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Catholic symbols stir diverse feelings at BC

Some protest, some applaud, and some don't notice

The recently added statue near Higgins Hall depicting St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order that runs Boston College, reflects the university's campuswide effort to reclaim its Catholic identity. The recently added statue near Higgins Hall depicting St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order that runs Boston College, reflects the university's campuswide effort to reclaim its Catholic identity. (Globe Staff Photo / Essdras M. Suarez)
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / February 12, 2009

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On the plaza in front of Higgins Hall at Boston College, there is a new oversized statue of St. Ignatius of Loyola, robes flowing and his hand over his heart. For the university's nearby Newton campus, a large statue of St. Thomas More is being designed. (Full article: 838 words)

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