We had such high hopes when Rev. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of Notre Dame a Catholic University banned performances of The V Monologues, except in the context of a class (or some such nonsense). We thought he was simply phasing it out slowly.
The wealthy alumnae must have had their way.
Unfortunately in his letter which can be seen here- he has decided to permit the Play in the future without any restrictions on it.
The pertinent paragraph is here:
Thanks to the efforts of some faculty members, this year's performance of The Vagina Monologues was brought into dialogue with Catholic tradition through panels which followed each performance. Panelists presented the Catholic teaching on human sexuality, and students and faculty engaged one another and these issues in serious and informed discussion. These panels taught me and perhaps taught others that the creative contextualization of a play like The Vagina Monologues can bring certain perspectives on important issues into a constructive and fruitful dialogue with the Catholic tradition. This is a good model for the future. Accordingly, I see no reason to prohibit performances of The Vagina Monologues on campus, and do not intend to do so in the future.