Monthly Archives: July 2013

St. Ignatius & the Vigil for Justice at the College of the Holy Cross

Today is the feast day of St. Ignatius, Inigo Lopez de Loyola.   It’s the anniversary of the day he died in 1556.   Inigo wrote the Spiritual Exercises and founded the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits.    The short version of his … Continue reading

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My Hero, John Wojnowski

John  Wojnowski is a hero to me with his 15 years of daily vigil for justice at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, DC.   Now people are going to join him this week at the Vatican Embassy to pay tribute to … Continue reading

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My Proposal to Holy Cross — Revised

The College of the Holy Cross told me in April 2012 that it agreed to settlement talks.   Then the college stalled.   There was a meeting in September 2012, and the college said at the close that it would get back … Continue reading

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Violations of Confidentiality: Is there Accountability?

Many professionals say confidentiality is inherent and necessary in their work.   Physicians and medical people promise confidentiality.  Lawyers promise confidentiality.   Priests promise confidentiality.   Journalists promise confidentiality. Many confidentiality breaches happened recently.   Here are just two that were in the news, … Continue reading

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Retaliation by Holy Cross against Sexual Assault Victims — Just like the Military

The new president of the College of the Holy Cross, Philip L. Boroughs, SJ, loves to retaliate.   He frankly seems addicted to it.   This stands out in my experience because his predecessor, Michael C. McFarland, SJ, never retaliated against me … Continue reading

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“We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest”

George Zimmerman’s trial in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin ended in an acquittal and many people wrote about it.   One person shared parts of this song and I looked it up.  Sweet Honey in the Rock was very popular … Continue reading

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What Happens When a “Good Person” Messes Up Badly at the College of the Holy Cross?

My experiences along the way tell me there is an issue at Holy Cross with what happens when people mess up. Two examples. When I was at HC, I lived in Beaven Hall for two years.  (It’s an academic building … Continue reading

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