Post Tagged with: "catholicism"

Panel Addresses Religious Freedom and Contraceptives

The Georgetown University Knights of Columbus sponsored a panel Tuesday night in response to the controversy surrounding the Obama administration’s new regulations governing contraception coverage. The panelists, four of five of whom represented religiously conservative groups, expressed concern that the announcements from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services[Read More…]

by February 16, 2014 0 comments News
EARL: How Fundamental is the Right to Life?

EARL: How Fundamental is the Right to Life?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, all people have an inviolable, inalienable and fundamental moral right, namely, the “right to life and physical integrity from the moment of conception until death.” As Pope John Paul II put it in his Christifidelis Laici, the right to life is “the most basic[Read More…]

by October 29, 2013 0 comments Opinion
LGBTQIA Group Protests at Love Saxa

LGBTQIA Group Protests at Love Saxa

In the back of Mark Regnerus’ lecture on “the mating market” Thursday night sat a small but readily visible group of students wearing GU Pride T-shirts and holding rainbow flags. The group, representatives of Georgetown’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, asexual and ally community, attended the event, which was[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Finding Jewish Life on Our Jesuit Hilltop

After completing a year at Washington University in St. Louis, it was quite clear to me that the Missouri campus was far from the school of my dreams. Though a bit discouraged, I was determined that somewhere out there was a better fit for my personality and ambitions. After looking[Read More…]

by October 4, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Catholics Wary of MOOCs

Though the massive open online courses trend seems to pervade higher education today, Georgetown is the only Catholic university that has added MOOCs to its curriculum. In an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, John Malesic, an associate professor of theology at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., argued that[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments City News, News

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

Teach-In to Explore Faith-Based Topics

A delegation of 21 Georgetown students will attend the 16th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, joining representatives from Jesuit high schools, universities, the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and the Ignatian community in Crystal City, Va., this weekend. The first teach-in was held in 1996 after the 1989 murders of six Jesuits in El Salvador because[Read More…]

by November 15, 2012 0 comments City News, News

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

In New Film, Gingrich Takes On Secularism

For Newt Gingrich, conversion happened naturally. “I feel like what happened was I became Catholic over time and then realized. It wasn’t like one morning I woke up and said, `You know, I think I’ll be Catholic,’ but rather the process surrounded me, absorbed me,” Gingrich said in an exclusive[Read More…]

by April 16, 2010 0 comments News