My friend Fr. Martin Fox, at his blog Bonfire Of The Vanities, writes today about a Catholic college for the Holy Cross, hence, College of the Holy Cross. He picked it up from NRO.
They are wringing their hands over maybe changing their college team’s name: The Crusaders.
Goodness gracious! Imagine a Catholic college named for the Holy Cross with the team name The Crusaders. By the way, “crusader” comes ultimately from Latin crux, “cross” and maybe cruciatus, in Medieval Latin, “marked with a cross”.
Fr. Fox says:
[T]here is one reason to be embarrassed by the name “Crusader”….
I’ll bet they are spending pointless hours trying to come up with something PC neutral, like the idiotic Minnesota “Wild”. Perhaps they should chose: “Yellow”.
Holy Cross should drop the “Holy” right away, while they’re working on not offending anyone. Let’s not clue anyone in about what we think of the Lord’s Sacrifice on Calvary.