Now, this is depressing. Not surprising. But definitely depressing. I just got this video from the Cardinal Newman Society concering Georgetown University. And it’s a doozy. And here’s the thing -this is what Georgetown is publicly espousing. I can’t imagine what it is they’re not saying.
Georgetown’s Associate Dean Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J. said it’s not Georgetown’s job to bring God to people or to bring people to God.
“Our job as educators and as priests is not to bring God to people, or even to bring people to God. God’s already there and the people are already there. Our job, our way, of living out our educational vocation is to ask the right questions, and to help young people ask those questions,” says Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J., Georgetown’s associate dean and director of Catholic studies, in the opening to a new video profiling the work of Jesuits on campus.
Once again the question must be asked whether Georgetown is a Catholic university at all or a university where some Jesuits teach? It’s sad that there’s a distinction but sometimes there just is.