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Mon., April 30, 2012

GU is using Tutu

I appreciate that The Spokesman-Review and reporter Jody Lawrence-Turner brought the issue that Gonzaga University is inviting Desmond Tutu to speak at the GU graduation to the forefront. It is nothing more than a marketing tool to bring GU into the spotlight, to hopefully garner more notice and consequently higher enrollment.

Shame on the university’s staff for using Tutu in that way. And for touting it as a social justice issue. It is not. Tutu has done some remarkable things, but not all are true social justice truths. Thanks to Pat Kirby for speaking out and standing by true Catholic teaching.

Society does not have to believe in Catholic teachings. That is true religious freedom. But the spin that GU would have the world believe is that we Catholics have to believe in Tutu’s beliefs in social justice.

Thanks to you to Kirby and The Spokesman-Review.

Mary Rochon


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