More Megalomaniacal Meltdown at Ave Maria...
... a.k.a. don't send your kids to Ave Maria University:
Jesuit Father Joseph Fessio, a close friend of Pope Benedict XVI, and theologian-in-residence at Ave Maria University, was fired from AMU yesterday, after privately (mind you, that's PRIVATELY) expressing criticism over the university's finances.The American Papist has additional information.
The good Father's only mistake was crossing a man who thinks money may not buy happiness, but it can get you damn near everything else. Apparently the previous attempt at removing Fessio didn't teach certain people anything.
It's schizophrenic stuff like this that led me to recently counsel a young friend to consider attending law school at a secular state institution to which he'd been accepted, despite the full-ride scholarship he'd been offered to attend Ave Maria School of Law.
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
Mirror of Justice Law Profs Issue Statement on Ave Maria School of Law
Statement from Professor Charles E. Rice on Recent Events at Ave Maria School of Law
WSJ: "The Trials of Ave Maria School of Law"
Nightline Calls Ave Maria U "A Catholic Jonestown"
"Let's face it, ... Sir Thomas More would have been denied tenure today ..."
Ave Maria Law Faculty Speak Out - Substantial Majority of Faculty Have No Plans to Participate in Relocation
Orthodox Catholic Academics, Catholic Colleges and the Job Market
Washington Post Weighs in on Misguided Magnate of Mozzarella
Ave Maria to Keep Ex-Provost After Outcry (3 articles)
Understatement of the Day
Moneyman Monaghan's Megalomaniacal Meltdown
Professor Rice Responds
What If You Started a Law School Dedicated to the Study of Law in the Catholic Legal Tradition ...