Post Tagged with: "pope"


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
The Vatican Initiates Deeper Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Allegations Against McCarrick

The Vatican Initiates Deeper Investigation Into Sexual Abuse Allegations Against McCarrick

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 announcement of the investigation was the first response from the Vatican following McCarrick’s resignation in July. The Vatican will investigate the Archives[Read More…]

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
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

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 for Promoting Integral Human Development, took place on Nov. 10 and 11. Over the two days, the Georgetown delegation heard from 11[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

The GOP and the Grand Old Papacy

Ask Republicans what they think of Pope Francis and you’ll likely receive strikingly conflicting answers. A recent Gallup survey found that only 45 percent of American conservatives have a favorable view of the pope — down from 72 percent last year. As a Catholic Republican, I find this trend troubling.[Read More…]

by September 24, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Pope Francis’s Biographer Talks About New Book

British journalist and author Austen Ivereigh spoke about Pope Francis’s rise to the papacy and read from his biography Francis, titled “The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope” Wednesday night. The event, which was cosponsored by the Berkley Center and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought[Read More…]

by December 5, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

Concert Celebrates Papal Canonization

Georgetown partnered with other D.C. organizations to host a concert, titled “Peace Through Music ‘In Our Age,’” which commemorated the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. The concert, which was last night at DAR Constitution Hall in downtown D.C., featured musical performances and speakers that highlighted the two[Read More…]

by May 6, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News
Pope Francis’ Influence Reaches Georgetown

Pope Francis’ Influence Reaches Georgetown

Already nicknamed “Francis the Frugal” by international media in the 11 months since his elevation to the papacy, Pope Francis has influenced global political thinking and prompted interfaith conversation within the Georgetown community. Born Jorge Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1936, Francis became the first South American as well[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

Taking Pride and Joy in Catholic Identity

In his book, “Idea of a University,” Cardinal John Henry Newman states that “the human spirit must be cultivated in such a way that there results a growth in its ability to wonder, to understand, to contemplate, to make personal judgments and to develop a religious, moral and social sense.”[Read More…]

by September 27, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Benedict Leaves Papacy, Vacancy Remains

Pope Benedict XVI officially stepped down as pontiff and became Pope Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Church Feb. 28 after announcing that he would leave his position Feb. 11. The pope’s resignation marks the beginning of sede vacante — a  Latin phrase meaning ‘empty seat’ — a period marking the lack of Catholic[Read More…]

by March 5, 2013 0 comments News

Motives Questioned in First Papal Resignation in Six Centuries

Pope Benedict XVI announced yesterday that he would resign as head of the Roman Catholic Church, becoming only the fifth pontiff to step down from the position in the history of the papacy and the first in over 600 years. Benedict, 85, cited “advanced age” and health as factors in[Read More…]

by February 12, 2013 0 comments Uncategorized