I wrote to Fr. Boroughs five days ago because a Holy Cross policy states peaceful protests should not be interfered with.
When I began my Vigil for Justice, the Office of the President delivered a “no trespass” letter. This not only interfered with the protest, it stopped me from doing or attending anything at Holy Cross, despite many invitations every year as an alum. I could not attend Fr. Brooks’ funeral for example — and I had even contacted Fr Boroughs about this, wanting to attend the funeral. He ignored me completely.
Five days ago I wrote this letter to Fr. Boroughs:
Dear Fr. Boroughs,
College of the Holy Cross written policy states that peaceful protests should not be interfered with.
College officials described my protests — the Vigil for Justice and the hunger strike — as peaceful. They said so publicly, in writing.
The “no trespass” letter dated March 2012, which Public Safety said originated in your office, violates campus policies.
For fourteen months, you have violated college policies. I have spoken with Worcester area alums whose protests have not been handled in the poor way you have handled mine. As you know, this protest concerns issues of clergy sexual abuse reporting and complaints of confidentiality breaches, and it has always been peaceful.
Please rescind your “no trespass” letter and apologize immediately.
Fr. Boroughs has not responded at all to this letter. His failure to respond about this problem is totally consistent with his failure to address many acts of retaliation.