Jesuits vs. Webster's: you decide!
The dispute? The definition of the term "chastity."
Here's the venerable repository of American English:
"Main Entry: chas·ti·ty
Date: 13th century
1 : the quality or state of being chaste : as a : abstention from unlawful sexual intercourse b : abstention from all sexual intercourse c : purity in conduct and intention d : restraint and simplicity in design or expression
2 : personal integrity"
Here's the 2001 definition from the New England province of the once-inspiring religious order:
"Chastity is the condition of being affectively present and available to all."
Though that explains Fr. Mariano's unique approach to youth ministry, I suppose.
It also might explain the moral theology department of the Weston Jesuit school's interesting take on marriage.
Anyone wonder why I like the Dominicans a whole lot better these days?