Jesuit institutions of higher education New Year’s resolution?

Jesuit institutions of higher education New Year’s resolution?

From Cardinal Newman Society Report Card of 1/8/18 by Matt Archbold

A Georgetown University alumna, Amber Athey, suggested a helpful and succinct New Year’s resolution for Jesuit colleges and universities: Be more Catholic.

“While there were plenty of opportunities at Georgetown for the individual to engage in Catholic life, I found that the university as a whole didn’t seem devoted to its identity,” she wrote for Catholic Vote.

Athey pointed to Georgetown’s invitation to have Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards speak on campus (something she called a “cloaked abortion rally”), its decision to continue offering contraceptive coverage, and the plight of Love Saxa, the student group whose existence was threatened because it promotes traditional marriage.

“In 2018, I hope Georgetown will recommit to promoting Catholic ideals on campus,” Athey wrote. “Otherwise, they will continue to lose respect from Catholic leaders and students who expect them to live up to their Jesuit identity.”

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