Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society discusses Common Core and Catholic identity


The President of the Cardinal Newman Society Patrick Reilly spoke yesterday in a lecture organized by the Georgetown University Young Americans for Liberty. The lecture was entitled “Common Core, Georgetown’s Relativism, and Government Tyranny Threaten the Future of Catholic Education.” So brace yourselves, faithful readers, this post is going to discuss everything you would expect from the […]

Conservative Catholic groups rebuke Georgetown for tapping Sebelius as graduation speaker

As the University recently announced, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be speaking at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute Tropaia awards ceremony next Friday. Although the awards event is not technically a “commencement” ceremony (since degrees will not be conferred), Sebelius was listed with the other commencement speakers in the University press-release. Sebelius […]

Prof endorses contraceptive coverage, bishops pitch a fit

Last month, Dr. Hal C. Lawrence, executive vice president of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a University professor, praised the Administration’s decision to require full contraceptive coverage without copay on all new insurance plans. “The women of this country deserve no less than access to all comprehensive and clinically effective preventive care,” Lawrence […]

CNS wraps up prayer campaign for Catholic colleges

The Cardinal Newman Society, an organization dedicated to maintaining the religious character of the nation’s Catholic universities, will wrap up its Lenten Prayer Campaign for the Renewal of Catholic Colleges on Sunday.

CNS angered by comments in recent Jesuit video

The Cardinal Newman Society, a group that aims to “renew and strengthen Catholic identity in Catholic higher education,” is attacking Georgetown College’s recent video “Jesuits at Georgetown” over the opening line of the video. At the beginning of the video, Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J., associate dean of the College, says, “Our job as educators, and […]

Do Catholic universities produce better Catholics?

A recent study by the Georgetown University Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) surveyed Catholic students to find out. The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) interpreted the study to say that attending a Catholic University has, “little, if any, positive impact on a Catholic student’s acceptance or practice of his or her Catholic Faith.” The […]

Cardinal Newman Society is mad at Georgetown: GUSA edition

The Cardinal Newman Society, a conservative Catholic organization that complains about Georgetown University a lot, recently responded to the Georgetown University Student Association’s proposal about the possibility of gender-blind housing. The GUSA bill calls for a dialogue between members of the University community about the possibility to allow members of opposite sexes to live together. […]

Comments of the Week: A blog divided cannot stand

“Jacob” doesn’t care for Venus Fly Trap: Vox, Despite my frequent bursts of bile, I have always considered you as a playful adversary and was forced to concede the fact you are the best damn publication on this campus. That you would stoop this low by hiring a perverted attention whore makes me not so […]

GU professor co-founds LGBT support group, draws fire from conservative Catholic group

Catholics for Equality, a not-for-profit group formed in 2010, seeks to foster support for same-sex marriage and other LGBT causes in the Catholic community, specifically targeting students at Catholic colleges and universities. The surprise? A Georgetown professor helped create the group. Adjunct professor Joseph Palacios is one of the founding members of Catholics for Equality, […]

Study: Catholic higher education doesn’t build support for Catholic teachings

In a new study that has conservative Catholic groups very alarmed, Georgetown researchers are reporting that Catholic students who attend Catholic Universities are not much more likely to support Catholic teaching than their counterparts at non-Catholic colleges and universities. The Bulletin—”Philadelphia’s Family Newspaper”—writes: “The [Georgetown University Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate] study largely […]

GU Law honors Joe Biden, riles up Catholics

FACT: It is actually impossible to be angry at Joe Biden while looking at this picture. The Georgetown Law Center is holding a symposium today celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. At the ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden will be given the “Legal Momentum Hero Award” for his work on the […]