Anti-Catholic Catholic Professors Are Out to Destroy Catholicism on Campus
In a stunning piece that cuts quickly to the heart of the problem at so many Catholic colleges, Randall Smith, associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, writes that anti-Catholic Catholics and former Catholics are out to destroy Catholic colleges. From within.
Writing at The Catholic Thing, Smith writes, “An old saying has it that ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.’ Well ‘women scorned’ have nothing on angry ex-Catholics who have decided to ensconce themselves at Catholic universities. They’re like angry teenagers who left home to get away from those annoying, dysfunctional parents and siblings they grew up with, only to be forced to move back home again after college.”
He writes that, “The resentment at being forced back into that place they thought they had left behind them forever is palpable. It shows in their faces; it hangs in the air around them; it colors their every response. ‘O God, not that Catholic stuff, not again.’”
Smith suggests that anti-Catholic professors seek to destroy what makes Catholic colleges unique and work to stop any appearance of the all-annoying Catholic stuff that irks them so terribly. He writes that this constant undercutting leaves many Catholic colleges aimless and “crippled by their own self-doubt and lack of vision, not to mention their contempt for the difference being Catholic makes.”