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Monologues’ a disgrace

Letters to the Editor | Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I attended Notre Dame from 1965-68. The university was in the early throes of modernization and it seems upon reflection that it wasn’t quite clear who was really in charge – the priests or the trustees. A bit of drift was evident. I don’t pay much attention to Notre Dame these days. But it was made known to me today that the “Vagina Monologues” will be performed at Notre Dame. I was kind of rebellious during my college years. But I still considered myself a Catholic. This is why I am disgusted; that this play is going to be performed at Notre Dame. Being a Catholic used to mean something. I guess it doesn’t mean much at Notre Dame, not if standing up for a moral code might offend the hip on the Left. I see nothing much has changed at Notre Dame since I left 40 years ago. Still adrift. Not sure who, if anyone, is in charge. My dad, class of ’28, would throw up if he heard what is going on at the institution he devoted his life to.

Shame on you, Fr. Jenkins.

Jack Lavelle


Class of 1968

Mar. 11