Catholic Social Thought Matters

Catholic Social Thought Matters

February 15, 2019

Beyond the Wall: Human Impacts, Moral Principles, and Policy Directions on Immigration

by Therese Perby Señal (C'19)

In the shadow of the recent 35-day government shutdown over the building of a southern border wall, members of the Georgetown community gathered for an event hosted by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life. The discussion featured a religious woman, a moral theologian, a lawyer, an Evangelical leader, and an undocumented Georgetown student, and focused on the human and moral cost of immigration and border security.


February 13, 2019

Stand for Life, All Life, Every Life: Resisting the Throwaway Culture

by Therese Perby Señal (C'19)

The latest Dahlgren Dialogue focused on some of the most divisive topics in American politics: abortion and the right to life. Co-hosted by the Initiative for Catholic Social Thought and Public Life as well as the Office for Mission and Ministry, the panel featured four pro-life women: Serrin Foster, the president of Feminists for Life and the creator of the Women Deserve Better campaign; Julia Greenwood (C’19) a Georgetown undergraduate and the co-director of the 2019 Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life; Gloria Purvis, the creator of the EWTN show Authentically Free at Last, host of the EWTN radio show Morning Glory, and editor of the African American Catholic Youth Bible; and Aimee Murphy, the executive director of Rehumanize International, a secular human rights organization dedicated to creating a culture of peace and life that seeks to end violence against humans through education, discourse, and action. The dialogue was moderated by Kim Daniels, associate director for the Initiative.