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Recalling the force behind 'Orthodoxy U'

Written by Peter Smith on .

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When Father Michael Scanlan, president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, was arrested in 1989 for protesting at an abortion clinic, the Post-Gazette did this profile. It said Father Scanlan was leading a revival in more ways than one at the once-sleepy Catholic college campus in the steel town of Steubenville.

And decades later, that's how he's being remembered. "Priest who transformed Franciscan University of Steubenville dies" says the headline of his obituary in the Post-Gazette. The Cruxnow website describes the Franciscan campus as now a pilgrimage destination for those in the "John Paul II" wing of the church. It originally was renowned for being a hub of the Catholic charismatic movement, but now is associated more generally with an enthusiastic endorsement of Catholic orthodoxy.

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