Students Surprised By Loyola University Catholicism

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Apparently, they didn’t read the fine print. “Muslim students at Loyola University in Chicago say the Catholic institution’s celebration of Christmas highlights an unfortunate indifference to holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha,” Douglas Ernst reported in The Washington Times on Wednesday. “A recent column in the Loyola Phoenix by writer Sajedah Al-khzaleh, ‘Religious Holidays Aren’t Represented Equally on Campus,’ bemoans her school’s focus on Catholic traditions while those of other faiths are downplayed, adding that the private Jesuit university founded in 1870 should do more to make international students feel comfortable.”

The Jesuits may do just that.