The students from Saint Louis University (SLU) told LifeSiteNews that they plan to present the issue to the Archdiocese of St. Louis through a letter. They added that the correspondence seeks to take a stand against heresy and clarify that not all SLU students and faculty members support these incidents that contradict the Catholic faith.
"SLU has had a lot of very sketchy [and] anti-Catholic behavior in the last couple of years that I've been a student. So at this point, I am dismayed but unsurprised," said the first student who wishes to remain anonymous. "In the context of the greater student population, I'm a bit of a minority, but within the population of actual Catholic students, I am far from alone."
The second student named Michael requested his last name be kept anonymous. "It seems that despite being a Catholic school full of brilliant individuals, we keep on settling for the status quo, especially when it comes to LGBTQ. I'm not the only one that thinks hosting a drag [performance] isn't the way forward. We shouldn't just accept the fact that there are so many events on campus that affirm this ideology," he said.
According to Michael, he and the more than 34 signatories plan to send their letter to the St. Louis Review – the diocesan newspaper – "with the hope that they can shed some more light on the situation."
"We're not looking to attack anyone. In a lot of ways, we as students don't know what to do, so we are hoping that we can get the word out and make people rethink the status quo and realize this isn't what students want."
Established in 1818, SLU prides itself as the second-oldest university established by the Jesuits – formally the Society of Jesus. However, the more than 200-year-old institution appears to be straying far from the faith whose principles it was founded on.
In October, SLU came under fire for hosting a drag show that Michael pertained to. The Oct. 11 drag performance held at the Wool Ballrooms of the SLU's Busch Student Center was approved by Leadership and Activities Program Coordinator Thomas Patterson. He also performed in the aforementioned event as drag queen Misty Terrain.
Aside from Patterson's drag performance, the Jesuit university has also enabled the undermining of several key tenets of the Catholic faith. (Related: Pope Francis' American cardinals are pro-LGBT revolutionaries with a radical agenda for the Church.)
LifeSiteNews recounted the testimony of an SLU student, who shared that a theology professor once "tried to refute the teachings of St. John Paul II on [his book] 'Love and Responsibility.'" First written by Fr. Karol Wojtyla in his native Polish before his ascent to the papacy and canonization, the book served as a defense for the traditional Catholic ideas of marriage, love and sex.
The same student also mentioned that one of the theology professor's readings "accused Our Lady of Guadalupe as being … something like an imperialist tool used to subjugate the indigenous women of color."
Even worse, a group of students "attacked the cemetery of the innocents" set up by the SLU Students for Life Club. The memorial was set up in honor of babies who were killed in abortions.
"Our theology program has a lot of dissenting views on sexual morality and on dogmatic theology," the SLU student commented. "SLU's campus ministry has made it very clear that they are not trying to uphold the Catholic faith as the one true faith."
Watch this video of a student from Loyola Marymount University in California – also a Jesuit university – pushing back against the school's support of Planned Parenthood.
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