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SOPHIA NUNN for THE HOYA Anne Burke, a justice on the Supreme Court of Illinois, said that civil authorities should have oversignt to ensure a cultural change occurs in the church in order to curb clerical abuse within the Catholic Church, at a Dahlgren Dialogue on Oct. 24.

Panelists Seek Change in Church Culture

Empowering lay members and changing church culture are necessary for the Catholic Church to address sexual abuse, panelists agreed at a discussion held in the Dahlgren Chapel on Wednesday. The panelists examined the best path forward for the Catholic Church in light of the sexual abuse allegations that have surfaced[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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
The Vatican Initiates Deeper Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Allegations Against McCarrick

The Vatican Initiates Deeper Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Allegations Against McCarrick

Pope Francis sanctioned a deeper examination of Vatican archives to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The announcement of the investigation was the first response from the Vatican following McCarrick’s resignation in July. The Vatican will investigate the Archives[Read More…]

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
HANNAH LEVINE/THE HOYA Catholic Women at Georgetown and Georgetown's chapter of Knights of Columbus held a holy hour for survivors of clerical sexual abuse. The holy hour comes in the wake of a series of allegations of sexual assault against members of the Catholic Church.

Catholic Student Groups Hold Holy Hour for Sexual Abuse Survivors

Catholic Women at Georgetown and Georgetown’s chapter of Knights of Columbus hosted a joint prayer service for victims of clerical sexual abuse Sept. 21 in Dahlgren Chapel as allegations of sexual abuse by priests continue to surface across the country and world. Large numbers of Catholic clerics have faced allegations[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
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
The Catholic University of America is one prominent Catholic institution which has denounced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick by revoking his degrees. Georgetown has yet to issue a public response.

Students Urge University to Condemn Former Cardinal Accused of Sexual Abuse

Catholic student groups at Georgetown University are calling upon the university to take a stronger stance against sexual abuse following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C. The New York Times reported June 20 that McCarrick sexually abused men and boys over several[Read More…]

by August 27, 2018 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

GU Unveils New Protocol for Protecting Minors

In response to last year’s child sex abuse scandal at The Pennsylvania State University, Georgetown has launched a new Protection of Minors Policy. The policy, which was approved by the Faculty Senate in September, was announced last week in a university-wide email from the Office of the President. “We recognize[Read More…]

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