Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Roche family makes major gift to BC

This isn't sports related, but it is worth mentioning that BC alum Patrick Roche is giving $20 million to Boston College. The goal of his gift is to help BC continue its support shaping and improving Catholic schools. I often lose sight that the school's mission is much more important than what happens on the playing fields.

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18 Comments:

At 2:36 PM, Blogger mod34b said...

Go Catholics!

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger matthew2 said...

you are so annoying

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

matthew2 is such a kneejerk liberal. You don't have to chime in on every single conservative-slanted comment on this site, we get it.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger ATL_eagle said...

Wait a second...

How are people reading politics into my post? I mentioned an alum/donor making a significant gift and it is considered "annoying." This is a BC blog.

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

It's got the buzzword "Catholic" attached, so naturally bitter people like matthew2 and commenters on boston.com have to find some way to attack it.

Politics aside, as they should be, this is a wonderful thing and an incredibly generous gift.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger mod34b said...

Thank you, Ryan.

matthew 2, chill buddy.

 
At 4:26 PM, Blogger Galvin said...

I concur with Mod, calm down MatthewDeuce. That sort of comment is a jerk move.

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger Erik said...

Can we re-name 90 St Thomas More with this?

Because I wouldn't mind telling my (future) kids the building is named after hoopster Tyler Roche for dropping 30 points against Dartmouth.

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger Lenny Sienko said...

For those who don't have to listen to the radio broadcasts or ISP Sports, don't forget that Roche Brothers Supermarkets has been a major sponsor for BC sports broadcasts for years.

I love the successful business model of grocery delivery. I wish I lived close enough to take advantage of it.

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger Alex L. said...

Sorry for perpetuating the politics here, but making the assumption that this post is somehow "conservative" is insane. Catholics in general (especially northeast Catholics) tend to vote Democrat.

 
At 6:34 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

Alex L: While that may be true, hating on religion and the things associated with is a hallmark of liberal ideology.

Ergo, any article involving "money" and "Catholicism" brings up the vitriol of liberals everywhere who hate to see it perpetuated.

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger matthew2 said...

i wasn't taking a shot at atl at all... love everything on here.

I just find mod annoying, no matter what his comment is about.

sorry for starting an issue that didn't need to be started, I was just thinking outloud.

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger blist said...

Geez Ryan, what's next, burning your copy of Born in the USA?

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger mod34b said...

matthew2 --

word of advice: don't let people know they get under your skin. It doesn't suit your otherwise enthusiastic, seemingly confident blog persona.

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Ryan, the Jesuits are one of the most liberal Catholic groups around speaking in a theological sense. There have been rumblings for years about having the Jesuit-led Georgetown disowned as a Catholic University. And as it was pointed out earlier, Catholics, esp. in the Northeast vote Democrat in overwhelming majorities.

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger mod34b said...

b-bill -- interesting point. I've met more than a few folks who think BC (apparently like G'town)is "too" liberal and therefore does not qualify as a "Catholic" college. They sneer and say it is a college in the "jesuit tradtion" (apparently a put down). Wacky.

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger CT said...

We should be focusing on Matthew2's funny comment rather than the politics behind a ginormous gift.

The Jesuits are liberal. Wishing it were not so is not wacky. Catholics swung from one party to the other in presidential elections of the last 40 yrs. They (we) aren't moral issue voters. Sorta like the rest of the population. Northeast Catholics resemble their Northeast secular brethren. Some think that's wacky.

Or the money could have gone to demolishing some of our most annoying Newton neighbors for a change in tailgating policy. Now that would be money well spent. We could raffle off turns on the bulldozer.

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger mod34b said...

CT -- what exactly was matthew2's funny comment? I missed that one.

Is being pro-life, anti-gov't funding of abortion, anti-gay marriage, anti-euthansia, liberal?

I don't think the Jesuits can fit so neatly into a liberal or conservative box. they fit nicely in a Catholic catholic box though.

 

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