University chancellor seeks to slash budget for Catholic group

.- University of Wisconsin Chancellor John Wiley has agreed to cut funding to the University of Wisconsin Roman Catholic Foundation, reported Madison’s Channel 3000 News.

Wiley said the money comes from university funding and therefore cannot support a religious organization.

Fr. Randy 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."

The chancellor had made the suggestion in a letter to the Associated Students of Madison, which makes the final decision on who gets funding.

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