Unfortunately they aren't doing the right thing because the Holy Spirit finally hunted them down and knocked them over the heat with common sense (and Catholic values!). The California Catholic article below tells the real motivation:
"The Jesuit-run University of San Francisco had been among 14 Catholic colleges or universities in the U.S. planning to host productions this year of the controversial play “The Vagina Monologues,” The Cardinal Newman Society reports.And then came the names of the other schools still hosting the play. They are:
But, according to the Foghorn, USF's student newspaper, the show will not go on.
"For the last 10 years at USF, the month of February has been notable for the College Players rendition of the Vagina Monologues," reports the Foghorn. "This year, however, students can expect to miss out on the highly anticipated play."
The play's cancellation had nothing to do with moral qualms about its content, but was the result of apparent administrative and funding problems. "College Players have been placed on suspension since Dec. 6, 2010," the Foghorn reported. "After eight months on probation, the student organization can no longer produce shows or host social events until March 31, 2011."
Of the other Catholic schools identified by The Cardinal Newman Society, 10 are run by the Jesuits.
“Since CNS began protesting the Monologues in 2003, performances have dropped from a high of 32,” said a news item posted on the Newman Society’s website. “But on some Catholic campuses, the Monologues has become an annual display of defiance against traditional marriage and sexual morality...”"
Read the entire article here.
College of Saint Rose
College of the Holy Cross
John Carroll University
Loyola University Chicago
Saint Mary’s College (IN)
University of Detroit Mercy
I'll admit, that when Paul read me the list I was a little joyful. I asked him to be sure... My alma mater, Saint Mary's College of California, was not there. He repeated that it was not. Could it be? Had the few remaining brothers finally decided to make Saint Mary's be the college that it had the potential, somewhere deep down, to actually be.
So I googled a little. And I found this. Ugh:
Friday, February 11Now since I can still recall my roommate rehearsing for this play when I was a student I can say that some of these adjectives are accurate. It is neither inspiring nor hilarious. It is heartbreaking.
3pm and 8pm, Soda Center
V-Day is a world wide movement to stop violence against women and girls. It also promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.
Using monologues from Eve Ensler's famous play, 'The Vagina Monologues', SMC's V-Day will bring inspiring, heartbreaking, hilarious, and eye opening stories to the stage for 2 shows on Feb. 11th 2011.
Please pray for our Catholic Colleges.