asked Gomez whether the University had been aware of the event beforehand and what it would do if faculty were proved to have supported the drag show. Gomez reiterated that it is not a University event and stated, “Faculty activities outside of the university are private business.”
Many critics have questioned the appropriateness of drag shows connected to Catholic colleges, especially as it reflects Catholic identity and the Church’s teaching on gender identity and human sexuality.
In April 2014, University of San Diego (USD) alumni contacted the Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education about an administration-approved drag show, and the Congregation responded saying the event created “scandal” at the University.
The Vatican letter sent in response to the USD drag show stated, “[I]n view of the gravity of the case, it is worth mentioning that in light of the show and the scandal that it caused, this congregation intends to act through administrative channels to the competent ecclesiastical authority in San Diego.”
Despite the Congregation’s letter contradicting the University’s position and promising to investigate further, USD proceeded with another drag show in April 2015. USD installed a new president last year, Dr. James Harris, and it’s unclear if the event will be allowed on campus again in 2016.
Other Catholic colleges and universities that have come under scrutiny in recent years for hosting drag shows approved by their respective administrations include Loyola University Chicago, Seattle University, College of St. Rose, Georgetown University, Gonzaga University, LeMoyne College and the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota [as well as the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts].

A Vatican II Moment: Priest Incenses Moka-Pot Coffemaker – With Ashes Inside in Novus Ordo Funeral Mass

Strangeness never ends in Novus Ordo territory: one of the popularizers of the stovetop moka pot coffemaker, Renato Bialetti, died days ago in Italy (son of Alfonso Bialetti, for whose company the machine was first invented decades ago – the Bialetti family has not owned the Bialetti brand for many years).
Was he buried as countless generations of Catholic Italians? No, in a last bit of branding, he was cremated and his ashes were placed in a … Bialetti Coffemaker during what can be called a Coffemaker Funeral Mass. There is a video to prove it… We are quite sure they all thought this was a beautiful and brilliant idea. And there was no ecclesiastical authority to stop it.
The priest duly incensed the Coffemaker (video in this link). This all happened in the Parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, Montebuglio, near Omegna, in the Diocese of Novara, Lombardy, Italy.
By the way, was it a lack of space of money?… No: as the report above clarifies, the coffemaker was “buried” in the very wealthy family’s cemetery plot in Omegna, Lombardy.

Is the Vatican planning to give its top family post to a cardinal open to homosexual unions?

Is the Vatican planning to give its top family post to a cardinal open to homosexual unions?

February 16, 2016 (VoiceoftheFamily) — Voice of the Family is aware of reports, from credible sources, that Vincent Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, is being considered as a candidate to head a Vatican’s new dicastery, which will be responsible for Laity, Family and Life.
Cardinal Nichols’s approach to Catholic teaching on human sexuality has caused the pro-life, pro-family movement grave concern for many years. Serious questions have been raised about his approach to issues as diverse as abortion, contraception, the rights and status of the embryo,sex education, homosexual unions and the reception of Holy Communion for the “divorced and remarried”.
The possibility that he might be appointed as head of the new congregation, which will replace the Pontifical Council for the Laity, the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Academy for Life, is very alarming for pro-life pro-family groups who fear that his dissent from Catholic teaching will seriously weaken the Church’s witness worldwide.
Cardinal Nichols’s dissent from Catholic teaching on homosexuality, which includes an openness to the acceptance of homosexual unions by the Church, is particularly striking. Given his public dissent from the Church’s teaching and his equally public support for the radical homosexual movement, it would seem impossible that Cardinal Nichols could give Pope Francis the support he needs at this hour, when the true understanding of marriage is in crisis across across the world. It is equally inconceivable that somebody who so openly opposes Catholic teaching could inspire his fellow cardinals, bishops, priests and laity in their work for the defense of human life, marriage and the family.
Voice of the Family asks all our readers to pray that the Holy Father will appoint a courageous witness to Catholic teaching on life and the family to this new position. The family today is under sustained attack. The victims of this crisis – unborn children, the disabled, the elderly, children at risk from corrupting sex education, parents struggling to bring up their children according to the moral law – need a strong voice to speak on their behalf. This will not be provided by the appointment of a steadfast opponent of orthodox Catholic teaching.
Troubling statements made by Cardinal Nichols on homosexuality and homosexual unions
On 2nd July 2010 Archbishop Nichols was interviewed by Stephen Sackur on BBC TV programme Hardtalk.
Stephen Sackur: The Church of England for example in this country is taking a rather different view. They believe there has to be some flexibility. The church has to be a reflection of society’s values to a certain extent and therefore we see women priests, women vicars, and there’s obviously in some parts of the Anglican Communion, women bishops.
Archbishop Nichols: Certainly.
Stephen Sackur: Some of their vicars are also prepared to sanction gay unions. That church is showing flexibility. Is the Catholic church not going to have to do the same eventually?
Archbishop Nichols: I don’t know. Who knows what’s down the road?
On 11th September 2010 Archbishop Nichols was interviewed by Neil Tweedie of The Telegraph and asked if the Church would “one day accept the reality of gay partnerships”. He replied:
I don’t know. There is in the Book of Nature an inherent connection between human sexuality and procreation; and those two things cannot ultimately be totally separate. People who are of a homosexual orientation say: ‘Well, hang on a minute. How is the Book of Nature written in me?’ The most important thing the Christian tradition says is, don’t see yourself simply as an isolated individual but as part of a wider family. The moral demands on all of us made by that tradition are difficult. That tradition says human sexuality is for an expression of total self-giving in fidelity in a way that is open to the creation of new life. Now, that’s tough, that’s a high ideal. I’m not sure many people have ever observed it in its totality, but it doesn’t mean to say it has no sense.
On 20th September 2010 Archbishop Nichols was interviewed on the BBC by Huw Edwards for a programme reflecting on Pope Benedict’s visit to Britain.
Other interviewees included Diarmaid MacCulloch, an Oxford professor of church history, Tina Beattie, a pro-abortion “Catholic” academic and Lord Patten, who helped to organise the papal visit.
At 21 minutes 30 seconds into the programme, Huw Edwards to put it to Professor MacCulloch that Pope Benedict “clearly sees Britain…as a country where there is a lot of growing hostility to faith communities. Is that the right reading?”
Professor MacCulloch replied:
That is a code, and it’s a code for something quite specific. The code is: now Britain treats gay people as equal with heterosexual people, and gay partnerships are on the statute book, and the Catholic hierarchy hates that fact. You see them across the world as gay marriages are introduced in country after country…
Archbishop Nichols intervened in a firm manner to tell Professor MacCulloch:
That’s not true, in this country. In this country, we [the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales] were very nuanced. We did not oppose gay civil partnerships, we recognised that in English law there might be a case for those. We persistently said that these are not the same as marriage.
Later (at 24mins50secs into the programme) Archbishop Nichols said:
The times we [the Catholic bishops’ conference of England and Wales] interfere most in British politics is on poverty and education. Of course the media are obsessed with certain issues but if you want to know what it is we’re really passionate about, it’s about the fight against poverty and the education of young people.
Later (at 27mins 30secs into the programme), Professor MacCulloch said:
I’m pleased to hear what the archbishop has to say about sexual questions, and it has to be said that the English Catholic Church has rather taken its own line on this, not the Vatican’s line, there is always a certain independence in the English Catholic Church. It’s is good that that should be so.
The interview did not contain any contradiction by Archbishop Nichols of Professor MacCulloch’s statement that the “English Catholic Church” took a different line to “the Vatican”.
On 26th November 2011 The Tablet reported the following words of Archbishop Nichols in an article entitled Archbishop Praises Civil Partnerships:
“We would want to emphasize that civil partnerships actually provide a structure in which people of the same sex who want a lifelong relationship [and] a lifelong partnership can find their place and protection and legal provision,” the archbishop said. “As a Church we are very committed to the notion of equality so that people are treated the same across all the activities of life.”
On 19th October 2015 The Telegraph reported Cardinal Nichols’s disappointment at the rejection of the radical language on homosexuality found in the relatio post disceptationemof the Extraordinary Synod on the Family.
Nichols expressed his dissatisfaction with the text of the relatio synodi as follows; “I didn’t think it went far enough, there were three key words as far as I was concerned … ‘respect’, ‘welcome’ and ‘value’.” He continued, “I was looking for those words and they weren’t there and so I didn’t think that was a good paragraph.”
Cardinal Nichols is President of Marriage Care.
Marriage Care is an organisation which provides counselling services to same-sex couples. The Tablet reported, on 15th September 2011, that the Chief Executive of Marriage Care, Terry Prendergast, had said of same-sex couples:
“We have offered them focused marriage preparation – private, and not in a group. This is about two people in love and one of our main aims is to support loving partnerships.”
In a document on their website Marriage Care explain:
Today, Marriage Care sees itself as a service provider of relationship education and support to all sections of the community, delivered from within a Christian ethos, developed from the organisation’s Catholic roots. We understand this Christian ethos to mean in practice that we are open to all, acknowledging the value and uniqueness of every human being regardless of gender, age, race, creed or sexual orientation.

So, for Marriage Care, the Christian ethos is not made up of a set of doctrines but rather is an exhortation to the members of the charity to be visible by their inclusive and loving behaviour of the other by providing a rich variety of services across the whole community.
Further disturbing remarks made by Cardinal Nichols about homosexuality can be found here.

Vatican cardinal under fire insists he’s eager to testify on sex abuse



‘Preferred Name and Gender Policy’ Passed at “Catholic” DePaul University

“Very much in line with DePaul’s [Catholic, Vincentian, and urban] mission” – University LGBTQA androgyne spokesperson Katy Weseman
February 18, 2016 | By Kimberly Scharfenberger | CardinalNewmanSociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/4701/%e2%80%98Preferred-Name-and-Gender-Policy%e2%80%99-Passed-at-DePaul-University.aspx

A policy at DePaul University in Chicago was recently approved by the University’s executive leadership making it possible for students to choose preferred genders and names on college records, even though the policy contradicts Church teaching on human sexuality and statements made by Pope Francis and the U.S. bishops about the harms of embracing gender ideology.
“DePaul students are now able to designate their preferred identity thanks to a new policy aimed largely at improving inclusion for those who are gender nonconforming,” the student newspaper The DePaulia reported last week.
The Cardinal Newman Society first reported on the policy in December when it was being proposed to a joint council of executive leadership. The council, made up of University President Father Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., deans and other administrators, passed the policy, according to the DePaulia.
The University and Fr. Holtschneider’s office were contacted to comment on Catholic identity conflicts raised by the policy, but no response was received by time of publication.
“It is an exciting day at DePaul!” the University’s Office of LGBTQA Student Services celebrated last week on a Facebook page post. “The Student Preferred Name and Gender policy is live! This is a huge move toward inclusion for DePaul students who identify as trans and non-binary though we recognize that more work is always needed.”
The new policy allows students to choose their preferred names and genders through “Campus Connect,” an online portal for students, faculty and staff that provides access to email, course management systems, class schedules and other University records. Students’ preferred “identities” will reportedly be reflected in class rosters, directories, official transcripts and diplomas.
The details of the policy can be found on DePaul’s LGBTQA Student Services web page under “Trans, Non-binary, Asexual and Bisexual Resources.” Students can add a preferred name and gender to their Campus Connect profiles, or the gender marker can be changed to “unspecified” if the student wishes.
The policy was “spearheaded” by DePaul’s LGBTQA student services coordinator, Katy Weseman, who told the DePaulia that this policy “is one piece of the puzzle of best practices around trans inclusion.” Weseman was hired as DePaul’s first full-time LGBTQA student services coordinator in 2012.
Other initiatives supported by LGBTQA Student Services include a mentorship program called Queer Peers, an official student organization called Trans*(formation) DePaul and a discussion group called “Gender ?” which provides “a trans, non-binary, gender queer, and gender non-conforming focused space.”
DePaul’s LGBTQA Student Services is part of the DePaul Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change which “promotes artistic expression and intellectual inquiry that challenges students to explore all aspects of their identity,” according to their web page.
“We could always have more gender-inclusive restrooms, which is a huge thing, and something we could certainly be better at,” Weseman told the DePaulia. She reportedly cited “gender-inclusive housing” as another step the University should take towards inclusiveness.
In another article on the policy, Weseman told the DePaulia that this change would be “[v]ery much in line with DePaul’s [‘Catholic, Vincentian, and urban’] mission” because “part of honoring a person’s human dignity is honoring and respecting how they identify and how they refer to themselves.”
The Church [until recently] has been consistently clear in its teaching that masculinity and femininity — “being man” or “being woman” — are part of God’s creation and should be respected as such.

Novus Ordo Numbskullery...
No words just sit back and chew on a Pepto