In our week-long series for freshmen entitled: The Year You Missed: Class of 2019 Edition, we mentioned how H*yas for Abortion and their anti-Catholic sympathizers in GUSA were able to ignore a quarter century of University policy and provide funding for a student club which “[d]irectly and substantially advocates positions inconsistent with Roman Catholic moral tradition.”
Unless administrators in Healy or the priests in Wolfington Hall decide to step in, there’s not much that can be done at this point. We’ll do our part in continually raising awareness, but it’s up to others to get organized and ensure Georgetown lives up to its mission. We think Catholic students in particular, and non-Catholics who aren’t anti-Catholic but believe in allowing Georgetown the freedom to live its mission, should lead the way.
Most of all, we wonder where the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Daughters, or GU Right to Life have been hiding? We’ve yet to hear any of them speak up about H*yas for Abortion receiving University funding. Perhaps they’re like Georgetown’s Jesuits and plan on remaining silent over the issue? Are they content to let the nation’s oldest Catholics university turn into Berkeley on the Potomac?
Last month we released our three different proposals for making Georgetown a better place by increasing transparency and student outreach at GUSA, improving the club funding process by allowing students more freedom of choice, and protecting the curriculum from politicization from social justice warriors. However, we didn’t mention anything specific about safeguarding Georgetown’s Catholic identity through ensuring University funds aren't supplying a large portion of the operating costs for H*yas for Abortion, as is currently the case.
We do so now.
First, contact President Jack DeGioia. Since he doesn't share his email address in the directory, you have to write his Chief of Staff Joseph A. Ferrara.
Second, email the following folks. You can link to our discussion of how University funds are going to pay for H*yas for Abortion's anti-Catholic, pro-abortion activities.
- Todd Olson, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
- Father Joseph Lingan, S.J., Rector of the Jesuit Community
- Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.
Like before, please copy us on each email you send we can keep track. Be sure to forward any response you get. And if you do go to schedule a meeting, let us know how it goes. We’d appreciate it.