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Georgetown Legend: Sebelius “Unnerved” Alumni
The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 5/25/12 | Charlotte Hays

Posted on 05/28/2012 6:53:56 AM PDT by marshmallow

“The Pope and the Vatican should say to Georgetown, ‘You guys get your act together and straighten up and fly right or you can’t hold yourself out as a Catholic institution anymore,’” Francis T. Coleman, Georgetown ’61, told The Cardinal Newman Society.

A basketball legend at Georgetown, Coleman, who goes by the name of Tom, has undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown. He coached freshman basketball and served as the first chairman of Georgetown’s Law Alumni Board.

Now, the loyal alumnus finds himself advising the campaign led by Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, Georgetown ’50, to get his alma mater to either reclaim its Catholic identity or drop the “Catholic” in describing itself. A canon law lawsuit is being prepared.

Although Coleman said he had been “concerned for quite awhile” about Georgetown, he seemed to regard the notorious invitation to pro-abortion rights HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at a commencement day ceremony as particularly troubling. “The whole Sebelius situation has unnerved many alumni—and rightly so,” he said.

Coleman said that, if the students had wanted to discuss ideas with Sebelius, it would have been appropriate to ask her to participate in a debate or panel discussion, but “you don’t put her on a pedestal graduation day as someone who should be emulated.”

Sebelius is just the latest in a series of developments that have caused Coleman to worry about the future of Georgetown. He cited the university’s acceding to White House requests that the “HIS” monogram—Christ’s monogram—be covered when President Obama spoke at the university and the campaign against crucifixes in classrooms.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.cardinalnewmansociety.org ...


TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: catholic

1 posted on 05/28/2012 6:54:02 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
No kidding? Who knew? Georgetown is a Catholic university?

If that's true, it says way too much about the Church.

Just an observation, but I don't think the "Embrace Sin" approach is working very well.

2 posted on 05/28/2012 7:07:39 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happing to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: marshmallow

Interestingly, the President of GU and one of its top Jesuits have been in Rome in recent days for a visit with the Vatican. I don’t believe this was a planned visit.

I only know about this because my daughter attends Georgetown and I follow the Jesuit on Twitter. (@kevinobriensj)


3 posted on 05/28/2012 7:44:18 AM PDT by Rum Tum Tugger
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White House requests that the “HIS”(sic) monogram

IHS - Iota Eta Sigma

Christus Monogramma

4 posted on 05/28/2012 7:45:37 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: marshmallow

**Now, the loyal alumnus finds himself advising the campaign led by Exorcist author William Peter Blatty, Georgetown ’50, to get his alma mater to either reclaim its Catholic identity or drop the “Catholic” in describing itself. A canon law lawsuit is being prepared.**

Sniling.

Meanwhile other alumni need to withold any and all donations!


5 posted on 05/28/2012 7:48:18 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Sure can’t trust those journalists, can you?


6 posted on 05/28/2012 7:50:06 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Translation please!!! Thanks!


7 posted on 05/28/2012 7:55:59 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
IHS from the catacombs
 
Image Detail
 
 

From several sites:

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IHS contains the first and last letter of the Holy Name. The letters IHS referring to this monogram do not contain periods, or full stops, after each letter as it is an abbreviation of the name IHESUS
 
The I.H.S. Christian Emblem (containing periods, or full stops) is an acronym of the Latin: Iesus Hominum Salvator which translates as Jesus, Saviour of man. Saint Ignatius Loyola is represented in Religious Art by the monogram of the Jesuit order, I. H. S.
 

IHESUS or IHESOUS

 

 


8 posted on 05/28/2012 8:04:10 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

obama handlers insisted this be covered on the podium from which the partial birth potus spoke

and Georgetown complied


9 posted on 05/28/2012 8:29:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Salvation

obama handlers insisted this be covered on the podium from which the partial birth potus spoke

and Georgetown complied


10 posted on 05/28/2012 8:30:06 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: marshmallow

20 years ago, I graduated from Georgetown.

There were lots of “international” students, including some middle easterners. Of particular note were several Jordyptians (aka “palestinians”).

One of their young alumni association / fundraisng people visited my office last year.

I told her I wouldn’t even consider donating to Georgetown, because they do things like accept $20 million from that saudi, al-Waleed,” to build a Wahhabi center in the middle of campus.

Sure, they call it a moslem/Christian understanding center.

Then, Omoslem visits, and they cover the Christ symbols onstage.

And now they invite Sebeblius, an open Communist, to speak at graduation?


11 posted on 05/28/2012 9:34:23 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: silverleaf
obama handlers insisted this be covered on the podium from which the partial birth potus spoke

Not on the podium. The monogram is located on a pediment which is on the stage in Gaston Hall and was behind Soetoro.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 10:25:14 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Salvation

THANKS!!!


13 posted on 05/28/2012 4:27:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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