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COURTESY OF TRINITY.ORG | Holy Trinity Catholic Church plans to expand programming to facilitate discussion with members of the LGBTQ community.

Holy Trinity Church Fosters Inclusion of LGBTQ Members

Holy Trinity Catholic Church hosted its first “Day of Reflection,” an event meant to create a more inclusive church environment for LGBTQ individuals, friends and family, on Sept. 14.  The event was the product of a small group of church members meeting over the past year to discuss ways to[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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
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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
FRANZ: Ordain Female Leaders

FRANZ: Ordain Female Leaders

I have more rosaries than I know what to do with. I have a glow-in-the-dark rosary from Sunday school, a rope rosary with knots instead of beads, and plastic rosaries in every color of the rainbow. My younger self saw these rosaries as little more than beautiful beads until my[Read More…]

by March 29, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - 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

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…]

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

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