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  • [Catholic Caucus] Fr. James Martin: ‘People take the Bible…out of context’ on homosexuality

    02/09/2018 10:28:04 AM PST · by ebb tide · 28 replies
    LifeSite News | February 8, 2018 | Lisa Bourne
    The Bible’s condemnation of homosexual acts should be taken in “context” with Biblical times, Jesuit Father James Martin told Georgetown University students recently. Martin said as well that Catholics who support gay “marriage” should have no problem considering themselves Catholic, despite having chosen to reject Church teaching. Martin inferred at his January 31 appearance at the Jesuit school that the Bible’s negative pronouncements on homosexual acts – which are grounded in natural law – are like other Biblical declarations on topics such as the practice of charging interest on a loan. These pronouncements being made during a particular epoch renders...
  • Funds Sent to Georgetown Group that Promotes Traditional Marriage Ends Up Allocated to LGBTQ Group

    02/03/2018 5:54:59 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 2, 2018 | Rachel Frommer
    Georgetown claims absence of proper funding mechanism responsible Georgetown University claimed Friday that the absence of a proper funding mechanism was responsible for the mysterious misappropriation of at least $400 in donations to a family values student club that has been censured on campus as "homophobic" for its religious stance. Love Saxa, which promotes traditional views of dating and marriage, alerted the university Thursday to the alleged misdirection of the funds in a letter sent by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious freedom legal advocate, to Georgetown President John DeGioia. From November to December 2017, at least $400 in donations...
  • Long-lost chunk of Canada found in Australia

    01/29/2018 11:48:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    CBC News ^ | 1/29/2018 | Emily Chung
    A piece of Canada that broke off about 1.7 billion years ago has been found in Australia. Geologists analyzed chemical signatures for very ancient sedimentary rocks in Georgetown, Queensland, that offer clues about where those rocks were when they formed. At that time, the continents were drifting together to form a supercontinent called Nuna or Columbia. The data suggests that the Georgetown rocks broke off from Canada and collided with northern Australia around 1.6 billion years ago. It remained there even after Nuna broke apart 300 million years later. The researchers found a geological signature that "cannot be linked with...
  • Pelosi Tries to Extend $137,000 Tax Break for Two of Her Multi-Million-Dollar Homes

    01/25/2018 3:56:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/25/18 | Susan Crabtree
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), who often rails against income inequality and calls on the wealthy to pay its "fair share" in taxes, took pains in late December to try to preserve tax breaks for two of her multi-million-dollar homes one last time before the new tax law kicked in.Largely thanks to her husband Paul, a real-estate and venture-capital investor, Pelosi is the wealthiest woman in Congress with a net worth of more than $100 million and the seventh wealthiest member overall, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.In fact, assets and cash disclosed in her 2016 financial-disclosure statement...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholic Georgetown to Open LGBT-Only Campus Housing

    01/10/2018 5:14:49 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | January 10, 2018 | Rodney Pellletier
    Catholic Georgetown University is offering LGBT-only, on-campus housing, claiming it advances its "Jesuit values." As one of the nation's oldest and most prominent Catholic universities, Georgetown is continuing to flaunt Catholic Church teaching on human sexuality by allowing LGBT-only living facilities for students for the 2018–19 school year. The website, Campus Reform, obtained emails with details on the new Crossroads: Gender and Sexuality Living Learning Community (LLC) facility open only to people who claim the LGBT identity. Free clip from CHURCH MILITANT Premium WATCH MORE LIKE THIS   Todd Olson, vice president of Student Affairs, claims the new dorm space will uphold...
  • Good Jobs without Degrees

    01/08/2018 11:50:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 56 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 5, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    We have been inundated for years with stories--indeed, books and conferences and seminars--in which we are told that it is impossible to find good jobs without a college degree. If fact, Georgetown has a center dedicated to sounding that very alarm in every way possible. Nevertheless, when you look at their data, you find that, as usual, the current wisdom on that is not necessarily the case. Amber Northern from the Thomas Fordham Institute did just that. "In looking at the national breakdown of good jobs, 55 percent of those workers hold at least a bachelor's degree," she writes. "And...

    01/03/2018 8:55:26 PM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 54 replies
    KHOU ^ | 1/3/2018 | Staff
    HOUSTON - U.S. Coast Guard officials are trying to make contact with a Texas-bound, single-engine plane they say is missing. Officials say the plane took off from Oklahoma City Wednesday and was headed to Georgetown Municipal Airport but diverted at some point and headed south. Coast Guard officials say they lost contact with the pilot after the plane flew past Freeport. The New Orleans Coast Guard is sending a plane to make communication with the aircraft. Officials have not said at this time whether the plane crash. They are labeling the incident an "aircraft emergency." It is unknown at this...
  • How Catholic Are Catholic Universities?

    12/20/2017 1:46:58 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | December 20, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Many are recognizably Catholic in that they have the reputation for being so, largely due to their age. Moreover, they advertise their Catholicism on their websites but when you go to their catalogs, you find material well beyond St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. The young staffers at the Young America's Foundation did just that and offer a neat little guide to several of these universities. For example, at Georgetown you can take courses in: • Labor/Sexuality/Globalization; • Athletics and Gender; • Culture/Politics/HIV; • Gender and Sustainability; and • The Bible and Horror. Providence College, meanwhile, has a Women's Studies department...
  • Student group at a Catholic university persecuted for its support of traditional marriage

    12/12/2017 9:45:41 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 11, 2017 | Coy Westbrook, Texas A&M
    Love Saxa stands it ground It is rare to find students at modern American colleges that are fiercely committed to the traditional view of marriage as a lifelong institution involving one man and one woman.One such group of students exists at Georgetown University–a Catholic institution. Yet it was recently subjected to a barrage of criticism and activist efforts that very nearly cost it its official status as a university organization, and it continues to be targeted by opponents.This fall, Love Saxa, a student group committed to the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage, was accused of being a “hate group” because it did...
  • Georgetown's Middle East Bridge to Nowhere

    12/07/2017 6:40:44 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 7, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Georgetown, amid years of reports that its Middle East Studies were compromised by apologists for violent extremists, if not outright terrorists, has, if anything, doubled down on its approach. "Breaking news on the discipline of Middle East studies is seldom kind to Georgetown University," a report from Campus Watch notes. "In July 2017 came word that the Bridge Initiative of the Saudi-funded Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) had hired former Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) national legal director Arsalan Iftikhar as a senior research fellow." "With the appointment, Bridge/ACMCU has effectively become a branch of...
  • Peter Strzok & Lisa Page: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    12/03/2017 11:17:26 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 28 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    Just one day after Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the F.B.I. in the Russia investigation, reports have surfaced accusing a veteran investigator in the special probe of sending disparaging text messages regarding President Donald Trump. The investigator was removed from the probe a few months ago because of the potential of a political bias. The New York Times and The Washington Post both reported December 2 that Peter Strzok, a senior counterintelligence investigator at the F.B.I., was removed from the probe because several disparaging text messages indicated he wasn’t a fan of Trump and was possibly a Hillary...
  • Dyson: Trump ‘Rises Every Morning to Excrete the Feces of His Moral Depravity’

    11/24/2017 8:06:34 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 60 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/24/2017 | Mark Tapson
    Georgetown Professor and author Michael Eric Dyson declared on MSNBC’s All In that President Trump wakes up every morning to “excrete the feces of his moral depravity” into a country that he’s “turned into his psychic commode.”
  • Georgetown University Threatens Student Group For Upholding Catholic Teachings

    10/28/2017 9:25:47 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/27/2017 | James Gottry
    Georgetown’s website proclaims it is “the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institute of higher learning in the United States” and is “deeply rooted in the Catholic faith.” One campus group is learning, however, Georgetown’s roots might not be deep enough. Love Saxa is a recognized student group on the Georgetown campus, and it exists “to promote healthy relationships on campus through cultivating a proper understanding of sex, gender, marriage, and family among Georgetown students.” Given the emphasis the Catholic Church puts on these issues (for example, see here and here), and Love Saxa’s alignment with church doctrine, one might believe it...
  • Georgetown law professors will take a knee outside Jeff Sessions' speech

    09/26/2017 10:41:05 AM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 26, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Georgetown University Law Center professors plan to take a knee outside of the campus auditorium where Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to speak Tuesday.
  • After speaking at Georgetown, Muslim Brotherhood leader seeks to lobby U.S. Congress

    09/15/2017 7:26:00 AM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | September 15, 2017 | Eric Trager
    After speaking at Georgetown, Muslim Brotherhood leader seeks to lobby U.S. Congress Amr Darrag, a senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, will be speaking at Georgetown University on Thursday, and he is trying to extend his speaking gig into a lobbying tour, as other Brotherhood-aligned delegations have done in the past. U.S. officials and members of Congress would be wise to decline Darrag’s requests for meetings: The Muslim Brotherhood is an international hate group that seeks to overthrow the region’s existing governments, and Washington should have no interest in allowing the Brotherhood to score a propaganda victory by giving Darrag...
  • Georgetown Apologizes for 1838 Sale of 272 Slaves, Dedicates Buildings (Georgetown University)

    04/19/2017 10:17:10 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Georgetown University ^ | April 18, 2017
    An apology from Georgetown and the Society of Jesus’ Maryland Province for their roles in the 1838 sale of 272 enslaved individuals for the university’s benefit took place today in the company of more than 100 descendants. “Today the Society of Jesus, who helped to establish Georgetown University and whose leaders enslaved and mercilessly sold your ancestors, stands before you to say that we have greatly sinned,” said Rev. Timothy Kesicki, S.J., president of the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, during a morning Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition, and Hope. “We pray with you today because we have...
  • Georgetown University and Radical Islamists: It’s a Family Affair

    03/29/2017 9:09:46 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    AIM ^ | March 29, 2017 | Steve Emerson
    Georgetown University’s Qatar campus is set to host Sami Al-Arian for a lecture tonight in Doha. According to a news release from the school’s Middle Eastern Studies Student Association, Al-Arian is a “civil rights activist” who hopes to challenge students to “make it a better, and more equitable and peaceful world.” Those are charitable descriptions for Al-Arian, a documented member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Majlis Shura, or board of directors. According to the Islamic Jihad’s bylaws, which law enforcement agents found during searches of Al-Arian’s home and offices, there can be “No Peace without Islam.” The group’s objective is...
  • Former Professor, Self-Avowed Liberal Defends Trump Support

    03/05/2017 8:23:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Hoya ^ | March 5, 2017 | Jeff Cirillo
    Self-avowed liberal and Islamic reform activist Asra Nomani defended her support for President Donald Trump and her position on Islamic extremism in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday. The event, co-sponsored by the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition and the Georgetown Review, came under scrutiny after students on social media called Nomani an Islamophobe. The Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition and The Georgetown Review both defended their decision to invite Nomani ahead of the event. The Georgetown Review said in an editorial posted Tuesday evening that Nomani has the right to voice her opinions. “While the arguments associating Ms. Nomani with the ‘soft Islamophobia of...
  • Georgetown U Students Reject Criticism Of Sharia Law As ‘Hate Speech’

    03/04/2017 11:47:45 AM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Daily caller ^ | March 2, 2017 | David Krayden
    Nonie Darwish grew up as a Muslim girl in Egypt and wants to tell American university students what Sharia law is really like. A lot of them don’t care to hear about it and don’t even think Darwish should have the freedom of speech to tell her side of the story — including some of the Georgetown University College Republicans (GUCR) who invited her to speak at their academy Tuesday night. According to Campus Reform, her presentation at Georgetown University this week prompted a torrent of angry student voices who called Darwish’s condemnation of Sharia law “hate speech.” The lecture...
  • Georgetown prof defends Islamic slavery, rape

    02/14/2017 9:27:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    It seems many in progressive media are too PC to call out a Musim professor even when he's advocating rape and slavery? Two things: This comes from the account of Umar Lee, a Muslim student who was offended by how far Jonathan Brown went in defending slavery and rape. In the era of the campus trigger warning, rape culture and renaming buildings named after slave owners, Brown offered a spirited defense of slavery and rape.