Much ink continues to be spilled about the issue of “Catholic identity” at historically Catholic colleges and universities. I learned today, for example, that the Cardinal Newman Society is continuing its crusade against Fr. Richard McBrien of Notre Dame, making yet another plagiarism allegation only a short time after the university dismissed their last charge as unfounded. Not quite sure what this has to do with Catholic identity, but it does manage to keep the “other CNS” in the headlines, no?
But while we’re on this topic, I managed to miss a news story from a few weeks ago where law students from Georgetown University turned their backs on Alberto Gonzales when he came to speak at the GULC. Given Gonzales role as a legal apologist for torture, indefinite detention without trial, and illegal surveillance, I am looking forward to a press release from CNS shortly demanding that he be barred from speaking at Catholic colleges and universities…:-)