Monday, April 24, 2006

Strib's Lonely Conservative Columnist Enrages Peers; Endorses St Thomas' Commitment to Remain Catholic

The job of a college president is not for the faint of heart. Pressure groups regularly parade through the office, lobbying for the latest cultural or intellectual fad. Many college presidents put their finger to the wind when making decisions on controversial matters.
Recently, St. Thomas was roiled by a dispute over its travel policy. Some faculty members demanded that unmarried faculty and staff who are romantically involved be allowed to share a hotel room when on official college trips with students.

Dease begged to differ.

He had the audacity to point out that St. Thomas, as a Catholic institution, could not turn a blind eye to blatant disregard for Catholic principles about sex outside of marriage -- at least on school-sponsored trips with students. Katherine Kerstine in the Star Tribune

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