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Mixed responses after crucifixes return to Boston College classrooms

Catholic World News - February 12, 2009

Students, faculty members, and administrators at Jesuit-run Boston College are divided over the return of crucifixes to classrooms, Boston newspapers report. "The Christian art reflects our pride in and commitment to our religious heritage," said Jack Dunn, the spokesman for a school that has been prominently identified with dissent from Church teaching on many recent occasions. But the head of the Slavic-language department said that the appearnce of religious symbol is is " contrary to the letter and spirt of open intellectual discourse that makes education worthwhile and distinguishes first-rate universities from mediocre and provincial ones." The chairman of the chemistry department agreed that it is "offensive." Neither professor indicated a desire to leave the university.

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