The Observer

How Should We Approach Charity?

November 12, 2014

By ALEXA McMENAMIN Staff Writer Published: November 12, 2014 America sure loves a good food drive, especially in the winter. The same is true of clothing drives, or coat drives: you name it, I’m sure my K-12 school had it. It’s fun for little kids to go shopping and pick out things to donate, like little mittens and hats...

Bryancalabro via Wikimedia Commons

Contraception Isn’t Responsible for Declining Morality

November 14, 2013

By DYLAN REILLY Contributing Writer Published: November 14, 2013 In his 1968 encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” Pope Paul VI made several predictions about the effects of widespread ar...

Lenten Sacrifices A Lapsed Catholic’s Redemption

June 19, 2011

Even The Non-Religious Can Appreciate Self-Denial HARRY BRADFORD Staff Writer Published: March 12, 2009 I am what some refer to as a “lapsed Catholic.” I am one of the rudderless horde that meanders through Lowenstein’s hallowed halls blissfully unconcerned with salvation or the observation of Catholi...

Experts Say The Catholic Vote Is a Matter of Conscience, Not Conformity

June 4, 2011

By Kathryn Feeney Asst. News Editor Published: October 16, 2008 In recent years, the “Catholic vote” has become associated with the Republican party because of its stance on the issue of abortion. However, according to administrators and faculty at Fordham, neither one of the two prevailing political parties fully...

“Golden Compass” Raises Catholic Ire

June 1, 2011

By Dana Grossman Contributing Writer Published: January 31, 2008 It isn’t rare for there to be at least some cry of outrage when a book is adapted into a movie. Even box office hits such as “The Lord of the Rings” had some of the fans of the original books protesting “Where’s Tom Bombadil? Where’s Glorfindel?” “The Golden Compass,”...

Does a Catholic Vote Matter?

May 30, 2011

‘No Monolithic Catholic Position’ Can be Determined By Kate Cusimano Asst. News Editor Published: November 15, 2007 FORDHAM—Since 1932, the majority of Catholic votes have gone to the winner in the presidential elections, indicating the strength of the Catholic viewpoint. Catholics have traditionally aligned themselv...

Fordham Doesn’t Need to Fit In

May 29, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 An article in the November issue of “U.S. Catholic” stated that Catholic universities in America fall into one of four categories.  But Fordham is a pragmatic school, constantly trying to move forward to provide its students with the best possible education.  So trying to lump it into an ...