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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

GWU Foggy on Free Speech

Debates over speech policy at Georgetown typically involve restrictions on student clubs that promote values not aligned with the Catholic Church. But those roles took an unusual twist recently at The George Washington University. Two gay seniors, claiming they felt alienated by a campus priest and his stance on same-sex[Read More…]

by April 12, 2013 0 comments Opinion

First Jesuit Elevated to Papacy

Nearly an hour after white smoke began billowing out of the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday afternoon, Fr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., formally introduced himself to the world as Pope Francis. The choice of Francis, who previously served as the archbishop of Buenos Aires, was a surprise to the many faithful observers[Read More…]

by March 15, 2013 0 comments News

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: New Pope Must Lead Church to Reform

The Catholic Church is currently at one of the more important stages in its leadership cycle: The transition from one pope to another. Just a few weeks ago, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would be stepping down from the Papacy and retiring to a monastery to focus more on[Read More…]

by February 26, 2013 0 comments Opinion

‘Exorcist’ Author: GU Abusing Identity

I loved Georgetown from the first day that I set my footlocker down in Healy Circle and asked an upperclassman how to find a room to put it in. I loved the Jesuits, too. In my novel “The Exorcist,” I thanked them for “teaching me to think.” Georgetown gave me[Read More…]

by October 26, 2012 0 comments News, Opinion

Church’s ‘Monopoly on Truth’ Alienates LGBT

Claiming that you believe in LGBT individuals’ inherent dignity and, in the same breath, telling them that their consensual love is fundamentally disordered requires a peculiar brand of cognitive dissonance, at best. Hypocrisy, at worst. The Catholic Church describes same-sex attraction as “objectively disordered,” “a strong tendency toward an intrinsic moral evil”[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments Campus News, Chatter, News, Opinion

False Inclusiveness Plagues Debate

In his address at Germany’s Regensburg University in September 2006, Pope Benedict XVI asserted that faith without reason is fanaticism. Although he was not speaking about homosexuality, I think that this point directly applies to that debate. As students at a Jesuit institution, we are called upon to learn through[Read More…]

by October 23, 2012 0 comments News
Gavin & Honjiyo: No One Brand of Catholic

Gavin & Honjiyo: No One Brand of Catholic

I’m a Catholic. Sounds like a simple enough statement. Yet in today’s America, this phrase invokes a complicated mix of family history, social class, ethnicity, geographic origin and worldview. A Catholic identity is more than simply a religious affiliation because it encompasses a variety of experiences, beliefs and facets of[Read More…]

by August 27, 2012 0 comments Opinion