Skip to comments.Faith of Our Feminists
Posted on 12/22/2008 9:03:19 AM PST by bs9021
Faith of Our Feminists by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 22, 2008
One of the oddities of modern-day Catholic higher education, particularly in institutions run by Jesuit priests, is that Eve Enslers Vagina Monologues seems to be more ubiquitous on such campuses than Nativity scenes or Crucifixes.
Recently, Rev. Kenneth Himes, OFM, explained how the Theology department at Boston College came to sponsor such a production. In comments to Michael Reer, editor-in-chief of The Observer, the Catholic newspaper at BC, Rev. Himes laid out his rationale for giving the show the go-ahead at BC.
His comments did not make it into Reers article but are provided here for the first time. As chair of the department, like other chairs, I make executive decisions all the time, he stated to Reer. The entire department is not consulted on any lecture or event that we sponsor or co-sponsor.
Since the chair is democratically elected by the department I make executive decisions on lots of matters without consulting the department as a whole, e.g. approving visiting scholars, hiring work study students, signing off on undergraduate research grants, making office assignments, etc.
Cosponsoring an event is a decision akin to those examples of ordinary executive or administrative decisions. Rev. Himes insisted that his comments on the relationship between the Monologues and theology on a Catholic campus be quoted in full. Accordingly, we will do so:
Several years ago the then-head of the Womens Studies Program asked if theology would cosponsor the performance of the Vagina Monologues at BC. It had already been performed on campus previously.
I checked with people at other schools where the Monologues had been held and received mixed reviews from people. Some thought it useful for exploring womens issues if accompanied by panels and discussions. ...
(Excerpt) Read more at campusreportonline.net ...
Are you out of your bleeping minds!!!!????? No check to the Flynn Fund this year~!
One more school to cross of the college visit list for my boys. Running out of places to go.
To escape intellectual poverty, acquire an education, and move beyond the marginalized Status of a PC Pinhead, stay away from Schools run by Jesuits(SOCIALISTS).