Friday, April 17, 2009

Georgetown University - President Obama & A Piece of My Mind

I’ve been on a letter-writing tear of late must be the Lenten blogging break. I haven’t heard quite as much furor over Georgetown’s hosting of Obama, but when I read that the school covered Jesus' name at the request of the White House I just had to speak up. Will my little letter have an impact? Well I’ll just leave that in God’s hands.

April 17, 2009

John J. DeGioia, President
Georgetown University
204 Healy Hall
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057

Dear Mr. DeGioia:

I am concerned that Georgetown University, a Jesuit institution has hosted President Obama the most outspoken opponent of Jesus ever to lead the United States. That Georgetown University cooperated by association with this man's agenda of undermining Christian values is horrific. That Georgetown University elected to join with Judas and Peter in denying Christ by associating with an administration that stands very vocally opposed to the Church's teaching is outrageous and a scandal to all Christians. That Georgetown University elected to cover over the name of Jesus in an attempt to hide the Lord, to subjugate the Creator, the King of Kings, the Lord of Hosts to the whims of mere mortals is to horrifying to contemplate.

The question at this point is, will Georgetown University and those in administrative positions continue to collude with Judas or will you repent of this most egregious offence to the Lord as did Peter. St. Peter or Judas the Iscariot whom will you emulate? You Mr. DeGioia stand at the exact same crossroads these two men stood those many years ago. You can continue the offences of Judas and those he led to Christ, or you can repent of this denial of Christ and join with St. Peter and those of us whom he has led to Christ.

You are faced with a very important choice one that could bear eternal consequences. Something of this magnitude deserves careful reflection, and I hope you will find time in your busy schedule to spend time in Adoration of the Lord to discuss the matter with him directly.


Katie said...

Sadly, I wasn't surprised with Georgetown. They're Catholic in name only, anymore. Their student body used the start of Lent to kick off a "sex-positive" week full of transsexualism, homosexuality, masturbation, pornography, etc.

Anne Marie said...

OK, that’s just gross. And I know that my one silly little letter most likely means absolutely nothing what so ever in the greater scheme of things, but at this point I can piss and moan with my friends and know for sure that I won’t have any impact whatsoever, or I can piss and moan and write the silly little letter and perhaps God will use it to his glory. I think that perhaps all Christians should take a silent no more approach like Fr. Pavone’s and just begin to speak up.

Katie said...

Oh yeah, definitely speak up :) I get frustrated sometimes because I feel like no one's listening, but better to say something and be ignored than not say anything at all!