Catholics on Capitol Hill

Salt and Light is an initiative of Georgetown University that regularly brings together Catholics under the age of 40, especially those who work on Capitol Hill, in the administration, or other branches of government. On Monday, April 27 at 4pm they will host an online virtual gathering to reflect on how the COVID-19 crisis has changed everything…from how we live, learn, work, play, and socialize to how we worship God and serve our neighbors.


All are invited to this online gathering that will explore how the Catholic faith and its teachings can help inform young people’s response to this pandemic.

RSVP before Sunday, April 26 @ 4pm by clicking here to receive the link for the gathering


Moving Beyond a Life on Hold

  • How can we shore up relationships and community in a time of physical distancing?
  • How can we best serve the poor and vulnerable at a time when we can’t leave our homes?
  • How can we uphold human life and dignity at a time when the sick and elderly are faced with the reality of the “throwaway culture?”
  • How can we best live out a faithful, principled, and effective response to the crisis? How can we live with hope in a time of fear and loss?

Both faith and reason are sources of authority upon which beliefs can rest upon.


"Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves."  So begins the 14 September 1998 encyclical letter "Fides et Ratio" authored by the then Pope John Paul II ... on the relationship between faith and reason.    

As per the Mission Statement of Manhattan College, faith and its relation to reason is one of the Lasallian Hallmarks from which the College draws inspiration.  

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