Thursday, April 06, 2006

Bishop D'Arcy on "The Vagina Monologues" at Notre Dame

Bishop John M. D'Arcy is the leader of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, in which sits the University of Notre Dame. He issued the following statement yesterday regarding Notre Dame president Holy Cross Father John Jenkins' announcement that the play The Vagina Monologues would continue to be allowed to be performed on the school's campus:

As pastor of the diocese with the sacred responsibility for the care of souls of all our people, including the young men and women at the University of Notre Dame, and with pastoral concern always for the Catholic identity of Notre Dame, as is my obligation, I am deeply saddened by the decision of Father John Jenkins, CSC, to allow the continuing sponsorship of the Vagina Monologues by Notre Dame, the School of Our Lady.

For further understanding of my position on this matter, I refer all to my statement found in the February 12, 2006 issue of Today’s Catholic, and in my statements of the previous two years. All these statements may be found on the diocesan website.

Go here to read Bishop D'Arcy's column on the play in question.

Go here to read Bishop D'Arcy's Feb. 13, 2005 statement regarding Notre Dame's "Queer Film Festival."

Go here to read Bishop D'Arcy's Feb. 14, 2004 statement regarding the performacy of The Vagina Monologues at Notre Dame.

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