Tuesday, August 28, 2007

This just in....

Center for Health Policy & Ethics

18th Annual Women and Health Lecture

Creighton University and author Anne Lamott have mutually agreed upon cancellation of her public lecture on September 19, 2007.

After careful review of Ms. Lamott’s most recent writings (which postdated her contract agreement), we have concluded that key points are in opposition to Catholic teaching which, in our judgment, makes her an inappropriate choice for the Women and Health Lecture Series.

Creighton University is not “viewpoint neutral” as we have a religious, Catholic mission. However, as an authentic university, Creighton does respect other views and regularly has speakers, panelists and others who do not necessarily agree with all aspects of our beliefs. At a featured lecture like this, the degree to which the speaker’s views do not harmonize with our Catholic mission becomes more salient. As a Jesuit university, Creighton is a place of intellectual honesty, pluralism, and mutual respect where inquiry and open discussion characterize the environment of teaching, research and professional development.


I have a good friend who works at Creighton University in the Nursing School Admissions office. When she sent me this I just had to post it. PRAISE GOD! Things are slowly turning around for the better at this Catholic University it would seem. There's a long way to go, but this was GREAT News!


susie