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‘I Cannot Be My Only Advocate’: How Georgetown Continues To Fail Survivors

‘I Cannot Be My Only Advocate’: How Georgetown Continues To Fail Survivors

By Anonymous September 4, 2020

This Viewpoint discusses abuse on campus. Please refer to the end of the article for on- and off-campus resources. The author of this Viewpoint chose to remain anonymous. All first-person references...

FILE PHOTO: ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA | Three priests credibly accused of sexual assault worked at the Woodstock Theological Center, which operated from 1973 to 2013. Though the center was run independently by Jesuits, Woodstock had several ties to campus life, including student employees.

Abusers Lived, Worked at Campus Jesuit Spaces

By Riley Rogerson and Myroslav April 5, 2019

The Woodstock Theological Center moved into Old Ryan, now known as Ida Ryan Hall, in 1978. Over the next several decades, three priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct would work at Woodstock, a...

WOODSTOCK THEOLOGICAL CENTER ARCHIVES | Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, S.J., was credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor in Indiana before he became a professor at Georgetown, according to a report by the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus.

Gannon Abused Minors, Adults Across 3 Institutions; Later Taught Sociology at GU

By Myroslav March 15, 2019

In 1983, Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, S.J., received the faculty member of the year award from Loyola University Chicago for his work as chair of the sociology department. The same year, Gannon left Loyola to...

JEAN DENIS BEUCHER/PINTEREST | Fr. Martin J. Casey, S.J., was plausibly accused of sexually abusing a minor at Holy Trinity Church on N Street, according to a December 2018 report by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.

Long-Time Georgetown Jesuit Casey Abused a Minor at Holy Trinity

By Myroslav March 15, 2019

During a long and storied career in Washington, D.C., Fr. Martin J. Casey, S.J., baptized the son of a president, held central roles in the Georgetown Jesuit Community and was buried on Georgetown’s...

ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY SHAMBAUGH/ THE HOYA

Serial Abuser Bradley Spent Year in Campus Ministry

By Sana Rahman March 15, 2019

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...

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

Summer Hospital Chaplain McLaughlin Abused Children Years Before Counseling Patients

By Sarah Mendelsohn March 15, 2019

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....

Former GU Hospital Chaplain Barber Admitted to Abusing Minor

Former GU Hospital Chaplain Barber Admitted to Abusing Minor

By Mason Mandell March 15, 2019

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...

Former GU Undergraduate Carr Abused Children as Jesuit Educator

By Sana Rahman March 15, 2019

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...

AIR FORCE
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

By Grey Rosenzweig and Deepika Jonnalagadda August 31, 2018

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...

COURTESTY AIDEN JOHNSON
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

By Ian Scoville and Christian Paz April 15, 2016

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...

SARAH KIM\THE HOYA

No. 1: Chicken Noodle Soup

By Sarah Kim September 13, 2014

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...

Abuse Victim Opens Inaugural GPPI Conference

By Emma Iannini February 27, 2013

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...

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