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By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 16, 2006

Having ribbed Boston College for its Barney the Dinosaur approach to Jesuit Values, it's only fair to point out that the university's home-page currently includes the following item in the "BC in the News" sidebar:

BC Observer selected as 'best paper': A consortium of 100 conservative and libertarian student newspapers has given top honors to the BC Observer. National Review.

It's no secret that, for the BC administration, opening the pages of the Observer is usually as gratifying as finding blood in its sputum. Thus they deserve credit -- as good sports -- for public acknowledgment of a distinction so equivocally congratulatory of their own efforts.

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  • Posted by: Janet Baker - Nov. 16, 2006 8:43 PM ET USA

    Funny that you mentioned Barney the dinosaur. That's the costume that this priest dressed in during their (sit down!) Holloween mass! Of course it happened in California. One of them taped it and put it on YouTube. View it here (scroll down a bit) http://romancatholicblog.typepad.com/roman_catholic_blog/pope_benedict_xvi/index.html

  • Posted by: principle not pragmatism - Nov. 16, 2006 11:38 AM ET USA

    "Heavens to Betsy", what more surprises are in store for us by the BC leadership?

  • Posted by: 123456 - Nov. 16, 2006 7:33 AM ET USA

    Good to see credit given where credit is due. And there is more to be found and acknowledged. Boston College is one of the biggest, but only one, of the Catholic cultural gems that so many hundreds of fine Jesuits, religious of dozens of other orders, and hundreds of thousands of humble immigrants worked so hard to cut and polish. I, for one, am not willing to give it up finally without a hell of a fight. Neither are the folks at the Observer.

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