Monday, July 12, 2010

Two Huge Self-Proclaimed Catholics on University Board of Trustees


Our great public university University of Illinois has Catholic Prep School Fenwick Grad Pat Quinn, Illinois Governor serving as Ex Officio member and a genuine Kennedy Catholic chairing most of the heavier-than-whale poop spots on the Board.

Pat Quinn is a great guy.

Chris Kennedy is . . . a Kennedy and an Illinois Panjandrum. He gets appointed to plum spots, because he is . . .well, . . . a Kennedy and he could not hold a political rally in an old timey phone booth.

A Catholic professor of Catholic Studies was fired for teaching Catholic Studies.

That seems like a good opportunity for two Catholics to kick up a great deal of sand. Cats or Kitties?

Catholics vote.

Catholics drop millions of dollars to every civic enterprise.

Catholics are being abused in the media, academia and in the courts it seems.

Catholics should wise up to themselves and their core beliefs.

Two Catholics need to get out in front of this abusive incident for a Catholic.

Quinn and Kennedy need to step-up.

Board of Trustees

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees consists of thirteen members, eleven who have official votes. Nine are appointed by the Governor for terms of six years, and three student trustees (one from each campus) are elected by referenda on their campuses for one-year terms. One of these student trustees is appointed by the Governor to have an official vote. The Governor serves as an ex officio member.
Members of the Board
Member Ex-Officio
Honorable Pat Quinn, Governor
Term 2005-2011
Frances G. Carroll, Chicago
Karen Hasara, Springfield
Carlos Tortolero, Berwyn
Term 2007-2013
Timothy N. Koritz, Roscoe
James D. Montgomery, Chicago
Lawrence Oliver II, Orland Park
Term 2009-2015
Christopher G. Kennedy, Kenilworth
Edward L. McMillan, Greenville
Pamela B. Strobel, Winnetka
Student Members (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010)
Matthew M. Reschke, Urbana-Champaign
Bogdan "Dan" V. Zavorotny, Chicago
Derek R. Felix, Springfield

Officers of the Board
Chair: Christopher G. Kennedy
Treasurer: Lester H. McKeever, Jr.
Comptroller: Walter K. Knorr
University Counsel: Thomas R. Bearrows
Secretary: Michele M. Thompson

Committees of the Board of Trustees
Executive Committee
Christopher G. Kennedy
Edward L. McMillan
Pamela B. Strobel
Standing Committees
ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
Karen Hasara, Chair
Frances G. Carroll
Timothy N. Koritz
Lawrence Oliver
Carlos Tortolero
Matthew M. Reschke
Bogdan V. Zavorotny
Derek R. Felix
AUDIT, BUDGET, FINANCE, AND FACILITIES
Edward L. McMillan, Chair
James D. Montgomery
Lawrence Oliver
Pamela B. Strobel
Derek Felix
GOVERNANCE, PERSONNEL, AND ETHICS
Pamela B. Strobel, Chair
Karen Hasara
James D. Montgomery
HOSPITAL
Timothy N. Koritz, Chair
Frances G. Carroll
Carlos Tortolero
Matthew M. Reschke
Bogdan V. Zavorotny
Representatives to External Boards
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FOUNDATION
Christopher G. Kennedy
CIVIL SERVICE MERIT BOARD
Karen Hasara
James D. Montgomery
Lawrence Oliver
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
James D. Montgomery
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS RESEARCH PARK, LLC
Edward L. McMillan (chair)
ILLINOIS VENTURES, LLC
Edward L. McMillan
ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Frances G. Carroll

Board of Trustees Office
Board of Trustees Office
352 Henry Administration Building, MC-350
506 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
217-333-1920

4 comments:

vincent said...

AHEM! AND CATHOLICS ALSO LIKE TO DO THIS.

Catholic church embarrassed by gay priests revelations

Vatican on defensive again after magazine exposes priests visiting gay clubs and bars and having sex.


The Catholic church, already reeling from a string of clerical sex abuse scandals, is facing new embarrassment after an Italian magazine published an investigation into what it termed the double life of gay priests in Rome.

Using hidden cameras, the weekly Panorama, owned by Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, captured priests visiting gay clubs and bars and having sex. The Vatican does not condemn homosexuals, but it teaches that gay sex is "intrinsically disordered". In one of his earliest moves, pope Benedict barred actively gay men from studying for the priesthood.

The diocese of Rome lashed out at the prime minister's magazine, saying its aim was "to create scandal [and] defame all priests". But it also urged gay clerics to leave both the closet and the priesthood.

It said, "Consistency would require that they come into the open", but that they "ought not to have become priests".

The semi-official papal daily, L'Osservatore Romano, made no reference to the affair. Vatican Radio reported it briefly.

One priest, a Frenchman in his 30s identified as Father Paul, attended a party at which there were two male prostitutes then said Mass the following morning before driving them to the airport, Panorama reported. A photo on its website claimed to show the priest in his dog collar but without his trousers with a gay man who acted as decoy for the magazine. In other shots, priests were shown apparently kissing Panorama's collaborator.

A member of the clergy quoted by the magazine put the proportion of gay priests in the Italian capital at "98%". The Rome diocese insisted the vast majority of priests in the city were "models of morality for all", while adding that the number of gay clergyman was "small, but not to be written off as isolated cases". A review eight years ago of research on the American church concluded that between a quarter and a half of seminarians and priests there were homosexual.

A former Italian MP and gay activist, Franco Grillini, said: "If all the gays in the Catholic church were to leave it at once – something we would very much like – they would cause it serious operational problems."

Another well-known spokesman for the gay community, Aurelio Mancuso, condemned Panorama's investigation as a "horrible political and cultural operation", but agreed that if priests in Rome were to follow the advice given to them in yesterday's statement, it would "paralyse" the diocese.

In March, the pope's own household was rocked by scandal when court documents revealed a Vatican chorister had procured male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.

pathickey said...

Vincent,

Ahem!

I think its great that the Lavender Mafia is being outed.

Ahem! Your point only matches the one that God placed on your tiny shoulders there, Vincent.

vincent said...

Ummmmm.......I wonder if you would like to share your experiences as an altar boy........

pathickey said...

Can't oblige you, Jagoff, as I was a Choir Boy - a fraternity of Latin singing badasses and cut-throats.