|Join the peaceful protest to stop the vulgar V-Monologues |
This update contains disturbing news of a lewd theater play, scheduled for February 13-14 at DePaul University, America’s largest Catholic university with over 25,000 students. For several years, DePaul has hosted the V***** Monologues (asterisks added for modesty).
The play promotes:
- A Culture of Death
- Explicit discussions of sexuality
- Lesbian activity
- Radical feminism
This is how one student described the play after seeing it:
"...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."Join the Protest
I invite you to peacefully protest this offensive production by signing a ready-to-go message to Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, president of DePaul.
Politely ask him to cancel the play
Protests are very effective. In fact, several performances of the V-Monologues were canceled at Catholic colleges in previous years due to the large number of complaints from students, alumni, and concerned Catholics parents. For example, Fr. Brian J. Shanley, president of Providence College, stopped the play on campus in 2006.
"Doubtless some will reply that this is a violation of artistic freedom. But artistic freedom on a Catholic campus cannot mean the complete license to perform or display any work of art regardless of its intellectual or moral content."As Pope Benedict said in his 2008 visit to the U.S.:
"It is timely, then, to reflect on what is particular to our Catholic institutions. How do they contribute to the good of society through the Church's primary mission of evangelization?"
Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., President
1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604