Wiley said the money comes from university funding and therefore cannot support a religious organization.
Timmerman, pastor of the St. Paul’s University Catholic Center
disagrees, saying that the money comes from student fees. The church
group is willing to take their case to court.
He pointed out
that "The vast majority of other student organizations are at the level
of 100 percent in their budget…We're not asking for 100 percent. We
just want to be treated with the same level as the other organizations."
had made the suggestion in a letter to the Associated Students of
Madison, which makes the final decision on who gets funding.
of Wisconsin Chancellor John Wiley has agreed to cut funding to the
University of Wisconsin Roman Catholic Foundation, reported Madison’s
Channel 3000 News.