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New Pope Faces Fading Church

“Go and repair my Church, which is falling into ruins.” Good advice for a Catholic these days: The Church is in need of some repairs, if not a renovation. It’s been undercut by scandals and unpardonable cover-ups. It’s losing active membership in Europe and the United States. For what it’s[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments Opinion

GAVIN & HONJIYO: Catholic VPs a Split Decision

In last month’s vice presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were asked about how their Catholicism impacted their decisions on political issues like abortion and contraceptives. The candidates’ answers were relatively evasive and not very substantive — a surprise to no one who followed the[Read More…]

by November 6, 2012 0 comments Opinion
GAVIN & HONJIYO: Church Community Goes Unappreciated

GAVIN & HONJIYO: Church Community Goes Unappreciated

Imagine asking three of your peers — people in their late teens or early 20s — about their religious affiliations. On average, according to a recent survey from The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, one of these three people will say that he doesn’t affiliate with any one[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
GAVIN & HONJIYO: Limited Labels Obscure True Sexual Diversity: Aggiornamento

GAVIN & HONJIYO: Limited Labels Obscure True Sexual Diversity: Aggiornamento

While walking across Copley Lawn this week, one of us overheard a less-than-enlightened comment: “Georgetown students are so preppy. It’s like a Vineyard Vines catalog around here, but with more books and less sailing.” Although it is true that well-matched pastels and boat shoes are definitely prominent in Georgetown classrooms,[Read More…]

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion

GAVIN & HONJIYO: Cowering From Criticism Weakens Church’s Stance

Mass, at times, seemed too much like Fox News this summer. This was an unpleasant turn of events, for sure. Sunday mornings are better without thinly veiled political rhetoric. In early July, many American parishioners ended Mass with a prayer for religious freedom published by the United States Conference of[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Public School Reform Must Focus on Students, Not Officials

It seems like everywhere you turn, from movies to the front page of THE HOYA, everyone is talking about the state of public education in the United States. Lately, it’s been primarily in reaction to the success of the Obama administration’s “Race to the Top” program, the controversial documentary “Waiting[Read More…]

by October 22, 2010 0 comments Opinion