Loyola University Chicago (often referred to as Loyola or LUC) is a private American Catholic research university located in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1870 by the Jesuits, today Loyola is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation and a major contributor to Chicago’s economic and cultural capital.
Readers will have, by now, noticed that one of the subjects of my small essay is, by definition a Catholic-based religious institution, with heavy emphasis on Catholic teaching, Catholic beliefs and Catholic practices, inclusive of Catholic traditions such as Christmas, which by definition celebrates the birth of Jesus; the Living God become Man; along with the firm belief that Catholicism is the One True Road, and everyone else comes a pretty poor second.
Any student who signs up with Loyola must be aware of these tenets, beliefs and practices; if they say they aren’t, perhaps they misunderstood the signposted statements. In this liberal day and age, Religions are presumably aware that it is maybe politically-incorrect to state that they are the True Faith, but when a Muslim student queries why a Private Catholic Jesuit University places less emphasis on her religious holidays and traditions than those of the Catholic Faith, one does wonder about her motives in signing up for the place in the first instance. One must also ask if any emphasis at all is given within Muslim halls of learning to the traditions and holidays of the “Unbelievers”?
As one commenter stated on the Loyola website discussion:-
Sweetheart, you are a moron. You are in a catholic school. The birth of Christ is kind of a big deal to Catholics