I'm glad that the bishop exercised his authority, but the statement of the college is odd. Do they mean if they were a big, well-endowed college (like Notre Dame) they wouldn't have had to listen to him?
Its statement notes that “as a small, Catholic college that relies heavily on the good will of its relationship with the Bishop and the larger Catholic community, its options are limited.”
That's the way I read it. Sounds like a sulky 5-yearold who has been told he can't have candy before supper.
I note that the sister in charge of Emmanuel College [a small women's college near Boston said she can't believe that this would happen in Massachusetts in 2012. Also, Victoria will still address the commencement at Boston College. Cardinal O'Malley please take note.