Four Boston College faculty members discussed faith in Catholicism in 2018 during a panel titled “Catholic Belonging in a Time of Scandal.”
“I didn’t see, during that period of time, a real push for considerations of equality from the Catholic Church,” Copeland said. “And sadly, I still don’t see that today … We don’t have any substantive response from our bishops about the deleterious racial situation we’re living in.”
“Boston College has a socially conservative and Roman Catholic identity, which only contributes to a culture of anti-queerness, which can exacerbate this problem,” said Hugh McMahon, UGBC Senator and MCAS ’20.
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“If we want to continue to grow as a Boston College community it is important that we do not hide behind what is perceived as Jesuit ideals and other kinds of groupthink and think for ourselves.”
“If Catholic colleges need anything, they need resources to articulate a Catholic position in a way that assists personal growth and a sense of calling.”
In today’s fast-paced world, the charm of the ancient Jesuit practice appeals to students seeking a chance to pause and reflect on their day.