to the Editor "Manipulation of Guilt"
orthodoxy to Washington power brokers,” (NCR, Sept. 5) Joe Feuerherd
explains why Fr. McCloskey was dismissed from Princeton. "Campus
critics that he used his position to promote Opus Dei and that he advised
students to avoid certain classes.” McCloskey says the controversy
resulted from a “relatively small minority of students, professors,
and townspeople who were not at all happy to have orthodox Catholic teaching
present on the campus.” McCloskey’s attempt to trivialize
the opposition masks the true issues of censorship and invasion of privacy.
to the same Trenton Times article,
there "were 12 signed letters from students . . . [that] described
intense questioning by McCloskey about their sex lives, their parents'
marital status and their parents' religion. The questioning often sent
students crying from McCloskey's office.” This invasion of privacy
and manipulation of guilt has been experienced by former members worldwide.