Catholicism and Unity: Celebrating 125 Years While Spreading Catholic Values
April 26, 2012
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As we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Catholic University, we, at The Tower, reflect on what it means to be part of CUA.
The word “catholic” literally means “universal”, and while we are proud of our catholic tradition and beliefs, we embrace the members of all creeds as our brothers and sisters.
Through our school-wide completion of 352,627 service hours, students, alumni, and faculty embraced a spirit of giving and love.
Now, a group of Catholic University students is asking for a service from the International Olympic Committee. Because of our belief that all men and women are created equal, a person’s religion or nationality does not change his or her human dignity.
This reminds us of the Munich Massacre, the tragedy at the Olympics in 1972. 11 Israeli athletes were ruthlessly murdered because of their nationality.
We at the Tower believe that it would worsen the tragedy of their senseless deaths if they are forgotten. For this reason, we urge the IOC to honor the memory of those killed in the Munich Massacre.
Embracing the Catholic beliefs of human equality, we view this, not as an issue of nationality or religion, but simply an issue of humanity.
As the Catholic University of America, we hope to set aside differences of race and creed to remember the tragic death of our fellow man.