In contrast to Franciscan University of Steubenville and its “judgmental” students (according to Boston College theology prof Stephen Pope; see this blog entry for more), we have Boston College defending itself against charges that its faculty has a clear disconnect from Catholic moral principles and advocates what is sinful.
The Cardinal Newman Society specifically named three BC professorsaris. Are you going to call them fascists now?
BC’s spokesman defended the professors:
“Boston College’s Catholicity is unquestionable. We are firmly committed to our Jesuit Catholic mission and heritage,” he said. “And accordingly, our faculty members openly engage issues of the day especially those concerning the intersection of faith and culture.”
Blah, blah, blah. Same meaningless drivel, different day. It’s the same old song we hear everytime anyone at a Catholic college spouts heresy, blasphemy, or any form of immorality. BC’s public relations department probably just keeps the statement stapled to a bulletin board over the fax machine to send out whenever any objections come in.
As Diogenes asks, is there any position on any issue in any circumstance that a BC employee could take that wouldn’t merit the exact same response from Dunn. In other words, how far afield can a professor range and still be welcomed at the Catholic college? Anti-Semitism? Mysogyny? Preaching against homosexuality?
The limit of just what is acceptable and what is not would be quite instructive.