This is a special time of year for Catholics the world over. It’s the season of lent which culminates in the holiday of Easter.

Yet according to a report by Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia, some folks in academia take pleasure in promoting anti-Catholic hate.

Catholic Bashing In Academia

For Lent, Catholics give something up. Perhaps academia could show some of the tolerance it gives itself credit for by easing up on the Catholic-bashing it engages in annually.

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights offers a compendium of the actions routinely taken in so-called institutions of higher learning and their breadth in staggering:

• On February 29, 2012, “The campus newspaper of Tufts University, Tufts Daily, published an article called ‘Get Your Rosaries Off Our Ovaries;’”

• On March 8, “In the March edition of GW Medicine Notes, Dr. Alan G. Wasserman, chairman of the George Washington University School of Medicine, attacked the Catholic Church in the front page section titled ‘From the Chairman.’ He used the Health and Human Services abortifacient mandate to make gross generalizations of the most vile sort about bishops and priests.” For instance, “It’s not separation of church and state that is the problem but separation of church and boys;”

• From April 12-19, 2012, “The University of Minnesota-Deluth hosted a series of events commemorating the Holocaust in a way that was patently anti-Catholic. The event was advertised with an anti-Catholic postcard depicting a Catholic prelate and a Nazi standing on top of a Jewish person;”

• From June 15 to July 31, 2012, “The ‘Annual Student Art Exhibition’ at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) featured the work of Humberto Reynoso, whose ceramic figure, ‘Self Portrait,’ depicted a man lying on his back with a red cross inserted in his anus;”