Post Tagged with: "Clerical Abuse"

GEORGETOWN INITIATIVE ON CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT AND PUBLIC LIFE | Lawyers have played a dual role in the sexual abuse crisis, protecting the church through confidentiality agreements while helping survivors attain recourse, panelists said at an event hosted by Georgetown's Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and hosted by its director, John Carr. 

Attorneys Can Prolong, Publicize Clerical Abuse Crisis, Panelists Say

Panelists praised attorneys of survivors Monday for holding the Catholic Church accountable for the clerical abuse crisis, while also acknowledging the role of lawyers in the Church’s efforts to cover up sexual misconduct. Lawyers have played a critical role in confronting and publicizing the clergy sexual abuse crisis, according to[Read More…]

by April 12, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Lead Response to Clerical Abuse

This editorial discusses sexual abuse. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. In 2009, Georgetown University and Fordham University were both notified of a sexual predator who had taught at both institutions. While Fordham immediately banned the predator, Fr. Daniel O’Connell, S.J., from campus,[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Editorial, Opinion
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Archbishop of Atlanta Reportedly Selected as Next Archbishop of Washington

Reports emerged Thursday that Pope Francis is set to appoint Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory to replace Cardinal Donald Wuerl as the archbishop of Washington, D.C., after the latter resigned following reports that he had mishandled sexual assault cases. The Catholic News Agency first reported on Gregory’s appointment; however, the[Read More…]

by April 3, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
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

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Fr. Daniel C. O'Connell, S.J., worked at Georgetown University as a professor, chaplain-in-residence and department chair. He was a professor emeritus at Georgetown until Wednesday.

Decade After Public Abuse Accusation, O’Connell Loses GU Emeritus Status

Fr. Daniel C. O’Connell, S.J., once a popular professor in the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus, was removed from his position as president of St. Louis University in 1978 after an allegation of sexual abuse. His work at Jesuit universities, however, continued for another 20 years, bringing him[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…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments News, The Georgetown 14
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…]

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…]

by March 15, 2019 0 comments News, The Georgetown 14