Monday, March 3, 2014

More On The Situation At Fisher More College

Since I wrote the post this morning, some new information has surfaced.  Such information causes me to reconsider a statement that I made in the earlier post: "There is also no doubt that there is malevolence towards the Traditional Latin Mass, either by the bishop himself or someone within his chancery."  In fact, there may well be doubt as to their reasons.  Right now, as things are coming to light, we don't know one way or the other.

A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics put up a post about the situation.  As their name suggests, they are geographically much closer to the situation than am I.  There is talk of a heavy-handed approach to administration taken by Fisher More President Michael King and use of suspended priests in offering the Traditional Latin Mass on campus.  Dr. Taylor Marshall worked there for a while but had to leave due to the situation; he has promised to shed some light on the matter shortly.  Father John Zuhlsdorf also put up a piece regarding his impressions.

Fisher More College is in dire straits; there are only about 30 students left (not sure if that's total or just "on campus").  One of the main attractions for Catholic students was the ability to attend the Traditional Latin Mass on campus.  That was removed when Bishop Olson banned that Mass from campus.  Barring a miracle, this will be the death knell for that school.

I will post updates as they come my way.


  1. Taylor Marshall, former Chancellor at Fisher More, has posted on his Facebook page about the situation. There are serious problems with the president of Fisher More. Check it out at

  2. *Statement from Fisher More College President Michael King re: Dr. Taylor Marshall


    The real issue at FMC: The Mass and Doctrine. To better understand the opposing sides, read this:


  3. In 2011-2012, Fisher More only had 8 students. In 2012-2013, school year they had approx. 20-25. They had more at the start of the 2013-2014 school year but lost a few. 30 students, as you put it, is still more than they had the previous 2 years.


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