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Georgetown Hosts Dialogue to Promote Investment in Low-Income Families

By Michael Scime January 19, 2024

Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life hosted an online dialogue exploring how members of the Catholic faith can increase their efforts to help people experiencing...

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

By Alexandra Bowman April 5, 2019

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...

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | The honorary degree held by former Washington, D.C. Archbishop and Cardinal Theodore McCarrick was revoked by Georgetown on Tuesday after Pope Francis removed McCarrick from the priesthood for sexual abuse Saturday. Georgetown has never previously rescinded an honorary degree, according to University President John J. DeGioia.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

By Mason Mandell February 20, 2019

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....

The Vatican Initiates Deeper Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Allegations Against McCarrick

The Vatican Initiates Deeper Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Allegations Against McCarrick

By Mason Mandell October 10, 2018

Pope Francis sanctioned a deeper examination of Vatican archives to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., on Saturday. The...

David Palmieri (SFS 18) was one of seven students and four members of faculty to meet Pope Francis at a conference on nuclear disarmament.

Students Meet Pope at Vatican Nuclear Disarmament Conference

By Erin Doherty November 17, 2017

Pope Francis welcomed seven Georgetown students and four faculty members to Vatican City last weekend for an international conference on nuclear disarmament. The conference, hosted by the Dicastery...

EDITORIAL: Redefine Our Catholic Identity

By Editorial Board February 14, 2017

Before his death last month at 89 years old, author William Peter Blatty (CAS ’50) cemented a legacy at Georgetown as the writer of the 1971 horror novel “The Exorcist” and its Academy Award-winning...

Vatican Shows Support for LGBTQ Congregation

By Kshithij Shrinath October 17, 2014

With Monday’s release of a relatio post disceptationem document, the Vatican has advanced its position of support for gay and lesbian Catholics. Vatican officials updated the original document Thursday,...

Vatican Responds to Blatty Petition

By Molly Simio May 14, 2014

The Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education responded to a petition requesting that Georgetown University be stripped of its Catholic and Jesuit identity with a denial of the appeal for hierarchical...

Continuing the Courtyard

By The Editorial Board April 15, 2014

Georgetown often touts its commitment to its Catholic and Jesuit identity through rhetoric relating to everything from Alternative Spring Break to philosophy courses. The university displayed its commitment...

O’Brien: Vatican II Legacy Felt 50 Years Later

By Fr. Kevin O'Brien, S.J. October 12, 2012

At a university, ideas matter. Here on the Hilltop, we have the privilege of learning about and wrestling with ideas that have percolated across the ages. We do this in conversation with great thinkers...

Conference Discusses Vatican II

By Molly DePippo October 12, 2012

Administrators, Jesuits and Vatican II staff discussed the historic council that transformed the Catholic Church at a conference titled “Vatican II After Fifty Years: Dialogue and Catholic Identity”...

Where in the World are the Real Healy Clock Hands?

By Michelle Cassidy and Michelle Cassidy May 8, 2012

The clock hands on Healy Tower were finally put back this morning, but apparently they're not the ones that were stolen. So while Healy can tell time again, the original hands are still at large. Join...

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