Post Tagged with: "catholic church"

Calling Rush Limbaugh’s Bluff

By now we are all familiar with the story of Rush Limbaugh and his comments about Sandra Fluke that sparked a national controversy. Like many women, I was outraged by his words and struggled to understand why someone would think it was acceptable to say such things — especially on[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

SCHALL: The Difficult, But Necessary Quest for Deeper Truths

In the July 2, 1751 issue of the Rambler, Samuel Johnson remarked, “Very few have abilities requisite for the discovery of abstruse truth; and of those few some want leisure and others, resolution.” When reading this passage, the word “abstruse” struck me. Its Latin origin means “to conceal.” Today, it means “difficult to comprehend[Read More…]

by March 15, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized

Panel Reflects on US-Vatican Relations

To celebrate the establishment of official diplomatic relations between the United States and the Vatican, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation sponsored an academic conference Tuesday in Gaston Hall. Georgetown is one of six universities across the nation holding events to celebrate the Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, a year-long tribute marking[Read More…]

by October 28, 2011 0 comments News

A Higher Calling: Students Seek Jesuit Vocation

Most of their dinner conversations may be ordinary — mulling over the fate of the basketball team, taking stock of their new courses — but once a month this group of male students breaks bread over a weightier topic: the possibility of entering the Jesuit order. The “Barbistes” — named[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Turning the Tide

Catholics who choose to speak out against religious teaching are often met with sharp censure from the Church hierarchy, and certain elements of doctrine leave little room for dissent. That has not stopped Fr. Joseph Palacios, S.J. from preaching a doctrine of love despite the official Church line.Palacios’ group, Catholics[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Opinion

Georgetown Study Finds Fewer Children Abused by Clergy

The number of children sexually abused by U.S. Roman Catholic clergy and the payout costs incurred by the Church for these cases have decreased significantly in 2009, according to a recent study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown. Although there were a reported 400 new[Read More…]

by March 29, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Ripple Effect: Abuse Shakes Catholic Faith

With the latest scandal in the Catholic Church arguably reaching all the way to the Vatican, it’s time for the Church to set the record straight. Enough is enough. The recent expose of the sexual abuse cover-ups in the Irish Church and elsewhere in Europe has become a public relations[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized