I think I would have been on the other side of the issue. But I guess he gets props for standing his ground? What if his ground was bad ground? No honor in sinning, is there?
In 1958 Monsignor Kevane left Iowa to join the faculty of The Catholic University of America in Washington. In 1960, he was awarded a Licentiate in Philosophy Ph.L. with a major in Philosophical and Social Foundations in Education, and Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. with emphasis and dissertation on Foundations of Education, and Education for Development. Both were earned at the Catholic University of America in Washington. From 1964 to 1968, he served as Dean of the School of Education at Catholic University, where he established a prominent faculty and an updated curriculum, which included leading specialists in programs for Educational Technology, International and Comparative Education, and Exceptional Children. He also founded the Center for Community Development and organized the first program for International Development.In 1966, Monsignor Kevane was the only Dean at the Catholic University to support the dismissal of Father Charles Curran and did not support the strike called to force rehiring the controversial theologian, as was noted by Father Franklyn M. McAfee in special ceremonies honoring Monsignor Kevane, president emeritus of the Notre Dame Apostolic Catechetical Institute, “This position of conscience and courage eventually brought Monsignor Kevane’s career at the Catholic University to an end, but his stand was vindicated by the later action against Father Curran by the Holy See and the university.”
via Rev. Msgr. Eugene Kevane – In Memoriam M. Fitzgerald : hebrewcatholic.net.