Friday, April 8, 2011

Adultry Awarness Week At Loyola Maryland

Spectrum, Loyola's GLBTA pride group, held S@xual Diversity Awareness Week this year from Monday, March 28, to Thursday, March 31. With help from moderators Dr. Charles T. LoPresto and Dr. Barbara  H. Vann, Spectrum officers and members planned the events for the week to raise awareness about the GLBTA community, especially on our campus and to encourage appreciation of the diversity that exists in our world. In 1995, three students approached Dr. LoPresto to ask him to moderate a pride group on campus. GLOBAL was formed as Loyola's first GLBTA organization, and three years later GLOBAL became Spectrum.  
"Many people have told me…that having a GLBT organization at a Jesuit university is very powerful and speaks to the progress that our particular university has made in accepting sexual diversity," said senior Andy Choi, president of Spectrum. According to Andy, one motive behind S@xual Diversity Awareness Week (SDAW) is so that "the GLBT community can feel especially proud about who they are and what they have become on Loyola's campus." ....... 
This event was intended to invalidate many misinformed notions about what it means for a gay person to have a family. On Tuesday, Dr. LoPresto moderated the 1 in 10 Forum which was based off of the statistic that for every 10 people, one person of the 10 is primarily or exclusively attracted to members of the same s@x. The t-shirt exercise was established by Dr. Kevin Atticks when he was a student at Loyola. This event made a visual impact on campus by showing how many people actually fall into the s@xual minority, whether or not they are out yet.
Link (here) to the full article at The Greyhound.

1 comment:

Maria said...

Catholic Catechism on Homosexuality
by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J

66. Is sodomy a sign of the Church’s “self-destruction”?
Yes, as Pope Paul VI declared in one of his most outspoken denunciations of homosexuality. In context, he is speaking of the immoral practices among professed Catholics who are defending homosexuality:

“The Church finds herself in an hour of disquiet, of self-criticism, one might even say of self-destruction. It is like an acute and complex interior upheaval, which no one expected after the Council. One thought of a blossoming, a serene expansion of the mature concepts of the Council. The Church still has this aspect of blossoming. But since “bonum ex integra causa, malum ex quocumque defectu,” the aspect of sorrow has become most notable. The Church is also being wounded by those who are part of her” (Allocution to the students of the Lombard Seminary, Dec. 7, 1968).

67. How does Pope John Paul II describe this self-destruction in our day?

He is speaking to the religious and priests participating in the First Italian National Congress on Missions to the People:

“One must be realistic and acknowledge with a deep and pained sentiment that a great part of today’s Christians feel lost, confused, perplexed, and even disillusioned: ideas contradicting the revealed and unchanging Truth have been spread far and wide; outright heresies in the dogmatic and moral fields have been disseminated, creating doubt, confusion, and rebellion; even the liturgy has been altered. Immersed in intellectual and moral “relativism” and therefore in permissiveness, Christians are tempted by atheism, agnosticism, a vaguely moralistic illuminism, a sociological Christianity, without defined dogmas and without objective morality” (L’Osservatore Romano, February 7, 1981).

68. How do professed Catholics further promote the practice of homosexuality?


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