Post Tagged with: "religion"

SMITH: On a Small Sailboat

SMITH: On a Small Sailboat

Christmas. Passover. Chinese New Year. Diwali. These are all holidays that my family celebrated at various times throughout my childhood, but despite this, I don’t think of myself as religious. I never really have. The only religious continuity I know is that of the aforementioned “combo-platter approach” to which my[Read More…]

by November 10, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Can Religion Preclude You from Presidency?

Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson proclaimed that he would not support any American presidential candidate who is Muslim. He said he “would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that.” One might try to give him the benefit[Read More…]

by October 28, 2015 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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