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By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 06, 2005

The editorial board of The Heights, Boston College's student newspaper, has expressed its indignation at the university administration in no uncertain terms:

What we think: BC should follow Jesuit values, not Catholic doctrine.

You said a mouthful, lads.

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 07, 2005 6:39 PM ET USA

    "All true, but BC did in fact ban the dance. Some other Catholic schools might not have done that." There's a strong possilibility that BC wants to buy more property from the Archdiocese (their properties abutt). BC is reading the handwriting on the theological wall, and trying to fly under the radar...

  • Posted by: - Dec. 07, 2005 6:57 AM ET USA

    Heh. Heh. Out of the mouths of BC students... Regarding the Notre Dame Gay Film affair, while it is true that ND is not a Jesuit school, it does have Fr. McBrien who has a propensity for being, shall we say, Jesuitical.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 06, 2005 8:54 PM ET USA

    Did the author's parents PAY for the education showcased in that one sentence? Journalism major? No, education major. Political science major. Philosophy major? Will I send my children to such a fine establishment of higher education? Laugh out loud on that one.

  • Posted by: Neri - Dec. 06, 2005 8:27 PM ET USA

    Granted, some Jesuits are holy men who think with the Church and great confessors. And granted, some of the younger men preparing for priesthood are good men, but I have to say the rot in the Society is extensive. A sad fact that we have to face is that many Jesuits see themselves as "loyal opposition" to the magisterium, and that is simply unacceptable. Pope Benedict XVI would do well to scrutinize the Society of Jesus for its fidelity to Scripture, Tradition and the Magisterium.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 06, 2005 7:35 PM ET USA

    All true, but BC did in fact ban the dance. Some other Catholic schools might not have done that. Take for an example Notre Dame hosting the Queer Film Festival -- and they're not even Jesuits.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 06, 2005 2:14 PM ET USA

    Re: "Altar Boy's" comment. It may have been wrong in 1773, but it's looking right now.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 06, 2005 1:07 PM ET USA

    It is obvious that some, perhaps many Jesuits and Jesuit run institutions suffer from "fuzzy thinking" (read - heresy) - but they are not ALL bad. I've said before, and I'm sayin' it again - my fiance's church is Jesuit and VERY holy (read long confession lines, adoration, orthodox homilies) We are planning to marry there - the order needs housecleaning, not supression.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 06, 2005 1:07 PM ET USA

    "follow Jesuit values, not Catholic doctrine" Frame it, and sell it on www.cwnews.com! Great beer coaster!

  • Posted by: - Dec. 06, 2005 12:52 PM ET USA

    Ahhhh youth. How refreshing to have someone say out loud what they all actually believe. There are times when I miss Archbishop Weakland - he wasn't any more outlandish than the rest just more straightforward. Very refreshing for those of us who live in the land of managed sound bite here in RogerWorld

  • Posted by: - Dec. 06, 2005 11:58 AM ET USA

    This isn’t at all surprising. BC purports to be Catholic, but it is nothing of the sort. Such pseudo-Catholic institutions--and there are many--long ago gave up their right to associate with the Church, even if in name only. As a graduate of Duquesne University, the springboard for the goofy and heretical Catholic Charismatic movement, I can personally attest to the nationwide demise of the “Catholic College” as an authentic institution of Catholic learning. Holy Father, suppress the Jesuits!

  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Dec. 06, 2005 10:25 AM ET USA

    Do you think that the joining of WJST with BC is a bad idea? I think that transparency would be improved and bring WJST under greater scrutiny. It would be easier to catch the S.O.G.s in their lies.

  • Posted by: Neri - Dec. 06, 2005 9:36 AM ET USA

    It goes to show you that "Jesuit Education" has failed. The editorial certainly doesn't demonstrate that the Spiritual Exercises or thinking with the Church has impacted the students in a significant manner. How sad. Why doesn't BC and the other Jesuit colleges give up the pretense of being Catholic. AND to think the Vatican might allow Weston Jesuit School of Theology to "re-affliate" with BC is foolish.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 06, 2005 8:40 AM ET USA