Posts Tagged ‘Harvard University’

Bishop Barron not impressed with Harvard’s atheist ‘chief chaplain’

Monday, September 6th, 2021
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As nonreligious celebrate the election of an atheist as chaplain head at Harvard University, the university said the position will not affect the centre’s Catholic mission. However, Bishop Robert Barron, the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is not impressed by the election outcome. In the New York Post, Barron said, “What does Read more

Harvard sex week: Catholic spin explained

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Harvard University’s Catholic Student Association (CSA) held Catholic Sex Week the week after Harvard Sex Week. The aim was to offer insight into why the Church teaches the way it does when it comes to human sexuality. This is the first time the CSA has held the event. “After Harvard Sex Week, we kind of Read more

Harvard University black mass cancelled after huge protests

Friday, May 16th, 2014

A planned re-enactment of a satanic black Mass by a Harvard University student club was cancelled only hours before its scheduled start on May 12. After protests that the event was offensive to Catholics, the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club initially decided to move the event off campus. But another venue could not be found, Read more

Boston archdiocese protests planned Harvard black mass

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

The Archdiocese of Boston has condemned plans for a re-enactment of a “black mass” satanic ritual by a Harvard University student club. The re-enactment was to be at a pub on the Harvard campus on May 12 (US time). Archdiocesan officials are organising Eucharistic adoration at a nearby church at the same hour, in response. Read more

Atheist church has homilies and passes the plate

Friday, June 28th, 2013

It’s Sunday in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a rapt congregation listens to a chaplain preach about the importance of building a community. Outsiders could be forgiven for believing this service, with its homilies, its passing of the plate, its uplifting songs, belongs in a church. If so, it’s an atheist church without God — the brainchild Read more

Cause for hope from the young

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Two Maori students, Dan Bidois and Natalie Coates, after receiving Fulbright awards for their study, recently graduated from Harvard University. This is a particularly uplifting story of achievement against the odds, one we need so as to bolster up our determination to build a viable future for our planet. ‘All is connected…’ Dan Bidois left Read more