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NGUYEN: Narrow American Principles

NGUYEN: Narrow American Principles

There’s no hope for the rest of us. By that, I mean anyone whose heritage, values and principles are not wholly consistent with what are deemed “American” principles. That is what I got out of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson’s recent interview on “Meet the Press,” during which he insinuated[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Doing Good Without God

Doing Good Without God

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 is[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 8 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

O’BRIEN: On The Blessing of Our Belovedness

I met Nancy on my first night at Georgetown in August 1984. I had moved into my room on New South 1 (which looks very much the same today) and wandered anxiously over to a party on the Harbin patio. I was overwhelmed and felt way out of my league.[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Right Response to Protest

It seemed almost preordained that, amid Georgetown’s free speech confrontations in recent months, a group of religious sensationalists took to Healy Circle to preach against Catholic teachings. Allowed to continue their disruptive ranting so long as their feet stayed beyond the bricks of the front gates, the outspoken visitors used[Read More…]

by October 31, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

No. 3: Salt Shaker

I would take my little ones to my mother’s every few months. We’d drive for a few hours and they’d open their eyes when the car shuddered to a stop, then rub the sleep from their lashes. My son was always the first one out the door, running up the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
MICHEL: For the Only Jesuit in Qatar, Uplifting Unity

MICHEL: For the Only Jesuit in Qatar, Uplifting Unity

At the moment, I am the only member of the Georgetown Jesuit community serving full time at the Qatar campus of the School of Foreign Service. I am the only Jesuit here in Qatar, but not the first. Years ago, when SFS-Q was just getting started, Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J.,[Read More…]

by October 10, 2014 21 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: A Surprising Journey Via Active Meditation

ROSENBERGER: A Surprising Journey Via Active Meditation

Meditation has always struck me as an inefficient use of valuable time. My distinctly Protestant understanding of prayer allowed me to come before God, unencumbered by intercessors or ritualized language, and speedily drop off a collection of charitable thoughts and concerns. Before Georgetown, I saw meditation as an undisciplined foray[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
ROSENBERGER: Challenge To Reject Rejection

ROSENBERGER: Challenge To Reject Rejection

In my estimation, a fair number of the students dedicatedly reading The Hoya these first weeks are eager freshmen. Some want to better know the campus they’ve stepped onto, while others are just itching to join the flagship of Georgetown’s journalistic efforts. Admittedly, others read just so they don’t appear[Read More…]

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CHOLVIN & CHRISTIANSEN: Georgetown’s Beautiful, Contradictory Identity

CHOLVIN & CHRISTIANSEN: Georgetown’s Beautiful, Contradictory Identity

In his recent, over-clicked article imploring America’s (wealthy) parents not to send their kids to the Ivy League, William Deresiewicz mentions in passing that religious schools often exceed their green-leafy counterparts in providing education in the “highest sense.” The Ivy League education, he claims, yields a harvest of students selected[Read More…]

by August 26, 2014 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Hobby Lobby in the Long Term

A few days have passed since the well-publicized Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and some of the initial fervor has died down. Truthfully speaking, the immediate reactions were predictable. Many women and women’s groups were up in arms, citing that the decision had robbed women of their[Read More…]

by July 7, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top