Friday, February 10, 2006

Why can't Catholic universities act Catholic?

One of my BIGGEST pet peeves is when Catholic universities (or other Christian universities) fail to be faithful to the faiths that they claim. Case in point: this article talks about how several "Catholic" universities are bringing the Vagina monologues to campus (Georgetown, Boston College, DePaul and Notre Dame). This play portrays sex in a way that is absolutely contrary to the Christian understanding of love and sex. It views sex as merely pleasure and therefore turns its participants into objects. Sex is a sacrament and it should be promoted as such.

Why, then, do these universities not step up and prevent it from being performed at the university? They can always do it off campus and students are free to see it if they wish, but the university is under NO obligation to give space or resources to anything which is clearly contrary to its mission as a Christian university....IT DRIVES ME NUTS! Step up and make a stand for what is right!

And kudos to the president of Providence College, who made a strong stand against promoting trash like the Vagina Monologues on his campus.


At 5:46 PM, Blogger Nick Hladek said...

Here here, Rob! Princeton Theological Seminary's women's council insists on putting on a production of the show every year, and it's just absurd. Unfortunately, many Christians are not talented enough to produce art that raises awareness about violence done against women, so they instead show themselves not critical enough and go ahead and put on productions of the Vagina Monologues. As a proud student of PTS, I wish that the people representing women's concerns on campus would realize that they could probably recruit more Christians who are moderate to right-leaning if they didn't just unthinkingly import productions like the Vagina Monologues...


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