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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia: Georgetown is ‘not Catholic anymore’
LifeSiteNews.com (Cardinal Newman Society Original Source) ^ | Thu May 22, 2014 09:40 EST | by Matthew Archbold

Posted on 05/22/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT by topher

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.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; georgetown; scalia; scotus
Deception by a supposedly well respected institution, especially in terms of being a law school.
1 posted on 05/22/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher
I wonder if the Jesuit Pope Francis might take the Jesuits at Georgetown to the woodshed over this.

Though in some respects this is a religious issue, I feel this should be something for general discussion since Georgetown is considered such a quality institution for education.

Maybe there should be concern that graduates coming out of Georgetown [these days] may be immoral.

2 posted on 05/22/2014 12:35:07 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Is there any such thing as a catholic university anymore? I would guess that there are as many non-catholics as there are catholics in these schools.


3 posted on 05/22/2014 12:45:07 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (y)
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To: certrtwngnut
Is there any such thing as a catholic university anymore? I would guess that there are as many non-catholics as there are catholics in these schools.

There are colleges. I attended one, Christendom College in Front Royal, VA. These days they have a grad school attached, though I still wouldn't call it a university. Thomas Aquinas College, Catholic College of Wyoming, Belmont College, University of Steubenville all merit a mention.
4 posted on 05/22/2014 12:49:16 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: topher

And sadly neither is Notre Dame, if people want to go to a real Catholic college I highly recommend Steubenville, wish I would have gone there.


5 posted on 05/22/2014 12:54:21 PM PDT by erod
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To: topher

Let’s be discreet. The American Jesuit order is simply not what it once was.The Jesuits are dominated by some very odd men.


6 posted on 05/22/2014 12:56:04 PM PDT by allendale
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To: topher
“Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reportedly said of his alma mater Georgetown University that it is “not Catholic anymore.””

Most so called Catholic colleges and universities are not Catholic and do not provide a Catholic education. The self-indulgence and political correctness of academia is in opposition to genuine Catholic values.

Most so called Catholic politicians are not genuine Catholics.

7 posted on 05/22/2014 12:57:34 PM PDT by detective
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To: topher

Georgetown went moslem after taking $20M here and $30M there from Saudis (eg. al-Waleed) to build Wahhabi ‘centers for understanding’ in the middle of campus.


8 posted on 05/22/2014 1:02:25 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: allendale
The Jesuits are dominated by some very odd men.

odd

synonyms: strange, peculiar, weird, queer

9 posted on 05/22/2014 1:13:17 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Hillary may have brain damage, but what difference does it make?)
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To: certrtwngnut

This administration is doing its best to end all religious institutions.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 1:15:34 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: certrtwngnut
Is there any such thing as a catholic university anymore? I would guess that there are as many non-catholics as there are catholics in these schools.

The problem isn't non-Catholic students but institutional spitting on Catholic teachings. All the big-name "Catholic" colleges do that now - but there are less well publicized schools that are genuinely Catholic (a few have already been mentioned on this thread).

11 posted on 05/22/2014 1:16:22 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: erod

Personally, I see a significant difference on this between Notre Dame, where despite its many well-known faults there is a substantial effort to be Catholic school on the part of many students, alumni and faculty, and the Jesuit universities like Boston College and Georgetown which, it seems to me at least, are much further along towards being completely non-Catholic in any meaningful sense. I realize that others may disagree. Notre Dame has a much higher percentage of self-identified Catholic students (approx. 85%) than Boston College (70%) or Georgetown (51%). Granted, comparison with these and other Jesuit institutions is damning with faint praise. All that said, I think Christendom College and Thomas Aquinas and Steubenville and the others identified above are all great and I don’t doubt that they are doing a much better job of providing a Catholic education.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 1:24:37 PM PDT by Stingray51
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To: ConservingFreedom

wow, back in his day, they rolled you out of your bed to go to Mass. Can you imagine such a requirement nowadays???

My dad attended Georgetown in the late ‘40s , early ‘50s. They were required to wear a coat and tie to the dining hall. Again, something completely unbelievable to today’s college kids, that a college could require a dress code.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 1:27:05 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: topher

So, is Scalia calling on Cardinal Wuerl to do something about it? If that’s the case, he should have done so long ago.

I remember when the Jesuits misbehaved at Arizona State University in the 1960s, supporting the anti-war movement and giving aid and comfort to violent student radicals. The bishop at the time arranged the turning over of their ministry to the Dominican Order, and that was the end of the trouble and strife.

Nobody went into too much detail about how he pulled this off. However, imagine the surprise if the Cardinal suggested that the Jesuits needed to clean house at Georgetown.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 1:28:04 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: ConservingFreedom

Thank you. You made my point better than I could have.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 1:41:53 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (y)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Something has already been done. Georgetown Alumni have complained to the Vatican, and the Vatican is receptive to what the Georgetown Alumni is saying (if you read the full article).

In other words, the Georgetown Alumni are griping about how un-Catholic and how Georgetown is in violation of Canon Law (Church Law of the Catholic Church), and the Vatican is listening to these complaints and consider that they have merit...

16 posted on 05/22/2014 2:43:25 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: erod
Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, I believe is the correct name.

Also, many traditional Catholics are high regards to Ave Maria college in Florida...

17 posted on 05/22/2014 2:46:39 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Worth looking into.


18 posted on 05/22/2014 3:44:50 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: topher; erod
Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, I believe is the correct name.

Also, many traditional Catholics are high regards to Ave Maria college in Florida...

I know plenty of grads who just call it Steubenville, just as folks refer to that school on the west coast as "Berkeley".

You are right about Ave Maria. I forgot to include them in my off the top of my head list.
19 posted on 05/22/2014 3:54:41 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Stingray51
I see a significant difference on this between Notre Dame, where despite its many well-known faults there is a substantial effort to be Catholic school on the part of many students, alumni and faculty

Sorry friend, I don't ND advocates a lot of contradictory teachings that do not represent the Catholic faith such as homosexual groups on campus and a liberal philosophy that is ingrained in much of the faculty, students and congregation on campus. Living in the Chicago area I know some great Catholics who attended school there, but unfortunately ND has really embraced a watered down Catholic dogma, it's a shame too because they used to be such a great institution for Catholicism.

20 posted on 05/22/2014 4:35:12 PM PDT by erod
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To: topher

Heard great things about Ave Maria.


21 posted on 05/22/2014 4:35:40 PM PDT by erod
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To: Dr. Sivana

Most of my friends who went there called it Steuby or Steubenville.


22 posted on 05/22/2014 4:36:30 PM PDT by erod
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To: topher

Dare I say it? “The devil is in the details.”

North America is full of rot and infection, hiding behind the church while fighting it tooth and claw. Either the Vatican cleans up this mess of heterodoxy and outright heresy, or the damage to the church is just going to get worse.

JPII set things up so that Benedict could clean house, but Benedict mysteriously didn’t run with it. Now the election of Francis has put the possibility of major reform in question.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 6:05:24 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: NYer; Salvation

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24 posted on 05/22/2014 7:10:02 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: topher

Bravo, Justice Scalia!


25 posted on 05/22/2014 7:46:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Stingray51

Boston College just had John Kerry as Commencement speaker.

The Jesuit colleges have all been very aggressive about defying the bishops’ request not to honor pro-abortion people.

The bishops of the U.S. should get together and expel the Jesuits from every diocese in the country.

It will never happen, though. Too many bishops like to snuggle up to pro-abortion politicians themselves.


26 posted on 05/23/2014 12:07:56 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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