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Julia Hennrikus

ROSENBERGER: How Our Shortcomings Give Us Strength

Less than a week after watching my Republicans stomp through an incredibly successful midterm election, it seems odd that I would be writing anything other than a gleeful victory lap. While I am salivating a bit at the prospect of having the largest Republican majority since the Truman administration, I[Read More…]

by November 11, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: Taking Risks To Spice Up Our Lives

ROSENBERGER: Taking Risks To Spice Up Our Lives

I was surprised by the clarity I felt after a 12-hour car ride and eight hours of sleep across four days. Lindsay and I were sitting in my common room studying — which means Lindsay was solving the health problems of the world while I, finding the poems of Spenser[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: Dance Club Confessional: Embracing Christ’s Love

ROSENBERGER: Dance Club Confessional: Embracing Christ’s Love

‘Forgive me father for I have sinned,” I heard a man mumble as I turned the corner heading backstage. Like many Christians, I was familiar with this phrase. I was not, however, accustomed to hearing it addressed to a 6-foot-tall drag queen backstage at Town Danceboutique. Confused, but realizing I[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: A Surprising Journey Via Active Meditation

ROSENBERGER: A Surprising Journey Via Active Meditation

Meditation has always struck me as an inefficient use of valuable time. My distinctly Protestant understanding of prayer allowed me to come before God, unencumbered by intercessors or ritualized language, and speedily drop off a collection of charitable thoughts and concerns. Before Georgetown, I saw meditation as an undisciplined foray[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: Challenge To Reject Rejection

ROSENBERGER: Challenge To Reject Rejection

In my estimation, a fair number of the students dedicatedly reading The Hoya these first weeks are eager freshmen. Some want to better know the campus they’ve stepped onto, while others are just itching to join the flagship of Georgetown’s journalistic efforts. Admittedly, others read just so they don’t appear[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: Putting Our Faith in Market Over Dogma

ROSENBERGER: Putting Our Faith in Market Over Dogma

This week, as I opened internet explorer — I’m a profoundly late adopter of technology — I saw several online news articles complaining that Brendan Eich, the CEO of software company Mozilla, had been targeted and criticized for his moral, political and perhaps even religious beliefs. As the drama unfolded[Read More…]

by April 8, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: Unexpected Solace in a Fractured Faith

ROSENBERGER: Unexpected Solace in a Fractured Faith

This year, I am giving up my faith for Lent. When I arrived home for spring break, I received the news that the longest, mutually beneficial relationship in my life had come to an end. Every few months since 1999, Joe the Barber has given me more or less the[Read More…]

by March 25, 2014 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: Can Christianity Bring Sexy Back?

ROSENBERGER: Can Christianity Bring Sexy Back?

‘Mr. Collins, awkward and solemn, apologizing instead of attending, and often moving wrong without being aware of it, gave her all the shame and misery which a disagreeable partner for a couple of dances can give. The moment of her release from him was ecstasy.” Perhaps Elizabeth Bennet’s sentiments in Jane Austen’s[Read More…]

by February 25, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
ROSENBERGER: Turning to Spirituality for Guidance on Sex

ROSENBERGER: Turning to Spirituality for Guidance on Sex

For people of countless faith traditions, sex has become inextricably linked with religious practice. Trying to discern God’s will in regard to sex can be daunting, and efforts to reconcile faith and life can cause confusion or guilt. Looking at Christian sexual ethics, Catholics differ wildly from Protestants, who in[Read More…]

by January 14, 2014 0 comments Opinion

Welcoming LGBTQ Students to Ministry

Georgetown takes pride in welcoming students from different backgrounds onto its campus each year. We offer concern for all of our students and promise a small “C” catholic understanding of how to live. As a top-tier Catholic institution, Georgetown captures an inclusive vision for Catholic spirituality. Georgetown has long been[Read More…]

by December 6, 2013 0 comments Opinion