Ginés García Beltrán, Bishop of Getafe, will not celebrate a mass that he intended to celebrate on Tuesday at the Carlos III University of Madrid, organized by the Catholic association Totus Tuus UC3M and that they had announced through Instagram.
The dean of the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of the Carlos III University of Madrid, Rosa Rodríguez López, decided yesterday – just a few hours before – to suspend the mass alleging that "Could prevent the normal performance of the activities of the University."
Since the association Totus Tuus UC3M have explained to LA RAZÓN that a few weeks ago they asked for a space in the University to celebrate the opening ceremony, which would be "a Eucharist with presentation of the association and a small lunch in which we get to know each other better in a festive atmosphere ». Upon this request, the University informed them that the classroom was granted 10.2.12. for the ceremony that would be celebrated by the Bishop of Getafe. However, in the afternoon of yesterday, the multiple pressures of other student associations, with campaign included in social networks, eventually led the University to suspend the act.
From the Catholic Association denounce that the Carlos III has yielded to the blackmail of the intolerant and warn: "If a number of associations and / or students certain public events at the university (even with the consent of this) does not seem to like it , It will be enough to threaten to violate the act in question so that it is annulled. They are the ones who in the end will decide which acts have a place and which do not in the space of the university according to their affinity with them ».
Members of the Catholic Students Association now encourage those who support them to meet peacefully in front of the classroom, at the time the Eucharist was planned, to show their disagreement with a decision that "violates their rights."
As expected, this fact has not gone unnoticed in social networks that have been flooded with comments for and against. While some attack the Church and demand secularism, others demand respect and tolerance. The controversy is served.
The selective diversity. Some yes and others no. Intolerance disguised as progress and social justice sneaks into a public university that belongs to everyone. The right of association and article 18 of the UDHR are run over.https://t.co/Hw4k1TJJEn
– Daniel (@ DaniVB5) October 15, 2018
The University is not a place of worship. To pray home. ???? ♂️ https://t.co/bD2iap5vwo
– Pedroma (@pedroma_) October 15, 2018
What a bad excuse for the UC3M, now the Cayetanos had to ask for the Aula Magna. https://t.co/39dLxSpO2T
– Do not fuck with me, you make me uncomfortable (@nmjqmi) October 15, 2018
We observe how, again, from the public universities, the freedom of worship of the students is presumably restricted. As happened with the closing of chapels in UCM, we think it is a decision against exclusively the Catholic religion.@ TUc3m https://t.co/WSNXpwyZHX
– New Getafe (@Nuevas_Getafe) October 15, 2018
It will be because they do not have temples owned (and stolen or unregistered which is the same) to have to go to a university to spread their lies. Or is it a provocation? https://t.co/AUnB9L31hl via @_infoLibre
– Juan Carlos Vivas (@romaochaita) October 15, 2018