Post Tagged with: "Catholic"

DIRAGO: Exclusion Has No Place in Service

DIRAGO: Exclusion Has No Place in Service

Two recent opinion pieces in The Hoya, “Return to Christianity as the Root of Charity” (A3, Oct. 21, 2013) and “Bridging Divides in Service” (A2, Oct. 29, 2013), addressed divisions between student organizations that pursue social justice, particularly groups within the Center for Social Justice and traditional Catholic organizations. While[Read More…]

by November 5, 2013 0 comments Opinion

In Catholic Thought, Solidarity Before Birth

Students wonder which readings from the professor’s list are really necessary, shoppers are unsure just which items to bring back from the grocery store and worshippers question which commandments from God’s list they really have to observe. This common experience unfortunately also applies when we are sorting out our moral[Read More…]

by November 5, 2013 0 comments Opinion

A Service for Safe Sex

Last month, H*yas for Choice introduced a complementary condom delivery service, modeled after Boston College Students for Sexual Health. Using a Google form, the Georgetown system allows students to request condoms for a party or event up to 48 hours in advance. H*yas for Choice, which introduced its delivery service with little[Read More…]

by November 5, 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

‘On Faith’ Gathers GU Following

Faith, spirituality and politics are popular food for thought and discussion on campus. But a select few have extended their contributions to these debates to a broader audience through The Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog. The blog, which is managed by Elizabeth Tenety (COL ’07), has featured the writing of[Read More…]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments City News, News

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

Francis to Return Church to Its Roots

The spiritual teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola calls for all of humanity to use individual gifts and talents “for the greater glory of God and the salvation of humanity.” Each person has his or her own intrinsic style of living, leading and loving. In this same vein, each pope[Read More…]

by April 19, 2013 0 comments Opinion
GAVIN & HONJIYO: LGBT Outreach a Catholic Church Duty

GAVIN & HONJIYO: LGBT Outreach a Catholic Church Duty

In response to concerns about the Catholic Church’s stance on same-sex marriage, Fr. Michael, a character on the NBC show “The New Normal,” asks, “Jesus was a fighter, son. How about you?” Fr. Michael’s question reflects a deep truth for the contemporary Church. For Catholics, there exists a serious tension between[Read More…]

by April 16, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Motives Questioned in First Papal Resignation in Six Centuries

Pope Benedict XVI announced yesterday that he would resign as head of the Roman Catholic Church, becoming only the fifth pontiff to step down from the position in the history of the papacy and the first in over 600 years. Benedict, 85, cited “advanced age” and health as factors in[Read More…]

by February 12, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized

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