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Fringe Sect Proselytizes on Campus

by Ethan Starr

 

In the past few days, Boston College students have been approached by college-aged individuals asking if they would be willing to take part in a Bible study with them, with some students agreeing to do so. Those who accepted were introduced to the core beliefs of the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG).

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Jan

2018

Boston College Students Participate in 45th Annual March for Life

by David O'Neill

 

On January 19, fourteen students from the Boston College Students for Life Club joined hundreds of thousands of other pro-life activists from across the country for the 45th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of thousands of participants joined to protest the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in all 50 states. In recent years, the pro-life movement has expanded to include advocacy against euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, and the death penalty. However, with an estimated 60 million children’s lives lost through abortion since the 1973 decision, legal protection of the unborn remains the most pressing pro-life issue.

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2017

Christmas at the McMullen Museum

by David O'Neill

 

 

The 6.1 inches of snow that Boston received two weekends ago made the perfect setting for a Christmas celebration. Amidst the snowy fields of Brighton Campus, the McMullen Museum hosted their annual holiday celebration on Saturday, December 9. Members of the BC community—students, professors, alumni, and children of all ages— came for the free event, which provided a great study break for BC students. It was also an opportunity for visitors to view fall semester’s three beautiful exhibitions, which closed to the public the next day, December 10.

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2017

Christmas Spirit Inspires Charity at BC

by Amanda Judah

 

Christmas is often called the “season of giving.” Charitable organizations use this time to launch campaigns, encouraging the public to think of resources they can share. Recently, this goodwill has extended as early in the year as “Giving Tuesday,” a social media phenomenon that occurs the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Salvation Army bell-ringers are a ubiquitous sight outside of grocery stores and malls, and there are seemingly infinite opportunities to volunteer or donate to charity. Boston College is no exception to this philanthropic trend, encouraging students to participate in several ways that contribute to the overall community:

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Wed

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Nov

2017

Panelists Discuss the Crisis in Venezuela

by Susanna Mykoniatis

 

What began as a recession in Venezuela has resulted in the worst economic crisis in the country’s history —a crisis that is also political, social, and even humanitarian. But what are the effects of this crisis, and what does the future of the country look like?

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Nov

2017

Campus Ministry Launches New Men’s and Women’s Retreats

by Jeffrey Lindholm

 

If one looked at the last year’s Campus Ministry retreat schedule, one would see Ignite (for freshmen), Halftime (for upperclassmen), Manresa (for mostly juniors and seniors), and Kairos (for all grades). There was nothing offered exclusively for men or women—until this year.

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Nov

2017

Kinship Across Borders: Catholic Ethics and Migration

by Tess Daniels

 

Immigration remains one of the most hotly contested topics in our current political climate. In her lecture “Kinship Across Borders: Catholic Ethics and Migration,” Boston College Theology professor Kristin E. Heyer reworked the narrative to include Catholicism, describing the numerous dimensions a Catholic perspective adds to the immigration narrative. Heyer reevaluated immigration and migration not in the usual partisan manner, but with a scope that encompasses the humanity of migrants.

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Nov

2017

Fr. James Martin Outlines Ideas for Inclusion

by Adriana Watkins

 

On Sunday, November 12, Fr. James Martin, S.J., visited St. Ignatius Parish to lecture on methods of LGBT inclusion. The talk, which was well-attended, drew interested members from both the St. Ignatius community and the Boston College student body. The lecture was based on Fr. Martin’s recently published book, Building a Bridge, which identifies ways in which “the Catholic Church and the LGBT community can enter into a relationship of respect, compassion, and sensitivity.” He elaborated on each of these three aspects individually, attempting to describe his own vision for dialogue and acceptance.

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