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knowing your place

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Oct 20, 2010

Enterprising undergraduates at Boston College, having learned from their elders that compassion is measured in latex, are distributing condoms to their fellow students. One of the leaders in this initiative, writing in the campus newspaper, The Heights, expresses dismay that some people see the condom giveaway as an affront to the character of the Catholic school.

We do not do these things in spite of our place at a Jesuit institution, but in keeping with it.

Alas, too true. Yes, one Jesuit—one-- did berate the students for their casual distribution of contraceptives. But they’re still on campus, they’re still giving away condoms, and with each day of inaction the leadership of the Jesuit institution is confirming the accuracy of the young woman’s claim. 

[H/t to the Cardinal Newman Society] 

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  • Posted by: manthey9935 - Oct. 23, 2010 4:18 PM ET USA

    Diogenes, maybe this beautiful priest did not want to be named here? However, he's on the Board of the Apostleship of Prayer, is a frequent spiritual director on "The Inner Life" on Relevant Radio, and I was blessed to participate on a powerful Ignatian Retreat he led a year ago at Broomtree. If you want to see his article in response: http://www.bcheights.com/2.5479/in-defense-of-the-gift-of-sexuality-1.1712108 God bless this man of God.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Oct. 23, 2010 11:40 AM ET USA

    Why spend a fortune educating your children in a name-only Catholic college that teaches cafeteria Catholicism at best?

  • Posted by: Miss Cathy - Oct. 23, 2010 11:30 AM ET USA

    Quite a few years back, my aunt told a priest that she had enrolled her son in a Jesuit University. His response, why don't you send him to a Catholic University?

  • Posted by: mjarman7759049 - Oct. 21, 2010 2:43 PM ET USA

    You mean one Jesuit stood up for the Magisterium? That's actually great. (No sarcasm, really) Diogenes, you found your man!

  • Posted by: jacobtoo - Oct. 21, 2010 5:56 AM ET USA

    One, yes, but that guy is a mensch. Who is he? Let's name our heroes.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Oct. 20, 2010 8:24 PM ET USA

    Yep, once again we have to distinguish between Jesuit and Catholic. St Ignatius must be grave-spinning 24/7. The problem is not that it's an affront to the character of a Catholic school, but that it's an affront to Catholicism. Period. Oh, and of course there's that wee sma' issue of the students being totally clueless in this regard. Boy, you sure can't beat a Jesuit education for fostering ignorance of the Faith!

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