Huckleberries Online

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012, 3:33 P.M.

Gonzaga Alumni Fight Tutu Speech

Gonzaga University, like many religious academic institutions, see-saws in perpetual tension between its Catholic tradition and its broad academic focus. Is it okay for the school to perform the Vagina Monologues? Have a pro-life club on campus? Have a non-Jesuit president? If you thought the selection of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Nobel peace laureate, apartheid-toppler, preacher against injustice and for forgiveness) commencement speaker, would avoid that sort of tension, apparently, you thought wrong. Now, Tutu’s the subject of a critical petition from a few Gonzaga alumni. First came a blog from the Cardinal Newman Society – a group with the goal to “help renew and strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education” – which takes this angle on the story: “Gonzaga to Honor Pro-Abortion Rights Archbishop Desmond Tutu”/Daniel Walters, Inlander. More here. (Inlander photo)

Question: Do you see a problem with Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu speaking at Gonzaga's commencement exercise this year?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

Follow Dave online:








Back to Spokesman Mobile