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EDITORIAL: Heeding Moral Imperatives

February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am 2 comments

The Georgetown University Faculty Senate, a governing body of 75 full-time faculty members who advise President John DeGioia, approved a resolution last week condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, promising to support and protect all university faculty, staff and students who stand to be harmed by the travelRead More

Catholic lobbying group NETWORK Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell, left, Monsignor John Enzler, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Francis Rooney (R-Fl., COL ’75, LAW ’78), Catholic Social Thought and Public Life Founder and Director John Carr, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor Administrator Jessica F. Chilin-Hernández and Joan Rosenhauer, executive vice president of U.S. operations for Catholic Relief Services encouraged President-elect Donald Trump to consider Catholic social values in developing policy.

Panelists Advocate Role for Catholic Social Values in Trump Presidency

January 18, 2017 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

President-elect Donald Trump’s administration should embrace certain Catholic social values in order to help the poor and protect refugees, according to a panel discussion of Catholic leaders in Gaston Hall on Thursday. Some of Trump’s economic and immigration policies came under fire during his campaign and following his November electionRead More

Event Highlights Importance of Pope Francis’ Church Leadership

December 20, 2016 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Pope Francis’ message of mercy and inclusivity has the ability to rekindle faith in the Roman Catholic Church, according to Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver in an event hosted by Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life on Dec. 5. The discussion, attended byRead More

A panel of journalists discussed religion in the context of politics and the 2016 election in particular on Wednesday.

Journalists Discuss Catholicism, Presidential Campaign

April 1, 2016 at 12:14 am 0 comments

The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life sponsored a dialogue titled “Faith, Francis and the 2016 Campaign” that featured journalist speakers in the Intercultural Center auditorium Wednesday. The panelists included Washington Post columnist and McCourt School of Public Policy professor E.J. Dionne, Jr., The Atlantic writer and editorRead More

Former University President Fr. Leo O’Donovan, S.J., who served in the position from 1989 to 2001, oversaw numerous changes to Georgetown during his tenure that solidified Georgetown’s values in diversity.

O’Donovan Dicusses GU’s History in Diversity

October 27, 2015 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Former University President Leo O’Donovan, S.J. lead Georgetown from 1989 until 2001. Throughout his tenure, O’Donovan reflected upon the evolving Catholic identity of the institution, charging a faculty study on the university’s identity. He also established the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and hired the first full-time Imam at any AmericanRead More

Panel Discusses Implications of Papal Visit

October 4, 2015 at 6:43 pm 1 comment

The Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life hosted a panel discussion on the impact of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States and his message on politics, culture and religion last Monday evening in Gaston Hall. The panel discussion, which was titled “Francis Factor Revisited,” featured guests suchRead More

Luis Fortuño (R-Puerto Rico), John Carr and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) discussed the pope’s address to Congress in McCarthy Hall on Friday.

IPPS Event Discusses Papal Visit

September 29, 2015 at 12:10 am 0 comments

The Institute of Politics and Public Service hosted Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and IPPS Fellow Luis Fortuño (R-Puerto Rico) for a dialogue on the political implications of Pope Francis’ Congressional address to a crowd of around 60 people in McCarthy Hall on Friday. Promoted as a conversation between both Democrat andRead More

Doing Good Without God

Doing Good Without God

September 25, 2015 at 1:06 am 8 comments

As a result of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, including Washington, D.C., Georgetown’s Catholic community is abuzz with excitement and praise for the pontiff. It doesn’t take much more than a glance at one’s Facebook feed to know that people are excited to see a pope who isRead More

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Hoyas Flock to Catch Glimpse of Pope Francis

September 25, 2015 at 12:20 am 0 comments

Pope Francis began his first trip to the United States with a tour of Washington, D.C., from Sept. 22 to 24, marking the third papal visit in the District’s history. President Barack Obama and his family greeted the pope as he arrived at Joint Base Andrews on Tuesday afternoon. TheRead More

Pope Francis appears on the Capitol balcony Thursday morning following his speech to a joint session of Congress. Tens of thousands gathered on the West Lawn to await the pontiff, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and clergy.

Pontiff Urges Congress to Uphold Social Justice

September 25, 2015 at 12:18 am 0 comments

Pope Francis delivered the first papal address to a joint meeting of Congress in history Thursday, encouraging bipartisan collaboration on issues ranging from social justice and immigration rights to the environment and traditional American values. Following the nearly 40-minute address, the pope appeared on the balcony of the Capitol toRead More