Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Pro-Abortion "Catholics", Indifferent Catholics, Wimpy Catholics
Now THAT'S what I call "Diversity On Campus"!

A sculpture of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus, proposed as a "memorial for the victims of abortion" at Villanova University, has upset some students, including some who oppose abortion.

The objections range from the monument's proposed location to its political significance.

Some students think its placement along a high-traffic area in south campus is inappropriate. Others feel the monument is more of a political statement than a religious one. And still others believe it counters Villanova's goal of attracting non-Catholics to the school.

Pro-life freshman Clint Gilliam agrees with the concept of the statue, but thinks its high-profile placement is a bad idea. "It's just a little in your face," he said. "It sort of makes people who don't believe in those things uncomfortable."

Adds freshman Peggy Costello, "I'm personally pro-life and I don't like the statue at all. "I feel that putting up a statue like that completely counters the diversity we're trying to advocate or uphold," said Costello, 19, who thinks the memorial could alienate non-Catholics.

Has anyone found any spine donors for those "Catholic" students at Villanova yet? Oh, and before I forget... I don't find said statue all that offensive. Once you get beyond the size 16 EEE feets on the Blessed Virgin Mary, it's a pretty nice sculpture!


Blogger Dymphna said...

It's not exactly Michaelagngelo but I hope Villanova erects it. This statue could be their last chance to show that they are a Catholic school. I've already given up on Notre Dame.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Former Altar Boy said...

Just another example of out so-called Catholic colleges and universities. Advocating "diversity" and "attracting non-Catholics" is more important than putting up a sculpture that supports the ageless teaching of the Catholic Church. Besides, most of the morons in the secular world won't even understand the symbolism unless someone explains it to them.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all have to realize that on campus diversity is the most sacred word there is. Anything that doesn't bow down to almighty diversity is anethema.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

On first glance, I was reminded of the very last scene of "The Passion of the Christ"--that long, long, lllloooooooonnnnng stare...

That's good stuff. Should be built and placed at the head of the lunch-line in the Student Union.

2:23 PM  

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