Skip to comments.‘Exorcist’ Author: GU Abusing Identity
Posted on 10/30/2012 6:43:13 AM PDT by marshmallow
I loved Georgetown from the first day that I set my footlocker down in Healy Circle and asked an upperclassman how to find a room to put it in. I loved the Jesuits, too. In my novel The Exorcist, I thanked them for teaching me to think.
Georgetown gave me the gift of a liberal education that included the keys of reason to unlock the mysteries of faith. Throughout an undeservedly wonderful life, I have been guided by the light of my Georgetown education, grounded firmly, as I had been even in my youth, in the unmatched intellectual wealth of the Catholic Church. Each time I faltered as I often did, sometimes grievously that light never failed to come to my rescue.
What I owe Georgetown, however, is nothing compared to what she owes her founders and the Christ of Faith. It grieves me deeply that my alma mater is failing so scandalously in its debt to both, as well as to the militant Jesuits still buried there who made it so special for so long. Georgetown today seems to take pride in insulting the Church and offending the faithful.
I know that some students, or the earnest Jesuit, will point out the liturgies, the chaplains, the Knights of Columbus chapter and so on. Administrators assure me that they speak to the archbishop and visit Rome regularly. I know the litany all too well. But it describes a Potemkin village, complete now with long, waving banners.
Those who believe this illusion seem satisfied with their little Catholic ghetto. It contrasts so starkly with the archdioceses view of things. On May 10, its official publication stated plainly that, at Georgetown today, leadership and faculty find their inspiration in sources other than the Gospel and Catholic teaching, and that the.........
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Very commendable. Right on Mr. Blatty!
I went to Georgetown a long time ago. It didn't take its inspiration from anything remotely Christian then either. I don't know the last time it did. It needs to stop pretending that it is a Catholic or any other type of religious institution.
Liberals (Communists) and Fellow Travellers hjave infiltrated ALL PARTS of the educational system in this country.
And they have indoctrinated so many that they thought this was the tipping point- that they had enough mindless zombies in place to take over the USA.
If Obama is re-elected his first term willhave been like childs-play compared to the damage he would do in a second term
Georgetown is stewing in the giant pot of progressive soup that is Washington DC. For that reason alone, its turn towards secularism was bound to happen.
G.U. long ago traded its Catholic identity to become the premier, modern, internationalist university located at the heart of the Empire. Who could resist that?