Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Academic freedom and Catholic character

That was the topic of this speech that Holy Cross Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, delivered in different sessions last week before both the faculty and the students body that he leads.

The specific context that brought about the speech was the university's sponsorship in recent years of performances of the play The Vagina Monologues and a "Queer Film Festival," both of which have been questioned by some as to their promoting views of human sexuality that are at variance with those taught by the Catholic Church.

Go here, to The Criterion Online Edition, to read a Catholic News Service article about the speech.

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