A Villanova theology course will teach students that the Catholic Church is guilty of operating as an instrument of racial segregation and white supremacy — a problem which can only be fixed by embracing “black theology,” which is “[u]niquely capable of grasping the truth of the Gospel.”
“Racism and the Catholic Church” will be offered to Villanova students starting in the fall of 2016 and counts toward both a major in theology and a minor in “peace and justice.”
A course description offered by the university’s Center for Peace and Justice states that “Although the Catholic Church understands itself as the Body of Christ, the lived history of the church in the United States shows that the church has not been able to bring blacks and whites together as members of one body.”
“This course will explore the way in which the church has operated as an instrument of not racial unity and justice but racial segregation and white supremacy,” the description continues.
According to the theology department, the course will also study the example of African-American Catholics who “have engaged in theology as a way to unmask, expose, and endure the evils of white supremacy.”
“Uniquely capable of grasping the truth of the Gospel, black theology makes a vital theological contribution to the global church,” the description states. “Inspired by their example, this course seeks to empower you to supply solutions to the theological problem of white supremacy.”
Grimes’ existence in the academic world should not be blamed entirely on Villanova; she was trained at Notre Dame, where she obtained bachelor and masters degrees, and her analytical skills were further honed at my own B.C., which issued her a Phd. So the pestilence has metastasized; the question is, where will these people with otherwise useless degrees go when the colleges that employ them go under? There can’t be that many government jobs to employ them, can there? Even under a Clinton or Sanders’ administration?
Que the “Homeless in New York” theme music.