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  • U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Georgetown is ‘not Catholic anymore’

    05/22/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com (Cardinal Newman Society Original Source) ^ | Thu May 22, 2014 09:40 EST | by Matthew Archbold
    May 22, 2014 (The Cardinal Newman Society) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reportedly said of his alma mater Georgetown University that it is “not Catholic anymore.” In an interview with The Remnant’s Vincent Chiarello, Scalia spoke extensively about his faith and about his memories of the Jesuit University. He said that when he attended, “they rolled you out of bed to attend Mass. Not anymore.”
  • Bill Clinton, speaking at Georgetown, Criticizes the Media for Unfavorable Obamacare Coverage

    05/02/2014 7:48:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 1, 2014 | Don Irvine
    In a long-winded speech on Wednesday at Georgetown University, former president Bill Clinton criticized the “political press” who, he says, are so often blinded by a “storyline” that they ignore reality, especially when it comes to Obamacare. “One of the problems is, if a policymaker is a political leader and is covered primarily by the political press, there is a craving that borders on addictive to have a storyline,” said Clinton. “And then, once people settle on the storyline, there is a craving that borders on blindness, to shoehorn every fact, every development, everything that happens into the storyline, even...
  • Powder in Georgetown Room Tests Positive for Ricin; ‘No Immediate Threat,’ University Says

    03/19/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Clarence Williams
    A white powder found Tuesday in a Georgetown University dorm room tested positive for ricin, but the university said Wednesday that there was no immediate threat to the community. Law enforcement officials said they believed there was no connection to terrorism. In an email to the campus community Wednesday afternoon, school officials said a substance that was removed from a room in the McCarthy Hall dormitory tested positive for ricin. The white powder can cause respiratory distress, respiratory failure, and multi-organ dysfunction, according to the Centers for Disease Control. SNIP FBI spokeswoman Jacqueline Maguire said no arrests had been made...
  • The Game That Saved March Madness (Georgetown-Princeton 1989)

    03/19/2014 8:31:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    SI ^ | March 19, 2014 | Sean Gregory and Alexander Wolff
    I see the rim. I see the rim. A quarter century later, Bob Scrabis can still see the rim. Seven seconds remained in that first round 1989 NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Georgetown when Scrabis, the Tigers’ captain and lone senior, raised up to shoot the basketball. Before the game Scrabis’ own coach, the chronic pessimist Pete Carril, had set the betting line. “I think we’re a billion-to-one to win the whole tournament,” he said. “To beat Georgetown, we’re only 450 million to one.”
  • Georgetown University: Daniel Varisco and John Esposito explain “Islamophobia” for you

    03/03/2014 4:58:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 3/3/2014 | Robert Spencer
    A Jihad Watch reader attended the Georgetown University presentation on “Islamophobia” last week and kindly sent in this report. I wrote about this presentation here before it happened, saying that it would not be a true academic inquiry, amassing the facts and training the student to make an informed judgment, but an exercise in propaganda, attempting to manipulate attendees into holding certain opinions and skewing the presentation to ensure that those opinions would be the only ones anyone could come away with. This report shows that that was indeed what it was, with professors Daniel Varisco and John Esposito openly...
  • Archdiocese slams Georgetown U. invitation of Obama HHS secretary Sebelius

    05/14/2012 11:55:17 AM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    Lifesitenews.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Archdiocese of Washington has weighed in on Georgetown University’s invitation of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a commencement speaker in clear terms, saying that the school has unmoored itself from Catholic identity and chosen a stance against the country’s Catholic bishops. Secretary Sebelius is the primary figure behind the HHS mandate forcing religious groups to provide free sterilizations, abortifacient drugs, and other forms of birth control to employees under the new health care law. She is also known for her extreme pro-abortion record, most notably her close ties with...
  • GOP blocks key Obama court nominee in Senate vote

    11/12/2013 6:00:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans blocked another of President Barack Obama's picks for one of the nation's top courts on Tuesday, the latest skirmish in a nominations battle that has intensified partisan tensions in the chamber. The vote derailed Obama's selection of Georgetown University law professor Cornelia Pillard to fill one of three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The roll call was 56-41 in favor of ending GOP procedural delays that have blocked Pillard from winning confirmation — four short of the 60 votes Democrats needed.
  • William Peter Blatty, writer of ‘The Exorcist,’ slips back into the light for its 40th anniversary

    10/31/2013 3:02:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2013 | Dan Zak
    Ignore, for a moment, the pea soup. Forget the head swivel, the crucifix, those 75 stone steps that tumble from Prospect to M Street. Forget that demonic voice and what your mother may or may not be doing in Hell. The creator of the scariest movie of all time would like very much if you’d remember that he wrote the Peter Sellers caper “A Shot in the Dark,” that his early collaborator in Hollywood was the comedy director Blake Edwards, that an esteemed book critic once wrote that “Nobody can write funnier lines than William Peter Blatty.” This career in...
  • Georgetown Law class required to work for pro-abortion lobby

    10/25/2013 6:20:58 PM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Oct 25, 2013 17:40 EST | by Matthew Archbold
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 25, 2013 (Cardinal Newman Society) - A class at Georgetown University’s law school scheduled for next semester will have students working with a pro-abortion rights advocacy organization, taught by that organization’s senior counsel, Kelli Garcia. Garcia, a radical pro-abortion rights lawyer, wrote the poem titled, “Planned Parenthood, Why Do I Love Thee?” in 2011. The poem was part of a larger effort by Garcia and her group to halt the potential defunding of Planned Parenthood, which is the nation’s largest abortion provider. The Georgetown law class, titled Regulatory Advocacy: Women and the Affordable Care Act, will have...
  • CURRENT, FORMER CONGRESS MEMBERS DEBATE IMMIGRATION AT SYMPOSIUM

    09/25/2013 7:23:04 PM PDT · by Defiant · 7 replies
    Georgetown University web page ^ | September 25, 2013 | NA
    REP. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN (D-Md.) told an audience at a Georgetown symposium today that he is confident the immigration bill the Senate passed in June has enough bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. “In the House, in my judgment, that bill would actually pass today if you put it up for a vote,” he said. “In fact, I don’t think there is much dispute over that fact.” Van Hollen and former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) were part of the “Implementing Immigration Reform: Imagining the Possibilities” symposium, co-hosted by Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) and Deloitte....
  • Did John McCain let the Cat out of the O’Bagy? (an O'Bagy/McCain retrospective)

    09/11/2013 5:29:38 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    shoebat.com/ ^ | 9/7/2013 | Ben Barrack
    Elizabeth O’Bagy is listed as a Political Director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) in the group’s Washington, D.C. office. SETF lobbies Congress on behalf of the Syrian rebels. During a Senate hearing this week, Senator John McCain, perhaps the most vocal supporter of the Syrian rebels in Congress, pointed to an op-ed by the twenty-six year-old O’Bagy that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on August 30th. He then asked Secretary of State John Kerry, who agrees with him, if O’Bagy’s assertions were correct... *snip* Georgetown University is under the very strong influence of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin...
  • OFA Gets Zero Attendance for Climate Change Rally

    08/13/2013 3:41:20 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 13, 2013 | NA
    Not a single person showed up at the Georgetown waterfront Tuesday for a climate change agenda event put on by Organizing for Action, the shadowy nonprofit advocacy group born out of President Obama’s 2012 campaign, the NRCC wrote in its blog.The event page for the “Climate Change Day of Action Rally” disappeared after rainy weather appeared to drive away whatever people planned to attend. The embarrassing showing follows the news that only one volunteer stayed for an OFA Obamacare event in Centreville, Va., last week to work the phones: ZERO PEOPLE at the OFA rally at the Georgetown Waterfront this...
  • (Georgetown) Students blame Republicans, wish they would all die

    07/12/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/11/2013 | Robby Soave
    A Georgetown University student blamed the Republicans for allowing student loan rates to double, while another said that all Republicans should be put to death.Campus Reform interviewed Georgetown students about their thoughts on student-loan reform and the GOP in general. One student gave a startling answer when asked whether he supported the Republican plan.“I don’t think I support anything the Republicans do,” he said. “I think all of them should probably be put to death.” Another student, who was watching the interview, chimed in with, “That was a little harsh.”Off camera, the first student said, “No, it wasn’t.”Another student complained...
  • MSNBC’s Dyson Blasts Justice System: ‘Zimmermans Of The World’ Get Away w/ ‘Killing Of Our Children’

    07/09/2013 3:34:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 9, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir that he believes, if the racial distinctions were reversed in the case against George Zimmerman for the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin, the public’s reaction to the cases would be dramatically different. He added that the “George Zimmermans of the world continue to get away” with “the killing of our children” without facing justice. Dyson began by lamenting the course of court proceedings in which, he said, Martin was “dying again the death of a thousand qualifications, which is what our legal system is about.” “I don’t have...
  • ‘The Exorcist’ author files canon lawsuit against Georgetown U. after invitation of pro-abort Sebeli

    06/03/2013 7:46:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 3rd, 2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    “With all of the people struggling so hard to preserve freedom of religion, and with all that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has said in defense of this important value, Georgetown's choice of the architect of the radical challenge of such freedom for special recognition can only be seen as a statement of where the university stands - certainly not with the Catholic bishops.” Blatty said that the university’s stubborn support for Sebelius was “the last straw” for him. “Commencement speakers generally give advice to graduates on how to live their lives,” Blatty said. “[Georgetown] wants advice on...
  • Op-Ed: The Jesuit Pope and Israel

    03/20/2013 10:05:58 AM PDT · by haffast
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:44 AM | Fred Taub
    Jesuit split over Israel may result in a Vatican showdown. Every time I a new pope is elected, the Amen corner goes into full swing as if every Pope is automatically the perfect choice. I can understand that. Catholics are naturally excited to have a new leader with a bright future, and few are willing to criticize a new religious leader despite knowing nothing about him. I am not going to criticize the new Pope, but I do have concerns about the possible direction of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis at the helm, and the future of the Church’s...
  • More on Hagel's Al Jazeera and Arab Connections

    02/13/2013 11:22:04 AM PST · by LSUfan · 15 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 12 February 13 | Cliff Kincaid
    Senator Ted Cruz grilled Obama defense chief nominee Chuck Hagel over his controversial appearance on Al Jazeera, the Arab propaganda channel, during which the former Republican Senator had agreed with a viewer that the United States was a "bully" in global affairs. It has now been revealed that the government of Qatar, which owns Al Jazeera, was a major contributor to the Atlantic Council when Hagel was its chairman. But Hagel also has an Al Jazeera connection through Georgetown University, where he is a professor, and which maintains a campus in Qatar.
  • Why We Must Defend Our Founding Documents

    02/06/2013 12:29:30 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Tucker
    A law professor from Georgetown University, Louis Michael Seidman, went on CBS TV and said we should give up on the Constitution: I’ve got a simple idea: Let’s give up on the Constitution. . . . This is our country. We live in it, and we have a right to the kind of country we want. We would not allow the French or the United Nations to rule us, and neither should we allow people who died over two centuries ago and knew nothing of our country as it exists today. If we are to take back our own country,...
  • NY Times Opinion Writer: ‘Give Up’ On The ‘Archaic, Idiosyncratic’ And ‘Evil’ Constitution

    12/31/2012 7:28:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 104 replies
    Mediate ^ | 12/31/12 | Noah Rothman
    Georgetown University constitutional law professor Louis Michael Seidman has just about had it with the focus of his 40 years of academic study. As he writes in the New York Times on Monday, it is the Constitution itself which has allowed for the series of legislative follies that finally resulted in the “fiscal cliff.” Seidman says that it is time for Americans to realize what lawmakers have known since the constitution’s inception – it is okay to ignore it. “As the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government...
  • America’s Religious Freedom Threatened

    11/02/2012 12:42:51 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 2, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Until recently, Americans were used to hearing about threats to religious freedom in other countries. “From the end of World War II, for about 50 years, our understanding of religious liberty was relatively stable,” Notre Dame professor Gerard Bradley said in a Georgetown University seminar on October 24, 2012. “Our understanding was that the greatest threat to religious liberty was public authority. But somewhere around the turn of the millennium, that changed.” “At around this time, what has previously been thought of as a canonical definition of religious freedom turned into a relativistic one,” Bradley said. “There are two kinds...
  • Los Angeles archbishop suspends faculties of ‘Catholics for Equality’ priest

    09/15/2012 1:30:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 14, 2012 | KATHLEEN GILBERT
    Archbishop Gomez LOS ANGELES, September 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A priest who helped found a gay ‘marriage’ advocacy group for Catholics has been suspended from distributing the sacraments or representing himself publicly as a cleric by his bishop. The National Catholic Register reported Monday that Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles had spoken to Rev. Joseph Palacios, co-founder of “Catholics for Equality” (CFE), a small group created two years ago with strong connections to the Human Rights Campaign. Palacios described the purpose of his outreach at Princeton University in February 2011, where he called the Church’s faithful the key target...
  • Usual Suspects Miss Point

    09/06/2012 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 6, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Ninety professors from Georgetown have gone public with a letter attacking Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s budget proposal but the bill of particulars in the missive does not match up to the content of his plan. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., chairs the U. S. House Budget Committee. “Cuts to anti-hunger programs have devastating consequences,” they wrote. “Last year, one in six Americans lived below the official poverty level and over 46 million Americans – almost half of them children – used food stamps for basic nutrition. We also know how cuts in Pell Grants will make it difficult for low-income...
  • Georgetown Alum William Peter Blatty Says Canon Law Suit “Our Only Hope” (author "The Exorcist")

    05/31/2012 1:34:02 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel The Exorcist—which went on to become an Oscar-winning movie—depicts an epic battle of good versus evil waged under the auspices of the Catholic Church. Reportedly based on a real exorcism Blatty heard about as an undergraduate on a scholarship at Georgetown University, the novel is steeped in Catholicism. Indeed, the “hero” of The Exorcist is the fictional Father Damien Karras, a Georgetown Jesuit, who, at great personal cost, drives out the demon. Now Blatty, a longtime financial contributor to his alma mater, says that Georgetown is no longer true to the Catholic identity he knew...
  • 'Exorcist' author to sue Georgetown after Sebelius visit

    05/25/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2012 | Fox News
    The author of best-selling novel “The Exorcist” says he plans to sue alma mater Georgetown University in a Vatican court after the Catholic school invited Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak on campus. The author, William Peter Blatty, says the Jesuit-founded university in Washington has for the past two decades invited speakers who support abortion rights and has refused to comply with orders by the late Pope John Paul II for church-affiliated colleges and universities. The “last straw” was the university allowing students to invite Sebelius to speak May 18, considering she was instrumental in helping President...
  • VIDEO: Catholic students protest Sebelius' visit to Georgetown University

    05/22/2012 9:32:58 AM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 1 replies
    TFP Student Action ^ | 05-22-12 | TFP Student Action
    Watch the video here Introducing pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to Georgetown’s graduating class of 2012, the Dean of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI) said: “She works every day to improve access to health care for our nation’s children…” However, the dean ignored the truth:  Sebelius promotes pro-abortion policies that turn the womb into the most dangerous place for unborn children to live in America. On May 18, as Georgetown University prepared to honor the chief architect of the Obamacare contraception mandate, TFP Student Action volunteers were kicking into gear for a prayerful protest at America’s oldest Catholic...
  • Kathleen Sebelius's Orwellian Assault On the First Amendment

    05/20/2012 1:33:47 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 15 replies
    Ward World ^ | 05/20/2012 | Kevin A WArd
    Kathleen Sebellius this past Friday delivered a commencement address at Georgetown University. CNS.com has a fine article with video of the speech. In her comments she seemed to respond to the criticism of Catholic Bishops by quoting from President Kennedy's famous speech on September 12,1960. She stated: “In his talk to Protestant ministers,” Sebelius said, “Kennedy talked about his vision of religion and the public square, and he said he believed in an America, and I quote, ‘where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials;...
  • Noted author announces canonical lawsuit against Georgetown

    05/19/2012 10:03:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | May 18, 2012
    A prominent Georgetown University alumnus has announced plans for a canonical lawsuit in a bid to restore the school’s Catholic identity. William Peter Blatty, the author of The Exorcist, is asking Georgetown alumni, faculty, students, and friends to join in his canonical case, in which he will ask the Archdiocese of Washington and the Holy See to take action “up to including the possible removal or suspension of top-ranked Georgetown’s right to call itself Catholic or Jesuit in its fundraising and representations to applicants.” In his plea for support of the canonical case, Blatty argues that Georgetown has failed to...
  • Heckler to Sebelius at Georgetown: ‘You’re a Murderer, Abortion is Murder!’

    05/19/2012 10:29:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 19, 2012 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who supports abortion, was heckled and called a “murderer” by a pro-life activist as she gave a speech to graduating students on Friday at Georgetown University, the nation’s oldest Catholic academic institution. Kathleen Sebelius Commencement Address Video“I got a message for you Kathleen Sebelius: You’re a murderer, abortion is murder!” yelled the heckler as he was being escorted out of the room by campus police. The young activist told CNSNews.com that he goes by the name of David Lewis.Alluding to Biblical scripture, Lewis also yelled across the room towards Sebelius, “We...
  • Last Straw: Georgetown alum and ‘Exorcist’ author canonically sues U. after Sebelius row

    05/18/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 18, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - William Peter Blatty knows a thing or two about what happens when a hostile presence infiltrates Catholic bodies. Blatty, author of both novel and film versions of the horror classic “The Exorcist,” is getting ready to launch a canonical suit against alma mater Georgetown University, calling U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ appearance as commencement speaker “the last straw” in the school’s relinquishing of Catholic identity. A frame from the movie "The Exorcist" with a slight adjustment. “The scandals that Georgetown has given to the faithful are too many to count and...
  • Kathleen Sebelius Plays Round Of Basketball At Catholic Georgetown U Before Big Commencement Speech

    05/18/2012 7:16:15 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 2 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/18/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
  • Protestors interrupt Kathleen Sebelius speech at Georgetown

    05/18/2012 8:39:28 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Friday May 18, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    Anti-abortion protestors interrupted HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' commencement speech at Georgetown University this morning.
  • Archdiocese of Washington slams Georgetown's Sebelius invite

    05/17/2012 1:59:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | May 17, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Dr. John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University. Washington D.C., May 17, 2012 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. has By condemned Georgetown University's invitation to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to speak during commencement weekend.In light of Sebelius' attempts to drastically redefine religious ministry in a way that threatens Catholic institutions, Georgetown should do more to “speak up for freedom of religion,” the archdiocese said.In a May 15 statement, it explained that Catholics are understandably shocked by Georgetown’s decision to honor Sebelius, the architect of a contraception mandate that poses...
  • Over 26,000 petitions sent to Georgetown opposing invitation to HHS Secretary Sebelius

    05/17/2012 12:08:01 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Cardinal Newman Society is sending to Georgetown University President John DiGioia the names of more than 26,000 people who joined an open letter urging Georgetown to cancel an invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at a diploma ceremony this Friday. The petitions are also being shared with Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., and Pope Benedict XVI’s ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. “These signers are students, alumni, Catholic families, pastors and others who can no longer tolerate Georgetown University’s betrayal of our Church and...
  • Over 26,000 petitions sent to Georgetown opposing invitation to HHS Secretary Sebelius

    05/16/2012 3:15:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 16, 2012 | KathLEEN GILBERT
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Cardinal Newman Society is sending to Georgetown University President John DiGioia the names of more than 26,000 people who joined an open letter urging Georgetown to cancel an invitation to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at a diploma ceremony this Friday. The petitions are also being shared with Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., and Pope Benedict XVI’s ambassador to the United States, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. “These signers are students, alumni, Catholic families, pastors and others who can no longer tolerate Georgetown University’s betrayal of our Church and...
  • Catholic cardinal publicly blasts Georgetown University president for Sebelius invite defense

    05/16/2012 10:01:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The news earlier this month that Georgetown University had invited HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to deliver a commencement speech resulted in an eruption of criticism for the school's president, John J. DeGioia. The church has bitterly criticized the HHS mandate that would force Catholic institutions to fund contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients that violate the tenets of Catholic doctrine, and the invitation of the author of that mandate offended many of those who oppose the imposition of the mandate. DeGioia tried to defend his decision on Monday by claiming that the invitation was offered before the HHS mandate was announced, and...
  • Archdiocese of Washington speaks out over choice of Kathleen Sebelius as Speaker at Georgetown

    05/14/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 13, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop Barry Knestout forwarded the following editorial from the Catholic Standard, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese. He asked the we priests share it in any way we deem appropriate with the people of the Archdiocese. In this matter.Many of you write me and ask when and if the Archdiocese will speak out on this or that matter. In this matter, I am able to report that it has. And frankly the editorial pull no punches, as you will see. The original text is below in bold black italics. My comments are...
  • Kathleen Sebelius Invited: Is Georgetown Working for Planned Parenthood?

    05/10/2012 4:51:07 PM PDT · by concernedAmerican1 · 4 replies
    www.tfpstudentaction.org ^ | 05-10-12 | TFP Student Action
    The oldest Catholic university in America has invited a top pro-abortion politician, Kathleen Sebelius, to speak at its graduation awards ceremony on May 18.  She will be a “great inspiration to our students,” promised Judy Feder, professor at Georgetown’s Public Policy Institute. (see link) In the wake of the unjust Obama/HHS mandate, however, the scandalous invitation is like a deliberate poke in the eye to Catholics.   After all, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is responsible for unleashing a fierce persecution against the freedom of the Church – the Obamacare mandate – which forces Catholic individuals and...
  • Over 15,000 protest Georgetown’s invitation to Sebelius

    05/09/2012 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | May 9, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Secretary Kathleen Sebelius testifies before the Senate Finance Committee. Credit: HHS-Chris Smith. Washington D.C., May 9, 2012 / 02:17 am (CNA).- More than 15,000 people have signed an open letter protesting Georgetown University’s decision to invite U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at an award ceremony during its commencement weekend.“Our courageous bishops have been vigilant against this threat and they deserve, at a minimum, the respect and support of prominent institutions that claim to be in communion with the Church,” said CatholicVote.org president Brian Burch, who organized the letter.In a May 8 e-mail to CNA,...
  • Tale of Two Commencements

    05/09/2012 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 8, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Georgetown, a Jesuit university which refuses to provide contraceptive coverage in accordance with its catholic designation, is inviting as a speaker the federal official who is most determined to make them do so—U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. “Secretary Sebelius is not speaking at Georgetown’s commencement,” Georgetown spokesman Rachel Pugh said in an email to The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS). “She is speaking at Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s annual student and faculty awards event.” “The nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university has chosen to honor Sebelius by granting her a prestigious platform at its Public Policy...
  • Princeton’s Robert George Understands Why Georgetown Invited Sebelius

    05/08/2012 9:44:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Princeton University Professor Robert George is taken aback by Georgetown University’s invitation to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. But he writes at The Mirror of Justice blog that he understands exactly why they did it: The left-liberals who run the show at Georgetown have found a way to signal to the world that the nation’s oldest Catholic, and most famous Jesuit, university stands with the Obama administration in its war (to use, if I recall correctly, Kathleen Sebelius’s own word) against the Catholic bishops and others who oppose the HHS mandate as a violation of religious freedom and the rights...
  • Outrage!! Catholic Georgetown Chooses Sebelius For Commencement (Petition against this linked)

    05/04/2012 7:45:32 PM PDT · by Salvation · 72 replies
    NCRegister.com ^ | May 04, 2012 7:06 PM | Pat Archbold
    Outrage!! Catholic Georgetown Chooses Sebelius For Commencement   by Pat Archbold Friday, May 04, 2012 7:06 PM  I can't believe it. I can, but I can't.One of the leading ostensibly Catholic Universities, Georgetown, has invited the author of the virulently anti-Catholic HHS mandate, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, to be one of its commencement speakers.There is no way to interpret this other than a direct slap and challenge to the USCCB.  Georgetown needs to lose its Catholic certification immediately.  The Cardinal Newman Society reports: In what can only be interpreted as a direct challenge to America’s Catholic bishops, Georgetown University has...
  • Georgetown University will not offer student contraception coverage

    05/01/2012 4:02:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | May 1, 2012
    Georgetown University Healy Hall. Credit: Aurelien Guichard (CC BY-SA 2.0). Washington D.C., May 1, 2012 / 02:07 am (CNA).- The president of Georgetown University cited the importance of Catholic identity in his announcement that student health care plans will not be adjusted to include coverage of birth control. However, he also indicated that the D.C.-based Jesuit university will continue its practice of offering such coverage to employees.  In an April 26 email to the university community, President John J. DeGioia said that after “thoughtful and careful consideration,” the administration has decided to “continue our current practice for contraceptive coverage...
  • Fluke At Georgetown

    04/30/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 30, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who challenged the Catholic university’s right to refuse to provide contraceptives in its insurance coverage, is still attempting to get the Jesuit school to change its policy. Invited by a student group, with the aid of a faculty member, Fluke recently made her case to Georgetown undergrads. All of the above may be complicit in misinforming Georgetown’s student body. Although the event was closed to the press, an intern from the Young America’s Foundation, who attends Georgetown, provided an account to the Cybercast News Service (CNS). “The majority of Fluke’s talk centered around her...
  • Georgetown Rejects Sandra Fluke, No Birth Control Policy Change

    04/27/2012 5:17:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 4/26/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Georgetown University has rejected attempts by liberal pro-abortion activists and Sandra Fluke to reject attempts by her to get the Catholic college to change its birth control coverage policy. Today, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia released a public letter saying Georgetown will not change its policy unless legally forced to do so. The letter doesn’t take Fluke to task or even mention her directly, but it rebuts many of the claims she made as she gained national notoriety and attempted to use it to force the college to do her bidding. One of Fluke’s biggest points of contention is...
  • I went to some of D.C.’s better schools. I was still unprepared for college.

    04/15/2012 10:11:38 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 16 replies
    Entering my freshman year at Georgetown University, I should have felt as if I’d made it. The students I once put on a pedestal, kids who were fortunate enough to attend some of the nation’s top private and public schools, were now my classmates. Having come from D.C. public charter schools, I worked extremely hard to get here. But after arriving on campus before the school year, with a full scholarship, I quickly felt unprepared and outmatched — and it’s taken an entire year of playing catch-up in the classroom to feel like I belong. I know that ultimately I’m...
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • YOUTUBE => DFU PRESENTS: SANDRA FLUKE - SEX ON A BUDGET

    03/06/2012 9:26:02 PM PST · by doug from upland · 19 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 3-2012 | dfu
    EVEN ON A BUDGET, FLUKE DOES NOT NEED TAXPAYER MONEY FOR HER SEXUAL ADVENTURES
  • The Hidden Scandal of Sandra Fluke: Behind Rush Limbaugh's Massive Blunder

    03/06/2012 7:38:35 AM PST · by Moseley · 76 replies
    Cure Socialism ^ | March 5, 2012 | Jonathon Moseley
    Last week, Rush Limbaugh enthusiastically and eagerly did a swan dive from the high board into the liberal trap. If anyone should know better, it is Rush. But Rush was thinking mainly about getting publicity for himself, to garner interest in people listening to his show. So Rush Limbaugh threw restraint to the wind, and started to channel Howard Stern. Rush started on a line of tittilating sexual innuendo, and just failed to stop at the border. Anyone with Rush Limbaugh's experience knows by now that if you use certain words, phrases, or arguments, people will totally lose track of...
  • Sandra Fluke, Gender Reassignment, and Health Insurance

    03/05/2012 5:42:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | March 5, 2012 | Stephen Gutowski
    Sandra Fluke is being sold by the left as something she's not. Namely a random co-ed from Georgetown law who found herself mixed up in the latest front of the culture war who was simply looking to make sure needy women had access to birth control. That, of course, is not the case. As many have already uncovered Sandra Fluke she is, in reality, a 30 year old long time liberal activist who enrolled at Georgetown with the express purpose of fighting for the school to pay for students' birth control. She has been pushing for mandated coverage of contraceptives...
  • Too Little, Too Late for Rush Limbaugh? Republican Allies and Advertisers Continue To Desert Host...

    03/04/2012 8:53:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 112 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 05, 2012 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    Too Little, Too Late for Rush Limbaugh? Republican Allies and Advertisers Continue To Desert Host Despite Apology Conservative radio host slammed Georgetown University's Sandra Fluke Seven advertisers responded by dropping their ads on his show By MEGHAN KENEALLY 5th March 2012 Newt Gingrich was the latest Republican presidential candidate to distance himself from the controversial radio commentator Rush Limbaugh following his tirade against a law student that he deemed a 'slut'. Appearing on a Sunday morning news program, Mr Gingrich said that it was 'silly' to suggest that Mr Limbaugh speaks on behalf of the entire Republican party, and that...