Friday, May 27, 2016

About  Contact  Join  Donate

Catholic Education Daily


Marquette Univ. President Unexpectedly Resigns

After just two years as president of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., Fr. Scott Pilarz, S.J., has unexpectedly resigned, according to a statement released by the University. He had previously served as president of the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

“After 10 years as a university president, I believe the time has come to consider other apostolic opportunities for me as a Jesuit priest,” Fr. Pilarz said in the statement. “I have made this decision after much prayer, discernment and conversation with religious superiors, my spiritual director and others whose counsel I have sought over the past three years.”

He will reportedly stay on through this semester and leave in December. The search for a replacement will begin immediately.

One political science professor, John McAdams who blogs at Marquette Warrior, called the announcement “a shock to the campus.”

McAdams gives Pilarz credit for recently pulling official sponsorship from the raunchy and salacious FemSex seminar, which The Cardinal Newman Society reported on last week.

Board Chair Charles Swoboda will reportedly lead the University’s transition efforts.

“We thank Father Pilarz for his accomplishments and dedication to Marquette, its faculty and most of all, its students,” said Swoboda in the statement. “I take immense pride and responsibility for ensuring the mission and innovative spirit of our Catholic, Jesuit tradition continues well into the future.”

Catholic Education Daily is an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society. Click here for email updates and free online membership with The Cardinal Newman Society.


Renewal Report


Latest Featured

Catholic Is Our Core


More News Categories




Join Us

Join thousands of Catholic families and individuals standing with The Cardinal Newman Society for faithful Catholic education. Members receive news roundups by email, about weekly.

Start your no-cost membership now!



Our work is possible only through the generosity of countless supporters who share our mission. We have promoted and defended faithful Catholic education for 20 years! Please support our successful work by making a donation today.


Stay Connected

Keep up with the latest developments by joining our social media networks:



Google Plus


Connect on Facebook


Links to News Sites


Links to Blog Sites

Catholic Identity Concerns|Faith in Education|From the Bishops and Vatican|Religious Freedom | Terms Of Use | Privacy Statement
Copyright 2016 by Cardinal Newman Society -- 9720 Capital Ct., Ste. 201, Manassas, VA 20110