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ARCHDIOCESE OF ATLANTA/FACEBOOK | Wilton Gregory, who was appointed Thursday, previously led the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops from 2001 to 2004. Gregory replaces Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who resigned in October 2018 amid accusations he mishandled allegations of sexual abuse.

Pope Francis Appoints DC’s 1st Black Archbishop

Archbishop of Atlanta Wilton Gregory is set to become the first black archbishop of Washington, D.C., on May 21, the Vatican announced Thursday. Gregory’s appointment follows the ongoing clerical sexual abuse scandal within the church, which has implicated the last two archbishops of D.C. The D.C. archdiocese has looked to[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The honorary degree held by former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was revoked by Georgetown on Tuesday after Pope Francis removed McCarrick from the priesthood for sexual abuse Saturday. Georgetown has never previously rescinded an honorary degree, according to University President John J. DeGioia.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
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Pope Accepts Wuerl’s Resignation, Appoints to Interim Role

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, D.C., on Oct. 12. The resignation comes after an August Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed Wuerl’s inconsistent record of handling cases of sexual abuse as bishop of Pittsburgh. Pope Francis’s move was awaited by those who pressured[Read More…]

by October 18, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

METZGER: Follow Pope Francis’ Lead

Five years after his election, Pope Francis continues to energize the Roman Catholic Church by calling for people to experience God’s love and mercy. Catholics, and those who attend Catholic institutions such as Georgetown, need to follow the Pope’s lead by taking an honest look at what this message requires[Read More…]

by March 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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John Carr, Director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Bishop Robert McElroy spoke during a panel discussion.

Catholic Communities Must Foster Bipartisan Cooperation, Panel Says

The Roman Catholic churches and communities in the United States must encourage bipartisan cooperation and promote religious freedom, said a panel of religious experts and community leaders in a Nov. 16 event. The panel, hosted in Copley Formal Lounge by the Georgetown University Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public[Read More…]

by November 27, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Heeding Moral Imperatives

The Georgetown University Faculty Senate, a governing body of 75 full-time faculty members who advise President John DeGioia, approved a resolution last week condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, promising to support and protect all university faculty, staff and students who stand to be harmed by the travel[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top