Post Easter discussion on American Women’s Catholic History

Since I’m too lazy busy to come up with a blog post of my own right now, I’ll refer KC readers to a fascinating discussion over at Historiann.   I commented on the issue of anti-Catholicism in the academy.  Having spent most of my life in New England, and my entire career teaching at a state university that is closed on Good Friday, if there is anti-Catholic prejudice I haven’t seen it (then again, I’m not Catholic).  Jewish colleagues, though, do feel that our university privileges christianity — I would have to agree.   Again, why does a state university close on a christian holiday but none of the Jewish or Muslim holidays?

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2 Comments

  1. Well, KC, Connecticut is weird because the STATE closes down for Good Friday. So it’s not even the university. But I never got used to that! Definitely the Catholic impact…

  2. KC… when I first arrived in CT 25 years ago, it was explained to me as a “state day of prayer” which over the years folks have confirmed for me as a day of prayer for all religions. It just happened to fall on “Good Friday” and usually near “Passover”. I think more than a coincidence…

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