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Monday, May 22, 2006

Having their Cake and Eating It Too!


Ahh, yes, it is that time of year again--commencement at a Catholic college or university. The dignified strains of Pomp and Circumstance, the academic procession of faculty in their varied colors indicating the various disciplines (some with all the colors of the rainbow), young graduates eager to take on the world and "make a difference," and finally homage paid to the traditions that are the hallmark and cornerstone of the academic institution's education. Yes, it is the time of the year to hear lofty appeals to "Jesuit tradition," and "Catholic values." I'm still trying to find out what those terms mean. (See your favorite institution here.)

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