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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., says Cardinal Donald Wuerl was aware of allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Wuerl Previously Informed of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Predecessor

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, former archbishop of Washington, D.C., was aware of an allegation of sexual assault against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, his predecessor, as early as 2004, according to his Jan. 15 letter to the Society of Jesus. Wuerl’s letter comes after previous public claims that no accusations were made against[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Church Crisis Demands Introspection

In its efforts to confront the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, Georgetown University has fallen dramatically short by failing to look inward. Georgetown has thus far neglected to take substantive action concerning its relationship to the scandal, failing to acknowledge the crisis’ effects on the university community or revoke[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Editorial
ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON The names of 31 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors in the past 70 years were released by the Archdiocese of Washington on Oct. 15.

Archdiocese of Washington Names 31 Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of Washington released the names of 31 priests who were considered “credibly accused” of sexual abuse toward minors in the last 70 years on Oct. 15. The list includes 28 ordained priests of the archdiocese and three religious order or non-diocesan priests, with details under each name revealing the actions[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Justice Delayed on McCarrick and Wuerl

This Viewpoint discusses sexual assault. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. By delaying the revocation of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s honorary degrees, Georgetown University is actively undermining its own efforts to address the sexual abuse crisis wracking the Catholic[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
AARON WEINMANN/THE HOYA Robert Bennett (CAS ’61, LAW ’64), Karen Tumulty, John Carr, Dawn Eden Goldstein and Kevin Byrnes react to sexual abuse in the church.

Church Must Reform Internal Hierarchy, Panelists Say

Catholic clergy cannot be trusted to initiate meaningful reforms combatting widespread clerical abuse, leaving the responsibility to lay people, former federal prosecutor and original member of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People Robert Bennett (CAS ’61, LAW ’64) said at an event in Gaston[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Over 1,300 Individuals have signed a Student Authored petition, requesting the university to rescind the degrees of Cardinals Wuerl and McCarrick.

Student-Led Petition Gains Traction

A petition urging Georgetown University to revoke the honorary degrees of Cardinals Theodore McCarrick and Donald Wuerl for their roles in widespread reported sexual misconduct within the Catholic Church has been signed by 1,376 individuals. McCarrick has been under fire since June, when allegations of sexual misconduct against men and[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
CARNES: Picking Up the Pieces

CARNES: Picking Up the Pieces

By this point in the semester, week four, things have mostly calmed down. My students and I have found our rhythm, and we have begun to settle into the work of examining our world’s political systems and learning from one another. But this year, more than others, I feel a[Read More…]

by September 19, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
KIM: What St. Benedict Tells Us About Manual Labor

KIM: What St. Benedict Tells Us About Manual Labor

During the induction ceremony for new graduate students, I sat with fascination and interest as various leaders of Georgetown University shared the school’s history and values. As I listened, I recognized the university’s constructive intersection of history and modernity. The ceremony encouraged me to delve into other traditions related to[Read More…]

by September 11, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOSCO: Amid Division, A Search for Sanctuary

BOSCO: Amid Division, A Search for Sanctuary

Seeing the return of Hoyas to campus last week was a great pleasure, as we renew old acquaintances, make new ones and get back into the habits and schedules of college life once again. Hopefully we have come back rested, satisfied with our summer jobs and internships, and accompanied by[Read More…]

by September 5, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top