Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Apologia Pro Magistris Meis
Some of our commentators have recently taken to task the faculty (and Professor Rice in particular) for their outspokenness in the face of blatant injustices by the administration and the Board--putting into practice the doctrine that they espouse. More than teaching, this is the type of example that fills me with a tremendous amount of gratitude for the integrity and faith of these stellar individuals. In light of the continuous criticism leveled by some against the majority of AMSL's faculty, these words of our Holy Father come to mind:
Speaking just to find applause or to tell people what they want to hear ... is like prostitution," he told the theologians, according to a transcript. "Don't look for applause, but look to obey the truth.
I believe that Uncle Di's commentary (click the above quote) on the intellectual integrity of Papa Ratzinger can be readily and accurately applied to Professor Rice and the AMSL faculty who have the courage to speak out in this controversy. The applause of the D.C. dinner circuit does not impress, nor should it.
Our faculty members have obeyed the truth.
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