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The Georgetown 14: Abusive Priests in University’s Past, Present

The Georgetown 14: Abusive Priests in University’s Past, Present

14 priests with connections to Georgetown University have been credibly or plausibly accused of sexual abuse. One known abuser was recognized as a professor emeritus of the university until Wednesday afternoon

AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | Lawyers and survivor advocates say the Jesuit order does not fully reveal the extent of its knowledge regarding cases of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

As Jesuits Report Abusers, Experts Doubt Completeness

In the midst of an abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, the five Jesuit provinces in the United States released lists in December and January of priests accused of child sexual abuse. Yet the incomplete nature of these lists has sparked even greater criticism from lawyers and advocates, including lawyer[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Features, News, News - Top, The Georgetown 14
Once Considered for GU Presidency, Knoth Left Jesuits Following Allegations

Once Considered for GU Presidency, Knoth Left Jesuits Following Allegations

Former Jesuit priest Bernard Knoth was a fondly remembered high school principal in Indianapolis, a beloved chaplain-in-residence and administrator at Georgetown University, and an esteemed university president at Loyola University New Orleans. Until a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor surfaced in 2003 from a former student at[Read More…]

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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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‘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…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Features, News, The Georgetown 14
Former GU Undergraduate Carr Abused Children as Jesuit Educator

Former GU Undergraduate Carr Abused Children as Jesuit Educator

Before embarking on his path toward ordination as a Jesuit priest, Fr. Neil Carr, S.J., began his Jesuit education with a year at Georgetown University. Carr enrolled at Georgetown in 1937 and left the following year to enter the Jesuit seminary in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., according to later articles published in[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments Features, News, The Georgetown 14
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The honorary degree held by former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was revoked by Georgetown on Tuesday after Pope Francis removed McCarrick from the priesthood for sexual abuse Saturday. Georgetown has never previously rescinded an honorary degree, according to University President John J. DeGioia.

GU Rescinds Honorary Degree Held by Former Cardinal McCarrick

Georgetown University stripped former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his honorary degree Feb. 19 after the Vatican expelled him from the priesthood for sexual abuse Feb. 16. The decision comes after a working group was tasked in October 2018 with evaluating the role of honorary degrees, including[Read More…]

by February 20, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
@CATHOLICDIOCESEOFONDO/FACEBOOK | Pope Francis removed former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from the priesthood Feb. 16 after an investigation of allegations of sexual abuse. A university working group formed in November is continuing to evaluate the honorary degree McCarrick received from Georgetown in 2004.

McCarrick Removed From Priesthood; GU Continues Review of Honorary Degree

While Georgetown continues to consider revoking the honorary degree awarded to former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Pope Francis expelled McCarrick from the priesthood Feb. 16. The expulsion follows the conclusion of a canonical trial dealing with allegations of sexual abuse, according to a Feb. 16 statement by the Vatican. Since October[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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