One very upbeat moment during the plenary session came when the board saluted Archbishop Harry Flynn for his leadership as chairman since 1995. The board presented him with a framed certificate of appreciation that said: "Champion of Catholic higher education and model of servant leadership, intellectual and moral courage, you exemplify caritas, the greatest of all Christian virtues. You do us honor, and we thank you."
Implementing a process the Board Affairs Committee began last February, the board also elected Archbishop Flynn to a five-year term as chairman of the board after making appropriate changes to the university's bylaws which heretofore had stipulated that the ordinary (head) of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis serve ex officio as chairman. University of St. Thomas Bulletin
Do you suppose that Archbishop Flynn will place that framed "certificate of appreciation (and by the way, don't mess with us in the future)" in a prominent location?The money guys who make the decisions at the University of St Thomas have gotten their way. They have noted how Harvard and Yale and Holy Cross and DePaul and the vast majority of the Catholic colleges and universities have told their bishops to "stick it", and they want to do that too.
They removed St. Albert the Great's name from one of their buildings. How long will it be before they remove St. Thomas Aquinas' name from the institution.
Hey, you folks with money, but not as much as the trustees, if you want to give money to a Catholic school, why not check out the Cardinal Newman Society's list of Catholic schools that teach Catholicism?
It's too bad that Catholics don't believe in reincarnation of humans; we could use an Archbishop John Ireland, the founder of St. Thomas these day.