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***The Grievous Disgrace of Georgetown:     
Some things go on for so long they become ancient history. Certainly, that’s the case with Georgetown’s flight from its Catholic identity and embrace of dissent. In fact, one of Georgetown’s most famous professors, Dr. Carroll Quigley, a history professor who taught in the foreign service school from 1941-1976 pointed out in 1967 that Georgetown was committing “suicide by self-deception.”  Quigley decried the collapse of a university which had the potential to “make a great contribution to American education” but “muffed that opportunity because of the increasingly frantic pursuit of strange, alien gods.” Georgetown, Quigley said had “rudely turned its back” on its Catholic tradition embracing instead overspecialization and conformity to the world. “The secular world’s versions of economic theory or of the history of political theory, are biased, naïve and mistaken…[and] rest directly on their rejection of the Christian tradition,” Quigley wrote. “The deterioration of the West lies in the fragmentation and excessive specialization of life and of education….It should be noted that this monstrous and destructive violation of all real educational process…is now solidly entrenched at Jesuit universities.” In summing up, Quigley despaired of a solution to the “multifarious educational problems” unless it is “firmly rooted in our Western Christian heritage.” He called for a return to the roots of the past “before the alien gods of material affluence, of power-thirsting, of sex-obsession, of egotism and existential self-indulgence, became the chief aims of life, eagerly embraced, as they now are, by our contemporary ‘trahison de clercs’ [treason of the learned].”
About the time Quigley wrote this article, Georgetown’s treason was graphically illustrated in its renaming the basic theology course, “The Life of Christ” to “The Problem of God,” the name it continues to bear today. The real problem at Georgetown, of course, isn’t God but the loss of its Catholic identity, the disappearance of God, and an open invitation to evil on campus.

***20 Million Pieces of Silver for the Jebs Georgetown’s association with promoting abortion and other moral evils is well known. What may be less known is their promotion of Islamic propaganda. According to National Review On-Line (NRO), in 2005 Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia gave Georgetown $20 million to endow a center for Islamic studies “for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the  School of Foreign Service.”  At the time, the prince said, “We are determined to build a bridge between Islam and Christianity for tolerance that transcends cultural and geographical boundaries." What’s wrong with this picture? NRO explains “Saudi Arabia may be an American ally in the Middle East, but it is also one of the most repressive nations in the world. Leaving aside Saudi Arabia's gross violations of the rights of all its citizens, the royal family doesn't appear to have any more than an academic interest in ‘Muslim-Christian understanding’: The kingdom lacks even one Christian church.” What’s more, in 2012 the Muslim Center held a panel discussion featuring the Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. While the Brotherhood claims to renounce violence, they continue to promote it in every country where they are active. As NRO points out in an article titled Fear the Muslim Brotherhood, “To this day, the Brotherhood’s motto remains, ‘Allah is our objective, the Prophet is our leader, the Koran is our law, Jihad is our way, and dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu akbar!’” That Georgetown provides a stage for an organization that consistently supports jihad against the infidel amounts to a dangerous brainwashing of students, especially dangerous because many will work for the foreign service and in international business. Ignoring reality is never a wise act and if history teaches us anything, it teaches that Islam is not a religion of peace but a religion that requires the submission of all people to its tenets and will use violence whenever necessary.

***Exorcist Author Takes G’Town to Task
Arguably one of Georgetown’s most famous graduates, William Peter Blatty author of The Exorcist and other novels, took the university to task in the Oct. 26th issue of the campus newspaper, The Hoya. Himself a former editor of the paper, Blatty stated that, “Georgetown today seems to take pride in insulting the Church and offending the faithful. Calling the school “a Potemkin village” with its trappings of Catholicism, Blatty pointed to Georgetown’s own official publication saying that, “leadership and faculty find their inspiration in sources other than the Gospel and Catholic teaching.” Blatty continued by pointing out that there is a clear guide and “normative constitution” for Catholic schools in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, but Georgetown’s “leaders have chosen willfully to ignore it.” No one observing Georgetown over the past few decades could disagree. Blatty says it’s not too late to save the university and urges interested parties to join the Father King Society (FKS) and fight to make Georgetown “honest, Catholic and better.” How does FKS intend to do that? “We may choose to file a canon action again,* one much larger in scale and seeking alternative forms of relief that will include, among others, that Georgetown’s right to call itself Catholic and Jesuit be revoked or suspended for a time. We will ask for lesser relief as well. Of course, what we truly seek is for Georgetown to have the vision and courage to be Catholic but clearly the slow pastoral approach has not worked.”

*This refers to the 1991 canon lawsuit over funding GU Choice. Three weeks after the suit arrived in Rome, Georgetown decided to defund the pro-abortion group.        

***And while we’re discussing the Jesuits and Jesuit schools, what do you think Regis University in the swing state of Colorado was doing about ten days before the election? Hosting a “dialogue” with Catholics for Obama (CFB). The school was contacted by CFB about holding a rally type event, but decided instead to host a “dialogue” sponsored by their Institute for the Common Good. The program was titled “Catholic Social Teaching: the Intersection of Faith and Politics” and featured a discussion with Nicholas Cafardi, national co-chairman of CFB. The program was also attended by Broderick Johnson, a senior Obama campaign adviser. While the director of the Institute, Paul Alexander, claimed there was “strict adherence to bring a message that is totally non-political,” Cafardi went after the bishops for what he described as their “non-endorsement endorsements” and spouted the usual liberal hogwash about the supremacy of an “informed conscience” when he clearly means one that rejects Church teaching. He defended the contraceptive mandate which includes coverage for abortifacients including the morning after pill. Since there were no opposing views offered at the “dialogue” it’s clear it was, in fact, a politically motivated event to convince Catholics that voting for Obama is morally acceptable. Among those attending was Anthony DeMettee, Colorado State Chairman of Catholics United (CU) another faux Catholic group that recently condemned Catholics for defending traditional marriage, calling it a “far right wing” issue.

***But Regis was a month behind Xavier  
Yup, the Jebbies at Xavier in Cincinnatti beat Regis out by a month when the college democrats presented an election roundtable on September 27th that featured five Catholic dissenters stumping for Obama. Christopher Hale, a 2011 graduate and member of the Obama for America National Faith Vote Team, hosted the event. Participants included:

Broderick Johnson, Senior Advisor to President Obama; Bobby Nichols '13, Young Catholics for Obama National Co-Chair; Victoria Kovari, Catholics for Obama National Co-Chair; and Sister Monica McGloin, Ohio Catholics for Obama Co-Chair. Let’s look at one of these panelists. Sr. Monica McGloin was one of the Nuns on the Bus shilling for Obama. She claimed they are pro-life from conception to natural death, but actions speak louder than words and the nuns were more concerned about keeping Democrats in office than defending life, the first right. Sister is CEO of an Alinskyite community organizing group, Cincinnati Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, an affiliate of Interfaith Workers Justice (IWJ). IWJ is run by Kim Bobo who regularly speaks at Democratic Socialists of America events sharing a Marxist political outlook, which runs through the organization. Heavily funded by CCHD  (Catholic Campaign for Human Development), IWJ and its affiliates participated in the Occupy movement around the country, training groups for collective action based on class envy and hostility toward corporations. Nuns like Sr. McGloin use the work of traditional nuns to cover their own progressive socialist agenda. God forgive the Jesuits!

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