we'll always have paris ...

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 17, 2005

Jack Dunn has the best job going: PR flak for Boston College. Not the editors of the National Enquirer, not Kim Jong Il's politburo, not the judges of the Miss Teen USA pageant enjoy such complete independence from reality, such sublime irresponsibility. Dunn works in a world of almost pure fiction, yet the fire engines he gets to play with are real trucks with real bells and lights. Check out this statement in response to the protest that, by their claim that snuffing Schiavo was good thing, BC prof Fr. John Paris, S.J., and his pals let down the Catholic side.

"Boston College is firmly committed to its Jesuit, Catholic mission and heritage," the college said in its statement. "Accordingly, its faculty members openly engage the issues of the day, especially those concerning faith and culture."

See what I mean? Now that is a great day's work! Imagine the laughter ringing off the walls of the office when the first and final draft came off the printer -- not a dry seat in the house, I'll wager. By way of purely theoretical gamesmanship, it would be fun to ask if any BC employee could take any position on any issue in any circumstances for which the "mission and heritage" macro on Dunn's mighty Toshiba wouldn't suffice to answer critics. Some guys have got it made.

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 25, 2005 5:36 PM ET USA

    BC promotes what the Church does not teach and has ever since the council. To even suggest that BC is in good standing with the Church is to say that Cardinal Law is highly respected among victims of clergy abuse.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Aug. 17, 2005 1:18 PM ET USA

    Thank God that the Newman Society & others are fighting the Good Fight, with unquestioned love & obedience to the Church, Magisterium & Holy Father. As for BC & its traitorous, anti-Church, agenda-ridden idealogues, such as Dunn & Paris, one option is for the Church to close the college's doors, or at least force the traitors running the college to remove the word "Catholic" from all official college communication (print & broadcast), so as not to offend or mislead Roman Catholics.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 17, 2005 11:44 AM ET USA

    The snarky, filthy Boston Globe is only too happy to report and emphasize certain points of this story, taking great pains to discredit the honorable and protecting the far-reaching Great Socialist Agenda. Why do people keep buying this garbage? Are they that stuupid? The enemy is within, dear Papa, when are you going to reform your flock?

  • Posted by: Sir William - Aug. 17, 2005 10:52 AM ET USA

    "Boston College blasted the Newman Society yesterday as a fringe group bent on grabbing public attention at the expense of academic freedom" Ah. The banner of 'academic freedom". Flying proudly over the easy & wide pathway to hell.... So its "fringe" to demand Catholic morals & doctrine be taught at a Catholic college? Wonder if Our Lord thinks so?

  • Posted by: - Aug. 17, 2005 10:32 AM ET USA

    John Paris S.J. is one of any number of examples of churchmen in the U.S. who openly reject Catholic teaching or discipline without consequences. The Cardinal Newman Society is performing a great service by pointing this out and turning the light on these individuals. Lack of governance on the part of the Holy See and the bishops is part of the continuing crisis. Making believe that colleges like BC are Catholic is another symptom because there is no will to impliment Ex Corde Ecclesiae.