Post Tagged with: "Catholic"

TISA: Faith, Sexuality in Harmony

TISA: Faith, Sexuality in Harmony

This column is the first time I acknowledge my sexuality in a public record. From here on out, alea iacta est — “the die is cast.” There can be no return, and I feel entirely at peace. Do not interpret the above to say I dedicate myself forevermore to the[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion

Conference Discusses Vatican II

Administrators, Jesuits and Vatican II staff discussed the historic council that transformed the Catholic Church at a conference titled “Vatican II After Fifty Years: Dialogue and Catholic Identity” in Gaston Hall Thursday evening. After University President John J. DeGioia welcomed the audience, keynote lecturer Fr. John O’Malley, S.J., spoke about[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Campus News, News

Don’t Disown Catholic Mission

Last week, Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) wrote an interesting column (“Distorted Religious Identity Divides GU,” A3, Sept. 14, 2012) in which he explored how Georgetown can more fully express its Catholic identity. With this piece, Tisa did a great service to our campus community, and people are now talking about[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Some Conservatives Losing Touch with Social Values

There is no doubt about it: Georgetown has drifted a long way from its Catholic roots. Students, faculty members and even Jesuits, while embracing the Church’s concern for the poor, tend to condemn or ignore the Church’s teachings regarding abortion, gay marriage and the like. This trend naturally reflects the[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Opinion
O’BRIEN: Embrace a ‘Holy Boldness’

O’BRIEN: Embrace a ‘Holy Boldness’

We crossed over the verdant hills of Nairobi and made our way north in a small propeller plane built in the 1970s. There were 12 of us from Georgetown cramped in the plane, about to embark on a two-week immersion program during which we’d learn about the social justice work of[Read More…]

by August 30, 2012 0 comments Opinion
Gavin & Honjiyo: No One Brand of Catholic

Gavin & Honjiyo: No One Brand of Catholic

I’m a Catholic. Sounds like a simple enough statement. Yet in today’s America, this phrase invokes a complicated mix of family history, social class, ethnicity, geographic origin and worldview. A Catholic identity is more than simply a religious affiliation because it encompasses a variety of experiences, beliefs and facets of[Read More…]

by August 27, 2012 0 comments Opinion

FISCHER: Superficial Criteria Overlook Distinctive Feature of GU

As a campus tour guide, I am often confronted with questions such as, “Why did you come to Georgetown? Why should I pick Georgetown? What makes Georgetown different?” from prospective students. But for students who are already on campus, these are questions that don’t get asked often enough. They are[Read More…]

by April 24, 2012 0 comments Opinion

Catholic Identity, to a Point

On Friday, March 30, The Guide published an article about the evolution of Georgetown’s Catholic identity (“At a Crossroads,” G8 – G9, March 30, 2012). Examining how Georgetown currently portrays its Catholic roots reveals an interesting contradiction: The university is often conflicted on how to enhance its competitive position relative to others while[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 0 comments Opinion
At a Crossroads

At a Crossroads

When Fr. William McFadden, S.J., came to Georgetown University in 1963, a crucifix occupied a place of honor at the front of every classroom. Before class began, students were asked to face the cross and say a simple prayer. It was a time before the Second Vatican Council modernized the Catholic Church,[Read More…]

by March 29, 2012 0 comments The Guide

FISCHER: Progress Comes With a Price

As they pass the statue of John Carroll, tour guides are advised to suggest to prospective students that our Jesuit founder would be proud of where we are today. As our annual celebration of Jesuit Heritage Week came to a close Sunday, I found myself deeply reflecting upon the question:[Read More…]

by February 6, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized