Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coming Out Day at Nazareth College

Lee Strong has a well written post up on Nazareth College's participation in yesterday's National Coming Out Day.

I know a local young man who attended MCC and then transferred to Nazareth to complete a B.A. in social work.  He graduated this past June.

He reports that the school - or, at least, that department - was so radically feminist that he felt like he was walking on egg shells his entire two years there.

He credits his eight years in the army with giving him the ability to get along with just about any one, but still his time at Nazareth was a real test for a heterosexual male.

7 comments:

Dr. K said...

I have heard much the same from people I know that went there. Nazareth puts the "liberal" in liberal arts college.

~Dr. K

Anonymous said...

Nazareth College is not a Catholic college and does not identify itself as such. It has not been an official Catholic college since the late 1960's. It is a private, independent, non-sectarian liberal arts college. For that matter, St. John Fisher is also not an official Catholic college. Fisher identifies itself as being in the "Catholic tradition" of its founders, the Basilian fathers. But, like Nazareth, it is run by an independent Board of Trustees and is a private, non-sectarian liberal arts college and has been since the late 60's.

Dr. K said...

You're more likely to see a priest walking around or teaching a course at Fisher than at Nazareth.

~Dr. K

Anonymous said...

I wish I knew why St. John Fisher and Nazareth chose the independent secular route in the 1960's. One can't lay that development on Bishop Clark since it was long before his time.

It is interesting to note that in other dioceses, numerous traditionally Catholic colleges and universities have often maintained their ties to the local ordinary. And of course many of these are governed by lay boards and presidents.

Isn't it regrettable that the Diocese of Rochester does not have even one authentically catholic college or university?

Mike said...

Anon. 6:08:

I don't remember all the details but it had something to do with the college qualifying for government funds that were not available to religious institutions.

IOW, it was more a financial decision than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Dr. K - one hardly ever saw a priest walking around Nazareth or teaching a course at Nazareth College. it was run by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. I believe Msgr. William Shannon was the only diocesan priest that taught there. Father Matthew Temple, a Carmelite, teaches there now but has made it clear he wants to be known as "Doctor" Temple.

I believe the only Basilian priests teaching at Fisher are Fathers Lococo and Lanzolaco. Both are at Campus Ministry and both teach part time. Father Graf and Father Costanzo are both diocesan priests who teach in Religious Studies as does Father John Colacino, a Precious Blood priest. I don't believe there are any other priests teaching at Fisher.

Dr. K said...

Fr. Cylwicki, who helps out at OLV, often teaches some of the lower division mathematics courses at Fisher.

~Dr. K