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Washington-area Catholics are asking Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl, left, to resign after a decade of improperly addressing widespread sexual assault within the Catholic Church. Wuerl holds an honorary degree from Georgetown, which he received in 2014.

District Leaders, Community Condemn Wuerl Inaction

Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and other prominent Catholics in the city are calling for the Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign due to his handling of past sexual misconduct cases. Formerly the bishop of Pittsburgh, Wuerl has been accused in a grand jury report of covering[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
Journalists and experts involved in the reporting of widespread child abuse in the Catholic Church discussed the Catholic Church’s handling of the abuse, its impact on victims and its implications for the future of the church in Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday.

Panelists Discuss Catholic Church Abuse, Future

A panel of journalists and experts involved in the reporting of widespread child abuse in the Catholic Church reflected on their experiences before and after the 2002 Boston Globe report, which was documented in the film “Spotlight” at an event in Lohrfink Auditorium on Wednesday. Lecture Fund member Aiden Johnson[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

No. 1: Chicken Noodle Soup

she painted my world for me made the sun look sad made the sky grieve blew decay on trees   poppies and peonies hung heavy and low like bleeding hearts their petals brittle and dead weeping to the ground below   she didn’t want me to disappear into the clouds[Read More…]

by September 13, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Abuse Victim Opens Inaugural GPPI Conference

Actress Sonja Sohn of HBO’s “The Wire” shared stories of the abuse she faced as the daughter of an abusive, schizophrenic Vietnam War veteran to a crowd of juvenile justice experts last Thursday morning. Her lecture was the opening keynote address for the Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s first-ever Leadership Evidence[Read More…]

by February 27, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News

Battling a Stifling Culture

There are about 4,095 female undergraduates at Georgetown. Statistically speaking, 819 of them will experience sexual violence before the end of their time on the Hilltop. Sexual and gender-based violence, though often overlooked, is a pervasive issue on college campuses. Studies estimate that 20 to 25 percent of women and[Read More…]

by April 7, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Georgetown Study Finds Fewer Children Abused by Clergy

The number of children sexually abused by U.S. Roman Catholic clergy and the payout costs incurred by the Church for these cases have decreased significantly in 2009, according to a recent study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown. Although there were a reported 400 new[Read More…]

by March 29, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized

Ripple Effect: Abuse Shakes Catholic Faith

With the latest scandal in the Catholic Church arguably reaching all the way to the Vatican, it’s time for the Church to set the record straight. Enough is enough. The recent expose of the sexual abuse cover-ups in the Irish Church and elsewhere in Europe has become a public relations[Read More…]

by March 26, 2010 0 comments Uncategorized