Sunday, March 8, 2009

Recognizing the Dignity of Women through Action

Santa Clara University has a new president, Fr.Engh, SJ who took a bold step and canceled future performances of the Vagina Monologues. I intend to write him a personal thank you note. Having paid for a child's tuition at the University, it was always with a prayer that that institution would again identify with its Catholic founding.
Now I hope that they will start using the word "Catholic" instead of "Jesuit" during commencements and other important events. We need our Jesuit institutions first and foremost being all that is Catholic. It is sad that two prominent graduates of Santa Clara University, namely, Leon Panetta (1960) and Janet Napolitano (1979), are identified as pro-choice and prominent in an administration that is hostile to Catholicism.

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