Recently, I attended a conference on the subject of ethics and stem cell research, the priest was a college profesor at Georgetown and a Jesuit, an order of brothers, who had 2 doctorates--microbiology and ethics.
He thought it was fine that Bill Clinton spoke there (at Georgetown) on November 7, since he was a former president and alumnus of the school and that as a university/educational institution you have to show both sides of an issue and let the students decide which is right. I say bull....
Clinton was a slime ball, who approved partial-birth abortions, he should never have been allowed to speak at Georgetown and if this was an era before Vatican II, I don't think any university would have hosted such a person.
Coleus--I ran into a few Jesuit scholars when I took some classes at Fairfield. An odd experience for a Protestant to attend a lecture on meteorology given by a priest(as you know, I am sure, it was not a gut course...those guys are rough).