Post Tagged with: "morality"

VIEWPOINT: Assure the Protection of our Patients

VIEWPOINT: Assure the Protection of our Patients

In uncertain times, conviction is the currency by which we judge the worth of an institution. To that end, Georgetown should act boldly by publicly endorsing efforts to save and augment former President Barack Obama’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act. You are likely familiar with the fundamentals of[Read More…]

by February 28, 2017 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: In Defense of Lives Worth Living

At Georgetown, a Jesuit and Catholic university, the most cogent argument against physician-assisted suicide for those who espouse our values is that it is morally wrong, a clear violation of the commandment not to kill oneself or others. But, as befitting an academic environment, the case can be made without[Read More…]

by December 7, 2016 1 comment Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
NGUYEN: Support Women’s Decisions

NGUYEN: Support Women’s Decisions

I am a man, one who is weighing in on the issue of a woman’s right to her own body. Preposterous? Yes. Invalid? I don’t think so. My lack of understanding as a man is all the more reason why I understand. Here’s the thing: I will not undergo nine[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 4 comments 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

Moral Neutrality’s Threat to Free Speech

In her critique of a perceived lack of substantive pluralism on campus, H*yas for Choice President Abby Grace (SFS ’16) appealed to the university, “Please don’t bestow a degree completely willingly upon someone who takes positions that we feel to be rather controversial and offensive.” This plea concluded her attempt[Read More…]

by September 30, 2014 11 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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

Balancing Culture and Morality

My host father was surprised when I explained where I had gotten the recipe for the French toast I had just made. “Men cook in the United States?” Here in Senegal, men don’t cook. They also don’t clean the house, do the laundry or care for young children. My host[Read More…]

by November 5, 2011 0 comments The Guide

GILBERT: With Morality, the Heart Calls the Shots

Last Monday, I had the pleasure of meeting The New York Times columnist David Brooks after he gave a talk on campus. He spoke primarily about the generational culture shift from humility to excessive pride that has occurred over the past 50 years or so. I was more interested, however,[Read More…]

by October 4, 2011 0 comments Opinion