Post Tagged with: "catholic identity"

BOSCO: For Hoyas, the Value of Humility

BOSCO: For Hoyas, the Value of Humility

These are tough times. Still, over the course of my first year serving in the Office of Mission and Ministry, I have been struck by how important Georgetown University can be during this period of political strife in our country. As Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), one of the last living[Read More…]

by November 30, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Our Trojan Horse

It is hardly a surprise that the recent release of the 10th Annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card, a set of rankings evaluating universities on accessibility of sexual health resources and information available to students on campus, placed Georgetown 112th of 140 schools. The fact that the university dropped 19[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
QUALLEN: Georgetown Academy: A Match In The Wind

QUALLEN: Georgetown Academy: A Match In The Wind

In 1965, Herbert Marcuse called for a new, repressive kind of tolerance. In 1987, Allan Bloom declared that relativism had closed the American mind. In 1991, The Georgetown Academy sprang into life between the slender legs of their powerful conflict. And now, it’s back. The Academy, which has oscillated between[Read More…]

by November 6, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Vatican Responds to Blatty Petition

The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education responded to a petition requesting that Georgetown University be stripped of its Catholic and Jesuit identity with a denial of the appeal for hierarchical recourse last month, the National Catholic Register reported Monday. The petition, which garnered over 2,000 signatures, was filed with the[Read More…]

by May 14, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Think Before You Speak

Like all Catholic universities, Georgetown has grappled with crafting policy and public positions on gay rights matters. At times, university administrators have put their feet down on the subject; other times, they’ve put their feet in their mouths. In a Sept. 19 feature appearing in the Georgetown Voice about the[Read More…]

by October 8, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Taking Pride and Joy in Catholic Identity

In his book, “Idea of a University,” Cardinal John Henry Newman states that “the human spirit must be cultivated in such a way that there results a growth in its ability to wonder, to understand, to contemplate, to make personal judgments and to develop a religious, moral and social sense.”[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Faith in Our Founding

A university is a place of conversation. Last year, discussion about the 2010 Campus Plan dominated much of Georgetown’s dialogue. This year, with campus plan negotiations behind us for now, Georgetown begins a new conversation, one of the most important that can be had: a dialogue on the Catholic and[Read More…]

by August 30, 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
TISA: Distorted Religious Identity Divides GU

TISA: Distorted Religious Identity Divides GU

Georgetown students hail from over 40 countries and have ties to nearly every identity imaginable, from ethnicity to religion, sexuality to political beliefs. At face value, the limits to campus dialogue are few. Yet in an era of divisive identity politics, what should be this school’s greatest strength has instead become our[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments Opinion
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