Sunday, February 6, 2011

“St. Ignatius Must Turn In His Grave,”

The Death of St. Ignatius of Loyola
In a heated post entitled “Filthy V-Monologues at Georgetown University,” the blog Catholic Campus Watch criticized Georgetown University for allowing students to present The Vagina Monologues. The blog, which aims “for the restoration of Catholic education,” condemned the production’s “anti-Catholic message of indecency” and invited readers to contact President DeGioia in protest. St. Ignatius must turn in his grave,” the post read. Organized as a series of monologues about violence against women, female s@xuality, and other topics pertinent to women, the play has been controversial since its first performance in 1996, and particularly on the campuses of Catholic universities.
Link (here) to read the full post at Vox Populi


Anonymous said...

If I'm not mistaken St. Ignatius was quite the skirt chaser in his youth. I can't help but think that other things would upset him much more.

Maria said...

“We believe that performing The Vagina Monologues, which focuses on female sexuality and challenges gender norms, is continuing this important Jesuit tradition,” Handley and Seaman said.

Yep, it is now a Jesuit tradition, alright...

TonyD said...

There are costs to such “cafeteria Catholicism”. The students seem to justify ignoring the values of some in their community by focusing on “social violence” rationalizations. The critics seem to justify ignoring the values of some in their community by their emphasis on “indecency”.

Both sides lose in such a situation. What happened to the greatest commandment – love your neighbor?

There are many situations that are, by design, intractable. Values coexist. Dismissing their coexistence as “relativity” is a form of denial. Just because a situation is intractable does not mean that we should not look for alternatives, sacrifice our own values, and avoid taking offense. Practicing “love your neighbor” is practicing God’s values.

I know that there are those in the Church who understand this. Why do they remain silent?

Anonymous said...

You know you've got a thin argument when you resort to the grave turning imagery.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how anyone, Catholic or not, can support such a vile performance?