Monday, February 11, 2008

God Bless our Bishops...

Very nice to see the US Catholic Bishop's Committee on Doctrine moving their conference away from the University of Notre Dame in protest of the University's presentation of the notorious "Vagina Monologues." The full story is here.

One hopes the Bishops Committee's action will inspire their brother Bishops across the country. Unfortunately, right here in San Francisco, or in what our friends over at USF refer to as "the gay Rome"* the "Vagina Monologues" was presented this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at, you guessed it, the (Jesuit) University of San Francisco.

*For the origin of "the gay Rome" tag, listen to this q & a from the USF "Queer Perspectives" seminar, held at, where else, Most Holy Redeemer.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

As an alumnus of that 'august' university, I must constantly ask what USF, as a self-described Catholic university, has to offer as such? Why don't they drop the mantle and just get on with their little experiment over there? Certainly they aren't depending on prospective student's desire for an authentic Catholic education, so why be held to a standard that continually finds wanting?

Jerry said...

This story was first reported on in the Irish Rover, ND's Catholic student paper. It was later picked up by the Catholic News Agency, Cardinal Newman Society, South Bend Tribune, and other outlets. It's all at their blog:

http://irishwatchdog.blogspot.com/2008/02/bishops-balk-at-monologues-pull-out-of.html

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jerry. Good for those students!