Post Tagged with: "jesuits"

COURTESY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
Fr. Patrick Heelan, S.J., who served as the university’s vice president for the main campus and as a professor of philosophy, died on Feb. 1 in his home country of Ireland at the age of 88.

Heelan, 88, Strengthened Community

Fr. Patrick Heelan, S.J., loved to smile. In the midst of any disagreement or serious discussion, Heelan’s smile refused to fade. Heelan was the William A. Gaston professor of philosophy at Georgetown as well as a Jesuit priest, a university administrator and an esteemed philosopher and physicist. Heelan always had[Read More…]

by February 20, 2015 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
Georgetown, Jesuits, Slaveholding

Georgetown, Jesuits, Slaveholding

The Hoya has run a series of pieces about the relationship of the university in its early years to slavery. The two columns by Matthew Quallen and another by Suzanne Monyak are thoughtful examples of a kind of historical reflection that has lately been undertaken at other universities with slaveholding[Read More…]

by February 9, 2015 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope, will visit D.C. in 2015.

Pope Francis to Visit DC Later This Year

Pope Francis will visit Washington, D.C., this fall during his first official visit to the United States as pope. Francis’ three-city trip of New York City, Philadelphia and Washington marks the first papal visit to the United States since Pope Benedict XVI came in the spring of 2008. During that[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 4 comments City News, News, News - Top
Jesuits Celebrate 15th Annual Heritage Week

Jesuits Celebrate 15th Annual Heritage Week

Jesuit Heritage Week, the 15th annual university event that celebrates the work and spirituality of the Society of Jesus, began Sunday evening with an opening Mass in Gaston Hall and will continue through Saturday, Jan. 31. The Office of Mission and Ministry sponsors this event, which happens throughout the final[Read More…]

by January 27, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News
QUALLEN: Jesuit Ideals Facing the Slave Trade

QUALLEN: Jesuit Ideals Facing the Slave Trade

In 1838, Thomas Mulledy and the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 slaves, in part to pay building debts at the schools they had established, including Georgetown. But what would happen next? The sale came following a growing discontent referenced in “Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading” The Hoya, A3, Sept. 26, 2014].[Read More…]

by January 16, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Jesuit Martyrs Remembered

University President John J. DeGioia and the Office of Mission and Ministry will host a week of programming, beginning on Monday, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Salvadoran Martyrs, a group of Jesuits and civilians murdered by a government death squad in El Salvador. The 1989 assassinations occurred at[Read More…]

by November 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Jesuits Lobby for Immigration Reform

Jesuits nationwide are taking action in response to the large-scale child immigration crisis that began this summer as tens of thousands of children — many unaccompanied by parents or guardians — from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico migrated to the United States. The Jesuit Conference of the United States[Read More…]

by October 7, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
QUALLEN: Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading

QUALLEN: Georgetown, Financed by Slave Trading

Thomas Mulledy and the Jesuits had a problem. Actually, they had hundreds of them: Across 12,000 acres, 272 slaves toiled to feed the sprawling plantation system upon which the Maryland Jesuits built their provincial enterprise. But this system was under threat. By the 1830s, the rumblings of abolitionism imperiled both[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 13 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Rev. John W. Padberg, S.J., spoke at a lecture marking the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus.

Jesuit Restoration Anniversary Kicks Off Lecture Series

Rev. John W. Padberg, S.J., delivered a lecture in Dahlgren Chapel to mark the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Society of Jesus on Thursday afternoon. Padberg delineated the history and evolution of the Jesuit community in the United States, and highlighted how the suppression of the Jesuits impacted[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Reflecting in Action, Not Acting in Action

“How are you?” “Really busy.” “I know, right? Me, too. I’m super busy.” “I was up until 4.” “That’s nothing, I was up even later … ” Sound familiar? We hear these encounters all the time. Our culture and our campus are really busy. Are we too busy? Is being[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top