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McGinley Taught Child Psychology at GU, Abused Children for 30 Years

McGinley Taught Child Psychology at GU, Abused Children for 30 Years

Anthony McGinley, a Catholic priest from Pennsylvania, sexually abused young boys for 30 years, according to a 2018 report on clerical abuse published by a Pennsylvania grand jury. For five of those years, he taught courses in child psychology at Georgetown University. From 1977 to 1981, McGinley taught graduate classes[Read More…]

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Serial Abuser Bradley Spent Year in Campus Ministry

In between two periods of abusing minors as an administrator and a teacher at Gonzaga College High School in the 1960s and 1970s, former Jesuit priest H. Cornell Bradley worked as a campus minister at Georgetown University. Neither the university nor the Maryland Province of the Jesuit order, which has[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: Reconciling Jesuit Teachings With Abuse

VIEWPOINT: Reconciling Jesuit Teachings With Abuse

This viewpoint discusses sexual abuse. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Our senior year began after the Pennsylvania grand jury report named 300 Catholic priests across the state who had sexually abused children over a span of 70 years. The sexual abuse crisis[Read More…]

EDITORIAL: Georgetown Silence Fails Survivors, Students

EDITORIAL: Georgetown Silence Fails Survivors, Students

This editorial discusses sexual abuse. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. Georgetown University has irrevocably harmed survivors and students by failing to identify and acknowledge former university priests credibly accused of sexual abuse. University President John J. DeGioia named four abusive priests in[Read More…]

‘A Lion in the Zoo’: Former GU Grad Student Ferretti Abused Dozens Over Decades

‘A Lion in the Zoo’: Former GU Grad Student Ferretti Abused Dozens Over Decades

Fr. Augustine J. Ferretti, S.J., began his career as a Jesuit priest at Georgetown University, enrolling in a graduate program during World War II. Though accusations of abuse would not emerge until six decades after he left Georgetown, Ferretti would eventually become one of the church’s most serial abusers, with[Read More…]

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ILLUSTRATION BY ALEXANDRA BOWMAN/THE HOYA | Neil P. McLaughlin, Hospital Chaplain, 1965-1983

Summer Hospital Chaplain McLaughlin Abused Children Years Before Counseling Patients

Shortly after his ordination in 1959, Fr. Neil McLaughlin, S.J., sexually abused two minors, including his niece, according to accusations deemed credible by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. He then went on to work at Georgetown University Hospital over 18 years. From 1965 until 1983, McLaughlin worked[Read More…]

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VIEWPOINT: Continue Trusting Georgetown Jesuits

VIEWPOINT: Continue Trusting Georgetown Jesuits

This viewpoint discusses sexual abuse. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. After The Boston Globe’s investigation of clerical sex abuse was released in 2002, many of us Catholics were shocked to learn that some of the priests we considered part of our family[Read More…]

Former GU Hospital Chaplain Barber Admitted to Abusing Minor

Former GU Hospital Chaplain Barber Admitted to Abusing Minor

Fr. Michael Barber, S.J., who was removed from the ministry in 1994, served as a chaplain at the Georgetown University Hospital from 1976 to 1978 in the department of pastoral care, where he assisted patients and staff in their religious life. But in 1994, Barber, now 76, admitted to sexual[Read More…]

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Just 1 year after his assignment ended at the Woodstock Theological Center, Fr. Jack Kennington abused siblings Bridget and Brendan Lyons between 1984 and 1987

‘Supposed to Be Infallible’: Kennington Abused Children of Family Friend

Christine Lyons saw Fr. Jack Kennington as a close family friend. Her neighbors on Manhattan’s Lower East Side saw him as a proud advocate for people struggling with drug addiction and a popular priest in the community throughout the 1980s. All the while, Brendan and Bridget Lyons, Christine’s children, knew[Read More…]

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Axer Sent as GU Representative 2 Years After Abuse

Axer Sent as GU Representative 2 Years After Abuse

On Nov. 7, 1958, the University of Washington inaugurated Charles Odegaard as its 25th president. The speakers for the week’s events included luminaries from highly esteemed institutions across the country, such as the president of the University of California system, the editor of the Christian Science Monitor and the dean[Read More…]

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