Words cannot express how disappointed I am in my alma mater, and especially in its president. Fr. Shanley’s inauguration during my sophomore year actually inspired me to write two articles in the student newspaper expressing my hope for the future of the school, especially after he banned the disgusting and anti-Catholic Vagina Monologues from the college within his first few months as president. Despite massive protest from students, faculty, and even his administration, Fr. Shanley did not back down, but instead patiently and clearly explained his decision. If only he had shown such courage and eloquence this time around, instead of throwing Dr. Esolen to the wolves.
Somebody has to start monitoring colleges claiming to be Catholic that in fact are not faithful to the Magisterium — if only in the interest of honest advertising.