Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Lesbian Sex Scandal With Pizza

It's not that big a deal, really. But that's a header guaranteed to get us some search-engine traffic.

A Papist group called "Home of the Mother" has been booted off the campus of Ave Maria University in Florida. Apparently, university administrators have just learned of "immoral conduct" by a religious sister toward a female student. The real issue seems to be that the community had known about the relationship for some time, and had recalled Sr. Maria Elena to Spain -- but without telling the university.

"Home of the Mother" -- properly Hogar del Madre -- is not a recognized religious order as such, but rather a "public international association of the faithful." What precisely that means, we have no idea. It was founded in 1982 by a Spanish priest with six young women, and seems to engage principally in evangelism and recruitment among young people. Its website lists three "missions in the Church," namely:
- The Defense of the Eucharist.
- The Defense of the Honor of Our Mother,especially in the privilege of her virginity.
- The Conquest of the Youth for Christ.
At Ave Maria, there was evidently some confusion about the privilege of virginity, not to mention just what it means to, ahem, "conquer youth." The scandalous sister was part of a Home of the Mother group leading a "discernment program" for female students. The idea was apparently to help them discern a call to join Home of the Mother, although Heaven knows that college is a time when young women experiment with all sorts of things in an effort to discern ... well, you see where this is going.

Frankly, the university seems to have acted as quickly as it could, and any fault here attaches to the Home of the Mother people, who sound to us like one more Pope-idolizing, youth-recruiting, secret-keeping rightist clique. Paging Opus Dei or -- more to the point -- the Legion of Christ. Now that they're on the radar, we can keep an eye on them.

As for pizza, we only mentioned it because Ave Maria University's founder and chancellor is Tom Monaghan, known to the secular world as the founder of Domino's Pizza. Which, incidentally, is not an especially good pie.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The subject nun was the HEAD of the group at AMU which itself was HEAD of women's discernment for the University. She was also the head of the local Catholic elementary school in the Ave Maria Town. Now, she was recalled in March. AMU has NOT said that thjey did not know about it back then. They merely said that they were given an explanation. Well, if you already know why, then you would not be given an explanation would you? Remember that the President of AMU is a lawyer.

Don't you think AMU would notice that the HEAD of this group simply vanished? That she did not attend the elementary school graduation in May/June? No one noticed for five months? Are you kidding me?

No, AMU knew, but they were obviously trying to cover this up. Only when someone ratted them out to the Bishop in august did the you-know-what hit the fan.