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Friday, May 05, 2017

The Trouble With Jesuits, Part 63

  From the supposedly Catholic College of the Holy Cross:

The College of the Holy Cross will begin an “examination” this fall of its use of the name “Crusaders.” The Catholic college has organized a committee to determine what to do about the fact that its founding president owned slaves, and in an unclear train of logic, the name “Crusaders” has come under this committee’s scrutiny.

Not one to understate things, ethics and society professor Mark P. Freeman said the potential name change “is a question of whether the symbol and image of the Crusader resonates with our deepest held values, beliefs, and ideals.” If they became the Holy Cross Hawks, would that resonate with their deepest values, beliefs, and ideals? I’m no ornithologist, but my guess is no.