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Dad: Did you hear? E. got into Georgetown!

Mom: That’s great. I wonder if she wants to go.

Dad: Don’t know, but I think they’re a bunch of goddamn Jesuit conservatives down there! She can’t go to Georgetown.

Mom: But —

Dad: They’ll have her taking philosophy and theology, and other stuff like that, probably from people in cassocks. I mean, look at the pope: that shows what you get from the Jesuits.

Mom: I think the pope is Franciscan.

Dad: See what I mean? A flaming goddamn communist! What do you expect from a Franciscan? That’s all we need for our daughter!

In the end, E. followed her dad’s advice and entered a local convent.

Healy Hall at Georgetown University