The provost at Ave Maria University, once a student of the current pope, has been asked to resign his position immediately.
Provost Joseph Fessio sent an e-mail shortly after 2 p.m. today to members of the Ave Maria community, saying he’s been asked to resign and leave the campus immediately.
His brief e-mail reads:
"To the Ave Maria University community: I have been asked to resign my position as provost and leave the campus immediately.
I will miss Ave Maria and the many of you whom I hold dear.
Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J."
In a statement, university officials said Fessio was asked to step down as a result of "irreconcilable difference over administrative policies and practices."
"There has never been any difference in our commitment to our mission or to the Magisterium of the Church. Nor is there any diminishment in our commitment to maintaining the highest quality of scholarship," according to the statement.
University officials would like Fessio to serve the university in an advisory capacity in the future, according to the statement.
|Jester Hat Tip:
One of these days Ave Maria University or pretty much any effort by Tom Monaghan will be turned into a soap opera. Like dominos things keep falling.
On a side note Fr. Fessio was on the Hugh Hewitt show last night for a couple of segments. Hugh was asking him questions about Cardinal Mahony and allegations regarding a video tape, Sacramentum Caritatis, and other subjects. Fr. Fessio was pretty much a class act in regards to accusations made about Cardinal Mahony, especially when you can be sure he has a whole lot of differences regarding the Cardinal.