By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 06, 2007
Students at a Jesuit college in Philadelphia ridiculed Catholic sexual teaching in a manner that drew objections.
A student newspaper at a Catholic university drew a rebuke from school officials for its April Fool's edition, which called Philadelphia's cardinal gay and included a mock ad in which the college president, a priest, endorsed a condom.
Student journalists at Saint Joseph's University apologized Wednesday for the satirical material in The Squawk, an annual parody traditionally written by seniors at the student newspaper, The Hawk.
Well, objections from the Catholics.
Four students wrote a letter to The Hawk on Wednesday calling the parody a "disgrace." But a Jesuit professor wrote in to praise The Squawk.
"I laughed my head off at it," wrote Tom Brennan, who teaches English. "Of course, I imagine that some did not..."
Fr. Brennan, be it noted, is on record as deploring unnecessary pain and difficulty.
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