From Bill Berkowitz of Talk To Action:
Within the space of 48 hours, Ave Maria University Provost Joseph
Fessio was fired and then rehired. Ave Maria University was founded recently by Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan.
Details of the original firing are still murky. At first it appeared that Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press in San Francisco (the primary English-language publisher of Pope Benedict XVI) and the University of San Francisco’s Ignatius Institute, wasn’t up to the task of enrolling enough students or raising the necessary money for building the first new Catholic university in the U.S. in 40 years.
Then, it seemed that the former student and longtime friend of the current Pope (formerly Cardinal Josef Ratzinger) may have been let go because of his comments to the California Catholic Daily suggesting that homosexuality has biological roots.
Fessio told the publication that "same-sex activity is considered disordered. If there are ways of detecting diseases or disorders of children in the womb, and a way of treating them that respected the dignity of the child and mother, it would be a wonderful advancement of science."
Talk To Action has the full story.