YOUR LIBCAT JOKE OF THE DAY

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 | Uncategorized

From Boston College:

Returning to school for the spring semester, some professors were shocked to learn about a new university policy that added crucifixes to every classroom on campus over the winter break. Calling the crucifixes and Catholic icons offensive at a Jesuit university

I never knew so many vampires taught there.  Thanks to the Bovina Bloviator.

25 Comments to YOUR LIBCAT JOKE OF THE DAY

Diane
February 10, 2009

Let’s just hope that the school doesn’t back track and take the stuff down while under fire for showing that it is (surprise!) a Catholic school.

FW Ken
February 10, 2009

Diane, you know it’s a “college in the Jesuit tradition”. How that relates to being a Catholic school is an interesting, and certainly a flexible notion.

Kozaburo
February 10, 2009

Apparently U Scranton is both Jesuit and Catholic! lol

LaVallette
February 11, 2009

Geez: even my football club displays its mascot!!!!!

the pilgrim
February 11, 2009

Those professors have forfeited the right to call themselves Catholics.

Fuinseoig
February 11, 2009

Crucifixes? In a Jesuit university?

Once again, the baleful influence of Benedict’s repressive, iron-fist policy of harking back to the Middle Ages is felt! ;-)

The Little Myrmidon
February 11, 2009

Pilgrim, Not all the faculty at BC are Catholic. I don’t know if you are even required to be Christian.

Truth Unites... and Divides
February 11, 2009

This is a spoof, right?

Janjan
February 11, 2009

Myrm, I don’t think that is a requirement.

Katherine
February 11, 2009

One of my daughters did an MA at Loyola-Chicago, also a Jesuit school. A fellow-student was a vocally gay Jesuit priest. She taught in a writing center, helping undergrads with papers. Although they had taken “Catholic” religion courses at Loyola, she (a traditionalist Anglican taught by ME) had to explain basic Catholic, nay, Christian, doctrine to students who were grappling with it in their writing. They hadn’t heard it from Loyola.

Janjan
February 11, 2009

The “Catholic colleges” are name only, it is well known. If you want a really Catholic, Catholic college you have to go to Ave Maria in Florida.

Judith M.
February 11, 2009

Oh, the infamy! What’s next? Believing in the Virgin Birth? The Holy Trinity? The Resurrection? It’s a slippery slope, indeed! ;)

Paula Loughlin
February 11, 2009

That whirring noise you hear is St. Ignatius Loyala spinning in his grave.

I give thanks to those Jesuits who still defend and uphold the Catholic faith.

Paula Loughlin
February 11, 2009

That whirring noise you hear is St. Ignatius Loyala spinning in his grave.

I give thanks to God for those Jesuits who still defend and uphold the Catholic faith.

Paula Loughlin
February 11, 2009

Chris, I was not able to fix the first post. Could you delete it, please.

The Pilgrim
February 11, 2009

“Pilgrim, Not all the faculty at BC are Catholic. I don’t know if you are even required to be Christian.”

It’s probably against the law to hire Christians exclusively, or something.

Minuteman
February 11, 2009

I am saddened to report that some of my pleasant acquaintances and friends are on the faculty at BC and most are neither Catholic nor particularly Christian. Two that I know are devout Catholics. Apparently BC prides itself on its “open-mindedness” rather than any of that religion stuff.

SouthCoast
February 11, 2009

“Apparently BC prides itself on its “open-mindedness” rather than any of that religion stuff.” The Devil has an open mind: he’ll take ANY soul to Hell.

Ed the Roman
February 11, 2009

Catholic University is, apparently, still Catholic.

Not to be confused with Georgetown.

ann r
February 11, 2009

St. Thomas Aquinas, Christendom, and the new Wyoming Catholic are good Catholic colleges. I guess Franciscan at Stubanville is pretty good too.

Catholic Mom
February 11, 2009

If anyone is seriously seeking out a truly Catholic college, I recommend you consult this publication from the Cardinal Newman Society. The National Catholic Register also offers a guide.

Allen Lewis
February 11, 2009

If this were not so pathetic, it would be funny.

Just another example of the bankruptcy of most faculties when it come to actually tolerating an atmosphere of Chirstian faith. The academic liberals just cannot stand it when that happens!

Buncha jerkwads.

FW Ken
February 11, 2009

Add the College of St. Thomas More here in Fort Worth, Our Lady of Corpus Christi in Corpus, and, by some reports, the University of Dallas and Benedictine College in Atchison, Ks.

Since no one else said it, I’ll add that the Muslipalian priestess teaches at Seattle University, who seem to have realized that “in the Jesuit tradition” is now a sour joke. The new watchword is “Jesuit Catholic Inspiration”.

http://www.seattleu.edu/home/about_seattle_university/mission/

You know, the problem with the older Catholic schools is the problem with Catholicism in the U.S., and, arguably, all of American Christianity: wealth. Comfortable Christians (count me as one) are wont to degrade into spiritual couch potatoes. Material comfort has always been the downfall of Christian communities. Study the histor of monastic communities for the most acute examples of this.

M. L. Martin
February 11, 2009

Also the two Universities of St. Thomas–the one in St. Paul MN and, by reports, the one in Houston TX with the Center for Thomistic Studies.

Chris M
February 12, 2009

Mark Shea’s ‘photo of the professor’ in question is one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen online..

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