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sweet nothings

By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 07, 2004

The Weston Jesuit School of Theology is a daffy and sickly old maid not long for this world, and Boston College is courting her in the hope of getting her library -- which she would otherwise leave to the cat. I was amused by BC's attempts at flattery, as recounted in this morning's Globe:

"This is very early in the process, but the [BC] board has very high regard for Weston, and we think that it would be very attractive to the future offerings of Boston College," said Jack Connors Jr., chairman of BC's board of trustees. "It builds a world-class theology capability and gives us great bench strength" in theology, he said.

The bench in "bench strength" refers to those second-tier athletes who lack the talent to take the field in prime-time, but can be called upon to sub for the big guys at need. Nicely put, Jack! As for the "world-class theology capability," my only doubt is whether in fact you intend that as a compliment.

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  • Posted by: RC - Dec. 09, 2004 3:07 PM ET USA

    As of now, Weston has a common library with the Episcopal Divinity School; so when the break comes, how will the two gay divorcees divide that community property?

  • Posted by: - Dec. 08, 2004 3:05 PM ET USA

    Iganacio, I feel your pain. While I've not been to Weston or in that particular situation, I can only imagine the craziness you had to endure to be faithful to the Gospel. God Bless you on this holy feast day!

  • Posted by: - Dec. 07, 2004 1:16 PM ET USA

    Just a few weeks ago the readers of this blog were treated (thank you, Diogenes) to an image of liturgical dance as practiced at Boston College. It was, shall we say, redolent of the spirit described by Ignacio, below. Oh Well.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 07, 2004 12:17 PM ET USA

    It now appears that the "sports" metaphor is complete. Can we rank this with the venerable St. Paul's, "... I've run the race, I've finished the course..."? We have only to canonise Mr. Vince Lombardi in the Pope's new sports department in the curia, and publish the so-long-missing book of the bible -- the divinely inspired Meta-Apocalypse.

  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Dec. 07, 2004 7:03 AM ET USA

    I hold the coveted MDiv from Weston. It was not my choice. As a Jesuit I was sent there, the only other option is worse. They were the 3 worst years of my Jesuit life. Between heterodoxy and homosexuality there was crazyness. My only consolation was to remember that this conduct was a perversion of the Society that Ignacio founded. I have been saying for years that the Society should close weston and send its theology students to the Catholic University in Washington.

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