Feminists on thirty-four American Catholic Universities are planning a new Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, aimed at the Church’s traditional moral teaching, by organizing showings of the infamous lewd play, The V***** Monologues in the weeks surrounding Saint Valentine’s Day. The choice of Saint Valentine’s Day particularly offensive, since it is a feast day of the Church instituted to honor three martyrs who died to defend the Church.
According to the Cardinal Newman Society’s website (www.cardinalnewmansociety.org), the play is a conglomeration of vulgarities, obscenities and explicit discussions of sexuality and sexual encounters including lesbian activity and masturbation.
Their description continues: “In one scene, a woman describes her seduction by a lesbian woman when she was 16 years old, declaring it her ‘salvation’ and an important coming-of-age experience. The older woman leads the girl into sex by serving her alcohol and abusing her authority as an elder.”
“I cannot imagine such a profane play being shown at one Catholic university, let alone thirty-four of them,” said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie. “I think it is very indicative of the times in which we live!”
Now, TFP web site readers can send e-protests to the presidents of all 34 Catholic universities. Everyone needs to be concerned.
After being forced to see the play as part of a class, one Catholic student from Massachusetts wrote:
…it was a horrible exhibit of vice, lust, and infidelity. Everything about the play – the content, the performers, the atmosphere – was decidedly opposed to just about everything the Church teaches, whether it be about sexuality, abortion, contraception, holy matrimony, modesty, chastity, vulgarity, humility, reverence, you name it…
…the Lord had pity on me and has given me the grace to retain my faith after having been in such an undesirable situation. Even so, the painful memories of lust and blasphemy still echo in the outer fringes of my mind.
Now you can defend Catholic morality and support students like this. Here is what you can do: