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Letter to the Editor | Monday, March 17, 2008

During the spring semester of my freshman year, the Vagina Monologues challenged my Catholic values, and my values definitely lost. Even after 18 years of masses, Catholic schooling, and a good home upbringing, my world shattered. After attending the performance, I stopped going to mass and instead began engaging in all kinds of sexual activity with anyone and anything. I had countless abortions, became an alcoholic and, worst of all, failed theology. Twice. Sure, I had seen SUB movies showcasing people doing things that would definitely get them at least kicked out of Notre Dame (parietals) and probably the Catholic church (murders), but they never phased me. However, upon sight of the Vagina Monologues, my faith crumbled into nothingness. All of the priests in the world could not have prepared me for it. How dare Notre Dame force me (yes, I was dragged to the performance by NDSP) to engage in this terrible production that would completely destroy my faith? I came here to grow intellectually as well as spiritually, but have found it impossible to do so after watching such a blatant display of open female sexuality. The Vagina Monologues must be stopped, or the Catholic church may collapse.

Meghan O’Donoghue


Badin Hall

Mar. 13