Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Jesuits may have had a case for dropping Fr Reggie's Latin Class

Though Father Foster's Latin classes at the university had been enormously popular, most students had not been paying for the course, according to the staffers and Father Foster.

The priest said the lack of registered students "is my fault for the simple reason that I told the students if you want to come for Latin, I will teach you ... and of course they're not (registering) and they're not paying."

Typically, school records would show that only three out of 65 students paid and "that's what (the university) didn't like," he said.

Students had been taking advantage of the Milwaukee-born priest's open-door, free-for-all instruction for the past 20 years, he said, and now that he is freed from duties at the university this year, he wants to set up and run his own informal Latin academy. Courses will be gratis, he said. Open Book

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