DePaul Conference Blurs Truth about Homosexuality

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DePaul University plans to host a pro-homosexual conference on October 19-20 called: “Out There: The Second National Conference of Scholars and Student Affairs Personnel Involved in LGBTQ Issues on Catholic Campuses.”

A June 12 draft of the conference schedule lists shocking lecture titles:

  • “The Ins and Outs of Teaching LGBTQ”
  • “Queer Teens Between the Sheets”
  • “Queering Theology: Contradictions and Accommodations”
  • “Queering Services and Benefits at Catholic Institutions”

The conference promoted by Women’s and Gender Studies seems to blur the distinction between good and evil, sidestepping two thousand years of Catholic teaching and natural law. The Catechism of the Catholic Church promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1992 says:1

“Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.’”2

DePaul is our nation’s largest Catholic university. However, the word “sin” is never mentioned in any of the twenty seven sessions of the “Out There” conference. The event reveals that there is a growing trend on Catholic campuses to adulterate and blur the truth about homosexuality.2

Everyone is invited to join this urgent protest and defend the truth.

“So many students are sick of our hyper-sexualized culture. In the name of tolerance, the homosexual agenda is jammed down their throats – even on Catholic campuses,” said TFP Student Action Director John Ritchie. “Catholic universities should be centers of virtue and purity, not sin and scandal.”

Sign your instant e-protest to Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul University. After you sign your protest, call his office. A simple phone call carries a lot of weight. Ask for the cancellation of the pro-homosexual “Out There” conference. Be respectful yet firm.

Call or write to:

Fr. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M.
DePaul University President

1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604-2287
Phone: 312-362-8890
Fax: 312-362-6822
E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]


  2. Catechism of the Catholic Church (New York: Doubleday, 1995) § 2357, p. 625.

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